Q Presents The Making Of... Love Is Magic by John Grant
On Wednesday 10 October, we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social, W1, with John Grant. The American singer-songwriter will be talking about the creation of his brilliant new album Love Is Magic, discussing its lyrical themes and how he developed the record’s electronic sound. He will also be fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for this intimate event will go on sale from Dice.FM on Wednesday 26 September, limited to two per person.
"We miss having that gang..." Beastie Boys are on the cover of the new issue!
In the new issue of Q, out on Tuesday, 25 September, there’s an exclusive interview with Beastie Boys. The New Yorkers had one of the biggest-selling debuts of the 1980s and went on to record a string of era-defining, genre-busting records before Adam Yauch’s death in 2012 prompted Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz to pull down the shutters. After six years of silence and ahead of the release of their amazing career-spanning book, the remaining duo meet Eve Barlow in New York for their first interview since Yauch’s passing.
Q Awards 2018 Shortlist Nominations Announced!
We are excited to unveil the nominations for the Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio. Once again, this year’s Q Awards will feature a very special post-awards gig as Wolf Alice and IDLES take to the stage at London’s Roundhouse on Wednesday 17 October.
The Albums That Changed Mac Miller's Life
In the current issue of Q, Mac Miller talks about the records that shaped him, recounting how hearing Outkast's Aquemini aged 12 changed how he thought about music and explaining why Radiohead's In Rainbows made him reconsider how his own records should sound. After the rapper’s tragic death last week, here is Miller's Albums That Changed My Life published online in full.
The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star's Guide To Life, out this November!
Publishing on 9 November, The 10 Commandments: The Rock Star’s Guide To Life is an enlightening guide presenting ten rules for life from fifty musicians, including Iggy Pop, Stevie Nicks, Mary J Blige, Bono and more. The 10 Commandments will feature unseen and unpublished material as well as a compilation of the finest selections from the Q Magazine archives.
Q Legends: Paul Weller is out now!
Q Legends is a collector’s edition that focuses in on the biggest stars to have regularly graced Q since its launch in 1986. Using the huge in-house archive of material available, as well as new insight and rare photography, Q Legends takes an in-depth, luxurious, loving look at a career lived through the pages of Britain’s greatest music magazine. Paul Weller is the subject of this edition as we celebrate four decades of an icon in British music. In this bumper magazine, Weller recounts the rise and fall of The Jam, the soulful experimentation of The Style Council and explains the reasons behind the late-career purple patch of his solo years. Legendary photographers Pennie Smith and Tom Sheehan share rare and unseen photos and there’s a brand new interview with Weller about his new album True Meanings. Q Legends: Paul Weller is a must-read for all fans of the Modfather. Order a copy of Q Legends: Paul Weller from here straight to your door.
Their Time Is Now... Interpol Are On The Cover Of The New Issue
In the new issue of Q, out now, we go inside the world's biggest cult band as Niall Doherty joins Interpol in Copenhagen, Barcelona and London to hear the story of how Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler and Sam Fogarino became one of the most important bands to emerge from New York in modern times. The trio have amassed a diehard fanbase with their strand of intense, emotive rock music but at the heart of the group are three distinct personalities who grew up on different sides of the globe and whose unlikely bond has powered them to huge success.
Interpol Collector's Edition Available Now!
Interpol and Q have teamed up to bring you a hugely limited-edition package that celebrates the release of their brilliant new album, Marauder. The set includes a beautifully produced 7-inch single featuring exclusive non-album track All At Once on black vinyl and housed in a specially-produced sleeve (see below). The package also includes a unique edition of Q with a bespoke cover designed by Interpol themselves (see above).
Win A Pair Of VIP tickets To The Q Awards 2018 Courtesy Of Pretty Green!
Pretty Green will sponsor the Best Event award at this Q Awards 2018, and to celebrate they are giving away a special prize. They are offering the chance to win two VIP tickets, including front row seats, a three-course dinner at the ceremony and a £200 shopping spree so you'll be dressed to impress in a room full of stars.
The French Revolution! Christine And The Queens Are On The Cover Of The New Q!
In the new issue of Q, we celebrate the return of Christine And The Queens as the French star comes back with a new identity – Chris – and a snappier sound built to swallow the globe. Singer Heloise Letissier, the artist behind the Christine And The Queens name, talks identity, sex, da funk and the meaning of life with Laura Snapes.
Q Presents The Making Of... Hunter by Anna Calvi
On Wednesday 29 August, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity event at Terrace Bar at the Tate Modern, London, SE1 with Anna Calvi. The singer-songwriter will be talking through the creation of her excellent new album Hunter, discussing the genesis of the songs and the record’s themes, as well as fielding questions from the audience and treating the crowd to some stripped-down renditions of the tracks. Tickets for the intimate event will go on sale from Dice.FM on Wednesday 8 August, limited to two per person.
Arctic Monkeys Live From Nos Alive Festival!
On 9 August at 9pm, Absolute Radio will broadcast the best bits from Arctic Monkeys' mesmerising set from this year's Nos Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal. Sarah Champion will introduce highlights from the Sheffield quartet's performance, which drew on songs from their recent album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, an album that was awarded 5/5 in Q. Expect a liberal sprinkling of Arctic Monkeys classics too.
Wolf Alice Talk About Their 2018, Live From Nos Alive!
Ahead of their show at the Q Awards in October, Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell and Joel Amey sat down with Absolute Radio's Pete Donaldson at this year's Nos Alive festival in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss all things festivals, their secret tea-making methods and much, much more.
How Pop Ate Itself (And Went Back For More)
This month, the landmark album of the year was released: Now That’s What I Call Music! 100. It’s the latest instalment of the hits series that began in 1983 and has frequently outsold all-comers since. Peter Robinson investigates its genesis and our surprisingly enduring love affair with the compilation album.
Ed Sheeran: “The only way to silence people who want you to fail is to keep succeeding.”
He’s the biggest pop star in the world who is not called Adele, and yet he is also the most divisive. Dorian Lynskey meets Ed Sheeran on tour and then backstage at his Glastonbury triumph to unlock the secret to his success, and to talk prescription drugs, politics, “crushing naysayers” and how he smells a lot better than he looks.