The Stones’ road to Glasto! The Arctic Monkeys’ finest live moments! All the secret guest slot possibilities explored! A full day-by-day guide to what not to miss at the world’s biggest and best festival, whether you’re onsite or watching at home! Plus Mumford & Sons, Biffy Clyro, Primal Scream, Peace, Johnny Marr, Palma Violets, Phoenix, James Blake, Tim Burgess, Jake Bugg and many more look forward to the (actually probably sunny and everything) weekend of our lives!
The five-year wait is finally over as Peter Doherty prepares to release the third Babyshambles album ‘Sequel To The Prequel’. But is it any good? Why does Peter think the summer will be ”fucking mayhem”? What’s he doing in an electric car in Paris? And why is he trying to flog Kate Moss’ old fag butts?
THE KILLERS SLAY WEMBLEY (AND ISLINGTON)
NME’s pitch-side and back-stage report from The Killers’ first ever stadium show as they bound triumphantly to the peak of their ”Everest”, then rush down to the Highbury Garage to play a tiny club gig – NME was by their side every step of this fantastic journey.
The actual, real-life son of God (he IS!) Kanye West drops an album and a baby in virtually the same week – but is it really worthy of having a song on it called ‘I Am A God’? The album, that is, not the baby.
BOBBY GILLESPIE SPARKS A REVOLUTION
”They’re talking about ending poverty but I think you should be talking about ending capitalism,” says the Primal Scream mainman as he gears up to take the Primals’ latest political rejuvenation ‘More Light’ to the festivals. But what’s its message? Will it rouse Generation ZZZZ? And how would he feel if David Cameron came out as a Primals fan?
Isle Of Wight vs Download! On board Yoko Ono’s magic John Lennon bus! Behind the masks of the fake Daft Punk! And Simon Cowell’s egg-thrower explains herself! And Laura Marling’s 1920s vintage gig, The Family Rain, Editors, Half Moon Run and Waxahatchee reviewed!