In this week’s NME…
Amy Winehouse’s dedication not only to living every word and every note of her songs to the full, but to total, naked honesty was a rare inspiration in pop.
Following the sad news of her death, NME pays our respects to a true icon and the most talented singer in a generation over 10 pages of classic and unseen images, heartfelt tributes and enduring memories of a daring talent whose life ended far, far too soon.
Also in this issue, PJ Harvey talks down the competition at this year’s Mercury awards, festival owners hit back against Michael Eavis, and Biffy Clyro reveal the latest on their new album.
Plus the story of The Kinks – rock’s original feuding siblings.
You can also find our verdict on Noel Gallagher’s new single, as well as the best new bands and the UK’s biggest gig guide.