Elliott Smith Remembered – Inside This Week’s NME

In this week’s NME, on sale from Wednesday 27 October…

It’s a special tribute to Elliott Smith. With a new best of album out, we speak to his close friends to find out the truth about the life and death of this genius songwriter, and outsider icon.

Paul McCartney’s, once part of Ringo Starr’s backing band, is reissuing Wings’ ‘Band on the Run’ – who got to do the interview? Only Tom flippin’ Meighan from Kasabian! And he did it for free, the sucker…

Elsewhere in the mag we have features on Zola Jesus (says she’s not a goth – she bloody is), the man tipped to take Kanye’s crown, Kid Cudi, and there’s proper grotty interviews with both Crystal Castles, and White Lies.

There’s also a special tribute to the recently deceased Ari Up from punk legends The Slits, in which she is remembered by one of her former bandmates as “A total rebellious soul.”

Plus there’s the usual gig guide, reviews section, news, crossword, gubbins…

If you don’t buy a copy you’ll be mocked behind your back. By your family too.

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