"People Want Heroes!" 30 Years On: How The Stone Roses Changed The World
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The new Q, out on Tuesday 15 January, traces the story of The Stone Roses and their game-changing debut album. To celebrate the record’s impending 30th anniversary, the band and their associates describe the trip from zeros to heroes and tell the tale of a record that changed the world. 

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Also in the issue, we get the lowdown from the makers of 2019’s best new music in a bumper 2019 preview, featuring all-new interviews with Foals, Doves, Metallica, The Chemical Brothers, Robyn, The 1975, Sleaford Mods, Elbow, Liam Gallagher, Hozier and more.

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Eve Barlow meets Jersey singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten at home in Brooklyn to hear about a new sound directly influenced by a Hollywood actor’s synthesizer and her grapples with uncomplicated love and motherhood.

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Too late for post-punk, too early for Madchester, too big for Britpop, James were the Mancunian band who existed outside of 20th-century trends, but are now playing to bigger crowds than ever. Simon Goddard joins them to hear tales of GBH, meditation, alcohol psychosis, veganism, death, Morrissey and chicken soup for the soul.

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This month’s Q Maverick is Essex twins These New Puritans. Jazz Monroe meets them to find out how their avant-garde group have reinvented modern rock more than once over the past decade.


For spectral Californian singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt, solitude is key to both her craft and well-being. But she tells Laura Barton how, when she hits the mental buffers, companionship helped rescue her.

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Q writer David Cavanagh sadly died last month. He was widely acknowledged as the finest music writer of his era, and in tribute we’re reprinting a classic interview he did in late 1994, climbing aboard the bullet train in Tokyo to join Paul Weller on a cross-country tour of Japan. 


The subject of this issue’s Cash For Questions is Dido. The multi-million-selling pop singer spills the beans on Eminem, banana phobias and her ill-fated cabin in the woods. We head Out To Lunch with London rapper AJ Tracey, find out Bradford Cox from Deerhunter’s life-changing albums, check in with Paul Heaton for Where Are You Right Now? and Ed Sheeran outlines his 10 Commandments for living. In the Q Review, we run the rule over new records from Ian Brown, James Blake and more, while Steve Mason has the Last Word.

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All this and more, in the new Q, out on Tuesday 15 January!