Our writers have been all over Europe this week for the Live section, catching Babyshambles in Paris, Those Dancing Days in Holland, and Radiohead in London. Pic: Tom Oxley
We were some of the lucky few to catch Radiohead when they played an uber-small gig in east London last week. Read the full report in this week's NME, and watch the gig on nme.com/blog. Pic: Andy Willsher
Read the full review of Vampire Weekend's afro-pop indebted new album - and pick up a few style tips from NME's Sam Richards - in this week's issue.
This week's issue has a bundle of free posters inside, including this shot and pictures of Oasis in the studio and Gerard Way.
Pic: Andy Fallon
Weird instruments, stage invasions, cheap lamps dangling around necks, sound problems - we'd expect nothing less from a Metronomy gig. Pic: Sonia Melot
Klaxons filled in for Zane Lowe on Radio 1 this week. See the full page picture in this week's issue - perfect for covering the cracks in your bedroom wall.
The Ting Tings talk (lack of) sex, drugs (nicotine patches) and Nintendo Wiis ahead of their slot on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour. Pic: Danny North
Joe Lean let us in on their tourbus playlist in this week's issue. It's '80s power pop and '90s R&B slowjams if you're asking. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Hadouken! are going back to their grime roots for the debut album proper, due out in the spring. Pic: Danny North
There's a lot of myths surrounding dance-punks Does It Offend You, Yeah? We get to the bottom of them in this week's issue. Pic: Sam Jones
Those Dancing Days caught live at Eurosonic festival in Groningen, Holland, where you can still smoke indoors. Pic: James Quinton
Kid Harpoon is "reintroducing the heavy back into acoustic music" and he's this week's Radar star. Pic: Ed Miles
Ever wondered what it's like to be in the centre of the storm that is Babyshambles? Ex-guitarist Patrick Walden spills ithe beans in our news section this week, which also has news on The Moldy Peaches and the Reading and Leeds festivals.
Part two of our Albums Of 08 special has news on the new Primal Scream recor as well as releases due from Hadouken! and Panic At The Disco.
Another bumper issue this week - The Cribs finally get their own NME cover ahead of their Shockwaves NME Awards Tour after being ditched back in August following the death of Tony Wilson.
While we're shivering in the drizzle Australia is basking in the heat of the summer, and the Big Day Out festival featured everyone from Bjork to Rage Against The Machine and Arcade Fire.
If, like 99.99% of the world, you missed last week's Radiohead gig, there's a double page poster at the front of the mag this week as a pretty nice booby prize. Pic: Andy Willsher
Find out how The Cribs will manage the carnage of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour in this week's issue. Pic: Tom Oxley
The Mars Volta release another album this week, 'The Bedlam In Goliath'. Check our reviews section to see if it lives up to its title.
Happier, more organic, less synthesised - that's how Brendan Urie describes the new, more grown up Panic At The Disco sound on their new album, due March 23.
If Kate Nash laid an egg, would you eat it? This was one of the many questions Gavin Haynes has posed to The Cribs. Read the answer to that, and loads more, in their first ever cover feature, in this week's issue. Pic: Tom Oxley