The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
The latest edition of Classic Rock features the 250 Lost Tracks You Must Hear Before You Die! Buy your copy at Tesco and get it for the special price of just £3.99.
There’s also a sensational free CD sampler dedicated to Rise Above, the UK’s most out-there record label, featuring tracks from Cathedral, Astra, Purson, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats and more.
Inside the new issue:
People who know a thing or two about music choose the 250 greatest tracks you must hear, including…
Joe Bonamassa – Guitar playing’s latest big noise pays tribute to the guitar heroes whose influence is still being felt.
Scott Ian – The Anthrax guitarist selects some of the lesser-known sounds that every thrash fan should feel the kick from.
Joe Elliott – The Def Leppard mainman delves into the deepest, glitter-strewn corners of glam rock’s history.
Duff McKagan – The former Guns N’ Roses bassist picks perfect punk rock nuggets that converted anger into energy.
Plus cult tracks chosen by Steven Wilson, Al Kooper, Tom Petersson, Devon Allman, Steve Davis and more…
He was a virtuoso singer and harp player. More importantly, he was the first man to take black blues to white America.
Sir Lord Baltimore
The first band ever described as ‘heavy metal’, they were doomed by the drugs, dysfunction and dirty deeds that also sealed the legend.
The enduring Brummies recall the making of their album Chase The Dragon – and how the ‘ELO factor’ nearly scuppered everything.
He was one of the most influential songwriters of the 80s and 90s. Now, it’s time he received his dues.
Punk rock brats turned power-pop kingpins, are they the greatest Californian band you’ve never heard?
After a promising beginning, the alt.country band fractured, changed direction and finally imploded. So what went wrong?
Amid a storm of drugs, booze and fights with Patti Smith, some of the ex-Velvet Underground man’s best work took him to the edge of insanity.
His voice was so soulful, Beatles queued up to give him their songs. But the now infamous touring circus he fronted in 1970 was so debauched, he nearly became a casualty.
Mott The Hoople
The Stories Behind The songs: Written on a knackered piano, almost nicked by The Hollies, Roll Away The Stone was a highlight of Mott’s commercial period.
Q&A: The Foo Fighters frontman talks about channelling his inner Scorsese in a film about the studio that made Nirvana stars.
Fly On The Wall: “The journalists were met by 22 limos with spliffs in the ashtrays and police motorcycle outriders…” The story of the biggest hype in history.
Buyers Guide: Un-Ledded: there’s much more to his catalogue than Zeppelin.
Heavy Load: The Toto guitarist on family strife, South Park, and the “misconception that Toto are a bunch of pompous arseholes”.
All this and more in the new issue of Classic Rock (No.181, cover date March 2013), on sale now.
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