Wakefield trio The Cribs are joined by former Smiths star Johnny Marr on the cover of this week’s NME. In an exclusive interview Marr unveils the truth behind joining the Jarmans. Elsewhere in the issue, we review the Arctic Monkeys movie, Glasvegas arrive in Transylvania and Noel Gallagher makes it onstage with three broken ribs.
Over 17 albums and 35 years AC/DC have been the dictionary definition of balls-out, no-frills rock. In this week’s issue of NME (October 15) we’ve created an A-Z guide to Australia’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band and their 35 years at rock’s top table. The handy guide covers everything from comebacks, flat caps and power chords to Satanism and x-rated lyrics. Plus, find out why alcohol, nasty women and bad food is good for you.
The Clash? Connected to Keane? Only in 12 Steps do such strange links emerge. In this week’s NME (on sale October 15) we also bind the punk rockers to an animator on ‘The Simpsons’ and Gwen Stefani.
Mike Skinner’s alter ego The Streets brings his new (and last?) album into the live arena in this week’s NME (on sale October 15). He loves being in Sheffield so much he forgets what day it is. Check out whether the audience have as much fun in Live.
Oasis played their first gig since Noel Gallagher’s onstage attack when they kicked off their UK tour in Liverpool last week (October 7). However, taking no chances boxer Ricky Hatton – a friend of the band – provided extra ‘security’ for the show, telling the crowd as he introduced "the best band in the world" onstage that "anyone trying anything tonight will have me to deal with!"
Johnny Marr’s been popping up at The Cribs’ gigs for months now and in this week’s NME (on sale October 15) he finally tells us the reason why he’s not only found a new band with The Jarmans but also a new family.
In Albums in this week’s NME (on sale October 15) The Long Blondes release a collection of early tracks and rarities. With one good, and one not so good album behind them, will it be third time lucky for the Sheffield-based band?
Little Boots, Detroit Social Club, Micachu, Little Comets…on paper the Manchester festival, In The City, had a lot going for it but as shown in this week’s Live, in NME (on sale October 15), that’s not always a recipe for success.
Late Of The Pier – victims of the hype machine or nu-rave genii? You’ll have to grab this week’s NME (on sale October 15) to get our view as the off-kilter popsters play The Arches in Glasgow.
Glasvegas have quashed internet rumours that their forthcoming Christmas album has been shortened to an EP, in this week’s NME, declaring it will feature "at least 10 songs" and is scheduled for release on December 1. Speaking to NME in New York on the first day working with producer Rich Costey – who produced their self-titled debut album – the four-piece said that despite initial plans to to have guest singers on the album, they have decided to go it alone.
This week’s My Music quizzes The Rascals and The Last Shadow Puppets’ star Miles Kane for his top musical picks. His guilty pleasures include ‘Stayin Alive’ by The Bee Gees ("No joke, I’ve been getting well into this! We’ve been having that before gigs lately. In Ireland we had a Bees Gees dance-off in the tiny dressing roomâ
Mirror Mirror on the wall, meet the weirdest of them all – in the form of Brooklyn’s self-proclaimed "digital hippies". Lead singer David Riley attempts to explain the band’s concept to NME: "The lifestyle that we create is as important as the music. It should be creative, experimental, and sustainable."
Cheeky Cheeky And The Nosebleeds are the focus of this week’s Radar, and for more than their imaginative band name. These Woodbridge wags don’t take themselves too seriously and believe they are the ones to make up for the current paucity of knockabout wit in the world of indie.
This week’s Radar stars, The Chapman Family, arrive on the new-music scene armed with songs about murder and a motive to shock. These brutal Teeside terrors began life as "just another angular-sounding band from the North East", until they found themselves wanting a bass player. This event then turned Liverpool based band’s destiny. How? Get this week’s issue of NME, on newsstands now to find outâ
Albert Hammond Jr. storms Scala in London in this week’s Live! But is it enough to make us forget all about a Strokes comeback? NME’s Emily Mackay thinks not. Find out why by picking up a copy of NME, on sale October 15.
Premiering new DVD ‘At The Apollo’ with a cinema screening in London last week (October 7), Arctic Monkeys held their first full press conference with director Richard Ayoade. NME was there listening in as they locked horns. For the full report, buy NME, dated October 15, out now.