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  1. As flares at a Liam Gallagher gig leave one fan with life changing injuries, Nick Reilly argues it's time to ban them for good

    Please. Grow the fuck up.

    It’s the smell of a flare that hits you first. The thick and unmistakable stench of sulphur is quickly followed by an overwhelming cloud of coloured smoke which threatens to envelope your entire line of sight and induce a coughing fit. It’s disorientating, entirely unenjoyable and yet, an inescapable part of the UK’s live music […]

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  2. He calls the Labour manifesto "the most encouraging set of proposals that I’ve ever seen from any major British party"

    Alan Moore
    Alan Moore

    Watchmen creator Alan Moore has said he’ll be voting in a General Election for the first time in 40 years next month. The comic book writer took to his Facebook page to share a rare message endorsing the Labour Party. Read more: Alan Moore’s legacy is taking over TV – but the missing element is […]

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  3. The new film documents life in the studio with the band and their collaborators

    Gorillaz
    Gorillaz

    Gorillaz have announced details of a new documentary called Reject False Icons. The film, which focuses on life in the studio with the band and their collaborators, will come to cinemas on December 16 for one night only. Read more: The NME Big Read – Gorillaz: The power of ‘Now Now’ Reject False Icons is […]

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  4. Welcome to REEL TALK – NME's new weekly interview feature with the biggest names in film and TV.

    Thanks to star turns in London-based urban dramas like ‘Top Boy’ and new film 'Blue Story', Micheal Ward is making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. As he makes his debut on the big screen, we meet the rising star to talk celebrity superfans, meeting Busta Rhymes and making the jump to Hollywood.

    Micheal Ward

    As obvious candidates to play badman London gangsters go, they don’t come much less likely than Micheal Ward. His qualifications for portraying characters who are caught up in the worlds of drugs, violence and brutal turf wars? Let’s just say that they don’t exactly stem from gritty personal experience. “I was too scared to go […]

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  5. The line-up grows

    Mad Cool

    The Mad Cool line up for 2020 just got even bigger

    Mad Cool festival have announced a wave of new acts to next year’s line up, including Tom Grennan, Marina, Marika Hackman, London Grammar and The Rapture. They join Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Twenty One Pilots, Pixies, Alt-J and Tove-Lo, Foals and Wolf Alice who were the first wave of acts announced for the festival.  Other acts who were added later […]

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