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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine wants to write music with Metallica’s James Hetfield again
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine wants to write music with Metallica’s James Hetfield again

Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine has said that he hopes to one day work with Metallica‘s James Hetfield again. READ MORE: Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Metallica’s Kirk Hammett In an interview with Andrew Daly of Vinyl Writer Music, the Megadeth frontman spoke about his approach to songwriting and his longevity in music. “Well, I have to think that my longevity might just be stubbornness,” he said. “I have been secretly hoping there’d be a day where James [Hetfield] and I can write together again. I think the world really does want us to do that, and I think there is a pretty good possibility of it happening down the line. “I do think that it’s possible that one day James is going to come around and that he and I are going to be able to do something together again. I guess that’s one of t...
Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor react to being asked about Adam Levine
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Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor react to being asked about Adam Levine

Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor has appeared to respond to the recent viral TikTok video that alleged that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine had an affair. Levine has since addressed the claims made by Instagram model Sumner Stroh, saying in a statement last week: “A lot is being said about me right now and I want to clear the air. I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner. I did not have an affair; nevertheless, I crossed the line during a regrettable period in my life. READ MORE: Slipknot – ‘The End, So Far’ review: strap in, Maggots – things get weird “In certain instances it became inappropriate. My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naïve and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the ...
Listen to ‘Take 1′ of The Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’
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Listen to ‘Take 1′ of The Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’

The first take of The Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ has been released – you can listen to the studio outtake below. The track forms part of a new special deluxe edition of the legendary band’s 1966 album ‘Revolver’, which is set for release on October 28. READ MORE: 20 things you didn’t know about The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Recorded during the first ‘Revolver’ recording session on April 6, 1966 in Studio Three at EMI Studios (now called Abbey Road Studios), The Beatles were joined by their producer George Martin, recording engineer Geoff Emerick and technical engineer Ken Townsend. “John [Lennon’s] ethereal vocals (fed from his mic through a rotating Leslie speaker), and innovative tape loops – including Paul [McCartney] saying ‘ah, ah, ah, ah’, which when sped up produced a sound similar t...
Willie J Healey announces new funk and R&B inspired album ‘Bunny’, shares new single ‘Dreams’
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Willie J Healey announces new funk and R&B inspired album ‘Bunny’, shares new single ‘Dreams’

Willie J Healey has shared details of his upcoming third album, ‘Bunny’ along with new single Dreams – check it out below. READ MORE: Willie J Healey: “When I was dropped I remember thinking, ‘You idiots – I’m the next Paul McCartney'”  The follow up to 2020’s ‘Twin Heavy‘ will be released on March 24, 2023 via Yala! Records and marks a significant change in sound for the Oxfordshire singer-songwriter. While ‘Twin Heavy’ was an album Healey himself described as sounding like “a 70s orgy”, ‘Bunny’ takes inspiration from funk, Philadelphia soul and R&B. “The whole era is something that I love,” said Healey. “Long before making ‘Twin Heavy’, I had always listened to funk, soul and R&B, but for some reason it never translated into my own music. Really my inspiration was just the feel o...
Watch ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant mistake Beck for Ed Sheeran
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Watch ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant mistake Beck for Ed Sheeran

A contestant on Jeopardy! mistook a picture of Beck for Ed Sheeran during a recent episode of the US game show. David Sibley, the current reigning champion of the long-running show, buzzed in when he and his fellow contestants were shown a picture of Beck. READ MORE: NME writers on meeting their heroes: “It’s like being sucked through the Looking-Glass” Responding to the category ‘One-Name Rockstars’, Sibley answered “Who’s Ed Sheeran” after buzzing in. “No,” Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings replied, to Sibley’s dismay. “Remember the category. He’s Ed Sheeran-like, but that’s Beck.” You can watch the full clip over on Stereogum. The REIGNING CHAMP on #Jeopardy today just buzzed in SO CONFIDENTLY to say "Ed Sheeran" when shown this picture of Beck in the category "One-Name Rockstars." Readers, I...
Listen to Benjamin Clementine’s contemplative new single ‘Delighted’
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Listen to Benjamin Clementine’s contemplative new single ‘Delighted’

