Green Day’s ‘secret’ Reading set! Foo Fighters’ epic two-and-a-half hour Leeds show! And another 23 moments that rocked Reading and Leeds Festivals, with live reports on The Vaccines, Bombay, Two Door, Kasabian, Florence, Crystal Castles, The Cure and Odd Future, backstage banter, Fred Spector meeting his indie hero… and what you lot got up to over the course of a weekend to remember.
As the Russian feminist punk provocateurs are sent to jail for three years, we detail how you can stand up for Pussy Riot
What Blur Did Next
With Hyde Park out the way, here’s what Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave are doing with their days
“I Think That’s The Sweatiest Gig We’ve Ever Played!”
NME was there as Bloc Party debuted new album ‘Four’ at London’s 250-capacity Birthdays
And why these trippy Scouse freak-folkies owe an unlikely debt to Norwegian black metal
Pieces Of Me
We find out what makes Toddla T tick
New Albums Reviewed
Two Door! The Vaccines! Cat Power! And LCD Soundsystem’s break-up film, Shut Up And Play The Hits
Willis Earl Beal, Wild Beasts and Patrick Wolf play Beacons Festival, and Mr Peter Doherty makes his live comeback at Kingston Hippodrome… did everything go to plan?
“Good Luck To The People Who Are Vegetarians!”
Does reggae kill braincells? Dub maestro Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry takes our quiz.