Issue 2 | April 2022
Retro Pop is back and better than ever, as we launch our first monthly edition of the magazine!
In an exclusive 10-page Cover Feature, Bryan Adams discusses the challenges and triumphs of creating his latest album ‘So Happy It Hurts’ during the Covid-19 pandemic and looks back on his celebrated career, including touring with Tina Turner and collaborating with Melanie C, and his 16-week stint atop the UK Singles Chart with (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - a record he still holds to this day.
Also in this issue, there are Interviews with Mike Stock, who looks back at his time in The Hit Factory, revealing the stories behind some of Stock Aitken Waterman’s biggest hits for artists such as Donna Summer, Rick Astley, Mel & Kim and more; The Go-Go’s legend Kathy Valentine, who discusses the highs and lows of her rock and roll life; and Kraftwerk’s Wolfgang Flür, who reveals how he came to collaborate with New Order’s Peter Hook, Ultravox’s Midge Ure and Claudia Brücken of Propaganda on his new album ‘Magazine 1’.
Celebrating musical milestones, Five Star’s Denise Pearson and songwriter/producer Michael Jay reflect on the group’s classic hit The Slightest Touch, which turns 35 this year, while Cicero discusses recording his debut album ‘Future Boy’ with the Pet Shop Boys in our new Retrospective features.
We also chat with singer-songwriter Holiday Sidewinder ahead of her UK tour with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, about her love of all things ‘80s and how the classic decade continues to inspire her sound, and DJ/producer Sigala talks tapping into the sounds of the ‘90s on his forthcoming second album in our Retro: Revival section.
Of course, there's all the latest news, info on upcoming releases, reviews - and so much more!