John Lennon Victorious In NME ‘Ultimate Icon’ Poll

John Lennon

Former Beatles co-frontman John Lennon has triumphed in a readers poll to find the ‘Ultimate Icon’ across British music magazine NME‘s sixty year history. Overcoming a raft of iconic artists such as David Bowie, Morrissey, Kurt Cobain and protegé Paul McCartney, Lennon’s placing stands as testament to, not only his seminal work with The Beatles, but [...]

Backfire: HMV plasters new Chris Brown record with “this man beats women” stickers, promotes album.

Well, it looks like social justice has failed again. A HMV store in Cambridge recently labeled Chris Brown’s recent release Fortune with bright yellow stickers reading “WARNING: Do not buy this album. This man beats women”. now, I don’t know about you, but even if I wanted to buy Fortune, the shame from purchasing an [...]

Morrissey Dismisses Retirement Rumours


In the spirit of Morrissey vs. The Press, the singer has said in a statement that rumours of his retirement are just “wishful thinking” on behalf of certain journalists. Some writers, such as celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, even had a countdown until the former Smiths frontman’s last day on stage. The retort will hardly be [...]

NME: “We’re Sorry, Morrissey”


It seems that the years of bickering and legal wrangling could finally be over between NME and Morrissey – with the former issuing an apology on their website. The apology relates to an article printed in 2007, where it was alleged by the former Smiths frontman that the magazine had orchestrated his interview to make [...]

Listen: Los Campesinos! – Tiptoe Through the True Bits

Los campesinos

Today, Los Campesinos! are offering a new track, “Tiptoe Through the True Bits,” for free on their website. Playfully jabbing at Tiny Tim, the track was recorded at the same time as their recent Hello Sadness. But it is not a single. The band has stressed this on both their Twitter and in interviews. Recently [...]

Morrissey Refuses to Accept NME Apology, Court Date Goes Ahead


Morrissey’s high court date with NME has now been set in stone for mid-July, after it was discovered that NME was willing to publish an apology to the singer via their website but not in the magazine itself. The hearing will be over four days at London’s High Court (July 16-19), where fans of the [...]

Wild Belle Announce Tour Dates with Tennis


Since releasing their debut single, “Keep You” on 12” vinyl, Wild Belle (Natalie and Elliot Bergman) has gone from obscurity to being one of the most promising acts to break through in 2012. Having played a handful of shows at SXSW and the west coast this year, the Bergmans – backed by bass, drums and [...]

Jack White: ‘Bankruptcy Is the Only Reason the White Stripes Would Reform’


White Stripe fans shouldn’t hold their breath for a reunion, because according to the newly solo Jack White, the only way he would reform the band is if he “went bankrupt”. In a new interview with NME, when asked if there was any chance the duo would reform, the former White Stripes singer stated, “I [...]