The New Issue Of Classic Rock Is On Sale Now
Let There Be Rock! Let there be Classic Rock! Our latest edition is out now with AC/DC on the cover.
Classic Rock‘s giant-sized story on pint-sized Angus (and co) concentrates on a crucial period in the mid 70s, when the band were poised to make their big breakthrough. Or maybe not…
As we reported yesterday on the Classic Rock website, AC/DC were actually in grave danger of being dropped by their record label, Atlantic, at the time.
When the band’s career stalled at the end of 1976, they were “seriously fucking pissed off”. There was a siege mentality. It was: “Fuck the label, we’ll show them.”
So they responded in utterly explosive fashion with the seminal Let There Be Rock album – and we tell exactly how with a similarly explosive story in the new Classic Rock.
Out latest edition also comes with a FREE 15-track CD: The New Avengers – The Next Generation Of Classic Rock Superheroes.
This might just be one of our greatest free CDs to date, featuring as it does a host of brilliant songs from Howlin Rain, Black Stone Cherry, Foxy Shazam, Rival Sons, Turbowolf, Butch Walker & The Black Widows, Ghost, Crippled Black Pheonix, The Answer, The Union, Shinedown, Phantom Limb, Band Of Skulls, The Trews and The Treatment.
What’s more, there’s an epic, multi-page feature inside Classic Rock featuring ALL of the above bands – and more!
Elsewhere in the issue:
Ronnie Montrose – As we were going to press to tell the story of America’s most elusive guitar hero, he passed away. We detail all the trials and tribulations in a poignant feature we’ve been putting together for two long years: The Search For Ronnie Montrose.
Iron Maiden – Before The Number Of The Beast, they were just part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. After it they were a worldwide major band. But success came at a price…
Rory Gallagher – Between 1971 and 1974, the Irish wizard made six incendiary albums. This is the story of blues-rock’s greatest hot streak.
Babe Ruth – The Mexican: how a pop hit became one of the most influential songs in hip-hop and breakdance culture – with a little help from Clint Eastwood westerns.
Storm Corrosion – Rock’s oddest couple: when Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt collide.
The Eagles – Before you check in to Hotel California and the rest, check out our guide to their 120-million-selling catalogue.
Ace Frehley – The ex-Kiss guitarist on stabbings, STIs and being more intelligent than Paul Stanley. Oh, and the Kiss Kasket: “Pretty ridiculous. I wouldn’t be buried in one!”
Reviews – New albums from Ian Anderson, Killing Joke, We Are Augustines, Stranglers, Storm Corrosion… Reissues from Robin Trower, Dio, T.Rex, Ramones… DVDs, films and books on The Doors, Slipknot, NME, Neil Young… live reviews of Black Keys, Mastodon, Rammstein…
All this and more in Classic Rock issue No.170 (cover date May), on sale now.
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Angus and co comin’ atcha on the cover of the new issue of Classic Rock.
The cover of our free New Avengers CD.
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