15 Things NME Learned This Week (06/06/14)

  • 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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    Added: 28 Oct 2013

  • What a romantic Kanye West is: according to reports, the rapper gave his new bride Kim Kardashian a painting of herself in a g-string and high heels titled 'Perfect Bitch' as a wedding gift.

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    Added: 26 Mar 2014

  • 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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    Added: 23 Jul 2013

  • A strange celebrity collaboration, here, as Morrissey premiered a new spoken word video for his single 'Earth Is The Loneliest Planet' with none other than former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson.

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    Added: 02 Jun 2014

  • Rejoice, for The Strokes have returned! The band played their first gig in three years with their show at he 1,800 capacity Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. They're set to headline this weekend's Governors Ball Festival in NYC.

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    Added: 06 Feb 2014

  • What song do you want Metallica to open their Glastonbury headline slot with? Drummer Lars Ulrich quipped that he and his bandmates may just cover Oasis' classic 'Wonderwall' to introduce themselves to Worthy Farm – but is he being serious?

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    Added: 03 Jun 2014

  • 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."

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    Added: 06 Jun 2014

  • Macaulay Culkin and his Pizza Underground bandmates got pelted with booze at a gig in Nottingham last month, so it's no great surprise that they pulled the rest of the dates on their UK tour as well as a scheduled slot at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, Spain.

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    Added: 07 Mar 2014

  • It's the comeback of the year! Phil Collins returned to the public eye with a surprise appearance at his sons' Miami school last week, performing 'In The Air Tonight' and other songs for pupils. The singer had retired from performing in 2011.

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    Added: 30 May 2014

  • 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."

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    Added: 04 Apr 2014

  • The strange spat between Arctic Monkeys and The Orwells is still going on, after the Chicago band's Matt O'Keefe said the Sheffield group were "like the hip Backstreet Boys or something". We don't think it was intended as a compliment...

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    Added: 31 Mar 2014

  • The cause of death of Gwar's Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, was revealed this week. The lead singer, who passed away in March of this year, passed away because of an accidental heroin overdose, according to the State Medical Examiner’s Office.

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    Added: 24 Mar 2014

  • Gird your loins, Foo Fighters fans: the band have confirmed that they'll release a new album in November of this year. According to Dave Grohl, the LP will be longer than anything they have previously released and may also feature horns for the first time...

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    Added: 28 Feb 2014

  • 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.

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    Added: 06 Mar 2014

  • There's already enough to be getting excited about at Glastonbury this year, though, and our anticipation for Worthy Farm went up another couple of notches after the full stage times were revealed. We'll see you down the front...

    Photo: Dan Dennison/NME

    Added: 04 Dec 2013