Woah, Attitude magazine have well and truly outdone themselves this time!…
Get ready to hear a lot from Cher very soon. Not only is the superstar releasing her ‘Dancing Queen’ album full of ABBA covers, but she’s also fronting the latest issue of Attitude Magazine, alongside Andy Cohen and Rami Malek.
In a world exclusive interview with the legend, she talks about her latest ABBA project, her scene-stealing appearance in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and her love of all things camp.
In a world exclusive interview, Cher speaks to Attitude about Dancing Queen – her new album of Abba covers, a scene-stealing turn in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and her love of camp.
Speaking on the eternal appeal of the Swedish pop band, the icon told Attitude:
ABBA songs are a lot harder to sing than one might imagine. They’re much more intricate, they’re much more substantive. I think that people love ABBA, but I’m not so sure they appreciate them on a musical level. I don’t think they ask themselves, ‘Why am I loving this?’
Andy Cohen and Rami Malek are also getting into the front cover action with their very own versions available at the same time.
Attitude spoke to Cohen about what it’s like to be the first out gay man to host a US chat show, how the Aids crisis scared him into the closet, and how the UK helped him find his confidence to come out.
The star will also host the Attitude Awards 2018 at the Roundhouse, Camden on 11 October. Speaking about how growing up in the shadow of the Aids crisis affected him, he told Attitude:
I came out in 1988, at the height of the epidemic. I was so scared to have sex. …And it’s why I’m alive today, because I was really scared. It was a scary time to be gay, it was a scary time to be sexual… It’s always kind of there in one way or another. It’s not something you can erase from your experience.
Meanwhile, actor Rami Malek, who is most known for appearing in the hit TV show ‘Mr Robot’ and the upcoming ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ talks to Attitude about Freddie Mercury’s legacy and what it was like to play the star in the forthcoming biopic.
Speaking about how Aids / HIV is tackled in the film, which has got many people concerned that aspect of Mercury’s life will be washed over, the star told Attitude:
The film needed to approach it in a delicate manner. You can’t shy away from it. It was an important moment to have in the film, one that ultimately is very sad but also empowering in a way. It shows you just how resilient human beings can be and how much we rely on the strength of our friends and family to get us through tough times. This pandemic is still very much a horrific threat to so many people in the world. It exists as a reality for so many that I think it would be a shame not to address it.
That’s not all to feature within Attitude’s magazine this month. John Grant will also be talking about his latest album, Strictly Come Dancing’s AJ Pritchard will be telling-all on the new series, Jodie Whittaker talks Doctor Who and the barbaric truth about the gay men subjected to government-sanctioned torture is revealed.
Attitude magazine is available in print and digital now. The latest issue, with cover stars Cher, Andy Cohen and Rami Malek, will be available in print and online from Thursday 13 September 2018.