15 Things NME Learnt This Week





He plans to become “the anchor of the first trillion dollar company”. This foray into business joins his other plans in “fashion”, “architecture”, “water bottle design” and “everything you could think about”.



Yeezy loves Versace. “And we LOVE Versace, we hear it all the time. Versace, Versace, Versace, we LOVE Versace. Versace is the greatest designer of all time, we LOVE Versace”. We love Versace, we do.


Ye isn’t aiming for perfection.“I know I can make perfect but that’s not what I’m here to do”. So disappointed we’ll never get to hear this perfection. What a bloody tease, Kanye.


Fleetwood BACK. Christine McVie joined Fleetwood Mac onstage at the 02 Arena in London for ‘Don’t Stop’ earlier this week. Somewhere in the crowd, Peter Green was watching…


Kurt Cobain’s childhood home is up for sale. It’s priced at $500,000 if anyone’s interested.



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Mumford & Sons are taking a break. They announced a hiatus earlier on this week, noting that there will be “no band activities for the foreseeable future”. After all this time on tour since your debut it’s about time as well, chaps.


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Alex Turner has a lack of passion for current guitar bands. "At the end of the '90s, every band in our neighborhood was 35 or older, so we just listened to Roots Manuva and Dr Dre. Lately, it feels similar. There aren’t that many bands I'm that excited about at the moment”.


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M.I.A hates the NFL. She has accused the NFL of a “massive display of corporation dick-shaking”. This is all over legal action the Super Bowl are taking against her as the result of flipping her middle finger at the event in 2012.


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Dave Grohl has said that people should listen to Nirvana's 'In Utero' album "without thinking of Kurt dying". The drummer and Foo Fighters singer said that people should try to separate it from Cobain's tragic suicide. "The album should be listened to as it was the day it came out," he said. "That's my problem with the record. I used to like to listen to it. And I don't anymore, because of that".

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Robin Thicke, left, and Miley Cyrus perform "Blurred Lines" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Miley Cyrus has tried to defend her infamous VMA performance. Stating that she “wasn’t trying to be sexy” when wearing her flesh-coloured two-piece, she then went on to declare that if she was trying to be sexy, she “could have been sexy”. Hmmm.


There are some “feminist vibes” going on in Lily Allen’s new record. The singer has pretty much confirmed that her new album should be out next year, and seemingly confirmed that she will continue to use her maiden name 'Allen' for her music career, despite claiming in August last year that she would be changing her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper.

General Election 2019: Conservatives declared winners after disastrous night for Labour

Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson will both stand down as party leaders.

Edward Norton: “If you take your work seriously, it’s all-consuming”

The 'Fight Club' star on working with Thom Yorke, new film 'Motherless Brooklyn' and building a Hollywood legacy