The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
The brand new edition of Classic Rock is in the shops now with Deep Purple on the cover.
With new album NOW What?! due in the shops any second now, we mark the Purps’ 45th anniversary by kicking up a sandstorm in Dubai. The ghost of Jon Lord and the spectre of Ritchie Blackmore loom large over a band dealing with aging, bitter rifts and the prospect of ‘The End’.
Don’t forget there’s also a special limited hardback edition of Classic Rock available featuring extra Purple content in the form of Q&As with all five band members, along with an extended DP Buyers Guide by Geoff Barton.
The new issue of Classic Rock also comes with a fabulous free CD: 24 Carat Gold with 15 nuggets from Deep Purple, Big Country, Alie In Chains, Black Star Riders, Tracer and more…
Elsewhere in the issue:
Neil Peart – Thinker, theorist, introvert, “bleeding-heart libertarian”… there’s more to Rush’s drummer than you might think.
Alice In Chains – What are the resurrected grunge greats so angry about?
Tom Waits – The story of Swordfishtrombones, a proudly uncommercial album that brought the maverick artist back from the edge.
Oz Rocks! – The new generation of Australian bands, led by Tracer and Airbourne, who are are finally ready to inherit AC/DC’s crown.
The Moody Blues – What transformed an also-ran beat group into cosmic messengers and a magnet for freaks, seekers and the scarily unhinged? That’ll be In Search Of The Lost Chord.
Pete Way – Forty years of hellraising. A career with UFO, Waysted, Fastway and Ozzy. Millions of pounds lost, millions more squandered… Can this man be any more rock’n’roll?
Volbeat – Meet the Elvis-meets-metal rockers who are the biggest thing to come out of Denmark since Lars Ulrich.
Q&A: Mike Peters – When Big Country rebuilt their career after their frontman’s death, the Alarm singer was the man they called.
The Story Behind The Songs: Echo And The Bunnymen – Almost binned when writer Ian McCulloch decided it was “ruined” The Killing Moon remains the band’s finest moment..
Fly On The Wall: Uriah Heep help end the Cold War – When the British rockers became the first Western rock band to play in Moscow, it wasn’t so much easy livin’ and ‘appy days as stone-faced KGB, guns, girls and gallons of vodka.
Buyer’s Guide: Josh Homme – From Kyuss to QOTSA, via Eagles Of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures and more, his is a path flecked with gold.
Heavy Load: Ginger Baker – “If I’d known Cream would have given birth to heavy metal I would have aborted it.” The legendary drummer on being angry about… everything.
All this and more in the new issue of Classic Rock (No.184), on sale now.
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