Music Interviews

Song Stories – Foals, ‘Spanish Sahara’

To mark their appearance on the NME cover, Foals talk us through how they wrote their classic track 'Spanish Sahara', named NME's Song of...

Song Stories – Peter Hook On New Order

Peter Hook tells the behind-the-scenes story of New Order and some of the band's greatest songs, including 'Regret', 'Blue Monday' and 'Crystal'.

Song Stories – Peter Hook On Joy Division

Peter Hook tells the stories behind some of Joy Division's greatest songs, including 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', 'Transmission' and 'Atmosphere'.

Song Stories – Bat For Lashes, ‘All Your Gold’

Natasha Khan reveals why 'All Your Gold' was a difficult child, and the women's predicament that the song describes.

Tori Amos – The Story Behind ‘Cornflake Girl – Classic Song

The North Carolina singer-songwriter opens up about how 'Cornflake Girl' was inspired by reggae and female genitalia. Tori's new album 'Gold Dust' is out...

Classic Song – The Story Behind Sex Pistols’ ‘God Save The Queen’

John Lydon talks to NME about the recording and impact of Sex Pistols classic 'God Save The Queen'. "It's done wonders for this country,"...

Beastie Boys: Read A Classic NME Interview From 1988

Here's a look back at a memorable Beastie Boys encounter from the NME archive. Johnny Dee met the band in Japan during their world...

Song Stories – Two Door Cinema Club, ‘What You Know’

'What You Know' is a standout track from Two Door Cinema Club's debut album 'Tourist History', released in 2010. The NME Awards Tour headliners...

Joy Division, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ – Classic Song

In the first of a new series dedicated to the greatest songs in history, we revisit Joy Division's bleak masterpiece 'Love Will Tear Us...

Boy George – Does Rock’N’Roll Kill Brain Cells?

Which Culture Club song does the George character sing twice in a row when he takes over lead vocals in 1998 comedy The Wedding...
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