Joining The Arctic Monkeys as they rehearse to take 'AM' to the masses, NME shares their struggles to recreate their awesome new sounds, gets behind-the-scenes gossip on comedy groupie 'mobbings' in Rome, their Hollywood lifestyles, breaking America and writing songs via Alex's mysterious "internal dartboard"...
[subhead]"I USED TO SHOOT COCAINE, HEROIN AND KETAMINE. ALL TOGETHER. MORNING, NIGHT, 20 TIMES A DAY"[/subhead]
Fresh from the school of Don't Try This At Home (Please!), Albert Hammond Jnr revisits his dark drug hell on the eve of his fabulous new EP. But what of the future plans of The Strokes...?
With a brand new album called, um, 'New' on the starting grid, we corner Paul McCartney to discuss dodgy deals with Mark Ronson in New York lavatories, working with the hottest producers in music and 'doing a Bowie'.
[subhead]HIS NAME IS EARL[/subhead]
Well, actually it's Thebe, but back from parent-imposed exile in Samoa a reformed character, Earl Sweatshirt is more honest and open than ever as he talks Kanye "("that fool is wild!"), Tyler and 'Doris', his spectacular new album...
[subhead]BACK IN BLACK[/subhead]
The Daz whites and label issues of 'Euphoric /// Heartbreak \\\' behind him, Glasvegas' James Allan faces NME's inquisition on his drug overdoses, his secret love child, his rampant ego and his creative resurrection...
[subhead]HANNA AND HER SISTERS[/subhead]
Riot Grrrl pioneer, radical feminist, Bikini Kill and Le Tigre alumni and now frontwoman of The Julie Ruin, Kathleen Hanna gives one of her most moving and revealing interviews ever, taking in life-altering illness, sexual violence, the joys of marrying a Beastie Boy and doing "some rad shit!"
Pieces Of Johnny Marr! Rob Da Bank previews Bestival 2013! Hip-hop hoaxes! The Walkmen crushed by our Braincells quiz! Radar stars Younghusband reveal their habit of writing songs on the bog! And Arctic Monkeys, Willis Earl Beal, Factory Floor, The Cribs, Chance The Rapper, King Krule, Cerebral Ballzy and Bring Me The Horizon reviewed!
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