A Goodbye to 'NME''s Print Edition, Which Shaped Generations of Music Fans
Divisive and flawed it may have been, but it was also utterly inspirational for a generation of rock fans stuck between the traditional music press and the innovations of the internet.
The 'NME' Wasn't a Monolith
It had a reputation for endless Gallagher covers and creating "landfill indie". But that's only half the story, as former NME rebels remember how they snuck Aaliyah, So Solid Crew and the Cheeky Girls into the magazine.
Mash-Ups, Bad Haircuts, the New Rock Revolution: 2002 Was a Load of Shit
Let's be honest, the year was a dismal one for music in the UK—propagated by marketing execs who had discovered cocaine and Hoxton.
How a Kid Running an Obscure Music Forum Became the Target Of the UK's Biggest Ever Piracy Case
From his bedroom in North East England, Kane Robinson ran a music forum for 12,000 enthusiastic indie fans. But did a uni student with no prior convictions really deserve two years in prison?
The Courteeners, and How I Tried to Understand Why People Like the Band I Hate the Most
Liam Fray and his crew have built a career on indie rock siege mentality, and the more we hate them, the more popular they seem to get.