Alex Turner, Beth Ditto, Jarvis Cocker and loads of others make up the gallery of rogues in this week's issue, which is jam-packed with the latest from the frontline of indie, plus competitions and the UK's biggest gig guide.
Will Self gets the Peter Robinson grilling this week, and talks Sex Pistols, Topshop, and a virus that will kill every U2 album...
Another great week for album releases - check our reviews section for the lowdown on new offerings by Nick Cave, Sebastien Tellier, a re-release from Beck and loads more.
The inside cover of this week's NME boasts a full-page glossy picture of the one and only Jimi Hendrix from 1967 in Copenhagen.
NME pulled off a coup this week, actually getting Crystal Castles to pose for a photo. Alex Miller met the opinion-dividing electro terrors.
It's a Shockwaves NME Awards show special in Live this week. Find out who covered 'Pump Up The Jam' and who thanked NME for allowing "old farts" to play in the mag.
Ex-Pavement legend Stephen Malkmus is the latest indie megastar to tell NME what Rock 'N' Roll has taught him over his 20-year career.
Noel Gallagher's legendary Wheeler End studio is threatened with closure, but NME is offering one lucky band the opportunity to record there.
Hardcore heroes Fucked Up release an 18-minute long opus this week, 'Year Of The Pig'. It's our Track Of The Week. Find out what it sounds like, along with offerings from Gallows and the band The Darkness became, Stone Gods, in this week's issue.
New York disco makes a spectacular comeback as Hercules And Love Affair earn themselves an 8/10 NME review for their debut album of the same name. Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem
Black Francis caught live at Glasgow's Garage on February 10, with XX Teens in support. Pic: Drew Farrell
Late Of The Pier in robes for the video to new single 'The Bears Are Coming'. NME's Sam Richards went down to get the full story. Pic: Andy Willsher
This week's Radar band are Bombay Bicycle Club, who support The Hold Steady at their Shockwaves NME Award show at London's KOKO on February 27. Pic: Sam Jones
Dirty Pretty Things' recent recording sessions have ended in fights with pool cues and band members getting the sack. Find out exactly what's going on in our news section this week. Pic: James Quinton
Get the full page picture of The Cribs on the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour in the mag this week. Pic: Danny North
Alex Turner and The Rascals' Miles Kane - aka The Last Shadow Puppets -whose album is out on April 24. Read NME this week for the full story. Pic: Andy Willsher
Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington gets some help from a fan at their recent Shockwaves NME Awards Show at London Astoria, which is reviewed in this week's issue of NME. Pic: Andy Willsher
Beth Ditto and Jarvis Cocker larking around backstage at the Shockwaves ME Awards last year, shortly before Beth had a bone to pick with Jarvis about his song 'Fat Children'. Pic: Dean Chalkley
Beth Ditto and Jarvis are our cover stars this week in NME, and spill the beans on their collaboration single 'Temptation'. Pic: Dean Chalkley