The new issue of Classic Rock is out now
Featuring an all-star tribute to Jimi Hendrix, who would have celebrated his 70th birthday next month.
Issue No.177 of Classic Rock – cover-date November – is in the stores now.
Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix is our latest cover star, as we celebrate his career with an all-star tribute to rock’s greatest icon. Featuring all-new interviews with his contemporaries and followers. Al Kooper, Ginger Baker, Leslie West, Kirk Hammett, Stephen Stills, Alex Lifeson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson and more talk about the real Jimi Hendrix.
Plus: the last public words spoken by rock’s greatest icon: Read Jimi’s last ever interview.
And: Hendrix’s London: the hotels, hangouts, crash pads, recording studios, sweaty gigs, swanky nightclubs… and where it all ended in tragedy.
Our latest issue comes with a free CD: Cherry Bombs. Born from punk, named after a Groundhogs song, and home to mavericks, pioneers and legends. Yes, it’s a Cherry Red label sampler, featuring 13 tracks by Mick Ronson, Stiff Little Fingers, Bill Nelson, Witchfynde, Mega City Four, Van der Graaf Generator, Girlschool and more.
Also inside the brand new edition of Classic Rock:
Arthur Brown – He tripped with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, shared girlfriends with Jimi Hendrix, got chased out of France by the mafia and inspired everyone from Alice Cooper to David Bowie. Come with us as we enter a crazy world of the God of Hellfire.
The Jim Jones Revue – Inspired by rage induced by the banking crisis and last year’s riots, the Jim Jones Revue’s latest album sees them thumping louder, darker and angrier than ever before.
Family – Unique, wild and adventurous, they had fans in the likes of John Lennon and a back catalogue that stood up alongside the cream of 70s progressive rock. But bad behaviour and a relentless pace took its toll.
Kiss – “If you took away the make-up and the bombs and the toys and games… it’s always about music, always will be,” says Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons. Studio album number 20 – aka Monster – sees the veteran band back on prime-time, platform-booted form.
Keith Richards – “I got on really well with Keith – he was into photography.” Photographer Denis O’Regan recalls shooting two Keith Richards together in Nashville in 1988.
The Stories Behind The Songs: Derek And The Dominos – Was Duane Allman the catalyst, or did his “out of tune” playing spoil it? And was the piano outro nicked from another song? The troubled story of one of rock’s undoubted classics.
Q&A: Justin Hawkins – He’s hit rock bottom and bounced right back up. Forget drugs – now the Darkness man gets his kicks dressing up small dogs. Small dogs – they’re the new Class As, y’know.
Buyer’s Guide: Sammy Hagar – One of rock’s great frontmen has recorded some sublime good-time rock’n’roll, in big-name bands and as a solo artist.
Heavy Load: David Crosby – “Time is the final currency. To waste it is a sin. And I wasted a lot of it.” The ‘C’ in CSN&Y on lows, life and love.
All this and more in the new Classic Rock, with Jimi Hendrix on the cover, on sale now.
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