Music Interviews

Song Stories – The Smiths, ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’

NME Godlike Genius 2013 Johnny Marr tells us how a new guitar helped him write the riff of The Smiths' classic 'Heaven Knows I'm...

Song Stories – Johnny Marr, ‘Upstarts’

NME Godlike Genius 2013 Johnny Marr sits down with his guitar to tell us the story behind his storming new single 'Upstarts'.

Song Stories – Suede, ‘It Starts And Ends With You’

Suede's Brett Anderson and Mat Osman sit down to discuss the inspiration behind their hook-laden new single 'It Starts And Ends With You'.

Song Stories – Foals, ‘Inhaler’

With Foals on the cover of NME, the band talk us through the writing of their gorgeous new single 'Inhaler'. Pick up this week's...

Song Stories – Foals, ‘Spanish Sahara’

To mark their appearance on the NME cover, Foals talk us through how they wrote their classic track 'Spanish Sahara', named NME's Song of...

Song Stories – Peter Hook On New Order

Peter Hook tells the behind-the-scenes story of New Order and some of the band's greatest songs, including 'Regret', 'Blue Monday' and 'Crystal'.

Song Stories – Peter Hook On Joy Division

Peter Hook tells the stories behind some of Joy Division's greatest songs, including 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', 'Transmission' and 'Atmosphere'.

Song Stories – Bat For Lashes, ‘All Your Gold’

Natasha Khan reveals why 'All Your Gold' was a difficult child, and the women's predicament that the song describes.

Tori Amos – The Story Behind ‘Cornflake Girl – Classic Song

The North Carolina singer-songwriter opens up about how 'Cornflake Girl' was inspired by reggae and female genitalia. Tori's new album 'Gold Dust' is out...

Classic Song – The Story Behind Sex Pistols’ ‘God Save The Queen’

John Lydon talks to NME about the recording and impact of Sex Pistols classic 'God Save The Queen'. "It's done wonders for this country,"...