The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now
The brand new edition of Classic Rock is out now featuring Bad Company on the cover, an epic treatise on the current State Of Rock, a free CD including an unreleased Bon Scott song… AND a free album download!
Not before time, Paul Rodgers‘ Bad Company make their CR front cover debut. Formed from the ashes of Free and Mott, they were Led Zeppelin’s only rivals. This is the story of the other great British band of the 70s.
Our free CD is called Sharp Shooters and features 15 tracks from this month’s best new music, including Augustines, The Treatment and Wilko. Oh, and one previously unreleased wild card from Bon Scott!
For our free album download CR has teamed up with Noisetrade and Bloodshot Records, Chicago, USA-based home of ‘insurgent country’ music, to bring you an exclusive label sampler.
Featuring CR-acclaimed artists such as Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Lydia Loveless, Scott H. Biram, Eddie Spaghetti (Supersuckers), CR Album Of The Year 2012 nominee Cory Branan and many more.
Elsewhere in Classic Rock 194, March, on sale Wednesday, January 29:
Van Halen – When Dave Lee Roth quit it sparked a war. His replacement Sammy Hagar ensured there would be a clear winner – him.
Mike Bloomfield – A 60s guitar prodigy who shaped Dylan’s sound and blew Clapton away, he had the world at his feet. But he would never quite fulfil his promise.
Supersuckers – The greatest underground American rock band of the last 25 years? These Seattle hellraisers aren’t gonna argue with that.
Bon Scott – Before AC/DC he was in country rockers the Mount Lofty Rangers, until a near-fatal crash. The tracks they recorded were thought long lost – until now! And we’ve got one on our free CD…
Rock In Crisis – The music industry is crumbling. Are we really looking at the end – or just the end of the beginning? Album sales are down; festivals are headlined by an ever-decreasing pool of ageing bands. “It’s strange in rock culture just now,” as Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie recently said. Have we outlived the era of ‘big rock’? Maybe so. Or maybe not…
Ten ideas that are changing rock – Including: Spotify, Bandcamp, Noisetrade, Sync, YouTube, TeamRock and more. Plus: the death of the album and Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott’s views on the demise of the record company.
Is the future of rock female? – The biggest stars in pop music are female. Women rule the country scene. So why does rock music still have so few female stars?
Blackberry Smoke – Rock is dead? Hell no! You just need perseverence and bit of luck – as these guys have learned.
Plus Q&As with Ginger, Fish, Heaven’s Basement and Clutch.
The Story Behind The Songs: Roxy Music – It broke most of the accepted rules governing what makes a hit single, yet Virginia Plain became a genuine rock classic.
Fly On The Wall: Joe Strummer runs the Paris Marathon – When The Clash frontman vanished, the media cried ‘publicity stunt’ and friends worried that he’d committed suicide. No one expected him to rock up in a long-distance race.
Buyer’s Guide: Ryan Adams – The former alt.country brat prince is the most prolific songwriter of his generation and, when he’s on form, also the greatest.
Heavy Load: Joey Tempest – The Europe frontman on Europe (the band, not the Continent), Robert Plant, Kurt Cobain being right and getting good advice.
All this and more in the brand new edition of Classic Rock – in the stores and available digitally now.
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