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, our cover star is Boy George who is celebrating his 60th birthday by unveiling an impressive haul of 60 new songs. We catch up with the Culture Club icon for a must-read in-depth interview.
This issue, we also talk to R&B legends Jam & Lewis who are releasing their debut album as artists in their own right after four decades of producing hits for others.
Belinda Carlisle reflects on three solo albums that are currently getting the reissue treatment and Kim Wilde reveals all about her Top Of The Pops debut as she readies a career-spanning boxset.
Pet Shop Boys’ melancholic Behaviour is this issue’s Classic Album and 30 years on, we take a look back at the impact of Madonna’s ground-breaking documentary Truth Or Dare.
Prefab Sprout’s back catalogue goes under the microscope for our Album By Album feature and we also count down the 20 best foreign language songs of the 80s.
Elsewhere, Transvision Vamp’s under-appreciated third LP Little Magnets Versus The Bubble Of Babble gets some much-needed love and Wet Wet Wet tell us how new frontman Kevin Simm has given them fresh impetus as they look to the future with upcoming studio album, The Journey.
In our expanded reviews section we have new releases including Crowded House, Gary Kemp, Erasure and UB40 while our bumper reissues coverage features Scritti Politti, Bryan Ferry, Level 42, Yello, Donna Summer, The Psychedelic Furs and much more.