The first issue of Bauer Media’s new music title, Planet Rock magazine, will hit newsstands on Friday May 12, and will be priced at £5.00.
The brand new 132-page perfect-bound glossy magazine - a collaboration between the teams behind MOJO Magazine and Planet Rock Radio – will feature an embossed mirrored Motörhead cover design celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the recording of the band’s legendary debut album. The issue includes a 17-page story with an exclusive interview with ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, the sole surviving member of the classic line-up.
Other content includes The Planet Rock Interview with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, a 10-page feature celebrating the 30th anniversary of Def Leppard’s classic album Hysteria. Regular features include My Planet Rocks: the popular radio franchise translated into print, The Hairy Bikers’ Rock’n’Roll Cookery column, Room 666 – the songs Planet Rock listeners love to hate and Nights Out With…one rock legend’s photographic trip down memory lane - in Issue One Alice Cooper remembers a night on the tiles with John Lennon.
Speaking about the title, Planet Rock’s editor-in-Chief, Phil Alexander said: “The combination of the station, a magazine and the Planet Rock brand’s extensive online and social media presence will create new promotional opportunities for artists, labels and advertisers alike – establishing an unparalleled reach and scale in the process.”
The launch issue is overseen by Ric Blaxill (music and content director, Planet Rock Radio) and Phil Alexander (editor-in-chief, MOJO and Q) along with launch editor Mark Blake (former deputy editor of Q and best-selling author of books on Pink Floyd, The Who & Queen) and art editor, Russell Moorcroft (deputy art editor of the multiple-award winning MOJO team).
The first issue of the magazine will benefit from an in-house marketing campaign, utilising Bauer Media’s portfolio of influential brands, which will run on-air, on-line and in-print, reaching an audience of over 3.6million.
The second issue of Planet Rock is set to be published in July 2017.