The 20 musical icons that have given exclusive shoots and interviews are Michael, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Madonna, Noel Gallagher, Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Damon Albarn, Britney Spears, Dave Grohl, Dido, David Gilmour, Ian Brown, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Johnny Borrell, Kate Bush, Beyonce, Richard Ashcroft and U2.
In a publishing first Q magazine has produced 20 different collectable covers to commemorate their anniversary.
As well as the exclusive interviews in which the above artists exclusively talk about what Q means to them and their own personal highlights and low points over the last 20 years, the issue also includes Q’s nominations for the best 20 albums and songs during its lifetime.
Q Editor Paul Rees: “The 20th anniversary of Q, the essential music guide, is a landmark moment, and therefore we were determined to mark it with a landmark publishing event. I believe we have done so. I can think of few magazines anywhere in the world who could exclusively photograph, interview and do separate covers with 20 of the biggest and most iconic stars in their world. That Q has done so is befitting for a magazine with its rich history and stature.”