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 stencilled slogans.

The celebrate the birth of punk and one of the most vital and visceral bands in British music history, we revisit the summer of ’76 to a time where The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and Strummer & co fought, bickered and riffed their way into history. Featuring brand new interviews with Mick Jones and John Lydon.

Also in this issue, Kings of Leon in crisis! Following Caleb’s onstage meltdown in Dallas, what next for band? Is it all over? The people closest give their verdict.

Plus, we’ve collected together the 25 new bands that you need in your life right now, got a track from each of them and put them together on an exclusive online mixtape, free for every reader. All the details of how to claim yours inside.

As well as that we test how rock n roll Jay from The Inbetweeners is, talk jerking off with Black Veil Brides, and give the definitive verdict on Kanye & Jay-Z’s ridiculously massive hip hop extravaganza, Watch The Throne.

Plus the rest of the week’s albums reviewed and rated and the UK’s biggest gig guide.


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