The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
The brand new edition of Classic Rock is in the shops now with Led Zeppelin on the cover.
Forty years ago this month, Led Zeppelin released their fifth album, Houses Of The Holy. Over nine pages we celebrate Zep’s unsung masterpiece.
Plus there’s an amazing free CD: Unleashed. We’ve scoured the land to bring you the best of British rock, with 15 fantastic tracks from the cream of our home-grown talent. Featuring Voodoo Vegas, The Graveltones, Electric River, Pearl Handed Revolver, OWLS, Sondura, Chris Buck…
Elsewhere in the issue:
David Bowie – It’s 40 years this month since the release of Aladdin Sane. His last album with the Spiders From Mars, it was inspired by the USA and steeped in sex, drugs and ruthless ambition.
Mad Season – It was a side-project supergroup also planned as a “recovery” band. Musically it worked. As rehab, sadly, it didn’t.
Steven Wilson – He’s been crafting intelligent prog rock for years. Now the music world is finally catching up with him.
Saxon – Frank tales of grit, heartache and headbands. Think you know about Saxon? You know nowt till you’ve read this.
HIM – After cheating death, instead of folding Finland’s HIM have come back all guns blazing. Ville Valo pulls the trigger.
Pink Floyd – It funded a Monty Python movie. The science is wrong. Naomi Watts’ dad is on it… and 17 more things you didn’t know about The Dark Side Of The Moon.
The Stories Behind The Songs: The Wildhearts – Ginger’s ode to a “certifiable” ex-girlfriend, fuelled by drugs, dogshit, curry – and the swansong guitar solo of a dying glam-rock icon? That’ll be My Baby Is A Headf***.
Q&A: Gary Clark Jr – He’s played with the Stones, posed with Page and wowed President Obama. Meet the Texan reinventing the blues.
Fly On The Wall: Axl Rose vs Kurt Cobain – What happened when grunge’s new poster boy squared up to GN’R’s short-tempered frontman and six bodyguards.
Buyer’s Guide: Rick Rubin – The Midas-touch producer’s CV – from Slayer to Johnny Cash – includes some golden moments in rock of the past 30 years.
Heavy Load: David Coverdale – “If you stuck a plug up my ass I’d light up Manchester.” DC talks marriage, money and meditation.
All this and more in the new issue of Classic Rock (No.183), on sale now.
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