New edition of Music Week out now

New edition of Music Week out now

The new edition of Music Week is our annual Rock Issue special, as we bring back the mighty Bring Me The Horizon to the cover and lift the lid on the genre's current triumphs and struggles in a year of unprecedented challenges.

Hot on the heels of their latest Top 40 single, BMTH open up on their new normal - a series of digital EP releases. We catch up with frontman Oli Sykes, Raw Power Management and RCA to uncover the band's updated playbook.

Also in a jam-packed features section, we revisit the biggest-selling rock album of the 21st century, Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory. To mark its 20th anniversary, Warner Bros Records' Frank Maddocks, Susan Leon and Peter Standish relive a seismic debut campaign.

With the help of 5B Artist & Media's Cory Brennan and Adam Foster, Driift's Ric Salmon, Biffy Clyro manager Paul Craig, Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden of Veeps and Vans For Bands' Tarrant Anderson, we investigate the rock livestreaming boom and its money-making potential for artists amid the ongoing Covid-19 touring shutdown.

Plus, legendary Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza co-founder Perry Farrell reflects on his time in the business in a must-read interview covering everything from artistic control to making contact with the spirit of Jim Morrison.

In the Big Story, we analyse rock’s latest streaming numbers, as execs talk recent hits and potential growth opportunities for the genre.

Elsewhere in news, Paradigm agent Mike Malak reveals the masterplan for his new record label and publishing company Coldpress, and former Syco head of A&R Anya Jones reveals all about her next venture. 

In this week's Hitmakers, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice recalls the making of the band's all-time rock classic Smoke On The Water, while The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen takes on The Aftershow. 

Pop-punk trio Meet Me @ The Altar share their story in On The Radar, Finola Doran, head of rock and alternative radio at Propeller Communications, takes the Rising Star slot and Making Waves showcases punk rockers The OBGMs. Plus, indie foursome Beginners' soundtrack of Disney’s latest animation Raya And The Last Dragon is the subject of Sync Story.

Alongside all that, we bring you the very latest charts, news and analysis.

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