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9 May 2017

Issue One of Planet Rock Magazine Hits Newsstands on Friday 12 May

The brand new 132-page perfect-bound glossy magazine is a collaboration between the teams behind MOJO Magazine (Britain’s biggest-selling and iconic music magazine) and Planet Rock Radio (the UK’s biggest rock radio station).

Planet Rock magazine has been designed to reflect the station’s on-air programming and add context to the music championed by the Planet Rock brand. Created by fans for fans, the magazine will reflect the passion of the station’s million-plus listeners. Every section has been created with the purpose of delivering genuine insight and entertainment, while capturing the conversation of the audience itself.

Editor-in-Chief, Phil Alexander commented: “The combination of the station, a magazine and the Planet Rock brand’s extensive online and social media presence will create new promotional opportunities for artists, labels and advertisers alike – establishing an unparalleled reach and scale in the process.”

Issue 1 features an embossed mirrored Motörhead cover design celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the recording of the band’s legendary debut album. Inside readers are treated to a 17-page story including an exclusive interview with ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke, the sole surviving member of the classic line-up that includes the departed Philthy ‘Animal’ Taylor and Lemmy.

Other content includes The Planet Rock Interview with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler in which he re-lives the rise and near-collapse of his band in a rapid-fire, no holds-barred seven-page interview, plus, a 10-page feature celebrating the 30th anniversary of Def Leppard’s classic album Hysteria. Regular features include My Planet Rocks: the popular radio franchise translated into print, The Hairy Bikers’ Rock’n’Roll Cookery column, Room 666 – the songs Planet Rock listeners love to hate and Nights Out With…one rock legend’s photographic trip down memory lane – in Issue One Alice Cooper remembers a night on the tiles with John Lennon.

The launch issue is overseen by Ric Blaxill (Music & Content Director, Planet Rock Radio) and Phil Alexander (Editor-In-Chief, MOJO & Q) along with launch editor Mark Blake (former Deputy Editor of Q and best-selling author of books on Pink Floyd, The Who & Queen) and Art Editor, Russell Moorcroft (Deputy Art Editor of the multiple-award winning MOJO team). Mark and Russell have assembled a crack team of journalists and photographers whose access to the world of rock is unparalleled.

The first issue of the magazine will benefit from an in-house marketing campaign, utilising Bauer Media’s portfolio of influential brands, which will run on-air, on-line and in-print, reaching an audience of over 3.6million.


About Planet Rock Magazine:
Issue one of Planet Rock magazine will go on sale on Friday 12 May, priced at £5.00. The second issue will be published in July 2017.

About Planet Rock:
Planet Rock is home to top DJs Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Alice Cooper, The Hairy Bikers and Wyatt Wendels, playing the very best rock music from the 70s to the present day. Tune into Planet Rock radio on DAB Digital Radio, Sky 0110, Virgin Media 924, Freesat 730 or mobile listen apps. Head to for more.

About Bauer Media:
Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, MOJO, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight. The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

For further information about Planet Rock magazine, please contact:
Jess Blake
Communications Director, Bauer Media (London Lifestyle)
Tel: 0203 879 2397

For further information about Planet Rock radio station, please contact:
Jonny Silver –Communications Manager Bauer Radio-
T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07929 333 759
Cat Martin – Communications Director Bauer Radio –
T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363

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