It was 30 years ago today that Paul McCartney told the band to play… well maybe not to the day, but this month we celebrate three decades since the Beatle graced the cover of Q1 with a special 30th Birthday Issue.
With an exclusive 15-track, specially curated, Modern Classics CD showcasing music from the likes of New Order, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Billy Bragg, The War On Drugs, Lambchop and more – plus there’s a poster featuring The Stone Roses and Arctic Monkeys
On sale from Tuesday (31 May), we take a look back at the greatest music released within Q’s lifetime… with a little help from the people who created it.
Kicking off with an exclusive interview with this month’s cover star and avid reader (so avid he’s reading Q in the sea!) U2 frontman Bono takes stock of the last 30 years, while Paul McCartney (of course) is back to provide the introduction to this special the issue.
Also, joining in the celebrations are Johnny Marr, Manic Street Preachers, Kasabian, Suede, The Prodigy, Muse, Bat For Lashes, The Charlatans, James Bay, Brandon Flowers, Thurston Moore, Noel Gallagher, Richard Hawley, Years & Years, Foals, Primal Scream and more who talk to us about the music of Q’s lifetime in new interviews, highlighting their favourite albums and much more.