May 1985 In her typically brash style, Madonna told our writer: "I couldn't be a success without also being a sex symbol. I'm sexy. How can I avoid it? That's the essence of me. I would have to have a bag over my head and over my body; but then my voice would come across, and it's sexy."The singer graced the cover of our first issue, and again for the 1987 and 1989 anniversary issues. She appeared on the cover three more times, in January 1996, April 1998, and April 2000.
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music… More »