The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
The brand new edition of Classic Rock is in stores now – with Iron Maiden’s iconic mascot Eddie on its eye-catching, dollar bill-inspired, illustrated cover.
Our Maiden cover story starts in London’s East End and then quickly storms across the Atlantic to the West Coast of America. We tell the tale of how Maiden took on the United States – and won.
The new Classic Rock also comes with a fabulous free CD titled Fresh Fruit: ripe, succulent tunes from rock’s latest basket of plenty – including Rival Sons, Richie Sambora, Ian Hunter, Dinosaur Jr. and more.
Elsewhere in Classic Rock No.176 (cover date October):
Rival Sons – Meet the band who think modern rock music is like a knife fight – and they don’t intend to lose.
Yes – Concluding our two-part story of the prog behemoths, we look at the years of pop stardom, splits, spats and the reunion to end all reunions.
One-album wonders – They arrived in a blaze of glory… and disappeared just as fast. Classic Rock writers choose the best one-album wonders of all time.
Green Day – Why their three (yes, three) new albums are the sound of a band bidding for rock’n’roll immortality.
Deep Purple – After their magnificent – and magnficently indulgent – live album, Made In Japan, their stellar career stalled. Then came ego clashes, a ‘spaghetti incident’, resignation and removal.
Richie Sambora – After more than half a lifetime of addiction, the Bon Jovi guitarist is clean and laying his soul bare on a new solo album. Here he confesses all.
Ozzy Osbourne – “The car pulled up, and out got Ozzy holding these amazing boots…” Richard Upper recalls photographing the Double O at the California Jam in 1974.
The Stories Behind The Songs: Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene was their alt-hit debut single – and the final straw that led to bassist Lou Barlow being kicked out of the band.
Neal Schon – “It’s a bit traumatic if you turn on the TV and there’s a story about a picture of your penis on ABC News.” Blimey!
Fly On The Wall: Led Zeppelin’s secret debut gig in Newcastle – I dunno… You to pay your money to see The Yardbirds, and instead you get palmed off with the bloody future of rock.
Buyer’s Guide: The Rolling Stones – A four-page guide to the best music from The Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band In The World.
Heavy Load: Chris Robinson – The former Black Crowes frontman on music, mistakes and lessons learned.
All this and more in the brand new issue of Classic Rock, on sale now.