Kings Of Leon onstage at V Festival, Weston Park, last weekend. The Followills soldiered on through a torrential downpour to deliver one the the best-received performances of the weekend, that included thrilling sneak previews of tracks from their forthcoming album 'Only By The Night'. Pic: Jo McCaughey
Richard Ashcroft embraces the rapturous reception from festival goers during The Verve's V Festival headlining show in Staffordshire and Chelmsford last weekend. Read all about the indie-pioneers' live appearance, "another festival headline set that will live long in the memories of everyone present", in our V Festival review, and Reading and Leeds Festival preview issue of NME. Pic: Tom Oxley
The Prodigy's Keith Flint onstage at V Festival last weekend. In NME's review issue of V2008 we take a look at the weekend's highlights, including Hollywood rioteers Iglu & Hartley, space-rockers Muse and pop icons Girls Aloud. Pic: PA Photos
Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs storms the crowd, mic in tow, during the band's headlining performance at V Festival 2008, Staffordshire. For more on the dual-venue musical extravaganza check out the new issue of NME, onsale across the UK today. Pic: Sonia Melot
The View pictured here at V Festival in Staffordshire last weekend. The Scots-tykes previewed tracks from their forthcoming new album to enraptured festivalgoers during their rainy afternoon set. Watch an exclusive interview with the band in which they reveal more about the LP at www.nme.com/video. Pic: Jo McCaughey
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In our special Reading and Leeds Festivals preview edition of NME magazine we speak with Slipknot about their drug-induced, four-year hiatus and discover why the metals titans are more important than ever, before their UK festival comeback this weekend. "We never tried to win any teen heartthrob contests. We were always pricks," announces vocalist Corey Taylor.
In albums this week we take a look at the third studio album from Portland's italo-disco duo Glass Candy. Read the review of this "remarkable" release, entitled 'B/E/A/T/B/O/X', from the dance pioneers in the latest edition of NME, dated August 23.
This week's NME cover-star - self-confessed "romantic" Brandon Flowers - reveals The Killers' forthcoming album plans, what to expect from the band's Reading and Leeds Festivals headlining slots, and the dirty truth of his gold suit fetish: "I'm from Vegas! I canâ
The Killers' Brandon Flowers gives a candid interview in this weekâ
Gallows' Frank Carter shows he can do angst with the best of them, onstage at the Underage 'teen-only' Fest in London's Victoria Park on August 8. Get the full review, including Dizzee Rascal's captivating set, Gallows guitar-pummeling performance and frYars' dodgy Gary Glitter crack, in Live! Pic: Jacob Perlmutter
In News in the latest edition of NME we report on Glasvegas' Christmas album. The Scottish buzz-band are preparing to record a follow-up to their self-titled debut album â
Muse's Matt Bellamy onstage during the iconic band's headlining slot at V Festival 2008. The trio played a typically understated show â
In NME this week we outline the 15 must-see bands that will be performing at Reading and Leeds Festivals this coming weekend, including New Jersey punkers The Gaslight Anthem, Dublin's vaudeville punk rocksters Fight Like Apes and rock rioteers The Death Set. For more, check out the issue that goes on-sale across the UK today.
In this week's special Reading and Leeds Festival preview edition of NME we look at the 40-year history behind the UK's greatest rock-fest. From the jazz to the indie, Kurt's infamous stage entry via a wheelchair in 1992, Arctic Monkeys' mind-blowing Reading debut of 2005, the riots and exploding toilets...Read the full history in NME, dated August 23.
Will Gallows be returning to the studio to record their second album or will iconic frontman Frank Carter quit the band to become a full-time tattoo artist? In News this week we put to bed the rumours, and find out about the metallers' plans to record with Rage Against The Machine collaborator Garth Richardson. Read the full story in the new issue of NME, dated August 23.
The new issue of NME, which goes onsale throughout the UK today, features a 15-page guide to this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals - including an exclusive interview with headliners The Killers, the 15-must-catch new bands playing, Slipknot, Metallica and much more. Plus get the lowdown on last weekend's V Festival in our special review - all in the issue that hits shelves throughout the UK today.