Liam Gallagher is the cover star of Q as he prepares to launch the debut album of Beady Eye, a band comprising of the non Noel Gallagher members of Oasis.
If you look closely, in Liam’s shades, you can see the other members of Beady Eye in his reflection.
In “Q Mail”, Simon Hunt e-mails to respond to previous correspondence complaining about Take That appearing in Q, while cheekily asking when Justin Bieber will be appearing on Cash For Questions.
Jonathan Paul from Leicester contacts Q to complain about their ignoring of Ian Matthews and Chris Edwards in Kasabian articles, in comparison to Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan.
Q50 is a feature of the 50 songs you should download this month. Top of the pile was The Beat Goes On by cover stars Beady Eye.
Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol gets a guest submission, choosing Coal by The Mariner’s Children.
In news, Alex Turner records solo songs for a movie soundtrack, Green Day release a live album, The Kills are reforming and Beth Ditto is going on a solo career.
Featuring forthcoming albums, Glasvegas get a double page spread for their as yet titled new album.
Also working hard in the studio were Hard-Fi, with a propsed release date given as “Summer 2011”
Q dedicates a full page to a phone interview with Plan B, where he reveals that Forrest Gump is the one movie that makes him cry.
Tipped for greatness this month are The Joy Formidable, Miles Kane and MNDR.
Shaun Ryder is the subject of this month’s Cash For Questions, answering questions about Tony Wilson, UFOs and Reality TV.
In ads, Paul McCartney stars in an advert for PETA.
There are nine pages dedicated to cover stars Beady Eye, with Liam Gallagher claiming that “People will be calling their kids Beady Eye by the end of the year”
It’s not all about Liam, as Gem, Andy and Chris get profiled, looking at their musical CVs pre Oasis.
Junior Gallagher had gotten the first blow in to release post Oasis music, but Senior Gallagher (Noel) was at work on his debut solo album, with 17 tracks believed to have been recorded, one of which has Miles Kane on guitar, and was set for release in late summer.
Noel’s (using the name of Noel Galagher’s High Flying Birds) self titled debut album was eventually released in October 2011.
KT Tunstall gets a full page interview, where she denounces her stepdad, who was a BNP candidate.
Riding high on the success of Rolling In The Deep, Adele gets a four page profile.
Cee Lo Green is gets interviewed by Q, where he discusses his favourite albums.
Another band riding high in the charts, were Noah and the Whale, who got a three page feature.
2011 was the year that saw the 20th anniversary of the death of Freddie Mercury, and Q interviews Roger Taylor and Brian May, ahead of a feature about unseen Queen photographs being made public for the first time.
In reviews, Beady Eye’s debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding gets four stars.
Also getting four stars was Clare Maguire’s debut album Light After Dark and Hotel Shampoo by Gruff Rhys.
If Bruce Springsteen is your thing, Q has a handy guide for those wishing to explore his vast discography.
Concert Reviews sees Paul McCartney get a five star review for a concert at 100 Club in London just before Cristmas 2010.
Also getting five stars were The View for their pre Christmas gigs in Sheffield and Stoke.