What’s in the latest Q?
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.
Artists on the albums that shaped them.
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.
Have a listen to this…
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.
Unseen gems from our recent shoots.
Modern classics from the Q Magazine archive, reissued.
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.