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GODFATHERS of POP

2 – D

In a bizarre encounter that takes in drawer slamming, popcorn chicken, virtual pop luminaries the Silicon Teens and Millionaire-era ABC, we catch up with 2-D, lead vocalist of Gorillaz. The cartoon band, founded by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, has been in ‘existence’ for two decades: sixth album The Now Now was released in June and features new fictional member, Ace Copular from The Powerpuff Girls – as original bassist Murdoc is currently languishing in jail.

In You Can Call Me Al, Paul Simon once opined: “I don’t want to end up a cartoon, in a cartoon graveyard.” Is that a fear you feel for real?

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Issue 45 of Classic Pop magazine is on sale now! In the latest issue our cover stars are Boy George and Culture Club – we grab an in-depth interview with the iconic singer and guitarist Roy Hay as the band return with their first studio album in almost 20 years. We also find out what life was like inside Prince's backing group The Revolution from band member Lisa Coleman and hear from the Purple One's archivist Michael Howe about further unreleased material from the legendary singer. Need a buyer's guide to Pet Shop Boys? We look at the duo's complete career in our Lowdown feature. Former Fairground Attraction frontwoman Eddi Reader tells us all about her new album Cavalier and we also meet Sister Sledge who look back on their disco heyday. New albums from Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Blancmange and Neneh Cherry get the once-over alongside reissues by Yazoo, Pixies, Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian and much more. We also review live shows including Gabrielle, Simple Minds and The Proclaimers. Enjoy the issue!