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AI Software Creates “New” Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Doors & Amy Winehouse Songs: Hear Tracks from the “Lost Tapes of the 27 Club”

What would pop music sound like now if the musicians of the 27 club had lived into maturity? Can we know where Amy Winehouse would have gone, musically, if she had taken another path? What if Hendrix’s influence over guitar heroics (and less obvious styles) came not only from his sixties playing but from an unimaginable late-career cosmic blues? Whether questions like these can ever be given real flesh and blood, so to speak, by artificial intelligence may still be very much undecided. O...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Toronto, Atlanta, Amy Winehouse, Computer Science, Rolling Stone, Beatles, Kurt Cobain, Magenta, Nme, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Hendrix, Josh Jones


30 Cover Songs Better Than the Originals

Back in 2011, NME listed 30 cover songs that are better than the originals, as determined by their writers and readers. I’m not going to weigh in on the truth of their assertions, but listening to this playlist of the covers and the original songs is a pretty good way to pass the time. (via @philipkd) Tags: best of   music   remix [Author: Jason Kottke]
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"Some days it’s a journey through hell in my home too. I have things I do to pass the time. Some days I’ll be down and..."

"... moan to myself, Oh, I can’t go on tour. That’s a real positive thing to do, clearly. So I decided that I wasn’t going to do that anymore and get up and do stuff. I decided I wanted to make an EP. Not an album, just an EP with a few songs. I have a huge EP collection of my own. I love it because you can really get into a small amount of tracks, and that’s what the kids love now. They love EPs! And not only that, they love cassettes."Said Ringo Starr, interviewed at Vulture.I've thrown out ev...
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‘Pistol’ First Look: Danny Boyle Directs a New FX Series About the Sex Pistols

Danny Boyle already took part in one FX series – Trust, which featured a cowboy-hatted Brendan Fraser breaking the fourth wall – and now he’s returned with Pistol. This six-episode limited series is about the iconic punk band the Sex Pistols – specifically Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. The series is based on Jones’s memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, and stars Toby Wallace (Babyteeth, Acute Misfortune) as Steve Jones, Anson Boon (Crawl, 1917, Blackbird) as John Lydon, Louis Partri...
Tags: Images, UK, Television, Downton Abbey, Movies, Bbc, Danny-Boyle, Vivienne Westwood, FX, True Story, Jones, Nme, Steve Jones, Boyle, Danny, West London


‘Dexter’ Revival Will Show What the Serial Killer Has Been Up to All These Years, According to Michael C. Hall

It’s been eight years since Dexter went off the air. And in those eight years, what has the vigilante serial killer been up to? According to the divisive finale for Clyde Phillips‘ Showtime crime drama, working as a lumberjack, or something. But the Dexter revival, an upcoming Showtime limited series which will supposedly “make right” the maligned ending of the series, will show exactly what Dexter has been doing for the near-decade that he’s been off the air. It’s been nearly a decade since...
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‘Pistol’: Danny Boyle To Direct FX Miniseries About Sex Pistols Guitarist Steve Jones

Danny Boyle got his chance to explore the mod rock icons the Beatles with Yesterday, and now he’s shooting straight for ’70s punk rock with Pistol, an FX limited series that follows the life of Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. FX announced that it has ordered Boyle’s Pistol, a six-episode limited series about the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol. Boyle will direct and executive produce the series, which was created by Craig Pearce and...
Tags: UK, Television, Downton Abbey, Movies, Drama, Bbc, Danny-Boyle, Vivienne Westwood, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sex Pistols, Jordan, FX, Maisie Williams, True Story, Jones, Nme


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 Nick Kent, who is as close as British music journalism ever came to producing a legend, finally stopped writing about rock in 2007. “There was really nothing around that sparked my imagination,” he tells me. “There was no mystery, and rock’n’roll needs mystery.”So ended a singular odyssey that had begun 35 years earlier, in 1972, when Kent joined a then strugg...
Tags: Books, Music, Fiction, Culture, Pop and rock, Punk, Kent, Chrissie Hynde, Nme, Zeppelin, Nick Kent


‘Dracula’, ‘Frankenstein’, and Other Classic Universal Monster Movies Will Briefly Be Available for Free on YouTube This Month

If you made a movie-related New Years resolution to catch up on some old horror classics, here’s some good news: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, and several more classic Universal monster movies will be available to stream on YouTube for free later this month. Find out when you can stream these titles – and when they’ll once again disappear like a bat on a foggy night. NME (via Bloody-Disgusting) reports that seven movies, which were originally released from the 1930s and into the late 194...
Tags: Movies, Horror, United Kingdom, Universal, Nme, Chaney, Lon Chaney Jr, Universal Monsters, Wolf Man, Bela Lugosi Dracula, George Waggner, John Talbot


