inside the new issue
Q Magazine, in coalition with Fender, has today revealed Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil as the first ever recipient of the Fender Play Award at this year's Q Awards 2018 in association with Absolute Radio.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Have a look at what’s in the new issue, including Iggy Pop, Underworld, Johnny Marr, Let’s Eat Grandma, Years & Years, Bon Iver and much more.
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.