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Classic Rock

Sep 01 2021
Magazine

The definitive voice in rock journalism, going behind the scenes to bring the real stories behind rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Metallica, to Marilyn Manson and beyond. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

WELCOME

This month’s contributors

Classic Rock

DUSTY HILL • David Sinclair looks back at the life, times and music of ZZ Top’s enigmatic bassist and vocalist.

THE STARS PAY TRIBUTE

Joey Jordison • April 26, 1975 – July 26, 2021

John Lawton • July 11, 1946 – June 29, 2021

Jeff LaBar • March 18, 1963 – July 14, 2021

RIP • Thank you and good night.

Robby Steinhardt • May 25, 1950 – July 17, 2021

Rick Laird • February 5, 1941 – July 4, 2021

Mike Howe • August 21, 1965 – July 26, 2021

LOVE SCULPTURE • Forms And Feeling, 1969, Parlophone, UK. £300 (first pressing).

NEWS

Medicine Head • John Fiddler, one half of the original duo, looks back on early fame and forward to a possible re-formation.

The Dead Deads • Meet the trio taking from Kiss’s book on how to make it, and Queen’s on how to play it.

Cardinal Black • They’ve had iTunes hits, but promise that with their debut album “the best is yet to come”.

Brian Setzer • The Stray Cats guitarist and big-band leader on “sexy” rockabilly, quiffs, moving to the UK, and being a heartthrob.

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real • The country-rockers on close encounters with marine life, backing Neil Young and continuing a family tradition.

30 MILLION PEOPLE CAN'T BE WRONG • By 1991, Metallica were a big fish in a relatively small pond. Then that summer they released the album Metallica. A multimillion-selling, game-changing monster, it sold far wider than to just the metal masses, and within months the band were catapulted into the super-league. Thirty years on, this is its story.

BRUCE DICKINSON Iron Maiden

MICHAEL POULSEN Volbeat

BIFF BYFORD Saxon

TOBIAS FORGE Ghost

RODRIGO SANCHEZ Rodrigo Y Gabriella

JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD Manic Street Preachers

BRIAN TATLER Diamond Head

PAUL STANLEY Kiss

BEN JOHNSTON Biffy Clyro

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION • With plenty of current and historical events in their native Canada to fuel their fire and ire, Crown Lands’ music wraps punk spirit in a luxury prog package that “draws a lot from Genesis and Yes and Rush”.

DAYS & SUMMERS • In our exclusive extract and images from Janis Joplin’s fascinating scrapbook, bandmates, friends and family talk about that voice, her band Big Brother & The Holding Company, their classic Cheap Thrills album, and the largely unseen Janis behind the public persona.

POWER GAMES • Plunged into anxiety hell by covid-19, Danko Jones’ dreams of rock stardom never seemed more impossible. Fortunately, new album Power Trio brings the band roaring back to life, with their sights set on conquering the world one riff at a time.

SIX-PACK • Danko Jones picks some rising bands that rev his engine.

THE SECOND COMING • After quitting The Temperance Movement under a cloud, their former vocalist Phil Campbell says his new band The Byson Family is his rebirth.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DAVID CROSBY • Drugs can be dangerous. Don’t believe the hype. Global warming is real. America might be doomed. Life is short. Love works. Racists are stupid. These are just some of the things that shape his world view.

NO LAUGHING MATTER • With covid still taking lives, and the Manic Street Preachers having have undergone their fair share of emotional upheaval recently, it’s little wonder their new album has...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 110 Publisher: Future Publishing Ltd Edition: Sep 01 2021

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The definitive voice in rock journalism, going behind the scenes to bring the real stories behind rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Metallica, to Marilyn Manson and beyond. Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

WELCOME

This month’s contributors

Classic Rock

DUSTY HILL • David Sinclair looks back at the life, times and music of ZZ Top’s enigmatic bassist and vocalist.

THE STARS PAY TRIBUTE

Joey Jordison • April 26, 1975 – July 26, 2021

John Lawton • July 11, 1946 – June 29, 2021

Jeff LaBar • March 18, 1963 – July 14, 2021

RIP • Thank you and good night.

Robby Steinhardt • May 25, 1950 – July 17, 2021

Rick Laird • February 5, 1941 – July 4, 2021

Mike Howe • August 21, 1965 – July 26, 2021

LOVE SCULPTURE • Forms And Feeling, 1969, Parlophone, UK. £300 (first pressing).

NEWS

Medicine Head • John Fiddler, one half of the original duo, looks back on early fame and forward to a possible re-formation.

The Dead Deads • Meet the trio taking from Kiss’s book on how to make it, and Queen’s on how to play it.

Cardinal Black • They’ve had iTunes hits, but promise that with their debut album “the best is yet to come”.

Brian Setzer • The Stray Cats guitarist and big-band leader on “sexy” rockabilly, quiffs, moving to the UK, and being a heartthrob.

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real • The country-rockers on close encounters with marine life, backing Neil Young and continuing a family tradition.

30 MILLION PEOPLE CAN'T BE WRONG • By 1991, Metallica were a big fish in a relatively small pond. Then that summer they released the album Metallica. A multimillion-selling, game-changing monster, it sold far wider than to just the metal masses, and within months the band were catapulted into the super-league. Thirty years on, this is its story.

BRUCE DICKINSON Iron Maiden

MICHAEL POULSEN Volbeat

BIFF BYFORD Saxon

TOBIAS FORGE Ghost

RODRIGO SANCHEZ Rodrigo Y Gabriella

JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD Manic Street Preachers

BRIAN TATLER Diamond Head

PAUL STANLEY Kiss

BEN JOHNSTON Biffy Clyro

CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION • With plenty of current and historical events in their native Canada to fuel their fire and ire, Crown Lands’ music wraps punk spirit in a luxury prog package that “draws a lot from Genesis and Yes and Rush”.

DAYS & SUMMERS • In our exclusive extract and images from Janis Joplin’s fascinating scrapbook, bandmates, friends and family talk about that voice, her band Big Brother & The Holding Company, their classic Cheap Thrills album, and the largely unseen Janis behind the public persona.

POWER GAMES • Plunged into anxiety hell by covid-19, Danko Jones’ dreams of rock stardom never seemed more impossible. Fortunately, new album Power Trio brings the band roaring back to life, with their sights set on conquering the world one riff at a time.

SIX-PACK • Danko Jones picks some rising bands that rev his engine.

THE SECOND COMING • After quitting The Temperance Movement under a cloud, their former vocalist Phil Campbell says his new band The Byson Family is his rebirth.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO DAVID CROSBY • Drugs can be dangerous. Don’t believe the hype. Global warming is real. America might be doomed. Life is short. Love works. Racists are stupid. These are just some of the things that shape his world view.

NO LAUGHING MATTER • With covid still taking lives, and the Manic Street Preachers having have undergone their fair share of emotional upheaval recently, it’s little wonder their new album has...


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