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Reading & Leeds Festival

Live Nation accused of “stifling competition” with huge control of UK music festivals

Some of the UK's leading independent music festivals have called for the competition watchdog to investigate the apparent dominance of Live Nation, claiming that...

Courteeners kept the ladrock flare blazing at Reading & Leeds 2018

Smoke flares in red, blue and green engulf the crowd, the chug of indie rock strikes up, the Reading old schoolers emerge from the...

Spring King’s Tarek Musa looks back on his early days of skating with The 1975

Spring King's Tarek Musa has opened up about his teenage years skating with The 1975, and producing some of their early work as 'Drive...

Sigrid on what to expect from her debut album – and dreams of working with Neil Young

Sigrid has spoken out about progress on her hotly-anticipated debut album - while also revealing that her dream collaboration would be with Neil Young....

Fall Out Boy recall 2015 Migos collaboration and admit they’d love to work with the trio again

Fall Out Boy have spoken about their long-held admiration for Migos - watch the band discuss their love for the hip-hop group in their...

Mike Shinoda on the challenge of stepping up as a solo artist: “This is not the hand that any of us wanted to be...

Mike Shinoda has spoken further about meeting the challenge of stepping up as a solo artist this year - watch NME's latest interview with...

Courteeners’ Liam Fray on how ‘the worst years he’s had’ are shaping their ‘bolder, braver, adventurous’ new album

Courteeners' frontman Liam Fray has revealed that the band are currently at work on writing a much 'bolder, braver' and 'more adventurous and experimental'...

The Kooks’ Luke Pritchard likens band’s ‘playful’ new LP to their debut, recalls getting ‘booted off’ stage at first Reading & Leeds

The Kooks' frontman Luke Pritchard has discussed the band's "experimental" and "playful" new album, while recalling the time he got "booted off" stage at...

Panic! At The Disco at Reading Festival 2018 was a redemption tale fit for the silver screen

Sorry dads, but the ‘pop has no place at Reading’ argument is so tired now that it’s practically narcoleptic.  A thousand-and-one piercing bores might...

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz says he’d ‘love’ the band to explore a Jamaican, ‘dancehall-y’ sound

Pete Wentz has said that he would "love" Fall Out Boy to explore a "dancehall-y" sound as he discussed genre, the band's longevity, and no...
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