Andrew Trendell

Download boss on festival pilot: “These people are going to be moshing, hugging, kissing, shagging and losing their minds”

"You’re actually safer at a festival than not," festival boss Andy Copping tells NME as punters arrive for this weekend's pilot event

Muse fans react to “epic” new anniversary mix of ‘Origin Of Symmetry’

"I just know the neighbours are going to love it"

Garbage’s Shirley Manson: “We have Billie Eilish to thank for the sudden interest in the girls out of step with pop culture”

“For so long, it seemed like the rebellious girls were being suffocated," she said, while also shouting out Jehnny Beth, Little Simz, Arlo Parks and Billy NoMates

Voters call on government to solve Brexit touring mess as campaigners vow: “Our anger is not going away”

"It’s impossible for any of us to predict when any of this is going to be over, but it needs to be as soon as possible"

Warren Ellis on if he’s the ‘Yoko Ono’ who split Nick Cave from the Bad Seeds

In an exclusive excerpt from this week's fan Q&A, Cave and Ellis talk about the "divisive" nature of 'Carnage' (and how The Bad Seeds haven't split up, so don't worry)

Orlando Weeks talks ‘Big Skies, Silly Faces’: “I’m savouring and cultivating joyful things”

The former Maccabees frontman talks to NME about his second solo album, the joys of fatherhood, his busy schedule and thoughts on 'landfill indie'

Watch Noel Gallagher’s track-by-track guide to ‘Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021)’

Gallagher goes in deep on each and every song from his new 'best of' compilation

Gang Of Youths on ‘The Angel Of 8th Ave.’: “It’s a reflection of love in a new city”

The returning Aussie rockers – now joined by Noah & The Whale's Tom Hobden – talk to NME about their four years away, new life in London and what to expect from their spacey and ambitious third album

Government promises “final round of £300million will be announced shortly” to save live music after re-opening delay

Music venues, clubs and festivals have warned the government: "The clock is ticking. Don’t fail now"

Music venue bosses “numb and frustrated” with £36million set to be lost as June 21 reopening delayed by a month

"We’ve developed a callus to the constant letdowns and pushbacks that we’ve suffered," say venue bosses – with 4,000 gigs set to be cancelled and no government support yet announced