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Rip It Up

Rip It Up

Rip It Up is a bi-monthly New Zealand music and lifestyle magazine, which started in June 1977 as a free monthly giveaway in record shops, but was upgraded in 1991 to its present format. It is also available online.

7 articles

Billy Idol: I Am Still the Greatest Says Billy Idol

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, September 1987

"At the age of 14, Johnny Angelo was a heartthrob. He had three-inch sideboards and he wore his hair swept high in a golden quiff. ...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Simon Napier-Bell, Svengali

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, August 1988

SIMON NAPIER-BELL'S reputation has preceded him. He's used to that. "Some people are wary of me," he says. "So it's difficult to know what a ...

Graham Parker: Stick To Me: Graham Parker Looks Back In Anger

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, November 1988

GRAHAM PARKER was a contender. Short, with a reason to live, he kicked the late 70s into life with a passion and fury that was ...

Steve Earle: Lonesome Dove: Steve Earle Puts the Celtic into Country

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, December 1988

"Ring Steve Earle," said the message. "Area code 615 ..." ...

John Hiatt: The Fugitive: Slow Talking with John Hiatt

Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, April 1991

  JOHN HIATT can't seem to relax. He's in his Auckland hotel room — at the Hyatt, naturally — getting his photo taken. His worn, buttoned-up ...

Tony Joe White: Highway Blues

Report and Interview by Chris Bourke, Rip It Up, November 1993

AS YOU DRIVE south out of Memphis down Highway 61, the trees and houses stop at the edge of the city limits. On either side ...

Steriogram: Territorial Pissings

Profile and Interview by Jenny Valentish, Rip It Up, 2004

Having successfully become America's Most Wanted, Steriogram have moved on to the toughest nut to crack: the UK. In an abrupt departure from full-on rock ...

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