It’s early 1992, and Q has two big interviews as their cover stars – George Michael and Lou Reed.
As you open the magazine, Tony Wilson (Or, as Q addressed him, Anthony H Wilson) felt Q’s wrath, being the subject of their “Who the hell does …….” column.
In news, Kurt Cobain introduced himself on stage in Newcastle as “I am a homosexual. I am a drug taker, and I fuck pot-bellied pigs” while relations between George Harrison and Eric Clapton were said to be strained, as they toured Japan together.
Recent research has show that the average Radio 1 listener is 29, while the average Radio 2 listener is 61.
Freddie Mercuty of Queen had recently died, and Q does a double page picture of him on stage at Wembley, with accompanying text.
Tori Amos gets a double page spread, before you turn over the page to see a three page spread on the recently reformed Procal Harum
Also getting a three page spread is Marc Cohn, on the back of his success with Walking In Memphis.
Q does a chart of celebs who have treaded the boards in Panto over Christmas/New Year including Rod Hull in Crawley, David Essex in Bradford and Lionel Blair in Stockport.
Cover star George Michael gets featured, as Q joins him in New York, where he is about to perform two concerts at Madison Square Gardens.
Talking of concerts, Q follows up their feature on George Michael with a five page spread on ticket touting.
Lou Reed gets six pages as he prepares to bring out his 25th album, this one focusing on death.
With 1991 having just ended, Q looks back at the year, genre by genre, in a twelve page series, and then follows it with a two page look at the tours and albums coming in 1992.
In gigs, Q reviews Ned’s Atomic Dustbin at McGonagles in Dublin.