The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
The brand new edition of Classic Rock is in stores now – with southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd on the cover.
Not only that, but there’s a sensational free CD: Free As A Bird – Southern-Fried Rock, Blues & Boogie. Featuring 15 songs from the New West: Shooter Jennings, The Sheepdogs, Buffalo Killers, Blackberry Smoke, Gary Clarke Jr and more… including Skynyrd’s new single!
Here’s what you can find inside Classic Rock issue 175 (cover date September 2012):
Lynyrd Skynyrd – They’ve fought the world and themselves, seen triumph and tragedy, died and risen from the ashes. In 2012, there’s only one way Lynyrd Skynyrd do things – their way.
Jon Lord – The last interview. A week before he died ‘gentleman’ Jon spoke with Classic Rock about his battle with cancer. Before that, Geoff Barton pays a personal tribute.
Yes – Part one: from a whorehouse in Soho to playing the world’s biggest stadiums as prog’s numero uno. Part two next month.
The New Roots Rock – Meet some of the artists looking to put their individual spin on an old genre and bring it to a new audience, including… Shooter Jennings (a man on a mission to bring country into the 21st century); Sheepdogs (barking up the right tree – and that’s not a shaggy-dog story); Gary Clark Jr
(“It’s a great time for southern rock,” says the man who’s been dubbed ‘the saviour of the blues’); Blitzen Trapper (authentic southern rock… from the north); and Lera Lynn (this sultry songwriter’s dark songs are bringing country sounds to a whole new crowd).
Joe Strummer – Before his death, the former Clash frontman could barely get arrested. Afterwards, he was feted as a rock icon. We look back at the solo years struggle of a punk rock warlord.
Kiss – Dressed to kill. Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons tell the stories behind some of the photos in a new Kiss photo book.
The Doors – “Just being there and hearing these songs was incredible.” James Fortune recalls photographing the band in LA in 1967.
Muse – A new album, writing the official Olympics song, becoming a father – it’s been a busy time for frontman Matt Bellamy.
Keith Moon – He drove a car into a hotel pool… or so rock’n’roll folklore has it. But what really happened at the when The Who drummer celebrated his 21st birthday?
Jack White – With fingers in many pies, the man best known for the White Stripes is much more than just a blues rebooter.
Ian Hunter – The singer-songwriter and one-time Mott The Hoople mainman on Mott, mistakes and the meaning of life.
All this and more in the new Classic Rock, on sale now.
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