The New Issue Of Classic Rock Is On Sale Now
The latest edition of Classic Rock is in the stores now – with the late, lamented, legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads on the cover.
The brand new Classic Rock also comes with a brilliant FREE CD, featuring 17 immense new bands for 2012, hand-picked from the US, UK, Spain, Brazil, Australia – and even France. Get set to familiarise youself with bands such as Blue Snaggletooth, Exit Wound (ouch!), The Plastic Boots, Venomous Maximus, The Buzzos and many more…
For our cover story, we celebrate the wild life and tragic death of Randy Rhoads, rock’s most enigmatic guitarist. Thirty years on from his sad demise, we reveal the full untold story of Ozzy’s lost axe hero, from six-string prodigy with Quiet Riot to the Prince Of Darkness’ highly prized wingman.
Elsewhere in the issue:
Genesis – Part two of our epic feature. From “They’ll be nothing now that Peter Gabriel’s left”, to the global hit-making phenomenon that conquered the world and defined 80s rock.
Stretch – Were they doomed from the start by their involvement in one of the strangest chapters in music history – the mysterious case of ‘the fake Fleetwood Mac’?
The Doors – Doors guitarist/songwriter Robby Krieger on some old, new, borrowed and blues favourites from the Doors catalogue.
Blue Öyster Cult – S&M gear, kinky sex and crazed motorcycle gangs. The story of the birth of metal’s greatest pranksters.
Smashing Pumpkins – Mainman Billy Corgan says he’s “the best songwriter of my generation” and a perpetual “outsider”. His detractors say he’s “a baldy twat”. Would the real Billy Corgan step forward…
Tyla – From rock’n’roll Charles Bukowski to boho renaissance man. But Dogs D’Amour’s vagabond-in-chief had to go through drink, drugs and public mutilation to get to where he is now.
The 50 Worst Albums Ever – From ill-advised disco dabblings to cringeworthy covers, these are the records that absolutely nobody should own, including stinkers by Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, ELP, the Stones, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, AC/DC and Aerosmith.
Chris Squire – The Yes bassist on near-deaths, money squandered, and being the only member of Yes who’s never left.
Van Halen – Behind the scenes at their recent comeback gig at the tiny Cafe Wha? in New York.
All this and more in the March edition of Classic Rock (issue No.168), on sale now.