In this week’s NME…
Genius or fraud? Poet or prick? The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison is the most divisive character in rock history. To mark the 40th anniversary of his death, we delve deep into the myth of The Lizard King, dissecting his lyrics, reliving his booze fuelled existence and reassesing his best work. So what’s the verdict? That’s up to you…
Also in the issue, we head to Germany with Hurts and meet Europe’s most insane stabby fans (Theo’s favourite? The Estonian Starer), Bjork beams in from the future with a loopy new app album, and The Killers’ drummer Ronnie Vannucci gives us his guide to the most amazing (and
mental) sticksmen ever.
Plus Arcade Fire rock Hyde Park with a little help from Mumfords and The Vaccines, Viva Brother chuck their toys into the pool in Ibiza, and Two Door Cinema Club come clean… they love The Spice Girls.
Plus all the week’s albums reviewed and rated, the essential gig guide and the best new bands you have to hear.