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This week's NME (26 August 2008)

  • Dizzee Rascal onstage at Reading Festival last weekend. The chart-topping grimester brought the party to both sites with a hit-heavy, floor filling set. Get this poster, and a host more, in the Reading and Leeds Festivals review issue of NME, out for sale across the UK today. Pic: Tim Cochrane

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  • Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil bares his tats from the Scot-trio's explosive Main Stage set at Reading Festival 2008. For this poster, plus a host of others including Metallica, The Cribs with Johnny Marr and aerial shots of each site â

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  • The Last Shadow Puppets' Alex Turner and Miles Kane let rip from the NME/Radio 1 Stage at the Leeds leg of Reading and Leeds Festivals 2008, last Friday (August 22). The sharp-suited duo, alongside third Puppeteer, drummer James Ford, performed a set that included opener 'Calm Like You', 'Hang The Cyst' and triumphant closer 'In My Room', to an extremely full tent. For the full festival review check out NME, dated August 30. Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty played a 'satisfactory' and uncharacteristically punctual set at the Reading and Leeds Festival sites last weekend. For the full review check out the issue. Pic: Tim Cochrane

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  • The view of the Reading Festival site from the festival chopper. Can you spot your tent? Get this and a Leeds aerial poster in the latest edition of NME, dated August 30. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • Bloc Party reveal the secrets behind their shock album release in News in the latest edition of NME. 'Intimacy', released online last week (August 21), is "not a 'rush release'" claims singer Kele Okereke to NME, "it's a 'release'â

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  • In Vocals this week Peter Robinson meets Babyshambles' Adam Ficek and talks rocket bicycles, Carol Smilie and renaming the band. "You grow out of being a babyâ

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  • Fantastical future-popstrel Little Boots, a.k.a Blackpool's electro fire-cracker Victoria Hesketh, is the focus of Radar in the new, Reading and Leeds Festivals review issue of NME. The 24-year old ex-Death Disco member, reveals her plans for forthcoming single 'Stuck On Repeat', intergalactic merch ("I like animals in space") and taking over Blackpool's club scene ("connecting to everyone is the Holy Grail"). Pic: Tom Oxley

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  • Radar introduces east London's sambapunkdiscoites We Have Band in the latest edition of NME, dated August 30. The self-proclaimed experimentalists ("If someone said, 'We need to have the sounds of an Indian elephant treading on crisps,' then we'd try it") formed after a drunken session following all three members' redundancy from label-giant EMI. Pic: Andy Willsher

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  • African-inspired punk-rock foursome Abe Vigoda are probably LA's most eccentric band. Fronted by guitarist and ex-actor Juan and vocalist/guitarist Michael with David and Reggie on bass and drums, the band claim theyâ

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  • In Albums this week we review the eponymous debut album from St Albans sleek dance architects Friendly Fires, a debut that places them firmly 'on an unstoppably stratospheric trajectory'. Get the lowdown in full in the new issue of NME that hits shelves across the UK today, and listen to the album now in the NME.COM Media player. Pic: Andy Whitton

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  • Kasabian's Tom Meighan pays homage to fans from onstage at Lincoln's Engine Shed on August 15. The dancefloor slaying rockers' thrilling gig is reviewed in full in the new Reading and Leeds Festivals review edition of NME, which hits shelves throughout the UK today. Pic: Jo McCaughey

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  • The Death Set, onstage at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff on August 14. Read the full review of the punk-rockers' mind-pummeling Welsh showcase in Live! in the new issue of NME, dated August 30. Pic: Richard Johnson

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  • In our special review edition of NME, dated August 30, we talk you through the ten emerging Reading and Leeds Festival bands we reckon could be gracing main stages in the near future. Included are mouth-frothing punkers The Death Set, synth-pop wackos Fight Like Apes and earnest barroom poets The Gaslight Anthem.

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  • Black Flag's iconic singer Henry Rollins passes on some well-earned pearls of wisdom in this week's What Rock 'N' Roll Has Taught Me in the latest issue of NME. Get the Rollins' insight on everything from discipline ("we would show up to sets on time and be civilâ

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  • In 12 Steps this week we explore the binds that tie The Cure to director extraordinaire Sofia Coppola, US singer/songwriter Scott Walker and the late, great Isaac Hayes. Get the proof that everything IS connected now in the backpages of NME, dated August 30.

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  • Zack de la Rocha of rap-metalers Rage Against The Machine onstage at last weekendâ

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