Classic Pop magazine is the ultimate celebration of great pop and chart music. Each month we bring you the very best artist interviews and features, music news plus a packed reviews section. From the new wave acts of the late-70s through to the synth-pop, New Romantic, ska, indie and guitar greats of the 80s and chart stars of the 90s, it’s all here. We also bring the story bang up-to-date with new acts that have a retro flavour.
In every issue, you’ll find:
Artist interviews: Classic Pop talks to your favourite A-list artists and bands for our in-depth exclusive features.
News: Get the inside track on the latest news in the music world.
The Lowdown: A complete career overview of classic bands and artists – we run our critical eye over their best albums, singles and videos – plus the ones to avoid!
Classic Album: We go behind-the-scenes of the legendary albums in pop.
Godfathers of Pop: Classic Pop tracks down the most influential figures in music for an exclusive chat.
Pop Art: A celebration of the best pop artwork of all time. Meet the designers behind the sleeves of your favourite albums and singles.
Reviews: Our packed reviews sections features the latest new album releases, reissues, singles, vinyl and live reviews.
In the latest Classic Pop, cover star Gary Numan talks to us about the climate change message behind his powerful new concept album, Intruder.
Gary Kemp tells us about returning to his solo career after a 25-year gap with a superb new studio LP and we also hear from Marti Pellow who is also going it alone with an ambitious stream-of-consciousness double album, Stargazer.
We give Stephen Duffy a memory jogger to revisit his experimental Dr Calculus guise and Moby reveals all about why he’s giving his biggest hits a classical makeover.
Dexys Midnight Runners’ Searching For The Young Soul Rebels is our classic album and we give Bananarama’s Pop Life LP some much-needed love.
Elsewhere, we take a look at the complete back catalogue of Kate Bush in our Album By Album feature and serve up unseen photos of the pop legends who used to hang out at London’s exclusive Limelight Club. Meanwhile, The Selecter tell us about their genesis story and we also reveal our Top 20 countdown of favourite side projects.
In our expanded reviews section we have new releases including Gary Numan, Bryan Ferry, Paul Weller and New Order while our bumper reissues coverage features Pet Shop Boys, Yello, Marc Almond, The Other Two, David Bowie, Howard Jones, Toyah and much more.