In this week’s NME

We take a running jump into the world of Lady Gaga, joining the controversial phenomenon in Las Vegas for a proper confrontation. As we try to find out if she’s the real deal or just another contrived pop attention-seeker, she opens up, spits out abuse, and even bursts into tears…

Arctic Monkeys’ new album ‘Suck It and See’ is imminent, and just before it lands we’ve got Alex Turner giving us his personal guide to the album. He’s very pleased he got the words ‘Dandelion and Burdock’ on there…

We’ve also got a special feature on ‘The 25 Greatest Band Logos of All Time’, using Black Flag’s ‘four black bars’ as a starting point, and hitting the Stones’ tongue, and AC/DC’s lightening along the way.

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On top of this, there’s live encounters with Friendly Fires and The View, a withering assessment of Radiohead’s recent activities by one of our angry scribes, and a first look at the new Libertines film…

Don’t miss out on it, it’s genius on a stick.

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