This week’s NME (March 11, 2008)


Bringing up the rear of NME this week is this classic full-page glossy shot of Bowie and Iggy in 1976, during Bowie’s ‘Station To Station’ tour and at the start of his Berlin years. Photographer: Jan Persson


After 30 years of highly politicised songwriting, Billy Bragg is back with a new album, and Ben Patashnik has 10 reasons why we desperately need more people like him, in this week’s NME. Pic: Ellis Parrinder


Gallows almost hit meltdown at the final Shockwaves NME Awards Show, as Frank was throttled by an audience member. Read the full horror in our review of the show, which saw support from Anti-Flag and Fucked Up. Pic: Tom Oxley



Band Of Horses played one of the most over-subscribed Shockwaves NME Shows two weeks ago with buzz band MGMT. Read our review of the evening, and find out which one of them went on "nine-and-a-half years too long" in NME’s Live section this week. Pic: Tim Cochrane


To celebrate the release of our NME Classics compilation CD – a three-CD package spanning three decades of rock legends – we’ve been trying to decide which was the best decade for music. The ’90’s clinched it, but what do you think? Get on the messageboards and let the ruckus begin!


Foals finally release their debut album ‘Antidotes’ this week. Check out today’s NME magazine to read how they made it with TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek in New York, and for the official NME verdict.


In the new NME magazine’s albums reviews: We Are Scientists may have lost a drummer but they’ve kept their sense of humour. Read the full verdict on ‘Brain Thrust Mastery’ in today’s issue.



Muse on the cover of this week’s NME. It’s another deluxe issue of the mag, as we sit down with the Shockwaves NME Awards Best Live Band and hear about their plans to tour China and land UFOs on the crowd’s heads at V Festival. Also in the issue: we speak to MGMT, run a track-by-track account of Alex Turner and Miles Kane’s new album, reveal the verdict on Foals’ debut album and loads more.


Muse’s Matt Bellamy’s star status is confirmed on the cover of this week’s NME. "I think it’s time for the silly prog opus" explains Matt in in a cover interview that ranges from the dangers of drug smuggling to Bon Jovi and touring Eastern Europe. Click onwards to see the full cover and the rest of the new magazine. Pic: Dean Chalkley