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This month’s contributors
You’re gonna need a bigger wall… • New website features previously unseen rock photographs – and they’re available as prints.
RIP • Thank you… and good night.
Jon Zazula • March 16, 1952 – February 1, 2022
Ronnie Spector • August 10, 1943 – January 12, 2022
Kit Woolven • December 21, 1950 – January 26, 2022
Jimmy Johnson • November 25, 1928 – January 31, 2022
Rachel Nagy • December 15, 1984 – January 16, 2022
“You can have Joe Rogan or Neil Young. Not both” • Young and friends implore artists to quit Spotify.
“It would’ve been ridiculous, insane, crazy” • Judas Priest rescind singleguitar idea.
Voivod • Approaching their fourth decade, prog thrashers Voivod are still blasting out into the cosmos.
Johnossi • Swede emotion from this punk-grunge-blues duo, nodding to the psychodrama of Joker.
BURIED TREASURE • Riches from the rock underground
Danny Bryant • The blues guitar slinger on starting with lyrics, feeling like “a caged animal”, and the wisdom of John Mayall.
MY FIRST LOVE • Crosby, Stills & Nash CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
Dan Patlansky • The South African blues-rocker on corrupt governments, nursing his wife and giving up smoking.
Kissin’ Dynamite • Meet the German four-piece aiming to take the whole world back to mid-80s rock.
Steve Hogarth • The Marillion frontman on their new album, being inspired by Jon Lord, and being star-struck meeting Peter Gabriel.
Sabaton • War: what is it good for? Well, in the case of these Swedes at least, the inspiration for a lot of grandiose heavy metal and more.
MEAT LOAF September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022 • A big man with a big voice and big ambitions, he fought hard to achieve success, and when it came he thrilled millions with his catalogue of wonderful and unforgettable music.
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HAPPY RETURNS • With in-out guitarist John Frusciante and Midas-touch producer Rick Rubin back on board for their new album, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are hoping they’ve rediscovered their hot streak.
WHAT HITS? • Ten deep cuts for the Red Hot Chili Peppers connoisseur.
Seizing The Day • With a tour just completed (probably), another one set for November and an impressive new album just released, British metal veterans Saxon are grabbing life with both hands and still enjoying a late-career purple patch.
PASSING TRADE • Between May and October 1970, George Harrison brought together a Who’s Who of rock to record his next solo album. All Things Must Pass became his masterpiece. Those in the studio recall its making.
Divine Intervention • Raised in the church in Tennessee and Indiana, Goodbye June were inadvertently primed for a life of rock’n’roll.
BILLY IDOL • When punk came along, with it came curled-lip blond bombshell Billy, fronting Generation X. But it was the arrival of MTV in the 80s that put him among the era’s stars – and brought the attendant problems. Lived a life? You bet.
DON’T STOP BELIEVING • Amid muted celebrations of their 50th anniversary as recording artists, Scorpions are preparing to release their nineteenth studio album, Rock Believer – more than a decade after their farewell tour. Will they ever stop?
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