This week’s NME, on sale from Wednesday August 11th, is a stunning Jimi Hendrix special.

It includes the shocking story of his final weeks, his last interview, amazing classic photos, and a tribute by Matt Bellamy. Hendrix, the only guy who could say “I am a messenger from God” and seem to be under-selling himself.


But who are today’s guitar superstars? Find out who won our readers’ poll, and snort at NME staffer’s personal choices.

“Jesus, did The Libertines ever rehearse?” says Carl Barat, shrugging off the fact that the band have done NOTHING to prepare for their Reading and Leeds shows. Details of a new under-rehearsed gig are also revealed.


There’s also a 10 Step guide to forming your own record label, our unbeatable reviews and live section, and the most comprehensive gig guide around.

Plus - free Reading And Leeds poster preview special, featuring Klaxons, Arcade Fire, Guns N'Roses and more.

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