Mengenal Lebih Dalam Seputar Asal Usul Musik Hip Hop

Konotasi rapper mungkin berbeda di tahun 1980-an dan sekarang. Karena hip-hop sendiri tidak mudah diterima saat pertama kali diperkenalkan ke dunia. Hip-hop adalah gerakan budaya yang dimulai sekitar tahun 1970 dan dikembangkan oleh orang Amerika Afrika dan Latin. Hip Hop adalah campuran elemen yang sangat dinamis yang terdiri dari MCing (lebih dikenal sebagai rap), DJ, Breakdance, dan Graffiti. Belakangan ini, unsur hip-hop juga dipengaruhi oleh beatbox, fashion, slang, dan gaya hidup lainny...
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‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
Tags: Books, Music, London, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, United Kingdom, David Bowie, Shirley, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk, Pasadena, Cambridgeshire, Donald Trump


Covid: NME owner says pandemic impact wasn't all negative

Singaporean digital music company BandLab says it sees opportunities and challenges in the Covid-19 crisis.
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‘Snake Eyes’ Movie Will Be “More of a Martial Arts Film Than a Superhero Movie,” Says Star Henry Golding

Paramount Pictures is banking on Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins to re-spark the dwindling embers of its G.I. Joe film franchise. One thing the new film has going for it, according to star Henry Golding, is that it is not just another a cookie cutter entry into the ever-growing genre of superhero cinema. In a new interview, he instead describes this solo film as “much more of a martial arts film” and explains why he “fucking hated” the first week of production. Luckily, production wrapped on the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sequels, Adaptation, Paramount Pictures, Emilia Clarke, Joe, Nme, Golding, Gareth Evans, Action/Adventure, Robert Schwentke, Henry Golding, Snake-Eyes


Britpop: Photographer Kevin Cummins revisits the 90s

The music scene's heady days are chronicled in a new book by former NME photographer Kevin Cummins.
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Steppenwolf Actor Ciaran Hinds Shares His Excitement for The Snyder Cut

Steppenwolf Actor Ciaran Hinds Shares His Excitement for The Snyder Cut During an interview with NME promoting his latest movie The Man in the Hat, actor Ciaran Hinds took the time to reveal his excitement for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. For those unaware, Hinds plays (played?) the villain Steppenwolf in Justice League, a character who was largely criticized after reshoots more or less gave the big bad a complete makeover. “It was [Zack Snyder’s] dream to realize it, and I think it’s fanta...
Tags: London, Movies, Superman, Justice League, Superheroes, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Amy Adams, Joss Whedon, Nme, Miller, Hinds, Snyder, Gordon, Fisher, Ciarán Hinds


Early Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman has died

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have lost one of their own. Jack Sherman, an early guitarist for the band, has passed away at the age of 64. The band made the announcement on Twitter, "We of the RHCP family would like to wish Jack Sherman smooth sailing into the worlds beyond, for he has passed. Jack played on our debut album as well as our first tour of the USA." They continued, "He was a unique dude and we thank him for all times good, bad and in between. Peace on the boogie platform." NME: Sherman...
Tags: Post, Death, Usa, News, US, Jack, Sherman, Nme, Red Hot Chili Peppers, RHCP, Jack Sherman, Hillel Slovak Sherman, Freaky Styley Sherman


Early Tenet Reviews Are Here, See What Critics Have to Say!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Early Tenet Reviews Are Here, See What Critics Have to Say! The first reviews for Christopher Nolan’s highly-anticipated movie Tenet are trickling in, with some commending the film’s originality and for being “grandly entertaining” as others claim that the film is “almost impossible to love.”  You can check out some of the reviews and reactions below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gp...
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NME Asia: British music brand launches in Asia

The announcement comes as much of the global media industry is being forced to make significant cuts.
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NME Asia: British music brand launches in Asia

The announcement comes as much of the global media industry is being forced to make significant cuts.
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Iconic British music brand NME launches in Asia

The announcement comes as much of the global media industry is being forced to make significant cuts.
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A Record Store Designed for Mice in Sweden, Featuring Albums by Mouse Davis, Destiny’s Cheese, Dolly Parsley & More

We live in [insert adjective, expletive, emoji, tweet, Tik Tok video here] times, I don’t have to tell you. We could all do with a little distraction from current events. I'm talking, obviously, about mice. Not everyone loves the little home invaders. Some people loathe them. But who could fail to be charmed by the creations of the AnonyMouse collective, a group of artists who have recreated “miniature restaurants, record shops, and apothecaries squeeze[d] into ground-level windows on the stree...
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Xbox Series X Launching In November, But Halo Infinite Is Delayed Until 2021

Microsoft isn't providing a specific release date for its next-gen Xbox Series X console, but the company did reveal it will launch in the month of November. Sadly, Microsoft and 343 Industries also announced today that Halo Infinite is being delayed to 2021. The Verge reports: The lack of Halo Infinite does mean there's no big launch title for the Xbox Series X later this year. Microsoft is choosing to highlight Xbox Game Pass, alongside "more than 50 new games" that are launching this year wit...
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Check Out the Trailer for Doom Eternal Ancient Gods Expansion Pack

