Every month Classic Rock is packed with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes features on rock’s biggest names, from Led Zeppelin to Deep Purple, from Guns N’ Roses to the Rolling Stones, from the Sex Pistols to AC/DC and beyond. Each issue plays host to the heftiest rock reviews section on the planet. In an average issue, you’ll find over 150 albums reviewed, all from the ever-varied, multi-faceted world of rock - whether it’s hard rock or heavy metal, prog or punk, goth rock or southern rock, we’ve got it covered.
CLASSIC Rock • The Classic Rock team choose their favourite album released during the magazine’s lifetime…
the DIRT • Unsung hero Brad Whitford on a new photo book and restarting the Aerosmith machine.
Mark Lanegan • Everett True remembers one of the greatest singers of his generation.
Gavin Martin • NME, Daily Mirror and Classic Rock writer has died in Barbados, aged 60.
RIP Thank you… and good night.
The Ultimate Celebration
JIMMY PAGE • As the gatekeeper of Led Zeppelin’s legacy, even performing Whole Lotta Love at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Classic Rock ’s Living Legend continues to inspire new generations.
When JOE BONAMASSA met GLENN HUGHES • Two defining figures of Classic Rock ’s lifetime discuss their respective prolific careers, cringing at cover shoots, and why rock’s future will suffer from a lack of small venues.
RICK NIELSEN • With Cheap Trick inching towards their half-century, the band’s guitarist and songwriter toasts the past, present and future in his own inimitable style.
SCOTT HOLIDAY • The Rival Sons guitarist on “toothy”, “dirty” rock‘n’roll and the death of the guitar hero.
PHIL CAMPBELL • The former Motörhead man is working on the third Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons album.
ALICE COOPER • There’s no such thing as retirement when you’re The Godfather Of Shock Rock, but, as he tells Classic Rock, he’s never had any intention of stopping anyway.
BAZ MILLS • Massive Wagons’ frontman recalls the band’s rise.
FRANCICS ROSSI • The last original Status Quo member still in the band had hits before we came along, but to him we’ve “always been there”.
JOE ELLIOTT • He can look back on a long and successful past with Def Leppard and Down ‘N’ Outz, but he ends this interview teasing Classic Rock with what is yet to come.
STEVEN WILSON • Prog’s man of our times is insistent on never repeating himself, and the former Classic Rock reviewer says Porcupine Tree’s first album in 13 years could only have been made right now.
MICK BOX • The Uriah Heep founder and guitarist says things aren’t as good as they used to be.
JUSTIN HAWKINS • From writing advertising jingles music in a London bedsit, to headlining Wembley Arena fronting The Darkness, a lot has happened to the singer-guitarist during Classic Rock ’s lifetime.
When LZZY HALE Met ANN WILSON
GEDDY LEE • The former Rush singer/bassist, who is due to publish his memoir in the spring of next year, talks us through his career highlights from the 20-plus years of Classic Rock ’s lifetime.
LUKE SPILLER • The Struts frontman talks MySpace, and embarrassing videos on YouTube.
MIKE CAMPBELL • The Heartbreaker carries the musical torch for the man who was like a brother to him.
KLAUS MEINE & RUDOLF SCHENKER • We asked Scorpions what the key to their longevity is.
GINGER WILDHEART • The Wildhearts frontman – the man the Manics call “the great lost English songwriter” – on that band, working outside of the mainstream and why music really is the best medicine.
BIFF BYFORD • Saxon’s redoubtable frontman talks...