In this issue
Q315 October 2012
Boldy going where no band has gone before, it's...
Plus Blur, John Lydon, The xx, Professor Green, Cat Power, Joe Strummer and much more
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The 10 big questions answered by the new issue of Q
1. Can Muse boldly go where no band has gone before?
We’re with Matt Bellamy and co as they take their space opera rock to the final frontier with new album The 2nd Law
2. Can The xx make lightning strike twice?
From soundtracking the General Election to winning the Mercury Prize, the trio's debut was a triumph. We meet them as they try repeat the feat with new album Coexist
3. Will we ever see Blur play live again?
Check out our special live report from every date of the band’s tour last month, from sweaty shoebox venues to Hyde Park – plus get the iPad edition of Q for a special fans gallery
4. What convinced Bloc Party to bury the hatchet?
Kelle Okereke and co on how they learned to stop worrying and make new album Four – plus charts, studio reports, columns and more up front
5. Who has made the best album of super September?
With new records from Green Day, The Vaccines, Bob Dylan, Muse, Animal Collective, Mumford & Sons, Grizzly Bear and more it’s a busy review section this month
6. Why does the Queen remind John Lydon of his mum?
The Sex Pistols and PiL frontman answers your posers in an explosive Cash For Questions
7. Is Cat Power OK?
In a frank, revealing and emotionally candid interview, we speak to Chan Marshall about love, loss, betrayal and new album Sun
8. Why did Joe Strummer think Mick Jones and Paul Simonon were going to attack him the first time the future Clash members met?
We mark what would have been the singer’s 60th birthday by speaking to the people who knew him best
9. What’s the secret to being a world class producer?
We speak to six of the best – who’ve worked with everyone from The Smiths to Nirvana, Madonna to Adele, Bowie to U2 – to reveal some studio secrets
10. Would Professor Green be up for judging The X-Factor
The rapper and Peter Robinson go head-to-head in this month’s Q&A
Plus loads more including Dub In A Pub, Wiley, Biffy Clyro, the rock’n’roll Olympics, M83, Band Of Horses… let’s face it, if you want it all you’re just going to have to get the issue, either in print or on iPad, now
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