In the new NME, on sale from Wednesday June 24, we prepare you for Glastonbury 2009 in our special preview issue.

To get you in the mood, we go access all areas on the road with Blur, salute the old-timers dominating the bill, and offer our essential festival do’s and dont’s. Meanwhile, festival co-organiser Emily Eavis selects the new bands you need to see – and her dad Michael shares his standout memories.

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And if you’re not going to Glastonbury, there’s still all this to keep you happy:

The Killers reveal plans to release a covers album – world exclusive news.

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Beth Ditto guides us through ‘Music For Men’ and lets slip a secret about Jarvis Cocker.

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Marina And The Diamonds, Faith No More and Discovery make the cut in our weekly helping of must-hear tracks.

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In Live, The Big Pink take a break from recording to test out new material in New York.

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And finally, La Roux‘s self titled debut is put under the spotlight.

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