THE BLOG

31
Oct

Iggy Pop has recorded five new tracks with mystery collaborators

Punk icon says his latest studio work has been “more like guesting”.

iggypop

Iggy Pop has revealed he has returned to the recording studio since he dropped his ‘Post Pop Depression’ album in March.

The punk icon has recorded five new tracks, all of which appear to be collaborations with other artists.

“I’ve made five recordings since then,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

“But they were all recordings not where I’m about, ‘Hey, I’ve got something to say!’ No, it was just, people called me up and said, ‘Do you want to do a vocal with me, about this, under this circumstance?’ More like guesting.”

He added: “I would prefer to do that for a while. You know, there are people I like. I like the people I’ve recorded with — I can’t tell you who they are! — very much.”

The punk icon, who is now 69, had hinted in June that he may never make another album.

“I will step back at some point,” he said on an episode of The Graham Norton Show. “Another album would be a big undertaking from an old git like me!”

Post Pop Depression, his 17th solo album, was produced by Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homm. Recorded in secrecy, it featured contributions from Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.

He is currently promoting Gimme Danger, a documentary about The Stooges directed by Jim Jarmusch. Watch the trailer below.

The post Iggy Pop has recorded five new tracks with mystery collaborators appeared first on NME.

Iggy Pop has recorded five new tracks with mystery collaborators

31
Oct

Adele: ‘I’d be fine if I never toured again’

Singer says she would pull out of a tour if her key personal relationships began to suffer.

210116adele_getty500440292_20_210116

Adele has spoken about her attitude towards touring in the future, saying she would be “fine” if she never heard an audience’s applause again.

The singer began a 107-date world tour in February and is currently midway through its extensive North American leg. Her final date is due to take place in Phoenix, Arizona on November 21.

“I’d still like to make records, but I’d be fine if I never heard [the applause] again,” Adele told Vanity Fair.

“I’m on tour simply to see everyone who’s been so supportive. I don’t care about money. I’m British, and we don’t have that… thing of having to earn more money all the time.”

She added later in the interview: “All of my relationships are more important to me than any tour I’ll ever do. If my relationship with [partner] Simon or my relationship with [son] Angelo started to flounder a bit now, I would pull out of my tour.”

“My life is more important to me than anything I’m doing because how the fuck am I supposed to write a record if I don’t have a life?” Adele continued. “If I don’t have a real life, then it’s game over anyway.”

During the interview, Adele also spoke candidly about her battle with postnatal depression after giving birth to son Angelo in 2012.

Watch video

The post Adele: ‘I’d be fine if I never toured again’ appeared first on NME.

Adele: ‘I’d be fine if I never toured again’

31
Oct

Watch a teaser for Chance The Rapper’s mysterious new movie ‘Slice’

The rapper was cast in the film in June 2015 but very little is known about it.

chancetherapper

Chance The Rapper has shared a teaser for Slice, the mysterious new movie he stars in.

“Slice. Starring Me the Actor. In theatres 2017,” he wrote on Twitter as he dropped the clip.

Slice is the debut feature film from writer-director Austin Vesely, whom the rapper tagged in his Twitter post today.

When Chance was cast in the film in June 2015, the film’s IMDB page listed its plot synopsis as follows: “When a pizza delivery driver is murdered on the job, the city searches for someone to blame: ghosts? drug dealers? a disgraced werewolf?”

It was also announced in June 2015 that Chance would serve as a producer on the film as well as starring in it. Slice has been made by A24, the indie film studio behind Room, Ex Machina and this year’s Oscar hopeful Moonlight.

However, Chance’s co-stars and all further details about the film remain unknown.

The rapper previously starred in a short film called Mr Happy, released in 2015, in which he played a character struggling with depression and feelings of being trapped in his dead end job. Watch the 23-minute short film, in which his character discovers a way to arrange his own murder, here.

Meanwhile, Chance is due back in the UK next month for a series of dates as part of his Magnificent Coloring World Tour.

The post Watch a teaser for Chance The Rapper’s mysterious new movie ‘Slice’ appeared first on NME.

Watch a teaser for Chance The Rapper’s mysterious new movie ‘Slice’

31
Oct

Adele speaks about her battle with postnatal depression

Singer reveals that she “had really bad postpartum depression” following the birth of her son four years ago.

adele

Adele has spoken candidly about experiencing postnatal depression following the birth of her son.

Adele welcomed son Angelo a little over four years ago, around 18 months after releasing her landmark second album ’21’. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the singer said she doesn’t think she will have a second child.

“I’m too scared. I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me,” she explained.

Asked if she took antidepressants at the time, Adele replied: “No, no, no, no. But also, I didn’t talk to anyone about it. I was very reluctant… My boyfriend said I should talk to other women who were pregnant, and I said, ‘Fuck that, I ain’t hanging around with a fuckin’ bunch of mothers.’ Then, without realising it, I was gravitating towards pregnant women and other women with children, because I found they’re a bit more patient.”

Adele added later in the interview: “One day I said to a friend, ‘I fuckin’ hate this,’ and she just burst into tears and said, ‘I fuckin’ hate this, too.’ And it was done. It lifted. My knowledge of postpartum — or postnatal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life… It can come in many different forms.”

