WHAT’S IN THE PAPER THIS WEEK, HMMM?

BEASTIES, VIC & BOB and Underworld news...

In this week’s NME

Those kooky Beastie Boys glower and grimace from the cover in an amusing “severed heads floating in outer space” stylee…inside we have news about the forthcoming Underworld album, a truce between THE PRODIGY and THE BEASTIE BOYS and IAN BROWN‘s collaboration with UNKLE, recorded on the eve of his unfortunate incarceration…

MUCHO MACHO, HAZELDINE and the superb FUEL RECORDS are featured in On; MARK E SMITH is On The Couch, DAVID STUBBS is on the rant (this week: miserablism) and CHARLIE HIGSON & PAUL WHITEHOUSE talk about the Ted And Ralph Christmas special over Christmas…

Tales in this week’s Public NME include the Strange and Mysterious case of LIMAHL‘s wig, something about JARVIS (sorry, but I haven’t got time to actually read all this crap) and a tale about JOHNNY CIGARETTES getting LOZ, ex of KINGMAKER into the recent Barcelona v Manchester United game (and you think we’re only here for the nasty things in life?)…

The Beastie Boys generally insult KEITH CAMERON‘s intelligence in 30 minutes, looking back over their rather successful year; the REGULAR FRIES cause mayhem of sorts in Paris; VIC REEVES & BOB MORTIMER talk about life, love comedy and their roles in 70s ‘tec show remake Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

We catch gigs by MASSIVE ATTACK, BLACK BOX RECORDER, THE LEVELLERS, and the Mighty JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION

And we review albums by SIZZLA, SEAFOOD, THE BEACH BOYS, MR VEGAS and a bagful o’ MARVIN GAYE‘s finest works…

At the movies, we see THE BOYS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and THE MASK OF ZORRO…KING BISCUIT TIME are Single of the Week with new releases by EELS, THE EGG and BECK snapping at their heels…

A splendid comprehensive gig guide and the usual pile of whiners, whingers and words o’ wisdom in Angst! All this, and an amusing picture of JIM WIRTH, caught in an unaware moment. You want this, don’t you? It’s yours: NME is on sale in London now and across the UK from tomorrow morning (quite early in some places).