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Kurt Cobain has been voted as the greatest rock ‘n’ roll hero of all time by readers of NME.

In this week’s special edition of NME – out nationwide today (May 10) – the late Nirvana guitarist has been shown to still be inspiring music lovers across the world, over ten years after his tragic suicide.

“The first time I met Kurt he was watching ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ on TV at a B&B in Shepherd’s Bush just before ‘Sliver’ was released – he looked like a grunge Christopher Robin,” former NME writer Steve Lamacq remembers. “There was something very innocent about Kurt, he had an almost childlike detachment. The way he used to withdraw inside himself made him a terrific observer of people.”

Also featuring in NME’s Heroes Poll are stars including Liam Gallagher, Morrissey, Pete Doherty, David Bowie, Ian Brown, Joe Strummer, John Lennon, Foo FightersDave Grohl and Arctic MonkeysAlex Turner.

For the full top 50 heroes of all time, be sure to pick up this week’s issue of NME, which also includes the full report on the return of Radiohead, behind the scenes reports from the NME New Music Tour, an exclusive track-by-track of Dirty Pretty Things debut LP ‘Waterloo To Anywhere’ written by the band themselves, and our verdict on The Raconteurs’ debut LP ‘Broken Boy Soldiers’.

MTV2 will also be running an NME Heroes Top 50 special on May 21, hitting the screen between 10am and 2pm.

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