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Aerosmith cancel remaining Las Vegas shows due to Steven Tyler’s health
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Aerosmith cancel remaining Las Vegas shows due to Steven Tyler’s health

Aerosmith have cancelled their remaining Las Vegas shows due to Steven Tyler‘s continuing ill health. Last week, the band were forced to shelve two of their scheduled performances at the Dolby Live venue inside Park MGM (December 2, 5) after the frontman came down with an unspecified illness. READ MORE: The story of NME in 70 (mostly) seminal songs The group had previously played 12 concerts of their ‘Deuces Are Wild’ residency, and were set to play a pair of final gigs in Vegas tonight (December 8) and Sunday (December 11). However, Aerosmith have now confirmed that those dates will no longer take place. “To all our fans… We are so sorry to announce we are cancelling these last two Las Vegas shows,” a new statement on social media reads. “On the advice of doctors, Steven has to sit these ...
Leftfield’s Neil Barnes on becoming a therapist: “The more we talk, the better we are”
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Leftfield’s Neil Barnes on becoming a therapist: “The more we talk, the better we are”

Leftfield‘s Neil Barnes has spoken to NME about the importance of counselling after training to become a therapist – as well as the impact it had on the dance pioneers’ new album. READ MORE: ‘Am I depressed?’ – help and advice on mental health and what to do next The duo last week released their fourth album ‘This Is What We Do’, with themes inspired by Barnes exploring the shaping of his mental health. The musician describes his journey to becoming a therapist as “a process of natural self discovery”. “It was years of having quite depressive thoughts and things that I didn’t quite understand that led me to doing therapy myself,” Barnes told NME. “My experiences have given me a unique insight, particularly into the world of performing and how and why so many people in the industry are actu...
New Order share classic Haçienda performance of ‘Sunrise’
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New Order share classic Haçienda performance of ‘Sunrise’

New Order have shared a live performance of ‘Sunrise’ from The Haçienda in 1985. Watch the video first on NME below. The song appeared on the Manchester band’s third studio album ‘Low-Life’, which is set to be repackaged and reissued as a special expanded box-set on January 27, 2023 (pre-order/pre-save here). READ MORE: “It felt like we were changing the world”: inside New Order’s seminal ‘Power, Corruption & Lies’ Multiple versions of ‘Sunrise’ will feature in the upcoming collection, including a “writing session recording” and a rough instrumental mix. There’ll also be live airings of the song from ‘Low-Life’-era concerts in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Toronto and Manchester. The latter performance came as part of a-BBC filmed Whistle Test session at the legendary Haçienda venue. Today (Decemb...
Celine Dion reveals diagnosis of incurable condition, reschedules and cancels shows
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Celine Dion reveals diagnosis of incurable condition, reschedules and cancels shows

Celine Dion has confirmed that she has been living with a neurological disorder called stiff person syndrome and that she isn’t well enough to resume her tour in February as planned. Earlier this year, the singer postponed her European tour dates to February 2023 due to “ongoing health issues”, but didn’t elaborate on what exactly they were beyond experiencing spasms. Now, in a video posted to Instagram, Dion has said she “wasn’t ready” to go into more detail about her health in the past, adding: “I am ready now.” She then revealed that she had been living with stiff person syndrome, an extremely rare autoimmune neurological condition that affects “one person in a million”. The condition primarily affects the brain and spinal cord and causes muscle stiffness, posture problems and sensory i...
ABBA picked London for ‘Voyage’ shows in loyalty after Brexit
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ABBA picked London for ‘Voyage’ shows in loyalty after Brexit

ABBA are said to have chosen London as the location for their ABBA Voyage concert series to show their support for the UK post-Brexit. That’s according to the event’s producer Svana Gisla, who recently spoke to the Daily Mirror (via Music-News.COM). READ MORE: ABBA tell us what the future holds after their “surreal” and “fabulous” digital concert “There were a lot of companies leaving, there was a lot of uncertainty about the UK at the time and it was ABBA themselves that decided, ‘No, we want to come in. They might be leaving, but we want to come in’, because ABBA has been incredibly much-loved in the UK,” Gisla explained. “They have all lived in London for a period of their lives, they love London very much and it very quickly just became the only option.” The “revolutionary” ABBA Voyage...
Google’s top trending musician of 2022 revealed
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Google’s top trending musician of 2022 revealed

