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Taylor Swift: Backstage With The World's Biggest Pop Star At Her '1989' Tour – Exclusive Pictures

NME went to meet this week's cover star, Taylor Swift, backstage at the fourth of her unprecedented five sold-out nights at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The US star is currently midway through her '1989' World Tour, which takes in some 85 dates over the course of seven months. But what does she get up to backstage at these huge stadiums? Find out below...

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Mercury Prize 2015: The 12 Albums NME Staff Want To See Shortlisted

Few things spark arguments in UK music quite like the Mercury Prize list. Only one album can win obviously. That's fine. But how the hell did they not include Frigfinger’s seminal 12-hour dirgefest ‘Watch The Drone’? Why have they completely overlooked Swim Deep again? How come Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ isn’t included, despite coming out in 2013?

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The 1975 Channel David Bowie On Transformative Comeback Single 'Love Me' – Review

You'd be forgiven for thinking The 1975's reached pop's pinnacle by stealth. Few appreciate quite how big they are, but two years ago Matt Healy and co's self-titled debut album sprang to No.1, and this summer they confounded a dozing music industry, wielding a peculiarly new kind of power. For the whole of June 1, their social media accounts went dark, giving their fans kittens and grabbing the attention of the press. Were they gone for good? Nope, just 24 hours.

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Aziz Ansari – The 'Parks And Recreation' Comedian On Showbiz Racism And New Show 'Master Of None'

When Parks and Recreation came to an end earlier this year, TV lost loveable government official and wannabe swagger coach Tom Haverford. Luckily, actor and stand-up comedian who played him - Aziz Ansari - is back with his own new Netflix show Master of None, which begins on November 6. NME spoke exclusively to Aziz to find out what was on his mind when he wrote it.

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