- 14 Oct 19
To celebrate the impending arrival of our 1,000th Issue, Hot Press is diving into our back issues to capture the various spirits of the age.
It's been a long and eventful journey. Ever since Hot Press first began publishing back in 1977, we've had countless highlights and have produced some groundbreaking journalism. From documenting the likes of Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzy, U2 and Sinead O'Connor in their heydays, to publishing seminal, era-defining interviews with the likes of Charles Haughey, Gerry Adams and Brian Cowen - Hot Press has been at the centre of music, culture and politics in Ireland for 999 issues...
Now, as we get set to publish our 1000th issue on Thursday, October 17, we'll be bringing some weird and wonderful gems from our archives over the next few days. Stay tuned to our website, as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds over the coming days to catch all our updates!
Hot Press: The 1000th Issue
In shops and available online from Thursday October 17, these are just some of the 1,000th Issue treats to look forward to:
* Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band lieutenant Steve Van Zandt reflect on one of the greatest rock 'n' roll adventures of all-time
* 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, he talks about 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, President Michael D. Higgins is taking the environmental fight to Donald Trump and his fellow climate change deniers 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, on the enduring genius of 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.
Plus, we'll have contributions from two very special guest writers whose musical journeys have been intertwined with ours. Stay tuned to
hotpress.com for details!