As 2022 nears its end, it’s time to look back at all of the stars who graced the cover of Rolling Stone UK this year. From world-beating rock stars such as Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes to emerging stars such as Bree Runway, it’s been a year in which we’ve showcased the best of British and international musicians on our front cover. Let’s take a look back at all of them.
“The last time I got addicted, the girls in my life were in and out, I wasn’t married to someone. Obviously at the time I knew people were upset and scared for me, but with Alissa, I might as well have cheated with her; the way it affects you is the same. If someone’s doing something behind your back and you find out about it, it’s a betrayal. The trust was completely shattered,” he said.
Sykes, thankfully now in a much better place, provided one of Rolling Stone UK’s best interviews of the year.
For our fourth issue, Burna Boy told us how he became the self-described African giant, one of the world’s biggest artists. With a London Stadium show on the horizon for 2023, it’s safe to say that his rise is continuing at an unstoppable pace.
Issue Five: Florence + the Machine – beyond the fairy tale
As Florence Welch released her fifth album Dance Fever, she talked relationships, avoiding fame, and managing anxiety with Rolling Stone UK.
Ahead of releasing their fifth album Being Funny In A Foreign Language in October, Matty Healy told us about life in an era-defining band, his battles with addiction and beginning an entirely new era of The 1975.
Harry Styles has become a global pop icon and in 2022, has had his sights set on Hollywood. How does he make all of it look so easy — even when it definitely isn’t?
Issue Eight: Yungblud – how to win fans and influence people?
Love him or hate him, Yungblud exemplifies what it means to be a Gen Z rock star. Dominic Harrison harnessed an influencer model to rise to fame but in 2022 proved he’s well on the way to becoming a British pop culture icon. Rolling Stone UK went on the road with our Artist of the Year to find out how he intends to use more than his high-energy persona to be taken seriously.
This was Bree Runway’s year. She collaborated with Stormzy, added more A-listers to her growing fan base and is now regularly recognised in the streets of London, her hometown. Rolling Stone UK met Bree for her most intimate interview yet.
Known predominantly for her Mercury Prize-winning and commercially successful music, Little Simz is a force of nature. In a world of content and noise, the semi-mysterious Simbiatu Ajikawo lets her talent speak for her. In this interview, our TV Award-winner talks about how she came to act in British cultural export ‘Top Boy’ and her experience filming the show.