Continuing, Adele explained that she continued to feel better after deciding to give herself “an afternoon a week, just to do whatever the fuck I want without my baby”.

“Four of my friends felt the same way I did, and everyone was too embarrassed to talk about it; they thought everyone would think they were a bad mom, and it’s not the case,” Adele said. “It makes you a better mom if you give yourself a better time.”

According to the NHS, postnatal depression is a common problem which can affect over one in 10 women within a year of giving birth”. The NHS recommends that you speak to your GP as soon as possible if you think you may have postnatal depression. Further information and a list of symptoms is available on the NHS website.

The post Adele speaks about her battle with postnatal depression appeared first on NME.

Adele speaks about her battle with postnatal depression

31
Oct

‘X Factor’ contestant hit with racist abuse on Twitter

Singing hopeful Gifty Louise Agyeman, 20, singled out a troll who tweeted a racist opinion at her.

giftylouise

Eliminated X Factor contestant Gifty Louise Agyeman has revealed she has received racist abuse on Twitter.

The 20-year-old Londoner called out racist trolls on Twitter both before and after her exit from the singing competition yesterday (October 30).

“I tolerate a lot of things, but one thing I won’t tolerate is racism,” she tweeted yesterday. “Don’t bring that crap anywhere near me. I’m black and proud hunny.”

She also singled out a troll who had tweeted a racist opinion at her.

Agyeman said on Twitter today (October 31) that the abuse had yet to stop, writing: “Wow…. At the amount of racial abuse I’m getting…”

Agyeman became the fourth act to be eliminated from this year’s X Factor live shows on Sunday after the judges voted to save girlband Four of Diamonds ahead of her.

Meanwhile, this year’s most controversial candidate, Harrow rapper Honey G, has progressed to week five of the live shows.

Appearing on spin-off show The Xtra Factor last night, Professor Green said of Honey G: “I don’t feel she should be in the competition. I feel like she’s taking the right mickey out of rap and I feel like it’s a bit of an injustice.”

He added: “It’s an entertainment show but music is at the core of it, come on.”

READ MORE: Is ‘The X Factor”s ‘Genuine Urban Artist’ Honey G For Real?

The post ‘X Factor’ contestant hit with racist abuse on Twitter appeared first on NME.

‘X Factor’ contestant hit with racist abuse on Twitter

31
Oct

The hotel from ‘The Shining’ to host The Overlook Film Festival

The Timberline Lodge, located in Oregon, will play host to the event in April

TheOverlookHotel

The hotel that served as the exterior setting of The Overlook Hotel in the 1980 film version of The Shining is to play host to a new film festival in April.

The iconic horror film, which was directed by Stanley Kubrick and adapted from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, is set in the fictional Overlook residence that the lead character, Jack Torrance (played in the film by Jack Nicholson), becomes the winter caretaker of.

The Timberline Lodge, located in Oregon on the west coast of the US, stood in as the exterior setting of The Overlook Hotel in The Shining (which was actually set in Colorado), and has since become synonymous with the film. Filming inside The Overlook was actually completed at a specially-constructed set at Elstree Studios, located in Borehamwood.

Read more: The Film That Scared Me The Most – NME Writers Choose Their Favourite Halloween Movies

The Lodge will play host to the Overlook Film Festival for four days from April 27 next year, as Variety reports. Organisers Michael Lerman and Landon Zakheim have installed a horror theme to their festival, and plan to offer “experiential events, work in new and classic horror cinema, and interactive activities.”

The Overlook Film Festival advisory board will include Elijah Wood, director Joe Dante, and Insidious: Chapter 3 director Leigh Whannell.

The post The hotel from ‘The Shining’ to host The Overlook Film Festival appeared first on NME.

The hotel from ‘The Shining’ to host The Overlook Film Festival

31
Oct

Metallica share new song ‘Atlas, Rise!’ – listen

It’s the third song the band have shared from their upcoming album ‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’.

metallica2

Metallica have debuted their new song ‘Atlas, Rise!’ – listen below.

This is the third track the band have released from upcoming album ‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’, following title track ‘Hardwired’ and ‘Moth Into Flame’.

Fans who picked up a free, special limited edition ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’ mask at selected independent record shops on Friday (October 28) were able to hear ‘Atlas, Rise’ 30 minutes before it premiered online.

‘Hardwired…To Self Destruct’ is set for release on November 18. It’s Metallica’s first full album since ‘Death Magnetic’ in 2008. It was recorded with the band’s regular producer Greg Fidelman, but James Hetfield has revealed that at one point the band considered branching out for the album.

He recalled: “We said ‘Let’s mix it up. Let’s use someone who doesn’t even know rock and go really sideways.’ But at the end of the day, we know Greg and he knows us.”

Another track from the album, ‘Murder One’, is inspired by late Motorhead legend Lemmy, and features many of his lyrics.

