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In the new issue of Q, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Cure. We gather an army of famous fans and Q readers to tell us their favourite track and most cherished Cure memories as we salute the genius of Robert Smith and his group.
In the second of our Q Presents The Making Of... series, on Thursday 14 June we will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London, W1 with Gruff Rhys. Q writer Tom Doyle will join the Super Furry Animals frontman for an intimate evening of conversation about the making of Gruff’s brilliant new album, Babelsberg. What are the songs about? How did he design them? Accompanied by his acoustic guitar, Gruff will reveal all. He’ll also sign and sell copies too. Tickets are limited and on sale now.
In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 8 May, we go around the world with Wolf Alice, Britain’s best young band. Over two albums and four years, the London quartet have grown into an act with global potential, the best of their generation. Laura Barton joins them on the road in Bangalore, Manchester and LA to witness a group balanced thrillingly on the very precipice of greatness. “It could still be taken away from us very easily,” they tell here, warily.
Join Liam for a three-day-long victory lap and a joyous look back at his triumphant 2017 in your free digital edition of Q. Plus, we meet up with Noel on his recent Argentinian tour, where he puts the world to rights in his own inimitable style. Accessing your free special edition couldn’t be easier, just install the Q app on your phone or tablet and you’ll be reading your issue in seconds.
On Thursday 24 May, Q Magazine will host a special, one-off, strictly-limited capacity live event at The Social in Little Portland Street, London W1 with Frank Turner. The folk-punk singer-songwriter will be interviewed on stage by Q’s Niall Doherty and the pair will discuss the genesis of his new album Be More Kind, discussing its creation, themes and recording, as well as fielding questions from the audience. Tickets for the intimate, 80-person event will go on sale from Dice.fm at 10am on Thursday 10 May, limited to two per person.
In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 10 April, the end looks nigh for Manic Street Preachers as they prepare to release their magnificent 13th album. Sylvia Patterson travels back to the scene of their earliest triumph to discover Nicky Wire standing on the precipice of an almighty midlife crisis. “Nicky’s retreated before. After the mega success of Everything Must Go, he was happier in his garden. But he is quite fragile. This could be final. This could be final,” says James Dean Bradfield.
Here’s a picture of Jarvis Cocker attempting to eat a guitar. Send your caption entry – one per person, and the funnier the better – including your address, to captioncomp@Qthemusic.com or on a postcard to Q, Academic House, 24-28 Oval Road, Camden, London NW1 7DJ. The competition closes on 1 May 2018.
Q has a pair of VIP festival tickets, flights and accommodation to win to Øya Festival, the famous annual music knees-up in Norway. Taking place in Oslo from 7-11 August, Øya is one of the most revered festivals in the world. This year it has one of the most enviable line-ups on the summer calendar, with appearances from Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and many more. For tickets and full line-up information, head here. Entrants must be 18 or over.
In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday, 13 March, we join Jack White at home in Nashville as he prepares to release his third solo album. We hear how with each new record, White has to find a new way to make things difficult for himself. “I’m too strange for mainstream, I’m too mainstream for underground,” the former White Stripes frontman tells Dorian Lynskey.
Simply coin an amusing picture caption to this photo of Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood onstage, and you could be in with a chance of winning a fabulous Supro Westbury electric guitar and amp. Email your entry – one per person – to captioncomp@Qthemusic.com by 29 March 2018.
Our Q Legends: U2 special is out now, revisiting classic interviews and iconic photos. Read about what's inside the second edition of our collector's series.
The new issue of Q is a photo spectacular, featuring 75 stunning pages of classic rock'n'roll imagery. We hear the amazing tales behind classic, rare and unseen pictures of Bowie, Blur, PJ Harvey, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, U2, Bjork, Morrissey, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Florence & The Machine, Oasis, Blur, Manics, Skepta, Cat Power and many, many more from the photographers who took them.