The new issue of NME, on sale across the UK from Wednesday 26 August, is a Reading and Leeds Festival preview, featuring headliners Arctic Monkeys on their new album 'Humbug' and how recording in the desert with Josh Homme changed them.
Placebo's Brian Molko tells us about wearing dresses and hanging out with David Bowie.
Ian Brown admits he'd have to be in the gutter before he'd consider reforming The Stone Roses.
We deliver the highlights from V Festival - including the inside track on Oasis' no-show.
Plus: the top 10 underground bands you must see at Reading and Leeds this weekend.
Gossip's Beth Ditto confesses she doesn't consider herself a lyricist or songwriter.
Karen O and Weezer head up this week's top 10 tracks.