In this week’s NME…

It’s a special on Reading and Leeds 2011, as we announce the headliners, and the first wave of confirmed other acts. As you may have gathered from the cover, Muse are topping the bill, and we’ve got an exclusive interview with them, and the other top bands including Beady Eye and My Chemical Romance, ahead of what looks set to be an absolute peach of a festival.

Also in the issue, we speak to The Kills, as they prepare to release their new album. It’s not all about tabloid infamy with them, y’know…

We’ve also got an amazing story on Glasvegas, as we hit the road with them in Europe and get some startling confessions from James Allen regarding his much discussed OD last year…

Meanwhile Cage the Elephant tell us about how they suddenly transformed themselves into one of the best, and loudest, bands around, and Patrick Wolf tells us how he’s transformed himself into one of the best, and softest, singers around…

Plus, there’s the usual album and live reviews, your essential gig guide, and Duff McKagan talking about something called ‘road gay’.

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