In the November 2016 issue of Q, we head to Nashville to hear how Kings Of Leon shook things up for their seventh album. Over four intimate portraits with the Followills, Q’s Niall Doherty sits on a mansion porch with Caleb to discover how the record contains “really raw emotional things about me and my family,” gets a tour of Matthew’s house, hears how Jared can’t keep away from negative Facebook comments and goes for lunch at Nashville’s best BBQ joint with Nathan.
PLUS: This issue also features an exclusive interview with Beck. Modern music’s king of reinvention welcomes Andrew Perry to LA to talk through his diverse back catalogue and explain how his artistic mutations have more to do with luck or misfortune than they do with design.
Jamie T tells Laura Barton why his new album is a celebration of the British “lack of enthusiasm”, Barry Gibb invites Sylvia Patterson for a vindaloo to talk through his extraordinary life and music and Hamish MacBain heads backstage with Metallica in Minneapolis as drummer Lars Ulrich reveals the secrets behind their forthcoming new album.
Other highlights include: Chrissie Hynde bats off readers' queries in Cash For Questions, Savages’ Jehnny Beth runs through her 10 Commandments and influential Mancunian radio presenter DJ Semtex reflects on 30 years at the forefront of rap music. This month’s Q Maverick is synth-pop icon Marc Almond, who tells Simon Goddard how he overcame drug binges, tabloid slurs and a mental breakdown to find peace with being a popstar.