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It’s National Awkward Moments Day! Here are some of the music world’s most toe-curling incidents

As we love celebrating something random and unnecessary whenever we can these days, today NME are snatching up the opportunity to celebrate this special...

A love letter to Slipknot’s Dicknose

Well, you wouldn’t want to be around when he blows his Dicknose, would you? Yes, this weekend brought the sad news that Dicknose –...

RIP MySpace music – the success stories of music’s first social media site

Long before it became a cesspit of inspirational mum-memes, endless spicy takes and a photo album of salads you’ll never get the chance to...

Mark, My Words: I found the future of the underground ‘gristle rock’ scene, but I’m not telling you where

One man with a microphone leaps around the corner of the pub designated a ‘stage’, shouting about hating his job and how people who...

Musical Mandela Effects – a case of collective memory failure or a portal to another dimension?!

You know that moment when you're singing along to 'We Are The Champions' by Queen and you build up to that climatic finish? “Weeee...

Who is Seungri, the K-Pop megastar and ‘Great Gatsby of Korea’ arrested for involvement in a prostitution ring?

Seungri, one of K-pop’s biggest stars and a member of the group Big Bang, has made headlines following his retirement from music after being...

Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’: The story of an anti-capitalist, anti-cynicism classic

This article was originally published in 2015  Two decades on years on, ‘The Bends’ is remembered as Radiohead’s first great album: a nuanced, searing indictment of...

Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’: Ranking the songs on the classic album

By Thom Yorke’s reckoning, Britain in 1995 was a mess: culturally crippled and socially “fucked over by the Tories” (his words), it was an...

Stranger Things prequel book series: authors, release date, plots and everything we know so far

The past two series of Stranger Things have been a runaway success. Since the episodes dropped onto Netflix the show won an army of...

Happy birthday, the internet. Here are 30 ways you changed music forever

If you grew up during or before the early noughties, the words ‘dial-up’ will strike you with one of two emotions: either extreme dread...

‘Leaving Neverland’: How to watch the shocking new Michael Jackson documentary

This year has not been short of shocking music documentaries. Surviving R Kelly, an undercover expose of the R&B star’s alleged abuse of young...

‘The Simpsons’ fans are serving up red-hot takes with these “unpopular opinions” about the show

It's fun to look back at your favourite ever TV shows from a distant standing, reflecting on what you loved and how your opinions...

Lil Tay found fame as a child grotesquely spoofing rap culture; now her life is a tired tale of warring stage parents

In a world where gangsta-rap pastiches are paraded around on reality TV shows and five-year-olds grace magazine covers, the spectacle of Lil Tay seemed...

Mark, My Words: how books ruined my life

Thought for the day: Grammarly would fucking massacre Ulysses. And the entire works of Shakespeare (“replace outdated vocabulary”), Dickens (“shorten sentences throughout”) and Anthony...

SXSW 2019: Steve Lamacq’s Five New Bands To Check Out

Black Belt Eagle Scout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di2rv4gmHlo Who? Portland-based musician Katherine Paul explores what it’s like to be a queer, Native American woman in the US today. Steve...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Stephen Jones, Babybird

1: In the Johnny Depp-directed ‘Unlovable’ video, what’s the last thing we see fall into the water after you’re hanged? “A pocket watch.” CORRECT “I’d...

Pints o’ clock, it’s the NME Pub Quiz!

If you’re anything like us (and we hope for your sakes you’re not too much like us), then you probably while away the hours...

Who is Saif Khan? The subject of Louis Theroux’s new documentary ‘The Night In Question’

Louis Theroux’s new documentary, The Night In Question, focuses on sexual assault claims in US colleges, interviewing both accusers and the accused. The main subject...

The biggest talking points on Dave’s brutally honest and powerful debut, ‘Psychodrama’

South London rapper Dave has long stood out as a hugely promising voice in music, and his anticipated debut album ‘Psychodrama’ - out today...

Get on board with Billie Eilish – her 10 best songs so far

If you haven't clocked it yet, you’re going to be hearing the name Billie Eilish a lot for the next, let’s say, decade or...
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