I probably shouldn’t be writing this , but I have to get it off my chest . I am not a big fan of the NME , as they sold me down the river when I last talked to them , I did and interview and made a sarcastic joke using the word “gak” which is slang for cocaine . They glorified my joke and used it out of context , then their public relations dept , contacted the tabloids in a shameful attempt to sell more copies .
Oh, but there’s more! Make your guess, take the jump, and then read on.
All of this comes from Lily’s recent MySpace blog post. She goes on:
And , I have ever since been known as ” Lily Allen , Pint sized potty mouth popstar who once admitted she would celebrate her no 1 single by taking cocaine ! ” .
Thanks NME . Now , I have read many articles in the NME , where male band members freely admit to, or associate themselves with the taking of drugs , and I havent seen many of them ending up in the tabloids . Take Klaxons for example, and the ongoing MDMA references. ” MDMAZING ” I believe was the title of a recent article ( how responsible! ) .
The only reason I can think of , for recieving such a different form of treatment , is because I am a woman . I did recieve a written apology from Conor Mcnicholas ( the editor) . But i vowed never to work with the NME agian . As I thought, if there was one publication I could trust and be frank with , it would be the theirs .
Anyway , I was aproached by them again , with regards to the “Cool List Issue 2006″ , five women had made it into the top 10 and , subsequently we (the women) were asked to pose for photos to be the main feature for the cover . As I said before , I vowed not to work with them again , but as the context was so important ie; a a strong female presence in music . I thought i might aswell put aside my differences and do it . Now i don’t care for ” the cool list ” , and I said this to them in the interview , which is probably why they didn’t print it . I don’t really think the NME are in any position to tell us who is cool and who isn’t , personally I don’t think a bunch of people sitting in an office drinking tea , inventing musical genres , and watching Nathan Barley DVD’s are leading any kind of cool brigade , do you ?
But i did find it interesting that they wanted to put five women on the cover , and wanted to name 2006 , our year .
I went to get a copy yesterday , and this is what we ( the women ) got . Another fuckin MUSE cover . I like Muse , infact , Black Holes and Revelations , is one of my favourite albums of this year . But the NME have covered them so much this year already .
Muse or the first females of rock in ’06? From both a cred and a sales standpoint, NME blew it on that one. Not to mention how photogenic Lily is.