FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND HEADLINE NME AWARDS TOUR 2004 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND have confirmed as headliners for the NME AWARDS TOUR 2004. And in the most diverse line-up the annual tour has ever seen, The Rapture, The Von Bodies and Franz Ferdinand all head out on the road in next year's most volatile musical melting pot. The dates for the NME Awards Tour are: Newcastle Northumbria University (January 25) Glasgow Bar rowlands (26) Birmingham Academy (27) Sheffield University Foundry (29) Liverpool University (30) Manchester Academy (31) Leeds University (February 2) Nottingham Rock City (3) Norwich UEA (4) Portsmouth Pyramids (6) London Brixton Academy (7) Cardiff Great Hall (8) Tickets are available exclusively through NME until Friday (November 28). To get your hands on them, call the NME Ticket line on 08701 663 663 or click here. Published: 25-11-2003-12-36 oClick to subscribe to NME and save up to 20%! oClick here to discuss this story on the NME. COM forums JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is officially is the coolest person on the planet according to the NME COOL LIST, beating the likes of BEYONCE, THE STROKES, YEAH YEAH YEAHS and DIZZEE RASCAL to the top spot.

Now in its second year, The NME Cool List features incredible 38 new entries and a fantastic array of female icons. Also on the list are The Distillers' Brody Dalle and White Stripes' Meg White. Kylie, and Christina Aguilera also all make it into the definitive list of cool. Conor Mc Nicholas, editor of the NME, said: "The NME Cool List is a reflection of how exciting the music scene is right now. Whether it is wearing the right clothes, being magnetically charismatic or deliberately trashing their talent for the sake of it, all of the entries in this years list have one thing in common - the X factor." Meanwhile the 'Fool List' names and shames those that have been anything but cool over the past 12 months. To get the definitive list pick up the year's coolest NME in London today (November 25) and tomorrow nationwide (26)..