Paul Weller unveils the music that shaped him for the new edition of NME Gold

From The Beatles to Noel Gallagher - inside the mind of an icon

Paul Weller is the latest icon the go in deep and reveal the music that shaped him for the new edition of NME Gold.

After Liam Gallagher kicked things off by sharing his favourite music for the first ever issue of NME Gold, now The Jam, Style Council and solo hero takes to the pages – picking historic articles about his favourite artists from the archives of NME.

From The Beatles to John Coltrane, Bob Marley, Curtis Mayfield and Noel Gallagher, Weller shares his thoughts on his chosen artists to reveal how they made him the artist he is today.


Not only that, but there’s also a new in-depth interview in the run-up to his 60th birthday to explore his own musical journey.

Paul Weller is scoring his first soundtrack

“When I was young, the NME was like by Bible, really,” Weller told NME Gold. “That would be the word.”

He continued: “Obviously there are good things about the internet, you can find bands and artists and go straight to their music, which is great, but because there’s so many people doing it, you still need someone to give you that knowledge, and that curation.

“That’s what music magazines are good for. Hopefully this one will be as well.”

The Paul Weller edition of NME Gold is available here now, priced at £7.99.


Weller’s new album ‘A Kind Revolution’ is out now. His upcoming tour dates are below and tickets are available here.

Wed February 21 2018 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Fri February 23 2018 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Sat February 24 2018 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Sun February 25 2018 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Tue February 27 2018 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Thu March 01 2018 – MANCHESTER Arena
Fri March 02 2018 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Sat March 03 2018 – LONDON O2