Benjamin Clementine has released a new single, ‘Delighted’. Check it out below. The track is the fourth song, after ‘Genesis’, ‘Copening’ and ‘Weakend’, to be released from the Mercury Prize winning singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album ‘And I Have Been’. The album is set to arrive on October 28 via his own label Preserve Artists. “Every now and then, we lean to try, then we learn with trials, then we earn our respect along the watchtower,” said Clementine of the song’s inspiration. “Arrogance becomes the culprit of complacency, so as we turn away from what we’ve painstakingly morphed, we burn all the years of passion, patience and practice. “Luckily, we are humans, so we can start again, hence we are delighted.” You can watch the music video for ‘Delighted’, directed by Curtis Essel, belo...
Björk hits back at the sexism levelled against her and Kate Bush
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Björk hits back at the sexism levelled against her and Kate Bush

Björk has spoken to NME about the sexism often levelled against her and Kate Bush, as well as how the recent success of the latter’s ‘Running Up That Hill’ shows a clear change in attitudes. READ MORE: Björk on the cover: “First you create a universe with sound, then you move into it” The Icelandic icon was speaking to NME for the week’s Big Read cover story when she described her enthusiasm for Gen-Z’s “radical” and evolving attitudes towards matters including the environment and gender equality. Discussing how she “can’t even start to describe” her happiness at Bush’s 1985 hit ‘Running Up That Hill’ dominating the charts again after being featured in the most recent season of Stranger Things, Björk recalled how dismissive male critics once were of the ‘Hounds Of Love’ star. Björk on the ...
The 1975 announce special album release show in Kingston
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The 1975 announce special album release show in Kingston

The 1975 have announced details of a special album release show in Kingston-upon-Thames next month – get all the details on how to purchase tickets below. On October 13, the band will play the Pryzm venue just hours before they release their fifth album ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’. READ MORE: ‘Part Of The Band’ finds The 1975 ripping up their own rule book Tickets for the intimate gig will go on sale over the counter at Banquet Records in Kingston this Sunday (October 2) from 9am, with ticket and album bundles available alongside ticket-only options. Find all you need to know on tickets for the gig here. Three days later (October 16), the band are set to make an appearance at a signing session at London’s Rough Trade East. You can purchase tickets for the special signing here now. ...
Louis Tomlinson says Zayn Malik’s recent One Direction covers make him “feel good”
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Louis Tomlinson says Zayn Malik’s recent One Direction covers make him “feel good”

Louis Tomlinson has reacted to Zayn Malik‘s recent spate of One Direction covers, saying they make him “feel good”. In recent weeks, Malik – who left the band in 2015 – has been sharing covers of the pop band’s songs, most recently airing a version of ‘Night Changes’. Earlier this summer, he shared a video of himself covering the band’s track ‘You and I’. READ MORE: Louis Tomlinson on finding his artistic identity: “It’ll be an ever-evolving process” Appearing as a guest on The Zack Sang Show this week, Tomlinson discussed his feelings about the covers and whether he and Malik are still friends. “He’s a different calibre in terms of singer, Zayn, definitely. I will say that,” Tomlinson said of the covers. “I wasn’t just liking it for the sake of liking it. It was a nice feeling ’cause, you...
Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Taylor York confirm relationship
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Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Taylor York confirm relationship

Paramore‘s Hayley Williams and Taylor York have confirmed in a new interview that they are currently in a relationship. The confirmation was made as the band were being interviewed about their forthcoming new album ‘This Is Why’, which will be their first new record since 2017’s ‘After Laughter’. READ MORE: Paramore’s ‘This Is Why’ is a snarling, defiant middle finger to the haters According to The Guardian, frontwoman Williams and guitarist York “confirmed rumours that they are dating, but declined to comment further” during the interview. Elsewhere in the feature, the band reflected on the enforced break they took after touring ‘After Laughter’, saying that they “realised nothing is worth risking our health”. Williams explained that the openness of the ‘After Laughter’ campaign enabled P...
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