❉ Why was Jerry Dammers such a significant figure in the punk and new wave movement?
❉ ‘Topper’ Headon was a drumming genius who propelled a good band to become the best around, writes Paul Matts.
❉ Simon Brett chats with ‘Funky Si’ about his life in music and of course, his relationship with the late Mark E. Smith.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ An early snapshot of a band that went on to be one of the biggest British groups ever.
❉ The story of music that couldn’t have been made anywhere else but Manchester.
❉ Let the record show, M’Lud – Roger Taylor was right. Exhibit A: The first 6 Queen albums.
❉ The Stranglers have seen off all competition, to emerge as the living embodiment of how to do alternative rock that defies categorisation.
❉ We celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Damned’s New Rose – the first UK punk single.