It’s a bumper issue this week, with a free CD of cover versions featuring Manics Vs Rihanna, Cribs Vs Kaisers and loads more plus stickers galore.
As well as news on Beth Ditto’s charity supergroup, this issue has the latest on Bbabyshambles, Kate Nash, and Klaxons’ verdict on their Rihanna collaboration.
As the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows continue to rock the UK to its foundations, we caught this lot live.
Klaxons take us through their best gigs ever, which include broken legs, monk costumes and copious amount of tour support, ahead of their NME Big Gig show. This weekâ
We speak to the stars of this week’s NME Big Gig this week. Find out about Kele Okere Googling himself and Ryan Jarman wanting Bill Murray to join them onstage.
There’s a nice big picture of the cheeky Monkeys in the mag this week for your bedroom wall/dartboard.
The Gutter Twins – aka Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli – get reviewed in the mag this week alongside Kelis, Autechre and Guillemots. This weekâ
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You’ve heard the hype, now read the review. MGMT release their debut this week. For NME’s verdict, plus a chance to win a copy of ‘Oracular Spectacular’, get this week’s mag.
This week’s Radar section introduces us to NEScore heroes Rolo Tomassi, New Zealanders Die! Die! Die! and Teengirl Fantasy. This weekâ
The Pigeon Detectives talk about their new record and "difficult second album bollocks" in general in the mag this week. This weekâ
Monkeys and Klaxons producer James Ford picks up his day job with Simian Mobile Disco and rocks a Wednesday night crowd at London’s Astoria. This weekâ
Justice bring the rave to the Shockwaves NME Awards Shows, with helping hands from a small army of indie-dance warriors including Simian Mobile Disco, The Whip and Friendly Fires. Pic: Tom Oxley
Dizzee Rascal caught live at his Shockwaves NME Awards Show in this week’s mag, with Newham Generals, Ebony Bones and Plastic Little. Pic: Guy Eppel
Giant Rubik’s Cubes were just the start of it at The Horrors’ Shockwaves NME Awards Show, which we went to see last week. This weekâ
Cover stars Manic Street Preachers, the band who famously declared The Killers "morally corrupt". Pic: Dean Chalkey
Manic Street Preachers are our cover stars and our godlike geniuses this week and year. In the mag, we dissect 18 years of Mensa, Miller and Mailer and much more. Pic: Dean Chalkey
Godlike geniuses Manic Street Preachers are preparing for the performance of their lives at this week’s NME Big Gig, and in the mag we reveal the top ten tricks to becoming a Godlike Genius. This weekâ
Kate Nash is set to hit the US with NME in April. Read what she thinks of the "shitty pop" there in this week’s mag. This weekâ
To celebrate Thursday’s Shockwaves NME Awards 2008, this weekâ