13 things we learn in this week's NME (18 June 2009)
Ladies love a man with a beard. That's according to Eels singer Mark Everett, who reckons his copious facial hair gives him an edge with the opposite sex. "You're raised to believe that girls don't like beards," mumbled the vocalist. "But if rock'n'roll has taught me anything, it's that the exact opposite is true."