Lets Rock Announce 2015 London Venue

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been announced as the venue for Let’s Rock London! 2015 on the 27th June 2015 Line-up and tickets on sale Friday 28th November. http://www.letsrock80s.com Watch this space for more Lets Rock Updates!

An orchestral Visage

Fade To Grey hitmakers Visage release live album Orchestral on December 8. As the tile implies, Orchestral is performed with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech Synthosynphonica Orchestra. The 10 songs include Mind Of A Toy, Night Train and a seven-minute version of Fade To Grey. The album was inspired by Visage’s invitation to play [...]

Will Paul Weller guest on Bruce Foxton’s new album again?

Bruce jumping, from the jam

The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton is planning a new album, which he’s making with Russell Hastings – the singer in Foxton’s Jam tribute band From The Jam. The pair’s new album Smash The Clocks won’t be released until October 2015, but they’re seeking funding from fans via www.pledgemusic.com to help get the album made. Smash [...]

WIN! Tickets to Ultimate 80s: Hit Factory Live Weekender!!

FI WIN! Butlins

This issue we offer up the chance to win a self-catering three-night weekend break for four guests staying in a gold apartment at Butlins Bognor Regis for the star-packed Ultimate 80s: Hit Factory Live Weekender! Are you feeling lucky? Butlins’ very first Ultimate 80s: Hit Factory Live weekender looks set to rival the best of [...]

Another trip around the Globe for Erasure

Erasure release an expanded version of their Christmas album Snow Globe on December 1. The new download-only version of 2013’s festive fare, billed as The Nutcracker Edition, adds a whopping 16 tracks as well as the videos for Snow Globe’s singles, Make It Wonderful and Gaudete. The 16 extra tracks mostly comprise of the album’s [...]

WIN! Mad World By Lori Majewski And Jonathan Bernstein

This issue’s ‘Best Book’ award went to Mad World, and rightly so… It’s a fascinating celebration of New Wave artists and their material with 35 insightful new interviews from artists including Duran Duran and Tears For Fears, as well as song histories, mixtape suggestions, fashion and plentiful quotes! We have five copies that are up [...]

WIN! BBC2 Sound Of The 80s Compilation Album

Featuring 37 cover versions of some of the Eighties’ greatest hits performed by contemporary artists including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, London Grammar, Kaiser Chiefs and Kylie Minogue, Sounds Of The 80s is an intriguing prospect (see Classic Pop issue 14 p106 for our review). We have five copies that are up for grabs!

WIN! Stay Puft Edition Ghostbusters Super Deluxe Vinyl Reissue

Legacy Recordings’ Stay Puft Super Deluxe Vinyl celebrates the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. It’s a truly indulgent offering with white vinyl, Stay Puft 3D lentacular images, ingenious marshmallowfeel, marshmallow-scented gatefold jacket and certificate of authenticity.

WIN! Simple Minds Big Music Album

Glasgow’s finest five piece have returned to form with their highly anticipated brand new album Big Music. Garnering critical acclaim across the board, it’s a timely return to their anthemic heights via epic synths and widescreen production. This issue, thanks to the generosity of Caroline International we have five CD copies to give away!

WIN! Gareth Ashton’s New Book: Hanging Around Musicians

Scoring an impressive 4 out of 5 rating in the last issue of Classic Pop, ex-drummer Gareth Ashton’s new memoir Hanging Around With Musicians opens the backstage door to the life of a muso trying to make it in the Seventies and Eighties and it’s well worth further investigation. We have five copies to give [...]