This time, Malcolm Dome takes a look back at the all-too-brief career of a guitarist who stood on the verge of greatness when he was killed in a road accident. You might not be aware of Criss Oliva yet. But after Malc’s finished warbling at least you’ll know why you should care enough to check him out… Check out all of Classic Rock‘s Cult Heroes here.
This week, Mick remembers the late David Byron and Keith Moon, expresses relief at Abbey Road Studios being saved, recalls meeting Kris Kristofferson, celebrates the Nordoff Robbins charity, listens to Coverdale Page and has something to say about the Number 25 bus route. Oh, and some football club called Spurs win a match!
So, the Big Four of thrash are playing shows together next year. Which got us thinking. What else might rival the combination of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, in terms of excitement? Come inside for 10 suggestions, some more feasible than others…
The Rods guitarist David ‘Rock’ Feinstein has spoken to Classic Rock about the time when Ritchie Blackmore caused a riot – because it looked like it was going to rain.
It’s the triple-header everyone is talking about (well, almost): Ronnie vs. Graham vs. Joe.
Former Rainbow bassist Craig Gruber has been talking to Classic Rock about his role on the classic Black Sabbath album Heaven & Hell.