The latest edition of “The Magazine Archive” focuses on Q in November 2002, when U2 Foo Fighters, Graham Coxon and Vanessa Carlton were the cover stars.
The spineline simply reads “Stuart Morgan”. Unable to get it immediately, a quick websearch reveals that Stuart Morgan was an art critic who died in August 2002.
U2 are the main feature on the cover that month, which saw the release of their second Greatest Hits compilation “1990-2000”, while Graham Coxon speaks about his departure from Blur.
John Squire is the subject of “Cash For Questions” ,where readers submit their questions (and successful entrants get a cash prize, hence the feature title) with the questions, unsurprisingly, focusing on all things Stone Roses.
The album chart in late 2002 was topped by Atomic Kitten, with Enrique Iglesias and Nora Jones making appearances in the Top Ten alongaside Oasis, Ash and Coldplay.
Graham Coxon speaking about his departure from Blur gets a 3 page feature while Vanessa Carlton, then enjoying success in the charts with “A Thousand Miles” also gets a 3 page feature.
U2 get a a mammoth 10 pages dedicated to them. As at that time, they were promoting their 1990s Greatest Hits compilation album, the article mainly looks back at U2’s productivity during that decade, with quotes from all 4 members of the band.
Concert reviews that month focus on Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Avril Lavigne and Oasis.