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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.
Take a look at what's inside the new issue, featuring Liam Gallagher, First Aid Kit, Franz Ferdinand, Richard Russell, Paloma Faith, Saul Adamczewski, Kasabian and much more...
On the victory lap. On the ales. On a massive wind-up. In the new issue of Q, out Tuesday 16 January, Q joins Liam Gallagher for three nights of noise and confusion. We report from triumphant shows in Cardiff and Manchester before spending an entertaining afternoon in the pub with Liam in London.
In the new of Q, out on Tuesday 19 December, we join St. Vincent on the road in America’s Midwest as we witness an artist coming into her own. We hear how Annie Clark’s alter ego has redesigned pop and performance in her own image, and how she has designs on the film and art worlds in motion too. “I got all that shit done,” Clark tells Niall Doherty, “did all of it.”
Take a look at what's inside our all-star issue, including Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran, Wiley, Stormzy, Biffy Clyro, Johnny Marr, LCD Soundsystem, Skepta, Royal Blood and more, plus our 50 Albums Of 2017.
On sale Tuesday 21st November, the new issue of Q is an all-star special. We reveal what happened when Liam Gallagher crossed paths with Ed Sheeran at the Q Awards and speak to a stellar cast about how 2017 has been for them. Also in the issue, we countdown the 50 best albums of the year and catch up with some of the acts who have made Q’s select half-century of 2017.