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Lou Reed: The Prince of Darkness Lightens Up

Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, GQ, September 1986

I NEVER SAW the Velvet Underground during their five-year lurch through the New York music scene. From 1965 to 1970 I was on the left ...

Chris Isaak: Teen Idol or Tin Elvis?

Profile and Interview by Ben Fong-Torres, GQ, April 1987

CHRIS ISAAK, whose first album, Silvertone, drew clusters of stars from critics at the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post and many points in between, ...

The Singles Scene

Report by Ben Fong-Torres, GQ, April 1987

AMONG THE many mini-debates raging in the record business is the future of the 45-revolutions-per-minute single. It was born in 1949, came to life by ...

Jackson Browne: The Return of the Pretender

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, GQ, November 1993

The politics on Jackson Browne's new album are strictly interpersonal. ...

Anthrax, Garth Brooks, Gin Blossoms, KISS, The Lemonheads, Toad the Wet Sprocket: Kiss Off

Report and Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, GQ, January 1994

As the nation turns its lonely eyes to the Seventies for inspiration, they alight fondly on Kiss, who were stupider and crasser than anyone — ...

Body Count, Ice-T: Ice-T: Sold on Ice

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, GQ, March 1994

Never at a loss for words, gangsta rapper Ice-T has taken the literary plunge and produced a provocative manifesto, modestly titled The Ice Opinion ...

Cassandra Wilson: A Diva's Progress

Interview by Rob Tannenbaum, GQ, July 1994

When jazz singer Cassandra Wilson gave in to her secret taste for pop music, she seduced a whole new audience ...

Texas: Good News From Texas

Interview by Max Bell, GQ, August 1997

SHARLEEN SPITERI was free-climbing in the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye a year ago, when she made two uncharacteristic blunders. Firstly, she fell ...

Oasis: I Am Disturbance

Interview by Max Bell, GQ, February 1998

And so's my brother... but not for long. After four years of tours, scraps, hits and hedonism, Liam and Noel Gallagher are settling down, buying ...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Neil Young, Stephen Stills: CSNY: Love The Ones You're With

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, GQ, April 2000

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - the ultimate rock supergroup - have been through the wars since first teaming up in 1969. Now the Woodstock ...

Radiohead: Exit Music: Can Radiohead save rock music as we (don’t) know it?

Profile by Barney Hoskyns, GQ, October 2000

THE POSTERS on the ancient streets of Arles give little away. Sting is playing soon in Marseille, and coming up is a "Super Big Reggae ...

Radiohead: All Hail Yorkie Boy: Radiohead

Profile and Interview by Will Self, GQ, July 2003

IN THE MEDIEVAL trench that’s Turl Street in Oxford, Thom Yorke, the city’s most famously and aggressively diffident son, rocks back and forth in his ...

Lisa Marie Presley, Michael Jackson: Lisa Marie Presley

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, GQ, January 2004

ELVIS NEVER came to England. He touched down at a Scottish airfield in 1960 but not once did the King set foot in the green ...

Martina Topley-Bird

Interview by Dan Gennoe, GQ, July 2004

MARTINA TOPLEY-BIRD'S debut album, Quixotic, has been a long time coming. So long in fact, that it's become the stuff of myth, with rumours of ...

Brian Wilson - Beach Boy, Pop Visionary, Wounded Soul

Profile and Interview by Mick Brown, GQ, November 2004

IN THE LATE SIXTIES, Brian Wilson used to practice Transcendental Meditation. There, in the purple and gold silk Arabian tent that he had installed in ...

Coldplay: My Travels With Oxfam: Chris Martin's Ghana Diary

Report by Sheryl Garratt, GQ, August 2005

Day 1: Accra ...

Bob Geldof

Profile and Interview by Robert Sandall, GQ, October 2005

ON THE DAY that GQ meets up with Bob Geldof, the man looks as though he's just finished fighting off a gang of ineffectual stylists. ...

Morrissey, The Smiths: Morrissey

Interview by Adrian Deevoy, GQ, October 2005

The former Smiths frontman has had "20 very odd years": from indie outsider to LA's least typical expat, via court battles and enjoying self-imposed exile. ...

The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Interview by Robert Sandall, GQ, June 2006

Sex, drugs and a fatal overdose: the history of Red Hot Chili Peppers reads like a crash course in overindulgence. Here, in their own words, ...

Lou Reed: GQ Icons: Lou Reed

Profile by Robert Sandall, GQ, August 2008

ROCK STARS were never supposed to be regular guys, though that's the way most of the ones who stick around usually end up. It's hard ...

Jimmy Savile: The Oddfather

Report and Interview by Frank Broughton, GQ, 8 November 2012

As the fallout from the Jimmy Savile abuse allegations continues, dance music historian Frank Broughton asks whether the next revelations may be his connections to ...

Dr. Feelgood, Wilko Johnson: Caught in the glare: Wilko Johnson has no regrets

Profile and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, GQ, December 2013

Dr Feelgood's electric axeman refashioned R&B and cleared a path for punk during a life less ordinary. ...

Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry: New Skin

Comment by Dorian Lynskey, GQ, January 2014

Reinvention can make or break our pop princesses ...

Willie Nelson: Willie and the Weed Factory

Profile and Interview by Chris Heath, GQ, 31 August 2015

Marijuana's state-by-state march toward full legalization would never have happened without Willie Nelson. He's 82 now, and he's spent nearly half his life as America's ...

The Smiths: How The Smiths Pioneered Normcore

Retrospective by Chris Heath, GQ, 20 September 2015

They were the original normcores – a band of outsiders who took pains to dress as though they’d found their clothes at a rummage sale. ...

Nick Cave: The Love and Terror of Nick Cave

Profile and Interview by Chris Heath, GQ, 27 April 2017

For four decades, Nick Cave has been at the edge of music, putting his spin on everything from punk rock to lovesick ballads – much ...

Noel Gallagher: Who Built the Moon?

Review by Jude Rogers, GQ, 28 November 2017

AS ROCK AND ROLL'S elderly hounds go, few are as fun to kick as Noel Gallagher. Bend the leg and let's go: he's the ultimate ...

The Beatles: Derek Taylor: The Fifth Beatle

Retrospective by Jon Savage, GQ, 20 May 2018

He was the proto multi-hyphenate, serving as press officer, PA and confidante to the Beatles while still finding time to master journalism, launch the Byrds, ...

The Beatles, Paul McCartney: The Untold Stories of Paul McCartney

Interview by Chris Heath, GQ, 11 September 2018

He's as famous and accomplished as a man can be. He could just stay home, relax, and count his money. But Paul McCartney is as ...

Iggy Pop Still Wants to Be Somebody

Retrospective and Interview by Chris Heath, GQ, 21 October 2019

From the sound of the Stooges to his raw, norm-shattering displays of masculinity, Iggy Pop has been a cultural pioneer for a generation. Now he's ...

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