Special first issue of Bauer Media's new music title, Planet Rock, to launch this week

Special first issue of Bauer Media's new music title, Planet Rock, to launch this week


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.


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