Of all the things NME learned this week, this was definitely the most controversial among you lot: Scottish noisemakers Mogwai said they weren’t bothered about clashing with Metallica at Glastonbury because the metal band are “unbelievably bad”. But that’s not all we discovered – click below to catch up on the week’s biggest news stories.
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Pete Doherty has been feeling remorseful for his drug use, admitting that it’s ruined his life. “I would like to get rid of the damn drugs,” he said. “It’s no longer fun. On the contrary, it’s just shit and kills all my creativity. But it’s difficult to stop. My past life is a fucking mess, a real mess.”
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Music mogul Simon Cowell broke his silence on the recent activities of One Direction after band member Zayn Malik was allegedly filmed smoking “a joint”. “What I can say is that they’re the hardest-working boys I’ve ever worked with,” Cowell said. “They still haven’t changed. They’re really respectful of their fans [and] they’re a great British export… they’ve been a joy to work with.”
Jack White was feeling apologetic this week: the singer apologised for recent remarks he’d made about The Black Keys, Meg White, Lana Del Rey, Adele and Duffy. “So, God bless The Black Keys, Danger Mouse, Adele, Meg White, and anyone else I’ve spoken about, and thank you for understanding,” he said. “Good fortune to all of them, and I’m sorry for my statements hurting anyone.”
They’re teases, Led Zeppelin are: guitarist Jimmy Page got everyone’s hopes up this week after refusing to rule out that the band could play Glastonbury in the future. “I haven’t heard about anything since the 2007 O2 gig, but you never know do you… you never know what’s going to happen tomorrow, do you?” he said of a potential live return.