Before Purple, Zeppelin and Sabbath there was… GRAND FUNK RAILROAD. The mighty Michigan trio who sold out New York’s 500,000 Shea Stadium and headlined Hyde Park. So why are they all but written out of rock history?
Illustrator, writer and Classic Rock’s cartoonist for the past seven or so years, BP Perry, explains why Flock Of Numbskulls had to come to an end – and looks back over some of his favourite and most controversial moments…
Mr Big, well bassist Billy Sheehan and vocalist Eric Martin (guitarist Paul Gilbert and drummer Pat Torpey are absent), dropped into London’s legendray Ronnie Scott’s Club to play an acoustic set earlier this week, to help promote their up and coming new album What if…, the band’s first studio outing since 2001’s Actual Size. Xavier Russell was there to witness it.
This week Xavier Russell celebrates the career of Nantucket, one of the most underrated melodic hard rock bands of the late 1970s. What was special about them? The Bourbon Baron will explain all… and then you can hear Nantucket for yourself. Check out all of Classic Rock‘s Cult Heroes here.
This week Mick endures mixed fortunes with Spurs, celebrates Spooky Tooth, prepares to tour Greece, listens to his own song on the radio, sees an interesting band live, pays his respects to the late Mick Green, sees a hot new movie and recalls a couple of old haunts…
If you’ve got a copy of the latest edition Classic Rock – and if you haven’t, shame on you – you’ve likely noticed the legendary Steve Marriott made it to the heady heights of No.4 in our Greatest Rock Singers Of All Time poll.