Hetfield told Sirius XM recently: “Motorhead had a lot to do with Metallica sitting here right now. Lemmy as an entity – a kind of father figure – helped us a lot. He was unafraid and he was a character. And he was himself. We all respected that so much. He did his own thing to the last breath. No matter who you are, how could you not be inspired by that?”

Watch video

The post Metallica share new song ‘Atlas, Rise!’ – listen appeared first on NME.

Metallica share new song ‘Atlas, Rise!’ – listen

31
Oct

Sarah Paulson to reprise previous ‘American Horror Story’ role during current ‘Roanoke’ season

Paulson is already playing Audrey Tindall in the current season

2016_SarahPaulson_Getty

Sarah Paulson is set to reprise her role as Lana Winters in the current season of American Horror Story, Roanoke.

The actress is already filling a leading role in the current sixth season of the horror anthology series, which focuses on the lost colony of Roanoake. The likes of Cuba Gooding Jr and Kathy Bates are starring alongside Paulson in this season, with Lady Gaga also making an appearance.

As Variety reports, AHS co-creator Ryan Murphy has now revealed that Paulson will be doubling up her roles on Roanoke. Taking to Twitter, Murphy said that Paulson would be reprising her role as the “ultimate survivor” Lana Winters, who she played during AHS‘ second season, Asylum.

See Murphy’s tweet below.

Season and character crossovers are common on AHS, with Paulson already playing psychic Billie Dean Howard – a character she first played during the opening Murder House season – last year, during the fifth season Hotel.

Earlier today (October 31), further details about American Horror Story‘s forthcoming crossover season were announced by Murphy.

“We do know what we’re going to do,” Murphy said, according to EW. “It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre.”

The post Sarah Paulson to reprise previous ‘American Horror Story’ role during current ‘Roanoke’ season appeared first on NME.

Sarah Paulson to reprise previous ‘American Horror Story’ role during current ‘Roanoke’ season

31
Oct

Die Antwoord say ‘dumbs fucks’ forgot to credit them for ‘Chappie’ movie work

South African rap duo claim they should have received an art direction credit on the 2015 sci-fi film.

dieantwoord

Die Antwoord have claimed they weren’t credited for “art direction” they contributed to 2015 sci-fi film Chappie.

In an Instagram post, Ninja said he and bandmate Yo-Landi hand-painted the “secret lair” which they appeared in during director Neill Blomkamp’s film. However, “some fat fuck” was apparently credited for their handiwork erroneously.

Sharing a picture of the set, Ninja wrote: “DIE ANTWOORD’s secret lair in CHAPPIE hand-painted by Ninja and ¥o-landi… dumb fucks ‘forgot’ to credit us… said art direction was by some fat fuck who smiled in our face when neill was around then flipped 2 retard gremlin face when neill was gone… was a few fat fat fucks like dat on set… we gon make our own movie soon wid no brakes on… here cumz fun.”

This isn’t the first time Die Antwoord have had a beef with the makers of a big-budget movie. Over the summer Yo-Landi accused Suicide Squad director David Ayer of “jocking” their style in the hit superhero movie starring Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.

Posting a video showing alleged similarities between herself and Robbie’s character Harley Quinn as well as Leto’s Joker and her bandmate Ninja, Yolandi claimed that Ayer had contacted the group before making the movie and that members of the cast later revealed that he referenced them while shooting the film.

Back in May, Die Antwoord also hit headlines by claiming that Kanye West interrupted a studio conversation with them to watch an anal sex video.

The post Die Antwoord say ‘dumbs fucks’ forgot to credit them for ‘Chappie’ movie work appeared first on NME.

Die Antwoord say ‘dumbs fucks’ forgot to credit them for ‘Chappie’ movie work

31
Oct

Arcade Fire recorded their audience singing for a new song last night – watch

The band’s headline show at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience utilised audience participation for a very specific purpose

arcadefire_gettyimages-579393534

Arcade Fire recorded their audience singing a melody from a new song during their headline show at the New Orleans festival Voodoo Music + Arts Experience last night (October 30).

The Montreal-based band played their first headline show in over three months with their slot at the Louisiana festival, with the show also notable for frontman Win Butler saying “Fuck British Petroleum” from the stage in reference to the oil company’s compensation payment to the US state.

While Arcade Fire didn’t perform any new material last night – unlike the day before (October 29), where they played new songs during an intimate secret set at Voodoo Music – Butler did take the opportunity to invite the band’s audience to contribute to a new song.

As Pitchfork reports, Butler asked the audience “if they’d like to be on a record.” Met with cheers, he then asked them to repeat a melody, with the intention of it being used in the final recording of a forthcoming new song. Watch that moment below.

The band’s setlist last night spanned their expansive discography – see that in full below:
Ready to Start
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (Continued)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Reflektor
Afterlife
We Exist
Normal Person
Keep the Car Running
Intervention
My Body Is a Cage
We Used to Wait
No Cars Go
Haïti
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Rebellion (Lies)
(with Ghostbusters Theme snippet)
Here Comes the Night Time
Wake Up

The post Arcade Fire recorded their audience singing for a new song last night – watch appeared first on NME.

Arcade Fire recorded their audience singing for a new song last night – watch

Bitnami