Morrissey, without a shirt, with the headline “Talking up Your Arsenal”, is the cover star of Q, as he prepares to release his latest solo album, Your Arsenal.
Garry Bushell feels Q’s wrath, as the subject of their “Who the hell does ……” column.
In news, Axl Rose surrendered himself to police on charges of provoking a riot, a full year after a concert in St Louis ended in a riot.
Kylie Minogue stated she was only friends with Prince.
Pat Roberts, new singer of The Stranglers, interviews celebrity Stranglers fan Stuart Pearce for their fan club magazine.
Pearce complained that a local radio show he was asked to guest DJ on had censored some of his picks, such as The Clash, The Damned and The Vibrators.
Pearce also said that his music videos “get howled off” in favour of dance and soft rock by his team-mates.
Not sure if the interview did Pearce any good, as Nottingham Forest got relegated that season.
Meanwhile, Sinead O’Connor has recorded some backing vocals for Peter Gabriel’s new album.
The BBC were forced to issue a denial that they were on the verge of cancelling Top Of The Pops.
Sophie B Hawkins, having had a Transatlantic hit with Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover, gets a double page feature.
Another female getting the double page treatment is Betty Boo, determined not to be seen as a flash in the pan, declaring “I don’t see myself rapping in 10 years time. I do eventually want to sing. I’m capable of writing songs”
The subject of “Where Are They Now?” was Adam and the Ants, it was revealed that Adam was working on a rockier solo album with Bernard Edwards from Chic, and Larry Blackmon from Cameo.
Reading Festival gets a four page feature as it celebrates it’s 20th anniversary.
Michael Jackson’s new tour gets a feature, looking at the excessive record company promotion of Jackson.
Q’s big Morrissey interview sees him issue his wrath on Johnny Rogan, the author of a biography of him and Johnny Marr, which he had refused to co-operate on, stating, “It was billed as the definitive story of The Smiths. The only definitive story of The Smiths is my story, if I ever tell it”
When questioned on a song that seems to sympathise with football hooligans, he simply replies “Well, they have such great taste in footwear”, before ending “As long as people don’t die, I am amused”
On Politics, he adds “I don’t want to be European, I want England to remain an island”
To accompany the article, Q gets musicians such as David Bowie, Justin Currie, Siobhan Fahey, Carl Smyth and Brett Anderson to list their favourite Morrissey song.