Your favourite music weekly is about to get even better...

NME will unleash its brand new look this week, giving you not only the most hard-hitting news and reviews, in-depth features and sharpest photography in the world, but also an exclusive CD hand-picked by THE STROKES.

The new-look NME has undergone a complete redesign following months of extensive research, development and creative work which will all be unveiled in the next issue. The cover CD will feature tracks chosen by the kings of New York cool, The Strokes, and a rare demo version of ‘Is This It’.

NME editor Conor McNicholas said: “Having just celebrated regaining the top spot as the UK’s best-selling music weekly, and the best festival coverage ever this redesign is another exciting move in the history of this world famous brand. It has taken six months of intensive research and hard graft.”

He added: “No change has been introduced lightly, with every innovation focused squarely on our readers’ demanding list of wants and needs. The finished result is something that the whole team is incredibly proud of and our readers will be pleased to see.”

Amongst the completely new innovations that will be ingrained into the magazine every week will be your one-stop guide to everything you need in your life – ‘The Agenda’. Every essential album, single, gig, film, and TV and radio event will be listed, giving you the chance to lap up as much rock ‘n roll high (and low) culture as humanely possible.

Conor said: “We’ve made some bold moves, and we’ve added some unique new twists to the title. However, our sole aim has been to ensure that the NME not only maintains its position as being the first stop for music news and reviews, but also continues to deliver as the title closest to the cutting-edge of music culture.”

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The tracklisting for the CD will be:

Kings of Leon – ‘Spiral Staircase’

Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers – ‘Chinese Rocks’

The Ramones – ‘Teenage Lobotomy’

New York Dolls – ‘Trash’

The Modern Lovers – ‘Pablo Picasso’

The Velvet Underground – ‘I’m Waiting For The Man’

Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Trenchtown Rock’

Peter Tosh – ‘Arise Black’

Iggy Pop with Ric Ocasek – ‘Old Mule Skinner’

Blondie – ‘One Way Or Another’

Duran Duran – ‘Rio’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Miles Away’

Patsy Cline – ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’

The Strokes – ‘Is This It’ (Demo Recorded at JP’s House)

Jet – ‘Get Me Outta Here’

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – ‘In Like The Rose’

Franz Ferdinand – ‘Tell Her Tonight’

The Cooper Temple Clause – ‘Music Box’

The Coral – ‘Boy At The Window’