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Lykke Li tells us about working with Mark Ronson and Courtney Love, and “going out in style” with new material

Lykke Li has spoken of how she's planning to "go out in style" with her upcoming "soulful" new material. Watch our video interview with Lykke...

“We’ll always miss him” – Frightened Rabbit, their closest friends and collaborators celebrate the beauty of Scott Hutchison

The remaining four members of Frightened Rabbit are gathered around a small table in a cafe in Glasgow. We're here to talk about the...

The Interrupters: the new ska-punk band who might even win over the people who vomit at the phrase ‘ska-punk’

Last Christmas, this writer walked into a bar in London to find a band inspiring wild, chaotic dancing, broad grins and manic laughter among...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Deryck Whibley, Sum 41

1: Name all the members of The Sums, the rebranded version of Sum 41 you play in The Strokes-spoofing 2002 ‘Still Waiting’ video. “So...

Keane on battling addiction, competition with the Gallaghers and their first album in seven years

Keane are back after a six year break. Once the much loved darlings of British music, for a time the band didn't have it easy. Between...

“Maybe I see it as an ironic artistic portrayal”: Lukas Nelson discusses Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ and smoking weed with dad Willie

Lukas Nelson doesn't particularly care if people think he's "riding on the coattails" of his famous father. The 30-year-old musician is a songwriter in...

The Big Read – EXCLUSIVE – The Cure: “Glastonbury won’t be the only time I’ll burst into tears on stage this summer”

Following a triumphant return to Glastonbury, The Cure’s iconic frontman Robert Smith breaks his silence for a rare and exclusive chat with NME’s Andrew Trendell. Topics for discussion include the action on Worthy Farm, their mind-blowing new live film marking four decades together, how the darkness of recent years has inspired their “merciless” new album, and the importance of being outsiders

NME meets Alex Mann: the viral sensation who rapped ‘Thiago Silva’ with Dave at Glastonbury

Every year there’s a proper moment at Glastonbury. Whether that’s thousands swarming to see Dolly Parton on the Pyramid, Jeremy Corbyn turning up on...

Roll up, tune in and drop out: an oral history of The Rolling Stones’ star-packed folly, Rock And Roll Circus

Roll up, roll up, to the maddest, baddest, wildest, druggiest and most devil-tatted show on Earth! In 1968, envisioning their very own surreal cross between...

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Duke Fakir, Four Tops

1: In 1967, ‘The Four Tops Greatest Hits’ became the first Motown album to reach No 1 in Britain. Who did you replace at...

“Glastonbury is really queer!”: behind the scenes at NYC Downlow, the festival’s resident gay club

“Before I came to Glastonbury, I thought it was a very straight environment that I wasn’t welcome at.” So says drag superstar Jonny Woo,...

“I never thought we’d make it to Glastonbury”: Squid interviewed at Worthy Farm about ‘Houseplants’ and their love of Keane

Brighton post-punks Squid always wanted to go to Glastonbury, but couldn’t afford a ticket (and there are five of them in the band!) Well,...

Aurora’s Glastonbury guide to a free, peaceful and happy life

"People often ask me how it is to be me," Aurora tells NME backstage at Glastonbury 2019, "which I find to be an odd...

Bring Me The Horizon at Glasto on new music, big live plans for 2020 and their love of Kylie Minogue

Before Bring Me The Horizon returned to Glastonbury 2019 for a blistering set on The Other Stage, they sat down with NME to talk...

Lewis Capaldi interview: fresh off the Other Stage and high on Glastonbury vibes

There's nobody more confused about Lewis Capaldi's success than Lewis Capaldi. Walking on stage to a very, very large crowd at Glastonbury's Other Stage,...

BABYMETAL on their Glastonbury debut, Billie Eilish, working with Bring Me The Horizon and new album ‘Metal Galaxy’

After stepping off stage from their Glastonbury debut, Japanese pop-metal sensation BABYMETAL sat down with NME to talk about what the festival means to...

Foals on their secret Glastonbury 2019 set, headlining in future, and “fucking banger” new album on the way

Just after they stepped off stage at Glastonbury 2019 following a raucous secret set, Foals caught up with NME to talk about what the festival...

The devil rides in – Glastonbury 2019’s metal line-up is more diverse than that of most metal festivals

It’s 2am at SCUM, the tiny alternative metal stage tucked behind a rusted shipping container in the midst of Shangri-La, Glastonbury’s dance music mecca...

Exclusive – Wiley on Stormzy’s genre-defining Glastonbury moment: “I believe that Stormzy was sent by God”

Stormzy's headline set at this year's Glastonbury Festival was a genre-defining moment of epic proportions. Grime may have been here for a while but...

Easy Life talk “falling in love” with Glastonbury and Stormzy’s “inspiring” headline set

Easy Life joined us backstage at Glastonbury to chat about their first year at the festival, and to spill the beans on their new...
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