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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. 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 to help get the album made. Smash [...]

Classic Pop Issue 14 Out Now With a Free 2015 Calendar!

CP Cover image Calendar

Included in each print edition of issue 14 is a free 2015 calendar in association with Lets Rock The Ultimate 80s Festivals. In this issue of Classic Pop we interview Philip Oakey about his love of synthesizers, his female counterparts and a life in pop… PLUS: Band Aid at 30 featuring exclusive interviews with Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Spandau Ballet (Official) and many [...]

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 [...]

Marc Almond on the tour trail

Marc Almond has announced a new tour for April next year – and has confirmed his new album The Velvet Trail will be released on March 2. The album is produced by Lana Del Rey producer Chris Braide. Speaking to Classic Pop, Almond said: “Chris is a fan, who sent me some instrumentals that he [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Sophie Ellis-Bextor confirms new album plans with Ed Harcourt

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has confirmed to Classic Pop that she intends working with Ed Harcourt again for her next album, following the UK Top Five success of this year’s Wanderlust, which Harcourt produced and co-wrote. Ellis-Bextor released remix album Wandermix this week, and says she enjoyed working with singer-songwriter Harcourt so much that the pair intend [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Holly Johnson on charity single, live album and new single plans

Holly Johnson has been talking to Classic Pop about his plans for a live album and brand new single, as well as his part on a new charity single. Johnson was talking at the launch of charity supergroup The Peace Collective. Put together by The Farm singer Peter Hooton, the collective are recording a new [...]

The Cure for Christmas

The Cure have announced a pair of Christmas gigs at Hammersmith Apollo. The shows on December 21-22 mark the 30th anniversary of the band playing three gigs at the same venue – the support band from those May 1984 concerts, And Also The Trees, will again support The Cure at the new dates. Tickets go [...]

Flight Facilities Unveil Kylie Minogue as Surprise Feature on Forthcoming Debut Album “Down to Earth”

Watch the “Crave You” Kylie Minogue video HERE “DOWN TO EARTH” RELEASES OCTOBER 27TH After surprising everyone with the announcement of their forthcoming debut album “Down To Earth” in August, Flight Facilities today officially unveil the biggest surprise of all; a feature on the album by Kylie Minogue. The production pair has enlisted the icon for an acappella reprise of debut [...]