Upcoming special edition, out on October 21, includes new album Aftershock plus 132-page magazine
In an exclusive extract from his new book, the story of Storm Thorgerson in the noughties – the decade that ‘killed album art’.
They were hailed as the new Beatles. But appalling management and plain bad luck left them penniless and forgotten – driving two of them to commit suicide. As a new generation discovers them via Breaking Bad, Classic Rock tells the true story of Badfinger.
The story of the mixed-race South African band whose very existence meant they faced prison every time they played in Apartheid era – but international sanctions meant they couldn’t go abroad either
Leslie West talks about his new album – with guests Mark Tremonti, Jonny Lang, Dee Snider – and we offer you first listen to his collaboration with Johnny Winter.
Guitarist says Lemmy will be in fine fettle for November/December tour
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson has explained why the band’s 2002 album Vapor Trails is being reissued in a remixed form – and why, 11 years on, drummer Neil Peart still can’t bear to listen to the record