The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
Classic Rock issue 190 (cover date November) is on sale now with Motörhead icon Lemmy Kilmister on the cover.
Our warts-and-all story (esp. warts) tells the tale of a cancelled tour. An abandoned show. Fifty years of Jack and speed and Marlboro Reds taking its toll. Meet Mr Unrepentant. Rock’n’roll tried to kill him but it failed…
There’s also an amazing free CD titled simply… ROCK & ROLL! Fifteen of Lemmy’s old favourites, biggest influences and hottest collaborations, including Motördamn, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Head Cat, Michael Monroe and more…
Elsewhere in the issue:
The Answer – Four albums in and still waiting to break big, have the band really got what it takes?
Robert Fripp – It’s war! And the King Crimson mainman has been waging it since 1976 – on behalf of artists everywhere, he says.
Greatest Unreleased Albums – What do Kiss, The Clash and Jethro Tull have in common? They all made records that never came out. Read the stories of these and more lost treasures. Featuring…
Def Leppard –When they teamed up with Jim Steinman, they expected big things. What they got was a huge food bill.
The Clash – Tension, egos, heroin – how The Clash’s epic unreleased double album all but finished them off.
Jimi Hendrix – How a set of unfinished, acid-fried songs about a mythical superhero could have been his last album.
Kiss – At least Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons can “kind of chuckle” at the sole album by their pre-Kiss band Wicked Lester.
Jethro Tull – Bedbugs, homesickness, food poisoning and being “too clever by half” left a Tull album in the vaults in 1972.
Plus unreleased albums by John Fogerty, Mick Jagger and Neil Young.
Lissie Maurus – Don’t be fooled by her girl-next-door appearance. “I have my wild moments,” she warns. And she don’t take shit anymore.
Pearl Jam – Two decades on from the rise of grunge, the genre’s superstars are still harnessing the energy and creativity that brought them to prominence in the 90s.
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother co-writer/collaborator Ron Geesin looks back on the title track that opened up Floyd’s future.
The Temperance Movement – A British rock band back in the UK album chart? You betcha. And they’re no overnight sensation.
The Story Behind The Songs: Mountain – Nantucket Sleighride, a fictional account of a frightening real-life event, now holds bitter-sweet memories for the surviving members of the band.
Q&A: William Shatner – Everyone’s favourite octogenarian starship captain boldly goes where no man has gone before…
Fly On The Wall: Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, 1992 – “Elton storms into our dressing room: ‘What the fuck’s wrong with Axl?’” As big as Live Aid, with an unfeasibly broad bill of stars, it was bound to have its… ‘moments’.
Buyer’s Guide: Can – The best, the rest and the one to avoid in the pioneering German band’s unique and still hugely influential catalogue.
Heavy Load: Alex Lifeson – “Being tasered is terrible.” You don’t say! The Rush guitarist on God, police brutality and ‘disco biscuits’.
All this and more in the new Classic Rock – in the shops and available electronically now.
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