Fran Healy of Travis is the cover star of this week’s edition of Melody Maker, as the band look to make it big in America.
As you open the magazine, Nina Persson poses for a photoshoot with Vic and Bob, after she recorded the theme tune to Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) that they are starring in.
Oasis are on a media blitz to promote their new album, with Liam Gallagher appearing as a guest in The Big Breakfast.
The Brit Award nominations are announced, with Ian Brown, Travis and Stereophonics speaking to Melody Maker about their nominations.
Matt Bellamy gets asked about the Brit Awards, describing them as “so much bullshit”.
Mansun get asked to choose their favourite music videos of all time, choosing ones by David Bowie, Nirvana and Blondie.
Travis attempts to crack America get four pages of coverage.
On the other side of the world, Melody Maker covers Big Day Out in Australia, where Foo Fighters, Primal Scream and Blink 182 were among the performers.
Concert Reviews went on the road this week, with Muse in Munich getting five stars, compared with Stereophonics getting two and a half stars for their Toronto gig.
Tim Burgess is the subject of a Q and A, where he reveals he looks into a mirror a lot of times a day.
In lyrics, the lyrics to Oasis new single Go Let It Out get dissected.