From Beady Eye To Biffy – NME’s Giant Xmas Double Issue

Merry fookin’ Christmas – Liam Gallagher graces the cover of the bumper Christmas issue of NME. In a world exclusive interview he reveals all about Beady Eye’s forthcoming debut album, discusses his Christmas plans (hint: they involve “getting wankered”), and explains why he’s backing the student protesters (“I still think they should get a fucking job, though”).

It’s as entertaining read as you’d expect – but it’s hardly the only reason to buy the 82-page festive double issue, which also features a New Year’s Eve party guide and the traditional monster quiz and crossword. Oh, and a free massive 2011 calendar starring Muse and The Libertines.

Can’t be arsed to shlep to the shops? You can order a digital edition here.

The issue also comes with a free massive 2011 calendar featuring images of The Libertines and Muse, plus festive interviews with the Manics, Vampire Weekend, The Drums, Foals, and… Aled Jones.

There’s exclusive news on Glasvegas’ big comeback, we turn on Putney’s Christmas lights with The xx, chat to Biffy Clyro about their amazing year, and get the likes of Hurts and Suede to review the year’s biggest tracks.

The Xmas issue of NME is on sale Wednesday 15 December.