Iggy Pop and Blondie on the same bill in '77 must have been an awesome show. We've got the next best thing to being there at the back of the issue this week.
Read the full story on the infamous Hawley Arms fire and details of Panic's new album in NME, out today.
As Blur insist they're not reforming, we thought it only proper to write them an obituary.
The Shockwaves NME Awards show and Palladium head up a live section that also includes Lightspeed Champion and Black Kids.
The Wombats - the marmite of the indie world in 2008. Some hate them and their cuddly mascot Cherub, some can't get enough. Read both sides of the debate in their first ever cover feature.
The Wombats with one member of their cuddly toy collection. Pic: Ed Miles
Which side of the Wombat fence are you? The chirpy threesome bagged their first NME cover this week. Pic: Ed Miles
These New Puritans aren't known for being normal. Neither is NME's Gavin Haynes. See what happened when the two met in NME this week. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Los Campesinos!' debut 'Hold On Now, Youngster...' has divided the office this month. Read the full review now!
Read the NME verdict on I Was A Cub Scout's new album, along with offerings from Pete And The Pirates and Health, in this week's mag.
They don't make haircuts like that any more. Well evidently they do, as Ipso Facto prove in this week's Radar. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Kate Nash collaborating with Har Mar Superstar - surely not? Find out more in the issue this week. Pic: Ellis Parrinder
The Cribs perfoming with Johnny Marr in Glasgow recently. We spoke to the band about playing with their hero in this week's News section. Pic: Danny North
Read the full story on the mutual love-in between The Cribs and Johnny Marr in this week's NME. Pic: Danny North
Morgan soaks up the love as Does It Offend You, Yeah? play their slot on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 in Newcastle on February 4, 2008. Pic: Danny North
Want the behind-the-scenes lowdown on the most explosive tour of the year? Mark Beaumont spent 48 hours with the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour bands and spills the beans in this week's live section. Pic: Danny North
It's a bumper issue of NME this week. In the Live section we checked out band-of-the-moment Black Kids, alongside Friendly Fires and Ipso Facto, on the Vice Tour. Check the rest of the gallery to see what else is in the mag this week. Pic: Sonia Melot