Dylan Jones, British GQ

Dylan Jones

British GQ

United Kingdom

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Past articles by Dylan:

Van Morrison and John Cooper Clarke on life and (anti) lockdown

Perma-touring Celtic-soul chief Van Morrison and his pal John Cooper Clarke were constantly on the move until this past pandemic-stricken year → Read More

Remote working is killing creativity

Though Zoom and Teams might persist, don’t ignore the creative power of a real workplace → Read More

Noel Gallagher on ten years of High Flying Birds: ‘A lot of the early songs were written for Oasis’

Ten years on from the formation of his High Flying Birds, and 12 since the infamous Parisian bust-up that led to Oasis’ split, Noel Gallagher has as much to say as ever. Cocaine, Blair, whether Britpop led to Brexit… nothing is off the table for British music’s opinionator-in-chief. → Read More

Tony King on seven decades as fixer, muse and confidante to the gods of pop music

From the Beatles’ first acid trip to the comfort he – and a Christie’s catalogue – gave during Freddie Mercury’s last days, Tony King's recollections are the fabric from which legends are cut and here he shares his greatest hits, in all their starry, stoned, stentorian glory... → Read More

Paul Weller: ‘Should we be using the Union Jack as fashion? I don’t know’

Former Jam singer-songwriter Paul Weller has partnered with Sunspel on a capsule collection, for which he has created a personal edit of wardrobe staples. We met Weller to discuss the Britpop era, his view on fashion's overuse of the Union Jack and why a polo shirt is a wardrobe essential. → Read More

Paul Simon's Suprise is a must have for any record collection

The vinyl revival remains in rude health. Dylan Jones selects an overlooked classic in Paul Simon's Suprise to hunt out next time you’re flicking through the crates… → Read More

Jimmy Page on the true story behind Stairway To Heaven

Jimmy Page on the creation of Led Zeppelin’s modern mythology and the true story of ‘Stairway To Heaven’ as the undisputed lord of the riffs → Read More

Oh! You ugly thing: David Bowie biopic Stardust is painfully bad

Clodhopping Stardust is barely a shadow of the film it had the potential to be – and the lack of any actual music by David Bowie is the least of this abject biopic’s problems. → Read More

Shaun Bailey v. Sadiq Khan: the battle for London's future

Because of the crisis, the London mayoral election, which was due to take place in May, is now being held next spring. This means Sadiq Khan will have served a five-year term by the time of the election and so naturally his opponents are starting to get busy. → Read More

John Lennon was as mythical as he was legendary

On what would have been John Lennon’s 80th birthday, Dylan Jones writes about the legendary Beatle, “a man who could be as humdrum as he was remarkable.” → Read More

For Sade, it was always about the music

Sade haven’t toured for nine years, and in that time, demand has only grown. GQ Editor Dylan Jones looks back over how they marshalled their talents to create a truly original type of modern British soul, a sound that has continued to mutate over the 36 years since that first record. → Read More

Is the new Pink Floyd better than the old Pink Floyd?

With the release of a new live album by Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, the Pink Floyd drummer's new band has hit new heights, says GQ Editor Dylan Jones. → Read More

How Hattie Stewart became an icon

She is the darling of the art world, the darling of the fashion world, and her ‘doodle-bombed’ magazine covers have become much sought-after. Now, London-based artist Hattie Stewart is taking the world by storm, with a big smile and a fistful of Posca pens → Read More

Bruce Springsteen's Letter To You already feels like an epic

Bruce Springsteen's Letter To You was recorded in just five days from his home in New Jersey and could well be his best this decade → Read More

Your life has a serious Steve Pilgrim-shaped hole

GQ Editor Dylan Jones shares his greatest lockdown musical discovery → Read More

Will there be a post-lockdown bounce?

When we properly come out of lockdown, our consumer decisions are going to mean a lot more to us than they did before we went in. Companies’ behaviours – the bad and the good – will be reflected by consumer attitude, says GQ Editor Dylan Jones. → Read More

London swings: How Britain invented the Sixties

GQ looks back at the first time it began to swing... → Read More

Editor’s Letter: When crisis heralds change

For nearly 88 million global readers, GQ is a trusted friend, pre-empting changes in the way we live. In his Editor’s Letter for the September 2020 issue, Dylan Jones discusses why change is good – and needed. → Read More

How the Ramones became punk pioneers

In 1974, four misfits formed a band whose blitzkrieg bop would make the music world sit up and listen. The Ramones’ dropout attitude and ferocious anthems made them icons and GQ was there in the front row. 1-2-3-4... → Read More

Was Fleetwood Mac's Tusk the greatest self-sabotage in rock'n'roll history?

Everyone loves Rumours, but what about its follow-up? In this archive piece from 2016, GQ editor Dylan Jones looks back on Tusk, the Mac’s elephantine monolith which reveals a record that stands for a golden moment in time → Read More