Famed fantasy artist Frank Frazetta – whose acclaimed ‘Death Dealer’ painting adorned the cover of Molly Hatchet’s 1978 debut album – has died at age 82.
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, 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!
Jeff Scott Soto of Journey/Yngwie Malmsteen/Soul SirkUS fame didn’t quite make into Classic Rock’s list of the Greatest Rock Singers Of All Time. But, hell, we decided to interview him anyway…
Equally renowned for brash opinions and brandishing the axe upon the 40-odd backing musicians he’s used so far, Malmsteen’s new album, Perpetual Fame, features ex-Judas Priest/Iced Earth singer Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and is the first for his own label, Rising Force Records.