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The Stone Roses Reform – In this week’s NME (18/10/11)

There’s a layer of ground frost in hell today. Pigs are taking flight. This is real. This is happening. The Stone Roses have announced...

An Exclusive Look At Florence’s Comeback – Inside This Week’s NME (Oct 15)

“I am OBSESSED with drowning,” Florence Welch tells NME. “I think it’s about succumbing and being completely overwhelmed by something that’s bigger than everything.” Haunted...

25 Years Of Manic Street Preachers – Inside This Week’s NME (Oct 8)

25 years ago, in a small south Wales mining village, Manic Street Preachers began a crusade to torch rock’n’roll and rebuild it in their...

Noel Gallagher Starts Over – Inside This Week’s NME (Oct 1)

How does Noel Gallagher spend his days in 2011? Riding the tube, devouring new music on his ipad and, finally, launching his debut solo...

Bombay Bicycle Club Take Over – Inside This Week’s NME

Alex Turner talks “bullshit”. Jane’s Addiction are “insecure”. Selling your soul to the big time can “fuck off”. Having made the album of their...

Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’, 20 Years On – Inside This Week’s NME

1991. In a world dominated by weak pop and coked-up hair metal, three small town misfits ‘sold out’ and released a record that redefined...

Reading And Leeds Recapped – Inside This Week’s NME

“Give it up for the Jarv…” yells Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas from the main stage. Right on cue, bona-fide national treasure Jarvis Cocker of...

Muse Bring ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ To Life – Inside This Week’s NME

“I was having these strange hallucinations of this triangular blade… I could feel it cutting into my brain..” And so began the story of...

Riots Devastate UK Indie Music – Inside This Week’s NME

One story has dominated the music world over the past week: the needless and mindless torching of a warehouse on London’s outskirts that has...

How The Clash Changed Music Forever – Inside This Week’s NME

Thirty five years ago, from the murky melting pot of London came The Clash, paint splattered social crusaders high on their own myths and...
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