NME’s last newsstand issue collectors edition magazine out now

132 pages of the best interviews, pictures and moments of NME's history

The last newsstand issue of NME is on sale now in the form of a 132-page collectors edition magazine.

The issue celebrates the first chapter of NME (1952 – 2015) ahead of the upcoming free print relaunch, available to purchase online and at newsstands now.

It includes the best features and interviews from over the years as the NME archives are opened to revisit pivotal encounters with a troubled Nirvana, an enigmatic Bowie, Morrissey in his pomp and words by some of NME‘s biggest names through the ages, from Danny Kelly to Charles Shaar Murray, Steven Wells and Johnny Cigarettes.

The issue also includes the greatest 50 of the most iconic NME covers of all time in poster form, including Joy Division, Amy Winehouse, Blur, The Stone Roses, Björk, Rihanna, Daft Punk, the Ramones and many more.


As well as this, there’s also the best miscellaneous moments from NME history: the funniest celebrity interviews from former columnist Peter Robinson, plus NME‘s long-running humour page, in which fake Wu Tang members rub shoulders with made-up techno DJs and we visit Mark E Smith’s house.

Other highlights include Damon Albarn dressed as Debbie Harry, Brandon Flowers’ disembodied moustache getting his own weekly column, Arctic Monkeys dressing as elves and Aphex Twin downing a bowl of lemons.

The new-look NME magazine will be launched on September 18 as a free weekly guide to the best music on the planet.