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 the darker side of alternative rock. It is circulated nine times annually,[2] (an increase on previous bi-monthly circulation.)[3]



Vive Le Rock dedicates itself to "rebel music" and gives coverage both to established acts such as The Ramones, Blondie, The Cure and Motörhead), The Stray Cats, Devo and The Clash and also newer bands such as The Gaslight Anthem, Bronx, White Lies and Rancid. The magazine's remit is to bring to its readers "the bad boys" (and girls) of rock 'n' roll, and to embody the culture about which it writes about rather than just aspire thus.[citation needed]


Monthly editions consist of sections including news – and introduction pages, album, book, DVD as well as live reviews and gig listings. Cover features are typically in-depth portraits, running to up to ten pages, of rock 'n' roll's most notorious rebel performers, containing ten-page cover features. A themed fifteen-track CD is included with each issue likewise containing material by veterans and promising newcomers.

The magazine embodies the punk ethos by adopting the writing style of 1970s/1980s punk fanzines, engaging its readers on the subjects closest to their hearts. Artists featured include The Ramones, Madness, The Who, The Faces, Black Flag, Echo & The Bunnymen, New Order Johnny Cash, Tom Waits Jerry Lee Lewis, The Jim Jones Revue, The Vivian Girls and Wavves,


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


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

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