Check Out the New Trailer for Doom Eternal’s “The Ancient Gods” Expansion Pack Woa! In case you hadn’t quenched your thirst for demon carnage, Bethesda has unleashed an all new expansion pack for its hit shooter, Doom Eternal, titled “The Ancient Gods Part One,” which will introduce new maps, enemies, and, of course, weapons to the blood-soaked world of the Doomslayer. The teaser is quite brief, but it looks to expand upon the mythos established in Doom Eternal, whilst paving the way for mor...
Tags: Games, Movies, Expansion, Bethesda, Gamescom, Dlc, Nme, Hunter, Video Game News, Frank Cho, Mick Gordon, Doom Eternal, Arachnotron, Archville


Courtney Barnett – “Just For You” (Kev Carmody Cover)

Courtney Barnett has shared an acoustic cover of Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter Kev Carmody' "Just For You." As NME reports, her cover is part of an upcoming expanded reissue of the 2007 Carmody tribute album Cannot Buy My Soul, featuring new tracks from Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers, Kate Miller-Heidke, Alice Skye, Electric Fields, and … More »
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The Cardiacs’ Tim Smith Dead At 59

Tim Smith, leader of the British rock band the Cardiacs, has died at age 59, NME reports. Smith had reportedly been in poor health since suffering a heart attack in 2008, which led to him developing the rare neurological disorder dystonia. Smith discussed his battle with illness in a Quietus interview … More »
Tags: Music, Smith, Nme, Obit, Tim Smith, Cardiacs, The Cardiacs


The Beastie Boys & Rick Rubin Reunite and Revisit Their Formative Time Together in 1980s NYC

The Beastie Boys’ record-shattering Licensed to Ill is thirty-four years old. This fact might mean nothing to you, or it might mean that you are thirty-four years older than the moment the album came out in November of 1986, and suburban parents around the country, maybe even your parents, freaked out in unison. The album was a stroke of genius from producer Rick Rubin, delivering hip-hop safe for white kids while also giving them permission to be as obnoxious as possible. Ostensibly a r...
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When Punk & Reggae Fans Launched the “Rock Against Racism” Movement and Pushed Back Against Britain’s Racist Right (1976)

The UK of the late-70s was, in many unfortunate respects, like the UK (and US) of today, with far-right attacks against West Indian and Asian immigrants becoming routine, along with increased aggression from the police. Enoch Powell’s inflammatory 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech (denounced in the papers as a naked “appeal to racial hatred) energized the far-right National Front. Nazi punks and skinheads began violent campaigns in the mid-70s. A very hot summer in 1976 saw a riot at the Not...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, UK, London, College, US, RAR, Britain, Elvis Costello, Birmingham, Public Enemy, Leeds, Enoch Powell, Eric Clapton, Nme


The 7 top trending streaming TV shows this week, from HBO Max's 'Love Life' to Netflix's 'Control Z'

HBO Max's "Love Life" and Amazon's "Homecoming" are some of the buzziest streaming TV shows this week.  Every week, data company Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with the top streaming originals with the biggest week-over-week increase in demand in the US. These aren't necessarily the most popular titles, but the ones that are gaining the most momentum.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WarnerMedia's new Netflix competitor, HBO Max, launched this week with a large...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Adult Swim, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Anna Kendrick, Pixar, Black Mirror, BoJack Horseman, Nme, Nyu, Indiewire, Jim


‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ to Return for a Record-Breaking 15th Season, Will Address the Coronavirus

“The Gang Breaks a Television Record” should be the subtitle for the upcoming season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which has officially been picked up for its 15th season. This historic renewal makes the show the longest-running live-action comedy series in American television history; it will finally overtake The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which has held that record since it went off the air in 1966. And in case there was any doubt, the Sunny gang is going to address the coronavi...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Disney, Philadelphia, Hulu, FX, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Nme, Rob McElhenney, It's Always Sunny, McElhenney


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Launch a 24/7 Livestream on YouTube, Featuring Rare Footage from the Band’s Archives

Last week, Nick Cave announced “It’s 10.30 Wednesday evening, and if the world wasn’t in lockdown, I’d be onstage in Toulouse, France singing my heart out with The Bad Seeds. But I’m not. I’m doing the next best thing—sitting at home watching Bad Seed TeeVee. Pure non-stop joy!” And you can too. Above, watch a new 24/7 YouTube livestream that will feature, writes NME, "rare and unseen footage from the band’s archives," including "promo videos, interviews, live footage, outtakes and other...
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The 18 most powerful esports organizations that are running the pro gaming industry and getting millions from eager investors

Some esports teams are now worth tens of millions of dollars thanks to the rise of franchised gaming leagues and an ever-growing audience for gaming content online. Investors have reportedly been willing to pay $30 million or more for a top esports franchise, and they're backing well-known organizations to deliver a product that fans will appreciate. Building a successful esports team is now about more than competition. They're selling a gamer lifestyle that includes apparel, equipment, and sk...
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