Mark Beaumont

Andy Rourke, 1964 – 2023: The Smiths bassist was a key thread in their rich tapestry

NME remembers Rourke's crucial contribution to The Smiths, one that bandmate Johnny Marr says "no other bass player could match"

Soundtrack Of My Life: Tim Booth

James frontman on The Beatles' genius and his "obsession" with Black Country, New Road

In the age of AI Oasis, there’s no point being ordinary

As AIsis release a record featuring a computer-generated Liam Gallagher, NME envisions a sonic future of man vs machine, where creativity wins

Soundtrack Of My Life: Babatunde Aléshé

Comedian. Gogglebox-er. 'I'm A Celeb' alumni

Spoon announce one-off London show and talk touring with The Black Keys

Frontman Britt Daniel also tells NME about doing David Bowie proud and how he should have ended up in the 'Meet Me In The Bathroom' documentary

Brix Smith on going solo and watching Gary Lineker soil himself: “I’m bomb-proof now”

The Fall icon talks to NME about her new album 'Valley Of The Dolls', the dark side of Manchester and California, and overcoming hard times

Inside ‘Meet Me In The Bathroom’: this year’s must-watch music doc

Relive the rebirth of rock and roll with directors and noughties NYC experts Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace

Why The Beatles and The Rolling Stones should’ve let history be

The Beatles and The Stones are reportedly hooking up on the new Stones album. Our columnist argues they should've kept a respectful distance

Soundtrack Of My Life: Talking Heads’ Tina Weymouth

Bass legend and new wave pioneer with a love of hula dancing

Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster: “David Walliams is a total phoney”

Guy McKnight of the '00s seminal noise punks tells us about the reissue of ‘Hörse Of The Dög’, working with Edgar Wright, hedonism and mental health, and how "aside from Fat White Family, bands like ours rarely exist or get signed anymore"