- 10 Oct 19
There’s major contributions from near and far in this landmark issue of Hot Press, with President Michael D. Higgins, Bono, The Edge, Sharon Horgan, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Eno, Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Donoghue and Loah among the star turns. Plus, U2 Uber-fan Aaron Govern writes about his life as a long-term Hot Press subscriber.
The 1,000th Issue of Hot Press hits the streets next week, on Thursday October 17. It is a massive, action-packed bumper issue, which will be rammed with brilliant material that is both historic in its import – and right up to the present in its scope.
In shops and available online from Thursday October 17, these are just some of the 1,000th Issue many brilliant treats to look forward to:
* We get up close and personal with Bruce Springsteen in London; plus we talk in-depth to his E Street Band lieutenant Steve Van Zandt who reflects on music, politics, and his Bruce-ness – and gets to the heart of one of the greatest rock 'n' roll adventures of all-time.
* No one has made a greater contribution to music, culture and global political awareness since 1977 than the most successful Irish band of all-time, U2. For this special edition of Hot Press, Bono – who reviewed Thin Lizzy at the Hammersmith Odeon for Hot Press back in the late 1970s! – writes about the band’s upcoming trip to India – and lots more besides; meanwhile, The Edge writes about Rory Gallagher, Macroom – and the day it all came together.
• Who is the longest-standing fully paid-up, independent subscriber to Hot Press? U2 aficionado Aaron Govern remembers the first time he encountered Hot Press – and describes what the magazine has meant to him as a subscriber continuously since 1984.
* From glamming up with Roxy and and collaborating with Bowie on his Berlin trilogy to producing U2 and creating his own ambient masterpieces, Brian Eno has always been firmly placed at the cutting edge. In a rare interview, on of rock’s great intellectuals talks about the environment, politics and his need to constantly evolve as an artist.
* From the humblest of go-go dancing, rock 'n' roll beginnings, Sharon Horgan has gone on to become one of the world's hottest comedy writing and acting properties. Bong shops, an ex-Virgin Prunes drummer, Mic Christopher, giant turds, Rob Delaney, Dolores O'Riordan and Tina Fey all feature as she takes us on a journey from Hackney to Hollywood.
* Having written extensively about the subject during his time as a Hot Press columnist – during the decade from 1983 to 1993 – President Michael D. Higgins is taking the environmental fight to climate change deniers all over the world, and outlining his proposals for a greener planet that works for all.
* As he assumes the mantel of the world's most talked about actor, Joaquin Phoenix delves into the darkly disturbing world of Joker.
* A slightly different sort of joker, Ardal O’Hanlon, reflects on the enduring genius of one of the major cultural phenomena of the Hot Press era, Father Ted, social media outrage, Chris Morris, the downfall of Louis CK and getting back to his stand-up roots.
* SOAK, JyellowL, Loah, Fangclub, Fay O’Rourke and Kneecap are among the young guns picking their favourite albums of the past 42 years.
RIP: We list 1,000 people who we have lost since the first issue Hot Press and remember the contribution of some of the greatest names of the era.
* Plus, columnists Eamonn McCann, Sarah Richardson, Niall Stokes, Roe McDermott and The Whole Hog look into the past and wonder just what the future holds...
Stay tuned to hotpress.com for more details! You can order the new issue here: