Radiohead released the box set version of new album Ã¢â
Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty should have celebrated the end of his bandÃ¢â
The Hold Steady headlined the NME US RockÃ¢â
Art Brut headed out on the road with The Hold Steady as part of the 32-date NME US RockÃ¢â
In August The Verve announced a UK arena tour as part of their reformation, which will see a belated follow-up to 1997â
Smashing Pumpkins headlined the main stage at The Carling Weekend Reading and Leeds festival in August. Pic: Danny North
Foo Fighters returned to the UK to headline the V Festival â
Gallows singer Frank Carter was injured during a live performance in Stoke in September. Pic: Tom Oxley
Kate Nash celebrates the huge chart success of her second single, â
Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys in front of their legendarily huge crowd at Lancashire cricket ground in July. The size of the gig meant that it was compared to Oasis’ Knebworth. In February the group dressed as The Village People and characters from The Wizard Of Oz for their Brit Awards acceptances speeches.
Pic: Andy Willsher
Iggy Pop speaks to NME.com backstage at the Benicassim festival after his alleged racist comments in an interview in July.
Pic: Phil Wallis
Klaxons look over the moon at receiving NMEâ
Luke Pritchard, singer with The Kooks, onstage at Scotlandâ
In June NME gave away a free White Stripes seven-inch. The red vinyl record contained the song â
The 2007 NME New Music Tour in Association with Topman kicked off in June. The tour featured The The Rumble Strips, The Little Ones, Pull Tiger Tail and Blood Red Shoes.
Pic: Andy Willsher
Factory Records boss and all-round legend Tony Wilson died from complications related to cancer in August, aged just 57. In homage, we put him on the NME cover, seeing as heâ
The Beastie Boys toured the UK in September. Pic: PA Photos
New band of the year were Scots Glasvegas, whose limited-edition debut single sold out in a few days. The quartet will be appearing on the bill of a Shockwaves NME Awards show in February 2008.
Pic: Danny North
Parisian DJ duo Justice had a good 2007. Consisting of Gaspard AugÃ
Muse’s world tour hit the Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia, in November. Pic: Ian Jennings
Biffy Clyro camped it up for NME’s Halloween issue this year, dressing as characters from Rob Zombie’s horror classic asË
Bloc Party made it to the Iceland Airwaves festival in Reykjavik in October. Pic: Tom Oxley
The Libertines released a Best Of album. The band were originally called The Strand, and played their last-ever gig in Paris on December 17 , 2004. Pic: Roger Sargent
Sir Paul McCartney headlined the BBC Electric Proms festival at London’s Camden Roundhouse in September. Pic: BBC
Sam Riley playing Joy Division singer Ian Curtis on the set of the film Control. The movie was directed by former NME photographer Anton Corbijn and produced by Tony Wilson, who sadly passed away this year.
Klaxons released their debut album â
The Enemy cemented their reputation as one of the UKâ
Muse headline two nights at Wembley Stadium in June. The crowd on each night was almost 90,000 strong and the shows will be released on DVD and CD in February 2008.
Pic: Andy Willsher
My Chemical Romance headlined the Download Festival in June. Pic: Danny North
Gossip singer Beth Ditto reveals all on a controversial issue of NME in May. The band’s biggest hit, â
In April Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards made the shock admission that he’d snorted his father’s ashes. Pic: PA Photos
Noel Gallagher appeared on the cover of NME back in April. The Oasis guitarist promised a solo album that never actually appeared.
Wakefield siblings The Cribs released their third album in May. The record – called â
In March, Arcade Fire released ‘Neon Bible’.
In February Babyshambles played a Shockwaves NME Awards show. The band were joined onstage by Pete Doherty’s then-girlfriend, Kate Moss. Pic: PA Photos
Arcade Fire played a series of low-key shows at London’s Porchester Hall in February, ahead of the release of their acclaimed ‘Neon Bible’ album. Pic: Phil Wallis
The Enemy played a Shockwaves NME Awards show in February. Pic: Andy Willsher
Morrissey gave NME an exclusive interview back in February.
Klaxons have since told NME that their slot on the NME Indie Rave Tour changed everything for them. Now weâ
The NME Indie Rave Tour was a bit of a love-in, to be honest. Although theyâ
In April, Klaxons played the Coachella festival in Palm Springs. It was the start of a run of festival shows for the band, who also played twice at Glastonbury, on the Dance Stage and The Other Stage. Their performances were so well received that organiser Michael Eavis tipped them as future headliners. Pic: Tom Oxley
The View made the first of two appearances on our cover in January, the same month as their debut LP â
He passed away on Xmas Day, so in January we were all mourning the loss of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. NME put him on the cover, acknowledging the great manâ
Primal Scream were the winners of the prestigious Godlike Genius Awards at the Shockwave NME Awards in March and they were joined onstage by another Godlike winner – Mick Jones of The Clash. Pic: Andy Willsher
Arctic Monkeys released their second album in April. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Queens of the Stone Age released their ‘Era Vulgaris’ album back in June.
British hardcore troupe Gallows were the highlight of the South By Southwest festival in Austin in March, playing three shows at the event. One took place in the daytime and was attended by Lethal Bizzle, Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine and Janeâ
Icelandic superstar BjÃ¶rk released her sixth studio album, â
Arctic Monkeys returned to their old stomping grounds in February to play a low-key secret show at Sheffieldâ
The Camden Crawl took place in April, with over 120 bands playing across two nights at 25 venues. Highlights included Hadouken!, although many punters complained that large queues for oversubscribed venues meant that they actually got to see very few bands.
Pic: Andy Willsher
Amy Winehouse played the Coachella festival in May. Pic: Tom Oxley
Gallows headlined our Club NME night at the annual Great Escape festival in Brighton in May. Also on the bill were Foals, The Answering Machine and Bonde De Role.
Pic: Guy Eppel
The Cribs released their album ‘Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’ in May. The album was recorded in Canada with Franz Ferdinand man Alex Kapranos. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
The White Stripes unveil their new â
My Chemical Romance made another appearance on our cover, talking about their â
Kasabian rocked the Royal Albert Hall at the latest set of gigs organised by The Whoâ
Libertines men Pete Doherty and Carl Barat were reunited onstage at London’s Hackney Empire in April. Pic: Roger Sargent.
In January My Chemical Romance talked us through the difficult birth of their ‘Black Parade’ album.
Foals make their first appearance in our Radar section. The dance-rock Oxford five-piece went on to have a great 2007, though we reckon they might not have got so far had they stuck to their old name, The Edmund Fitzgerald.
Pic: Danny North