Retro Pop magazine May 2023 David Bowie Tony Hadley Nik Kershaw Matt Goss

We’re returning to the early noughties this issue because… Busted are BACK!

Twenty years after their initial run of hits, the boys are celebrating their legacy with a collection of re-recorded classics, featuring contributions from the likes of Simple Plan, All Time Low and McFly, along with a massive arena tour set to hit the road this autumn, taking in some of the UK’s biggest venues. 

So, it's only fitting that we take a nostalgic trip with the guys and chat about what life was like in one of the country’s biggest boy bands and their ambitions to score their first-ever No. 1 album this time around.

Elsewhere in this issue, it’s Eurovision season and we’re bringing you the ultimate guide to Liverpool 2023, with behind the scenes interviews, a complete overview of this year’s entries, and our predictions of how the scoring will unfold on the night.

As always, there’s plenty more on offer: David Bowie’s friend and collaborator Geoff MacCormack - aka Warren Peace - shares memories of his childhood pal and opens up his incredible photo album - 8 pages; Tony Hadley celebrates 40 years of Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’ and shares details of his first LP in six years; The Police’s Stewart Copeland discusses life in the band and reworking the group’s biggest hits for his orchestral shows; and Nik Kershaw looks back on four decades of success ahead of his upcoming UK Tour. 

Plus, with news that the official Stock Aitken Waterman musical will finally premiere later this year, we share our own ideas of how the hit-packed show could look. 


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