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“World ambassadors for paranoia,” is how Matt Bellamy jokingly describes Muse, but as we join them on tour for this month’s cover feature Q discovers the Devonshire trio are also glorious envoys for “toomuchness”. With unprecedented access backstage – and onstage (literally!) – Dorian Lyskey joins the band on their recent Canadian tour and immerses himself in a world 360-degree video screens, hammerhead stage platforms and more as he straps himself in for the most outlandish rock concert ever.
“I think people sometimes want to experience something dark or unusual,” notes Bellamy of his audiences’ deepest desires, and the Muse frontman explains why he is happy to oblige in our new issue, on sale from Thursday (18 February).
This month we also revisit Hip Hop’s inventive beginnings as celebrate its golden age in a 21-page special. Trailblazers Run-DMC, Eric B & Rakim, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Ice-T and many more all feature in this in-depth look at the revolutionary era.
Also in Q357, Nile Rodgers, Bono, Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and more describe their relationship to David Bowie’s music, Foals face your questions about arse tattoos, horse-riding, gardening tips and who’s the hardest in the group in Cash For Questions, dance music maverick Andrew Weatherall regales us with tales of trying to command the weather while on acid, while The Coral explain how they fought back from madness, meltdowns and bankruptcy to pull off a glorious resurrection.
Reggae genius Lee “Scratch” Perry explains how he’s going to rid the world of evil with nothing more than his John Thomas, Henry Rollins flags up his lessons for better living and Jay Z’s favourite British rapper, Godfather Of Grime Kano, gives us a tour of the London streets that made him what he is.
Plus With Red Hot Chili Peppers explaining how they are beginning “a new era” as they return this year, Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg talks us through the music that changed her life and with reviews of Suede, Bruce Springsteen, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, White Denim, Michael Jackson and many more, Q is the only music magazine you need for the month ahead – honestly, Bez even takes us out for lunch! Get the new Q, on sale from Thursday, 18 February 2016.
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