Robert Pattinson is the second cover star of the new, free NME magazine

The British film star will be on the second edition of free NME magazine, available UK-wide on Friday September 25

Robert Pattinson is to appear on the cover of this week’s new, free weekly NME magazine.

For the exclusive feature interview NME spoke to Pattinson about life after Twilight, his new role in Life – the story of a photographer’s friendship with James Dean – and the scrutiny his relationship with FKA Twigs has received.

In the latest issue – available on Friday September 25 – NME’s greatest-ever franchise is back in the shape of Peter Robinson Versus. Peter’s second interviewee is Carly Rae Jepsen.NME’s brand new columnist, comedian Katherine Ryan, also returns with her latest controversial piece.

The new, free NME magazine launched on Friday, September 18 and is distributed every week across the UK at more than 500 locations.

Rihanna was the cover star on the very first free NME magazine – you can read the feature in full.

The free magazine will be available in cities and towns across the UK with a full list of pick-up points now online.

Every Friday copies will be handed out at 26 rail stations, 64 tube stations and 49 universities. Readers will also be able to pick up issues from 140 Topman stores, 121 HMV stores, 13 Academy Music Group live venues and 75 independent record stores.

You can also subscribe to the new NME magazine for the cost of postage.

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