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 has been revealed as Google’s top trending musician of 2022. The finding came to light as part of Google’s annual Year In Search, which is published at the close of each year to show what people had been searching for most in the last 12 months. READ MORE: Maroon 5 – ’Jordi’ review: paint-by-numbers pop that occasionally wows Considering that Maroon 5 didn’t release any new music this year – their last album ‘Jordi’ came out last year – many have speculated that Levine topped the list of trending musicians thanks to the controversy surrounding his alleged affair with Instagram model Sumner Stroh. Stroh revealed on TikTok back in September that she had had “an affair with a man who’s married to a Victoria’s Secret model”. Levine said in response that he “did not hav...
Liam Gallagher says his only rival for Knebworth would be Freddie Mercury
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Liam Gallagher says his only rival for Knebworth would be Freddie Mercury

Liam Gallagher has said that Freddie Mercury is perhaps the only other frontman who he thinks could perform a solo gig as big as Knebworth. The singer documented his return to Knebworth as a solo act earlier this summer for the film Knebworth 22, which sees him perform in the Hertfordshire town 26 years after Oasis‘ famed shows there in 1996. READ MORE: Liam Gallagher: Knebworth 22 review: a rock and roll return relived in style At one point in the film, Gallagher insisted that only former Queen frontman Freddie Mercury could have managed the same feat. “Mick Jagger wouldn’t be able to do this on his own,” he said. “Bono wouldn’t be able to do this on his own. Robert Plant wouldn’t be able to do this on his own. Maybe Freddie Mercury might be, but he’s not here, is he?” Nonetheless, Gallag...
The Black Keys announce 2023 UK headline shows
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The Black Keys announce 2023 UK headline shows

The Black Keys have announced a trio of UK headline shows for 2023 – tickets will be available here. The Ohio-formed duo – comprising singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach, and drummer Patrick Carney – are set to return to these shores next summer in support of their 11th and latest album, this year’s ‘Dropout Boogie’. READ MORE: Soundtrack Of My Life: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Per a press release, the upcoming stint will mark The Black Keys’ first European/UK dates since 2015. They’ll take to the stage at The O2 in London on June 21 before playing further arena gigs in Manchester (June 22) and Glasgow (24). Spoon will appear as a “special guest” support act. “After eight long years, we are excited to say The Black Keys are coming back to Europe and the UK,” said Auerbach and Carney in a stat...
SXSW adds another 301 artists to 2023 line-up
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SXSW adds another 301 artists to 2023 line-up

SXSW has updated the line-up for next year’s festival, with an extra 301 artists being added to the bill. English Teacher, Sunflower Bean, Adwaith, Dream Wife, Kid Bookie and The Zombies are just a few of the recognisable names from the announcement – you can check out the full list below. READ MORE: SXSW 2022: the most exciting artists we caught at the Austin festival They join the 191 acts that had already been confirmed for the 2023 event, including Kalush Orchestra, Crawlers, Demob Happy, The Lounge Society and The Orielles. SXSW ’23 will take place in its usual home of Austin, Texas from March 13-18. This year marked the festival’s return proper following the COVID-19 pandemic, after it was cancelled in 2020 and held virtually in 2021. Registration for delegate badges is still open, ...
Watch Weyes Blood debut songs from ‘…Hearts Aglow’ at San Diego gig
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Watch Weyes Blood debut songs from ‘…Hearts Aglow’ at San Diego gig

Weyes Blood debuted songs from her fifth album ‘And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow’ at a show in San Diego, California this week – see the footage below. READ MORE: Weyes Blood: inside one of the year’s most breathtaking records The Los Angeles-based artist – real name Natalie Mering – released the acclaimed record last month, and kicked off a brief run of US headline gigs on Tuesday evening (December 6). Performing at the Music Box venue in San Diego, Mering treated the crowd to the first airings of ‘God Turn Me Into A Flower’, ‘Children Of The Empire’, ‘Grapevine’ and ‘Hearts Aglow’, per Stereogum. The singer-songwriter also played ‘It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody’, ‘Twin Flame’, ‘The Worst Is Done’ and ‘A Given Thing’ from her latest album, according to Setlist.FM. You can check out a s...
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