Liam Gallagher edits NME and Uncut one-shot
NME and Uncut have joined forces to release a one-shot dedicated to – and edited by – Liam Gallagher.
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NME GOLD: Liam Gallagher features archived content handpicked by the icon himself, along with an exclusive interview.
The magazine showcases material from the archives of NME, Uncut and Melody Maker, the music newspaper which closed in 2000. This includes historic features and photography celebrating Gallagher’s musical heroes and those who have made an impact on his career.
Mike Williams, Editor-in-Chief of NME, said: “What better way to honour Liam’s career than to ask him to take charge of this special issue. This is his choice of the best material and reminds us all why he is such an icon – this is his personal printed mixtape.”
The 100-page issue gives readers an insight into Gallagher's musical journey. He shares his thoughts on artists such as The Stone Roses, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and George Michael as he talks the reader through the archived material.
In an exclusive career-sweeping interview, Gallagher reflects on his journey so far – revealing his thoughts on everything from his new record, his mum’s knitting and his brother Noel, to partying with a new generation of grime artists and making peace with artists including Coldplay’s Chris Martin.
The magazine also revisits when NME met Oasis as they kicked off their first headline UK tour in 1994.
“Liam has featured heavily in all our magazines over the years, so we’re privileged to have a huge archive that he went through with us as he took the reins as Editor. Bringing these legendary features together is a great way to share his story with our readers today,” John Mulvey, Editor of Uncut, added.
Available in print and digital editions, NME GOLD: Liam Gallagher, is on sale now for £7.99.
Gallagher released his solo debut album As You Were at the beginning of October. He is currently on his world tour, which ends in June in London.