'Its soul was lost somewhere': inside the demise of NME

'Its soul was lost somewhere': inside the demise of NME
 

When the Manic Street Preachers formed in Blackwood, south Wales, in 1986, the band had three goals: “Top of the Pops, Radio 1 and the cover of NME,” says bassist Nicky Wire. Within six months of releasing their debut album, they had landed all three. “It felt so fucking easy!” says Wire.
The band’s history (and that of countless others) is intertwined with the magazine. Wire cites reading NME as a formative teenage education, and says he preferred the company of its journalists to his 1990s musical peers; in an infamous 1991 interview, frontman Richey Edwards carved “4 REAL” into his arm.... read more

 
14 March 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 33
Source: Guardian
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