Vive Le Rock (magazine)

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Vive Le Rock
Editor Eugene Butcher
Categories Music
Frequency Bi-monthly
Circulation 15,000[1]
Publisher Big Cheese Publishing Ltd.
Year founded 2011
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 1365-358X

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 even the darker side of alternative rock. Dedicated to all rebel music, Vive Le Rock compasses a wide range of classic bands such as The Ramones, Blondie, The Cure and Motörhead through to The Stray Cats, Devo and The Clash while incorporating new bands like The Gaslight Anthem, Bronx, White Lies and Rancid.

It is circulated bi-monthly.[2]


Bringing you[who?] the bad boys of rock 'n' roll, Vive Le Rock embodies the culture it writes about rather than just aspiring to it.[citation needed] Its basic editorial proposition consists every month of sections including news – and introduction pages, album, book, DVD as well as live reviews and gig listings. With regard to features, Vive Le Rock provides in-depth portraits of the greatest bad boys[clarification needed] of rock 'n' roll, containing ten-page cover features. Each issue comes with a free themed, fifteen-track CD of the coolest new cats on the block and the legends that paved the way. With the editorial concept of an authentic and independent approach to the finest of rock 'n' roll music, Vive Le Rock embodies the punk ethos in the way that it marches to the beat of its own drum – passionate and profound about the world of the fanzine, engaging its readers on the subject they love the most. Featuring the likes of The Ramones, Madness, The Who, The Faces, Black Flag, Echo & The Bunnymen, New Order through to outlaws like Johnny Cash, Tom Waits and Jerry Lee Lewis, it writes about legends that have rock 'n' roll coursing through their veins. Alongside such classic bands, it covers new acts who've taken their lead from the '50s through to the '80s. So whether it's Rancid, Hank III or up-and-coming hell-raisers such as The Jim Jones Revue, The Vivian Girls or Wavves, they will all head the Vive Le Rock call to arms.[citation needed] Vive Le Rock provides an honest, grounded approach to its readers, using the strength of punk – a magazine that rather innovates than imitates. Serving up the best from 1960s, '70s, '80s and beyond, it covers music that is worth to be mentioned.[citation needed]


  • Eugene Butcher – Editor
  • Jim Sharples - Features editor
  • Ian Chaddock - News / Online editor
  • Paul Hagen - Reviews editor


  1. ^ "Big Cheese". Retrieved 2 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "BIG CHEESE". Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 5 September 2009. 

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