On the eve of their triumphant return to UK shores at this weekend’s V Festival, NME jets out to Las Vegas to get the inside story on The Killers’ new album ‘Battle Born’. It’s a tale of personal tragedies, atomic bombs, and reducing their producer to tears – and it’s all fed into what might just be the band’s biggest record to date.
Inside their secret east London show to celebrate the medal successes of Team GB. Did the presence of Bradley Wiggins, Jessica Ennis and – yes, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin – spur the Roses on to new heights?
Ryan Jarman’s New Band
The Cribs frontman has been out in New York, working on an intriguing new side-project.
Green Day Comeback!
The news from their sweaty comeback show at the Los Angeles Echoplex
The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon talks influence and inspiration
Foals New Album News
Yannis spills the beans on the Oxford math-rock heroes’ forthcoming “stinky” comeback
Meet new Radar Stars… Daughter
The fast-rising London trio who’ve just inked a deal with 4AD
Bob Marley: The Legacy
How the reggae legend’s teachings live on
Inside Michacu’s Studio
A healthy creative environment – and a health-and-safety risk
Amazing Free Posters
The NME cover stars of 2012 – stick ‘em up on yer wall
New Albums Reviewed
Bloc Party, Jessie Ware, Ariel Pink and Yeasayer
Blur triumph at Hyde Park, Peace live in London, Paul Weller and Spiritualized heat up the 100 Club and Light Asylum and Hercules And Love Affair at Antony Hegarty’s Meltdown. Oh – and some guy calling himself… Snoop Lion?
Does Rock’n’Roll Kill Braincells?
Or more pertinently, does hip-hop, as NME tests the old grey matter of Ice-T