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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014


It's just a few hours to go before the gates are flung open at Reading and Leeds for this weekend's festival. It's an incredible line-up. Blink 182, Arctic Monkeys, Paramore and Queens Of The Stone Age will be headlining the bill as well as a ton of other bands (here's 40 acts we recommend seeing, for a start). But what if the line-up was decided according to artist popularity on Shazam? You know how it works - you hear a piece of music and the app tells you exactly what it is.


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Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014


Nos Alive 2014 took place in Lisbon last weekend - a weekend full of sun, sangria and the best bands this side of Glastonbury. If you missed out, don't worry - there's only 356 days till Nos Alive 2015.


Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014


"Promise you'll print this!" That was Pete Doherty on the day he shoved the crumpled piece of paper below into our hands. Written at 6am one Sunday morning while in the bath of Glasgow's Blythswood Hotel, it's his account of The Libertines first two reunion gigs, played at the Barrowland Ballroom the two previous nights. Of course, we published the full thing in the magazine, but thought we'd re-produce it here too. NME


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Posted on Tuesday, May 6, 2014


The Miley Cyrus Bangerz World Tour comes to London tonight (May 6). NME photographer Jenn Five went on the road with Miley Cyrus, Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop as they toured the US.


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Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Noel Gallagher, Lily Allen, Björk: Sgt Pepper's Montage Re-Upped For 2014

This is pretty cool. Peter Blake, the artist best known for the sleeve design for The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, has done something similar for a mural for the Royal Albert Hall. NME It's a montage of more than 400 stars who have performed at the iconic venue from its opening in 1871 to the present day and features music legends such as Noel Gallagher (no Liam), David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix to pivotal figures such as Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking and J. K.