This week we’ve got mayhem and madness from Rose Kemp; a live milestone from Therapy?; a gothic metallic extravaganza from Alice Cooper; Motörhead delivering a patented dose of flesh-tearing viciousness; Japanese shenanigans from The Michael Scehnker Group; a quirky’n’crazed EP of Eddie Cochran covers; Megadeth rusting in peace all over again; and a candy-filled box of AOR delights from Houston.
This year, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Eddie Cochran’s death. And to put this into the proper perspective, when he died – on April 17, 1960 – this man was barely 21 years old. Yet, with a recording and touring career that was already six years old, Cochran was a veteran of the rock ‘n’ roll era, a pioneer and innovator who’s legacy would go on to inspire countless…
What’s this? A country & western guitarist? Ah, but there’s a lot more to Joe Maphis than you might suppose. For instance, he was the first person to use a double neck guitar! Malcolm Dome tells you why he’s the latest in our Cult Hero series. Check out all the rest.
This week, good ol’ Mick talks about beaches in Cornwall, Ozzy’s autobiography and brandy fetish, Heep’s upcoming Classic Rock Awards gig, and his admiration for The Small Faces, Neil and Tim Finn, Les Paul, Django Rheinhardt and Tony Iommi… Click here to read previous columns from Mick.