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30 August 2018

Corsair to publish Q Magazine’s The 10 Commandments: the Rock Star’s Guide to Life

Publishing on 8th November, this enlightening guide presents ten rules for life from fifty musicians, including Iggy Pop, Stevie Nicks, Mary J Blige and Bono. The 10 Commandments will feature unseen and unpublished material as well as a compilation of the finest selections from the Q magazine archives.


James Gurbutt, Publisher of Corsair, who acquired World Rights from Q’s editor Ted Kessler, said: “We are very excited at the prospect of working with Q on The 10 Commandments. There’s a broad diversity of advice within these pages; often wise, pithy, honest –  some you’ll agree with, some you won’t and some that will make you laugh out loud.  In short, there’s something for everyone in here and every household that listens to anything from classic artists like Blondie, to modern superstars like Ed Sheeran, should own a copy.”


Ted Kessler, Editor of Q added: “I learnt everything I know – admittedly, not much – from rock stars and musicians. From a small boy, I have looked to them for guidance about politics, clothes, relationships, philosophy. . . the lot. I cannot tell you anything that I learnt at school aged 14, but I can tell you precisely what Paul Weller thought of just about everything then. And so, it is with great pride that I present to the world this important testament of rock star advice and philosophy, The 10 Commandments, because there is nobody so complete that a little worldly advice from Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop, Noel Gallagher or Stevie Nicks cannot improve. I can say this because it was not my idea but asking rock stars for their ten pieces of core life lessons is a tremendous device if you want to absorb something deep and hilarious at the same time.”



About Q Magazine:

Q is the ultimate guide to modern music.

Since its launch in 1986, the iconic British magazine has built its reputation on world-beating exclusives, its definitive reviews section, and arresting, award-winning photography.

Celebrating the world’s biggest stars and actively championing new talent, in the last 12 months Q has featured exclusive cover stories with the likes of Liam Gallagher, St Vincent, Jack White, Manic Street Preachers, Wolf Alice, Underworld and Iggy Pop.


Q’s partnership with Absolute Radio provides a unique opportunity to engage two million ardent music fans through carefully honed editorial support. The magazine provides daily content for the station’s news bulletin for Danielle Perry’s afternoon show, as well as contributing valuable critique to The Sunday Night Music Club (8.00pm-midnight).

With Q’s online presence, an interactive tablet edition, social media, live events and festival sponsorship (including The Great Escape) and, of course, the world famous annual Q Awards – the most exclusive event in the music calendar – the message is everywhere: music sounds better with Q.

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