The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
…With an iconic trio on the cover. (That’s Rush, of course!)
The latest edition of Classic Rock is in the stores now, with Canadian legends Rush gracing our front page.
With a brand new album – Clockwork Angels, one of the best of their career – imminent, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart explain in an exclusive interview why they’re still going strong after all these years.
What’s more, the issue comes with not one but TWO sensational free gifts:
1. A 100-page book titled Dirty Deeds – a selection of the world’s best rock writing, with stories on Marc Bolan, Captain Beefheart, AC/DC, Muse, Metallica, The Ramones, Nirvana, Tom Waits and Dr Feelgood.
2. A brilliant CD called The Spirit Of Radio, featuring 15 summer anthems from Joe Bonamassa, Chris Robinson, UFO, Flying Colours, Killing Joke, Casablanca, Halestorm, Ginger, Europe and more…
Elsewhere in the issue:
Ginger – How someone who thought he was finished got his fans to give him a quarter-of-a-million quid to make a new album.
Black Sabbath – The making of Sabotage, an insanely experimental epic made while they were at war with their manager, unravelling mentally and “flying high, high, high…”
It Bites – The 80s pop stars finally shaping up to be the prog-rock band of substance for which they always had the potential.
Metallica vs Guns N’ Roses – “It was heavy metal versus pumped-up hair. Bling versus dirt,” James Hetfield says of the ’92 tour when the two testosterone-packing titans went head-to-head. Fight!
Neil Young – Its recording was set against a background of drugs and pain, yet written by an “in love and on-top-of-the-world-type guy”. The story of Neil Young’s classic Harvest album.
Squackett – Put together one of Yes and a former member of Genesis, and what do you get? A prog-rock dream team, and one of the worst names for a band we’ve ever heard. Apart from Tandoori Cassette, that is.
Little Angels – Eighteen years after they split, the fondly remembered British band are back and full of life – but it took a tragic death to get them together again.
Joe Walsh – Life’s been good to the Eagle, but being chaperoned by Keith Moon didn’t help the “pitiful” booze-and-substances bad bits.
Chris Cornell – The Soundgarden frontman on drugs, God and fatherhood.
All this and more in the July issue of Classic Rock (issue No.172), on sale now.
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