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15 Things NME Learnt This Week

  • Kanye West has an impressive list of people that he compares himself to, as revealed in his BBC Radio 1 interview earlier this week. This list includes Michael Jackson, a 'Truman Show boat', Gaudi, the glitch from Wreck It Ralph, and God, of course…

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    Added: 10 Sep 2013

  • Kanye West wants to bring real rap back. “I bring real rap back. I’m going to do dope things,” he told Zane Lowe.

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    Added: 07 Jun 2013

  • He plans to become “the anchor of the first trillion dollar company”. This foray into business joins his other plans in “fashion”, “architecture”, “water bottle design” and “everything you could think about”.

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    Added: 07 Jun 2013

  • Kanye imagines a future without producers. So if there are any producers out there, change your game or hang up your hats. “Well, I didn’t reduce the record. That was Rick Rubin, he’s a reducer not a producer,” the hip-hop superstar said about 'Yeezus'.

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    Added: 10 Sep 2013

  • Yeezy loves Versace. “And we LOVE Versace, we hear it all the time. Versace, Versace, Versace, we LOVE Versace. Versace is the greatest designer of all time, we LOVE Versace”. We love Versace, we do.

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    Added: 07 Jun 2013

  • Ye isn’t aiming for perfection.“I know I can make perfect but that’s not what I’m here to do”. So disappointed we’ll never get to hear this perfection. What a bloody tease, Kanye.

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    Added: 07 Jun 2013

  • Fleetwood BACK. Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac onstage at the 02 Arena in London for ‘Don’t Stop’ earlier this week. Somewhere in the crowd, Peter Green was watching…

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    Added: 19 Feb 2013

  • Kurt Cobain’s childhood home is up for sale. It’s priced at $500,000 if anyone’s interested.

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    Added: 25 Sep 2013

  • Another childhood home up for sale is that of Eminem’s. An image of the home is featured on the recently revealed cover art for his forthcoming album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’.

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    Added: 29 Aug 2013

  • Mumford & Sons are taking a break. They announced a hiatus earlier on this week, noting that there will be “no band activities for the foreseeable future”. After all this time on tour since your debut it’s about time as well, chaps.

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    Added: 16 Apr 2013

  • Alex Turner has a lack of passion for current guitar bands. "At the end of the '90s, every band in our neighborhood was 35 or older, so we just listened to Roots Manuva and Dr Dre. Lately, it feels similar. There aren’t that many bands I'm that excited about at the moment”.

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    Added: 02 Nov 2011

  • M.I.A hates the NFL. She has accused the NFL of a “massive display of corporation dick-shaking”. This is all over legal action the Super Bowl are taking against her as the result of flipping her middle finger at the event in 2012.

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    Added: 12 Sep 2013

  • Dave Grohl has said that people should listen to Nirvana's 'In Utero' album "without thinking of Kurt dying". The drummer and Foo Fighters singer said that people should try to separate it from Cobain's tragic suicide. "The album should be listened to as it was the day it came out," he said. "That's my problem with the record. I used to like to listen to it. And I don't anymore, because of that".

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    Added: 04 Nov 2011

  • Miley Cyrus has tried to defend her infamous VMA performance. Stating that she “wasn’t trying to be sexy” when wearing her flesh-coloured two-piece, she then went on to declare that if she was trying to be sexy, she “could have been sexy”. Hmmm.

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    Added: 26 Aug 2013

  • There are some “feminist vibes” going on in Lily Allen’s new record. The singer has pretty much confirmed that her new album should be out next year, and seemingly confirmed that she will continue to use her maiden name 'Allen' for her music career, despite claiming in August last year that she would be changing her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper.

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    Added: 30 Aug 2013