Franz meet Morrissey, The Ordinary Boys meet Weller and The Strokes meet Lou Reed...

This week’s issue of NME is a very special one. For the first time ever, we’ve got the cream of today’s bands photographed and in conversation with the musical icons who inspired them.

In the NME Heroes Issue, Morrissey interviews Franz Ferdinand about tattoos, groupies and fan hysteria. The Strokes interrogate The Ordinary Boys about how he became the ultimate New York rock’n’roll icon. Paul Weller talk about drugs, haircuts and scooters with The Modfather, Morrissey.

It’s an unmissable, fascinating celebration of the links between the heroes of the past with the amazing music around now.

To read an extract from the Morrissey/Franz Ferdinand interview, [url=]click here.

To read an extract from the The Strokes/ The Ordinary Boys interview, [url=]click here.

To read an extract from the Paul Weller/Morrissey interview, [url=]click here.

For the full conversations and some legendary photos, get this week’s NME, on sale now at only £1.80.