Heroes! Everyone’s got one, even rock stars. So in this week’s NME, we asked Miles Kane if he’d like to mod it up with Paul Weller, and he said yes. Then we put in a call to see if Blaine from the Mystery Jets fancied sinking some pints with The Fall’s Mark E Smith, and it turned out he did. Felix from The Maccabees hitting the library with Clash legend Mick Jones followed and before we knew it, The Horrors’ Rhys Webb was meeting John Lydon in the former Sex Pistol’s manager’s flat and Vaccines’ Freddie Cowan was off to a greasy spoon café with Graham Coxon.

Elsewhere, there’s the second half of NME’s “I can’t believe he just said that” Pete Doherty interview, in which he gets into the sordid deets of his relationship with his La Confession D’un Enfant Du Siecle co-star Charlotte Gainsbourg, talks about his new book and deflects some questions about and those The Kooples ads…

Then you’ll find some loving words about the new Spiritualized album, and an off-the-scale picture of badass metallers Cancer Bats holding some stuffed animals.

Plus an introduction to the Seattle-based duo about to liven up your hip-hop collection in 2012, THEESatisfaction:

If you really want more, have an exclusive peek into what new Hot Chip album ‘In Our Heads’ will sound like.

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