Mark Beaumont

How Terry Hall and The Specials provided British culture with a much-needed wake-up call

The Specials frontman and singer died this week, aged 63. NME remembers the makings of a truly original band

Christine McVie, 1943-2022: an everlasting songbird

The Fleetwood Mac musician died yesterday (November 30) following a 'sudden illness', aged 79

Wilko Johnson, 1947-2022: proto-punk guitar pioneer with a fighting spirit

The Dr. Feelgood guitarist, who lived beyond an initial terminal diagnosis in 2014, has died aged 75. Read the NME obituary

Quotin’ Tarantino: the most controversial soundbites from his book tour so far

While promoting 'Cinema Speculation', QT has been letting loose

“It’d be complete cringe if we did that” – is Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus right about reunion albums?

Pavement may be back on the road, but they're not eager on a return to the studio - our columnist believes they should reconsider

Quentin Tarantino’s movie soundtracks – ranked!

From 'Kill Bill' to 'Reservoir Dogs'

Soundtrack Of My Life: Fat White Family’s Lias Saoudi

Last of the old school rock and roll frontmen, former Blur devotee

The celebrity death hoax is like life’s encore

Rock'n'roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis was prematurely announced dead yesterday; at least he's appreciated during his time

Soundtrack Of My Life: Brian Blessed

Actor, mountaineer and possessor of the loudest voice in showbiz

Soundtrack Of My Life: Róisín Murphy

Irish dancefloor don, will sing karaoke in your language of choice