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Win VIP Reload tickets


If you’re heading to Reload this summer – to see the likes of Human League, Go West and the ever-suave ABC – why not go in style, courtesy of Classic Pop?  We have a special bundle up for grabs that includes a pair of VIP Weekend camping tickets, and entry to the exclusive opening party. [...]

Win! 80x80s Tracks

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Sony loves Eighties music. We love Eighties music. And they want to furnish our readers with more gems from their catalogue by way of a new compilations called – no further explanation needed here – The 80s Part 2. 80 tracks across four CDs, taking in singles that are so important you don’t even need [...]

Place your bids, please…


Place your bids please… at one of Omega Auctions forthcoming pop sales. Dates as follows, including a special one on 14 November focused solely on the Manchester – and Madchester – music scene… 12th September: Rock & Pop Memorabilia 13th September: Rare & Collectable Vinyl Records 11th October: Punk & Indie Vinyl Records 14th November: [...]

Open Day at

622675c3b778b6a29f982bfe9fc7b3ec2ff9522e_m1 is open to vinyl sellers tomorrow, Friday 11th July, for a day of grading, buying and selling – our Long Live Vinyl correspondent writes. From 9:30am to 4pm, you can go along along with your unwanted mint condition records, CDs and items of pop memorabilia. More info here, phone 01474 815 099 or email [...]

Lard at Large


Back in Issue Seven we gathered the women of BBC 6Music to talk about first records, signature dishes and life on other planets for Celebrity Squares. Six months later and we were back at Broadcasting House last week to talk to the men of the station for a forthcoming feature in Issue Eleven. As regular [...]

Hardcastle Vs. Cowell


Paul Hardcastle has become the unlikely alternative to Simon Cowell in a new search for unsigned pop talent. It’s an initiative from his new record label, NUA Entertainment and is running in conjunction with various local radio stations. The prize is not to be sniffed at: an all-in £100,000 deal and a guaranteed single release [...]

Win Our Intray!


In our never-ending quest to review, rank and ruminate about the latest releases (and reissues and books) we’re becoming snowed under with CDs, promos and general record company bits and bobs. So it’s time for a clear-out… For the chance to win everything in this photo, just click to share this Facebook post. Next Monday we’ll [...]

Echo & The Bunnymen Announce New Dates!


Echo & The Bunnymen had to cancel a run of gigs because of illness in the ranks – but fear not – the band have just announced the rescheduled dates. Ian McCulloch, has this message for their fans: ‘Hello it’s Mac here, just wanted to thank everyone who has bought tickets to our shows personally [...]

Let’s Rock Tickets Selling Fast


Last weekend’s superb Lets Rock The Moor event in Cookham was a complete sell out and thrilled Eighties fans in the glorious May sunshine. For those out there still in need of an Eighties fix, tickets are still available for Bristol, Leeds and Southampton. Here’s a taste of what to expect! Whilst you are there, [...]

In Praise of… The Nits

  They’ve never had a hit single in the UK (or the US, for that matter), and this weekend sees their first London gig at a major venue (and just their third UK gig ever). But none of that really matters because pop doesn’t get more curiously classic than the Netherlands’ The Nits. The sound of [...]