The Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 – Inside This Week’s NME

In this week’s NME…

Wankered rock stars, supermodels given gas, bloodied ballerinas, broken tables, urination on carpets…it was carnage at this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, and in this issue we show you it all. Muse, PJ Harvey, My Chemical Romance, Foals, Crystal Castles, John Lydon and Bobby Gillespie all gathered to pick up awards and get trollied, and well, some succeeded at both more than others…

But the Big Man on the night was Dave Grohl, who accepted our Godlike Genius award and played a mammoth 2 hour set on the night to a blown-away the O2 Academy Brixton. Full interview with him, and many many more at the event…

Other than awards stuff, we have an interview with Julian Casablancas, who guides us track by track through the new Strokes album:

Plus we review the much-hyped new Noah and the Whale album, and catch Mumford & Sons, Warpaint, Carl Barat, and Frankie and the Heartstrings live..

If you like rock n roll scrapes then don’t miss this issue. Do get tested for STD’s regularly though…

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