New Issue Of Classic Rock Is Out Now
Remember Use Your Illusion? The double double albums which followed up Appetite For Destruction? The most anticipated releases of the era, they also marked the end for Guns n’ Roses as we knew them – now we’ve got the whole story in the July issue of Classic Rock.
We tell the tale of The Most Dangerous Band In The World, and how a combination of drugs, rifts, hirings and firings brought everything to chaotic crescendo.
Elsewhere in the issue, we have:
The guitar hero with the hat talks about touring with the family in tow, loving festivals, and looking forward to sharing a stage with Judas Priest at High Voltage.
Two decades ago, grunge and hair metal were the two sides in an epic battle. Veterans from both sides recount the events and try to answer the big question: so who won?
The Secret History Of Grunge
Kurt Cobain loved Sammy Hagar, Alice In Chains were once a hair-metal band, Pearl Jam owed it all to Kiss… We look at how grunge could never had have happened without many of the bands that it might have ended up destroying.
Their 1978 album Stained Class set the template for the NWOBHM and thrash. When it was implicated in the deaths of two young men, it also became one of the most notorious albums in metal.
Marshall Tucker Band
They sold millions, but could never escape the shadow of Skynyrd and the Allmans. Meet the greatest southern rock band you’ve probably never heard of.
Black Country Communion
“This is my first band since Deep Purple. It’s out of this world, I’m back in a rock band, a real rock band.” – Glenn Hughes. With a second album just out, Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian look back on the journey so far.
AC/DC make a nostalgic return to Hammersmith Odeon; Michael Monroe confirmed for High Voltage… Bon Scott’s life story hits to the theatre (darling); Pete Townshend gives his blessing to Roger Daltrey’s Tommy tour… Say hello to JJ Grey & Mofro and Märvel; welcome back Queensrÿche, The Straits and Night Ranger…
“A chummy portrait of an increasingly dysfunctional family,” is how photographer Brian Duffy’s describes his arresting portrait of a decidedly hairy Sabbath taken in 1973.
The Stories Behind The Songs
One Way Or Another was the song that took them from the punk clubs of New York to the arenas of the world. But what was its rather unsettling inspiration?
The first lady of art-rock on resurrecting the past, reclusiveness and the royal family.
All this, and there are also reviews of new albums from Status Quo, Eureka Machines, Blondie, Queensrÿche, Stuka Squadron, Eddie Vedder. Reissues from UFO, The Long Ryders, Caravan, R.E.M., The Godfathers, Black Sabbath. DVDs on Deep Purple, The Answer. Books on Keith Richards, Sammy Hagar, Randy Rhoads. Live reviews of Roger Waters, Rush, Urban Voodoo Machine, Jack Bruce and Joe Bonamassa.
All this and a free CD too. That’s value.
Issue 160 of Classic Rock is out right now. You don’t not want to miss it!
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