In the new NME, on sale across the UK from Wednesday June 3, we peel away the stadium-rock sloganeering to uncover the real Billie Joe Armstrong.
Financial meltdown? Pah. Environmental apocalypse? Meh. We present 49 reasons to be insanely optimistic this summer.
World exclusive: Arctic Monkeys unveil the tracklisting for album number three.
New Young Pony Club, The Gaslight Anthem and Patrick Wolf feature in 10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week.
The Twang showcase their second album on home soil in Birmingham.
And finally, we deliver the verdict on Kasabian's insanely ambitious 'West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum'.