Classic Pop Issue 13 Out Now!


Issue 13 of Classic Pop is out now! Featuring our exclusive interview with Spandau Ballet and how they overcame their differences to begin again, the reformation tour, their new feature film ‘Soul Boys Of The Western World‘ and new album ‘The Story‘. MORE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS with Holly Johnson, Claudia Brücken, Neneh Cherry, Andy Bell and [...]

New Holly Johnson ‘In And Out Of Love’ Premiere

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Classic Pop can exclusively reveal the Phil Harding & PJS Remix of Holly Johnson‘s new single ‘In And Out Of Love’, the second single to be taken from his upcoming Europa album. Johnson is set to release Europa on September 29th via Pleasuredome Records and is heading out on tour throughout October to promote the [...]

Dieter Meier To Play One Off UK Show


Dieter Meier is gearing up to play a special one-off UK show at the Camden’s infamous Jazz Cafe in North London on 16th September. ‘This will be Meier’s debut UK show – even taking into account that he, alongside counterpart Boris Blank, expanded the boundaries of music as part of groundbreaking electronic, sound manipulating, pop [...]

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’ Album Playback Special To Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary


Trevor Horn and Classic Album Sundays present Frankie Goes To Hollywood – ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’ in celebration of the iconic album’s 30th anniversary. Due to take place on 25th September, it’s a one-off, album playback special at SARM Studio 1 – where it was originally cut – with only 60 tickets available through PledgeMusic. [...]

The Return of Tom

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Classic Pop readers were out in force a couple of weeks ago for the return to the stage – after 27 years – of Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. In advance of his US tour, he played an intimate club date at Sub 89 in Reading for a crowd that included our 15 competition winners and [...]

Glamping with Podpads

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Classic Pop absorbed the full Rewind North experience by camping, or rather glamping, for two nights under the stars (or rather the clouds) of Cheshire. Our glamping facilities were provided by Podads with one of their circus-style teepees. But the best parts of their in-the-field accommodation were by far the simplest: a free phone charging [...]

Rewind Up North


We’ve just returned from the last Rewind of the year and the first Rewind North, which took place at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire the weekend before last. The highlights? Billy Ocean closed day one, but the real climax came just before with a short but suitably theatrical set from Marc Almond. Other highlights from the [...]

Diary date: Issue 13 out 18 September


It’s ready. At last! Issue 13 of Classic Pop is out on the 17 September and we’ve reunited the full, famous five line-up of Spandau Ballet for the front cover, as they exclusively reveal their new musical plans. Holly Johnson talks candidly about life before, during and after Frankie Goes To Hollywood. We report back [...]

New Jimmy Somerville digital single out Sept 19th

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It’s thirty years since Jimmy Somerville broke onto the scene with Bronski Beat’s classic ‘Age Of Consent’ LP climbing to No. 4 in the UK charts – and disco music obviously played a huge part in his early success. One need only look to Bronski Beat’s medley of “I Feel Love / Johnny Remember Me [...]

New Order Sign To Mute Records


New Order have signed to Mute – and have begun work on their first full album since 2005′s Waiting For The Sirens Call. Bernard Sumner told Classic Pop the album – their first without Peter Hook – is sounding “very electronic”. The singer explained: “Our last couple of albums have been very guitar-based and band-y. [...]