5 definitive MTV videos

Our final countdown (sorry about that) as part our MTV revolution feature looks at some of the definitive music videos to air… 5. Michael Jackson – Thriller (1983) Cue the Vincent Price cackle and the army of choreographed zombie dancers – John Landis’ 14-minute epic is regarded as the greatest and most influential pop video [...]

5 great videos banned by MTV


In part two of our MTV revolution we’re counting down the top 5 videos banned by MTV… 5. Enrique Iglesias – Sad Eyes (2000) The sexual content of this clip, directed by David LaChapelle, caused it to be marginalised from the MTV playlists, due to its depiction of life on the road including such activities [...]

5 Key Pre-MTV Videos

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As part of the MTV revolution, featured in the current issue of Classic Pop, we’re counting down the top 5 pre-MTV music videos… 5. Mike Nesmith – Rio (1977) The former Monkee singlehandedly invented MTV. Well, sort of. He created a video clip for his song Rio, a single taken from the album From A [...]

“New” Madonna track unexpectedly appears on iTunes


A “new” song by Madonna made an unexpected appearance on iTunes over the weekend. Titled ‘Behind Me’, the track is suspected to be a demo version of ‘Two Steps Behind Me’ from her sessions for 2015 album ‘Rebel Heart’. It was thought that the track was a ‘diss track’ aimed at Lagy Gaga, though these [...]

Gorillaz announce two UK warm-up shows


Gorillaz have announced 2 UK warm-up shows as part of this year’s Humanz Tour. The band will play St. Albans on 2nd June and Portsmouth on 4th June, just over a week before the Demon Dayz festival in Margate on 10th June. Tickets for both dates will go on sale this Friday (19th May) at [...]

Marc Almond announces nationwide orchestral tour


Marc Almond has announced a nationwide orchestral tour commencing this autumn! Marc Almond, has announced a 17-date orchestral tour this Autumn, performing songs and hits from his 36-year career to beautiful new orchestral arrangements of his own hits, iconic torch songs, and 60’s Orchestral Pop for which he has become loved for, from his new [...]

Art of Noise share early demo The First Leg

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Synthpop outfit Art of Noise share The First Leg, the unreleased and original version of track Legs from their album In Visible Silence. The previously unheard version comes as part of a move from Warner Music UK, who are reissuing the group’s China Records albums beginning with a deluxe edition of In Visible Silence. The [...]

Suzanne Vega announces 12-date UK tour to celebrate Solitude Standing and 99.9F anniversary!

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The legendary singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega has announced a 12-date UK tour where she will play both Solitude Standing and 99.9F in their entirety. The tour marks the 30th and 25th anniversary of Solitude Standing and 99.9F, respectively. Beginning in September the tour will take Vega across the UK starting at Glasgow and finishing in Oxford. [...]

Win a copy of Paul McCartney Archive Collection Flowers In The Dirt box set

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To celebrate our Special Edition of Classic Pop Presents…, we’re giving our readers the opportunity to win themselves the 3CD/DVD Paul McCartney Archive Collection Flowers In The Dirt deluxe edition box set. Whether with The Beatles or as a solo artist, Paul McCartney has penned some of the world’s finest songs in a peerless catalogue [...]

Popmaster Live a Roaring Success!


Classic Pop Presents… Popmaster Live was the very first Classic Pop live event, held at etc.venues in Bishops Gate, London on the 22nd April, and a splendid night was had by all… The evening was highly polished, enormous fun and very well received. Legendary radio host Ken Bruce himself attended and placed himself in the [...]