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Thank you, Royal Blood, for heralding the death of ‘real’ music | Laura Snapes
Frontman Mike Kerr launched a wave of memes with his petulant festival rant – and revealed the sense of entitlement created by a culture that prized rock above pop

Laura Snapes

31, May, 2023 @5:10 PM

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‘Between hilarity and severity’: how Bogshed transfixed a cult audience
John Peel loved them; the NME was briefly thrilled. But as a career-spanning Bog-Set is released, our writer recalls how for a select few their awkward sounds were life-changing

Rhodri Marsden

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Rock snapper Kevin Cummins: ‘I still leave space for the NME logo in the corner’
The man who created more than 250 cover images for the rock weekly has put together a book of almost 40 years of photographs of the Fall. ‘We put Manchester on the map,’ he says

Daniel Dylan Wray

13, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Reel lives: how I tracked down the class of NME’s C86 album
In 1986 the NME’s 22-track cassette defined indie-rock for a new generation. Some bands featured, such as Primal Scream, became stars. But what became of Bogshed, the Mackenzies and the Shrubs?

Nige Tassell

08, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Alan Lewis obituary
Editor and publisher who oversaw hit music magazines including Kerrang! and Vox, and started a new publishing genre with Loaded

James Brown

16, Jul, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Nick Kent: 'I was in the right place at the right time, on the wrong drugs'
The rock critic who revived British music writing at the NME in the 70s is back with his first novel – a caustic tale of rock megalomania

Sean O’Hagan

09, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'He was a groundbreaker and a visionary': music writer Dele Fadele remembered
He was a rare black journalist on the British music press, whose NME pieces summed up the radicalism of Public Enemy and the dark side of Morrissey. So how did his death go unnoticed for two years?

Tim Jonze

14, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Dan Martin: music journalist of 'passionate enthusiasms' dies aged 41
Former NME and Guardian journalist was known for championing underdogs

Alex Needham

26, Jul, 2020 @8:15 PM

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'Like a tap being turned off': music magazines fight for survival in UK
From Q Magazine to smaller free sheets, many publications hit hard by Covid-19 lockdown

Laura Snapes

24, May, 2020 @10:48 AM

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Slowthai's harassment is a reminder of the need for music industry vigilance
The rapper’s leering display at the NME awards was laughed off by Katherine Ryan – but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored

Jemima Skala

13, Feb, 2020 @5:12 PM

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Slowthai in altercation at NME awards and harasses host Katherine Ryan
Video shows rapper throwing a drink at the crowd and jumping off stage before being held back by security

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Feb, 2020 @9:07 AM

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Danny Baker review – heroic good cheer and banging anecdotes
The broadcaster and writer’s second live show is a warm storm of rollicking tales about musicians and his family

Paul Fleckney

03, May, 2019 @3:02 PM

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