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Foo Fighters joined by Kills’ Alison Mosshart at triumphant Open’er 2017 headline set

Foo Fighters were joined onstage by Alison Mosshart of The Kills as they closed the second day of Open’er 2017 festival in Gdynia, Poland. The band were a little over halfway through their 21-song headline set when frontman Dave Grohl announced that they would be joined by one of his "favourite people", and that she'll also appear on their new record ‘Concrete &...

MIA urges fans to vote for ‘once in a lifetime’ politician Jeremy Corbyn

MIA is the latest star from the music world to urge fans to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the general election today. The plain-speaking singer-rapper, who has just dropped new track 'Goals', endorsed the Labour Leader in a video shared on her social channels. "I don't usually believe politicians, but I think Corbyn is actually, like, real," she says in the...

Elastica were asked for reform for MIA’s Meltdown Festival

Elastica's Justine Frischmann and MIA
Former Elastica frontwoman Justine Frischmann has revealed that the band were asked to reunite to perform at MIA's Meltdown Festival. The Britpop legends split up in 2001, and after rumours of the band reforming emerged from photos of them in the studio appeared, it turned out that they were in fact working on a reissue of their self-titled 1995 debut...

MIA announces first acts for Meltdown Festival 2017

MIA announces first artists for Meltdown 2017
MIA has announced the first batch of artists for Meltdown Festival 2017. The 'Paper Planes' artist is overseeing the annual cultural event at London's Southbank Centre from June 9 to 18. In a post on the centre's website, she said of her vision for Meltdown: "I'm bringing together new outlaw musicians from everywhere, who have contributed to keeping things weird, exciting,...

MIA to delete Twitter account after saying Trump administration have ‘mental disorders’

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MIA has indicated that she will delete her Twitter account after a series of tweets that saw her discuss mental illness, her dyslexia, the Trump administration and the social network's banning policies. The London-based artist initially tweeted that it was a "miracle" that she ever made music because "you have to be mentally strong to do this". She went on to stress...

MIA pleads with Radiohead to play her Meltdown Festival

MIA has publicly reached out to Radiohead, asking if the band would play Meltdown Festival, which she curates this year. As recently announced, MIA will oversee the annual cultural event series at London's Southbank Centre from June 9 to 18. The line-up has not yet been confirmed but MIA has taken to Twitter to tweet directly at Radiohead: "I know it's a...

MIA gives her verdict on the state of London nightlife in 2017

MIA gives her verdict on London nightlife
MIA has given her verdict on the state of London nightlife in 2017. The rapper, who won the Best British Female Artist prize at last night's V05 NME Awards 2017, is curating this year's Meltdown Festival at London's Southbank Centre. Calling it an "honour" to curate the annual event, which has previously been overseen by the likes of Patti Smith, Anohni...

M.I.A. calls out UK arms industry at VO5 NME Awards 2017

M.I.A. has come out in support of migrants while condemning the UK arms industry, in a speech at tonight's (February 15) VO5 NME Awards 2017. After winning Best British Female, the outspoken star introduced a special one-off performance from the Band 4 Refugees supergroup, consisting of members from Years & Years, Slaves and Black Honey. Speaking in support of the Help Refugees charity,...

MIA denies that she disses Rihanna and Madonna on new single ‘POWA’

MIA has denied that she disses fellow female pop stars like Rihanna and Madonna in her new single. 'POWA', which was revealed yesterday along with a stunning music video, sees MIA declare: "I’m not Rihanna, I’m not Madonna, I’m not Mariah or Ariana/I’m been around in this world causing drama/The real spice girl, hot girl power." MIA has now taken to Twitter to...

Watch MIA’s stunning, political ‘POWA’ video

MIA has released her self-directed video for new track 'POWA'. 'POWA' references Madonna and Rihanna, as the singer takes aim at Donald Trump. "Throw up my finger and I'm taking on the Tower and Super-kala fascist racist espi-ala-tazors," MIA says in the song, going on to declare: "I’m not Rihanna, I’m not Madonna, I’m not Mariah or Ariana/I’m been around in this...