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.
TINA TURNER • From a cotton-picking child, through years of physical abuse at the hands of her husband, her talent and determination saw her rise to become one of the greatest ever music stars, the Queen Of Rock’N’Roll, simply the best.
Alcatrazz • Jimmy Waldo on Graham Bonnet, Doogie White, getting heavier, and loving 'Jack The Ripper' weather.
Were Sixx’s Parts Secretly Deleted?
The Return Of Rush? (Sorta.)
Empire State Bastard
The Defiants • Former Danger Danger men look to put a smile on people’s faces with more classy AOR.
The Lemon Twigs • Brothers in a band often spells trouble, but these two Baroque/power-poppers seem to co-exist happily.
Foos Introduce New Man Freese
For Those About To Rock…
Mike Peters • The Alarm leader on when the drugs don’t work, thinking he might never sing again, the new album, and the state of rock.
WE WANT IT ALL, AND WE WANT NOW • One minute they were taking the bus and watching their Top Of The Pops performance in a shop window, the next they had the world at their feet. With Queen’s debut album turning 50 this year, we look at the birth of the band that went from stars in their eyes and fierce ambition to rock royalty.
REACH FOR THE STAR • A forgotten curio from 1983, the Star Fleet Project saw a supergroup come together with members of Queen, Van Halen and REO Speedwagon. Brian May reminisces about working with EVH and tells us the story.
GEEZER BUTLER • He went from the suburbs of Birmingham to performing on the world’s biggest stages, helping invent heavy metal along the way. The Black Sabbath bassist/lyricist looks back on more than 50 years of defecating singers, setting drummers on fire, intra-band bust-ups and a lifelong struggle with depression.
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT • With the deaths of two key members, a rival band, and fans who just won’t let the old days go, the past 10 years have been a roller-coaster ride for Yes. But with the release of a new album, Mirror To The Sky, the enduring prog legends are not about to give up.
SOUL POWER • They’ve been off the radar for a while, but Vintage Trouble have returned with new album Heavy Hymnals, and this time their blazing rock’n’soul is fuelled by heartbreak, social commentary and racial injustice. Just don’t call it a comeback.
GOING IT ALONE • Thunder guitarist Luke Morley on his new solo album, singer Danny Bowes’ illness and rehabilitation, fans’ generosity, and feeling old when hearing his songs being covered.
RETIREMENT WHAT RETIREMENT? • In 2012 the Scorpions announced their retirement. A decade later… they’re still with us. Classic Rock caught up with the core members to look back at the life and times of one of hard rock’s great and most enduring bands.
Queens Of The Stone Age
Luke Morley • Eclectic, occasionally introspective surprise solo album from Thunder songwriter/guitarist.
Alice Cooper •...