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|Frequency||Nine times annually|
|Publisher||Big Cheese Publishing Ltd.|
Vive Le Rock is an independent music magazine published in the United Kingdom which covers punk, new wave, glam and garage through to mod and primal rock 'n' roll, and the darker side of alternative rock. It is circulated nine times annually, (an increase on previous bi-monthly circulation.)
The magazine has won praise from respected music website Louder Than War, whose editor John Robb in 2012 declared Vive Le Rock the "best punk rock magazine on the planet."The Guardian, in an overview of the 2010s UK music press, described the magazine as adopting a "more left field" position than such magazines as Classic Pop and Vintage Rock and summarized Vive Le Rock's commercial strategy as "cater(ing) for people whose sine qua non is punk rock."
Vive Le Rock dedicates itself to "rebel music" and gives coverage both to established acts such as Ramones, Blondie, The Cure and Motörhead), The Stray Cats, Devo and The Clash and also newer bands such as The Gaslight Anthem, Bronx, White Lies and Rancid. The magazine's remit is to bring to its readers "the bad boys" (and girls) of rock 'n' roll, and to embody the culture about which it writes about rather than just aspire thus.
Monthly editions consist of sections including news – and introduction pages, album, book, DVD as well as live reviews and gig listings. Cover features are typically in-depth portraits, running to up to ten pages, of rock 'n' roll's most notorious rebel performers, containing ten-page cover features. A themed fifteen-track CD is included with each issue likewise containing material by veterans and promising newcomers.
The magazine embodies the punk ethos by adopting the writing style of 1970s/1980s punk fanzines, engaging its readers on the subjects closest to their hearts. Artists featured include the Ramones, Madness, the Who, Faces, Black Flag, Echo & the Bunnymen, New Order, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Jim Jones Revue, The Vivian Girls and Wavves,
By 2014, Vive Le Rock was increasing its sales at a time when most other music magazines were experiencing a decline.
- Eugene Butcher – Editor In Chief
- Jim Sharples - Deputy Editor
- Paula Frost - Reviews Editor
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