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‘Later… With Jools Holland’ to return next week

Jools Holland
 Later... With Jools Holland will be returning to screens next week, as the seminal music show returns for its 52nd series. The NME Big Read: We meet Britain's most exciting new band, Shame The first live episode will take place from 10pm on Tuesday May 8 on BBC Two, featuring Snow Patrol performing songs from their long-awaited sixth album 'Wildness'....

Gibson guitars file for bankruptcy

Guns N' Roses Slash and Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield playing a Gibson Les Paul guitar
Iconic guitar brand Gibson have filed for bankruptcy. The company produce the iconic Les Paul and SG lines, and are favourites of players from Jimmy Page, to Slash, to Carlos Santana, James Dean Bradfield and beyond. They were founded over 100 years ago, in Michigan U.S.A, and sell over 170,000 guitars a year in more than 80 countries. Now, after reports of...

From meeting Nirvana and Oasis to Catfish and Shame – Steve Lamacq looks back on a life in music

Steve Lamacq
Ahead of the next leg of his 'Going Deaf For A Living' tour of talks around the UK, DJ and veteran music journalist Steve Lamacq has spoken to NME about his decades of discovering bands. With the title taken from his book of the same name, the Going Deaf For A Living tour sees Lamacq discuss his 30 years of...

Song Stories: Manic Street Preachers on the ‘instant classic’, ‘International Blue’

Manic Street Preachers - 'International Blue'
A highlight and launchpad for their acclaimed acclaimed 13th album ‘Resistance Is Futile‘, 'International Blue' feels like a ready-made greatest hit for a band with too many to mention. Watch the video above as Manic Street Preachers tell us the story behind the huge single. Read more: “Tech companies scare me more than politicians” – the NME Manic Street Preachers Big Read As...

Manic Street Preachers air rarities and new tracks as they kick off 2018 UK arena tour

Manic Street Preachers
Last night saw Manic Street Preachers air rarities and new tracks during a career-spanning set as they kicked off their 2018 UK arena tour. Check out footage and the setlist below. Read more: "Tech companies scare me more than politicians" - the NME Manic Street Preachers Big Read Heavy on material from their acclaimed 13th album 'Resistance Is Futile', the...

Manic Street Preachers’ Nicky Wire is staging his own art exhibition – and writing a comedy

Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire is holding his own art exhibition
Manic Street Preachers' bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire has revealed that he's set to stage his own art exhibition - while also writing a comedy with his brother, poet Patrick Jones. Resistance Is Futile - the NME Manic Street Preachers Big Read Last week, the band released their acclaimed 13th album 'Resistance Is Futile' last week. With a UK and...

Manic Street Preachers tell us about ‘Resistance Is Futile’, meeting Phil Collins – and what they’ll do next

Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers have spoken to NME about surviving in the digital age, and what may follow from their latest album 'Resistance Is Futile'. Watch our video interview with the band above. Read more: 'Tech companies scare me more than politicians' - the NME Manic Street Preachers Big Read NME sat down with James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire at...

The Big Read – Manic Street Preachers: “Tech companies scare me more than politicians”

The Manics’ 13th album aims to find beauty and positivity in a bleak-as-fuck post-truth world. Andrew Trendell finds Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield rockin’ in the not-so-free world. 

Manic Street Preachers – ‘Resistance Is Futile’ Review

Manic Street Preachers' announce new album 'Resistance Is Futile'
A Franz von Stillfried-Ratenicz photograph called ‘Samurai Warrior 1881’ adorns the sleeve of the Manics’ 13th album, ‘Resistance Is Futile’. It’s a snapshot of one of the very last warriors of his kind. Much like the record’s title itself, is this a call to arms in the face of the changing tide, or an acceptance of defeat? “People get tired,...

Manic Street Preachers remember Hillsborough in moving new single ‘Liverpool Revisited’

Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers have paid tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in their touching new single, 'Liverpool Revisited'. A highlight of their upcoming album 'Resistance Is Futile', the soulful cut is drenched in melody in the vein of their 'Everything Must Go' anthemic side - as the band deliver a moving ode to the people of Liverpool as...