NME Goes Free! Rihanna features on the first cover

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

  • NMERIHANNA
    The world’s most rebellious pop star holds ceremony on her eighth album, feminism and still being fly when she’s 80.
  • NMETHE BIG BANG THEORY
    The Big Bang Theory is a TV phenomenon. With the phenomenally successful show’s cliffhanger-charged ninth season about to drop, we tot up the parallels between it and another sitcom classic, Friends.
  • NMECHVRCHES
    As they prepare to release their second album, the Glasgow trio explain that no matter how much abuse they take from idiotic trolls, they’ll never be silenced.
  • NMELANA DEL REY
    Her intoxicating, mournful new album – reviewed!
  • NMETHIS IS ENGLAND
    Director Shane Meadows talks about the future of the game-changing show.
  • NMEDOCTOR WHO
    The reasons why season nine will put the ‘ooh’ in Doctor Who.
  • NMEPETER ROBINSON VS
    NME’s greatest ever franchise is back! Peter Robinson’s first victim is former Sex Pistol John Lydon. Let battle commence…
  • NMENEW COLUMNIST – KATHERINE RYAN
    This week, she explains what hip-hop can teach us all about commitment.
  • NMEUNDER THE RADAR
    This week’s tip for the top: London’s Little Simz.
  • NMEWHAT’S ON YOUR HEADPHONES?
    We hit the streets of Manchester to find out what you’re listening to and why you look so damn good.