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Planet Rock Issue 12

Planet Rock is the magazine where Rock Lives! From Motörhead to Pink Floyd, stopping at The Magpie Salute along the way, it brings you the very best in rock music past and present. See it! Feel it! Hear it! Live it!

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in deze editie

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Would anyone dare argue against anointing The Rolling Stones as The Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band Of All Time? National treasures as they unquestionably are, the group’s on-going No Filter concert tour has served as a striking reminder of what a feral live act they remain. To truly understand the Stones mythos, however, one must dive deep into the unholy trinity of albums Jagger and Richards helmed between 1968 and 1971 – Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers. So that’s exactly what we’ve done over a mammoth 22 pages in this issue. Elsewhere, we hear tales of wild misadventures from Ginger Wildheart, pay tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio, party hard at Planet Rockstock and fly to California to witness Jagger-swagger disciples The Struts in full effect. We know…

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black smoke rising…

GRETA VAN FLEET capped off a phenomenally successful 2018 with three sold-out shows at Detroit’s 5,000-capacity Fox Theatre on December 27, 29 and 30. Having landed at Number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart in November with their debut album, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, the Frankenmuth, Michigan group received news in December that they had received no fewer than four Grammy nominations, for Best New Artist, Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song. The ceremony will be held on February 10 at the Staples Center in LA. The band return to the UK for five gigs in March, kicking off their visit at the O2 Academy Newcastle on March 5. Find out more at www.gretavanfleet.com…

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let there beer rock!

FOLLOWING IN the footsteps of, among others, Iron Maiden’s tasty Trooper bitter, AC/DC’s lager tinnies and Status Quo’s raunchy Piledriver amber ale, Planet Rock has teamed up with the award-winning Thornbridge Brewery to create a mouth-watering beer of our very own. Named Skull Rocker, this 4.8 per cent American Pale Ale is absolutely packed with hugely flavourful hops from the West Coast of the USA, providing a tropical and fruity character, balancing a light malt sweetness. On sale from February 1, it’s a delicious brew, and is available for pre-order now from planetrock.com/beer. The Skull Rocker moniker was the idea of Planet Rock radio listener Steve Finn, who beat 7,999 other entrants in a special Planet Rock competition to name the ale. Cheers, Steve!…

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in brief

Black Sabbath’s career will be celebrated in a new exhibition with photos and memorabilia sourced from fans and the band themselves. Home of Metal presents Black Sabbath - 50 Years runs at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from June 22 to September 29. See www.birminghammuseums.org.uk for further details. Former Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake guitarist John Sykes will release his first solo album since 2000’s Nuclear Cowboy this year. Sykes claims that the as-yet-untitled set will “blow the world apart”. The Temperance Movement, Danko Jones and Tax The Heat have been added to this summer’s Steelhouse Festival bill. Now in its ninth year, the festival runs July 26-28, with Living Colour and Gun also set to feature.…

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10 reasons why 2019 will rock!

1 Judas Priest’s 50th anniversary Cards are being kept close to leather vests, but guitarist Richie Faulkner (pictured above with vocalist Rob Halford) has promised “an event that fans will really remember”. 2 Winter’s End returns Marking the changing of the seasons, Planet Rock’s own festival returns to Poole for a third time on the weekend of March 8-10. With Ginger Wildheart, Reef and Massive Wagons topping the bill, the chances of a quiet intro to spring are zero. 3 Def Leppard get Hysterical at Donington Sheffield’s finest will kick off Download festival on June 14 by playing their seminal fourth album Hysteria in full. Slash and Whitesnake are among the other attractions on the day. 4 Kiss kiss the world goodbye Kiss swear that their End Of The Road tour will be…

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in brief

Angus Young is the latest rock star to get his own Funko Pop! figure. Three variations of AC/DC’s guitarist in his schoolboy uniform and cap will be available from January. The Cult, The Wildhearts and Oh Sees have been confirmed to play Bearded Theory’s Spring Gathering 2019. Held at Catton Hall, Derbyshire, the festival takes place on May 23-26. Status Quo’s Francis Rossi is set to release his autobiography, I Talk Too Much, via Little Brown on March 14. The Quo man will begin a 36-date spoken word tour the following week. Kiss frontman Paul Stanley is recording a R&B album with his band Soul Station. The 10-piece band also features Kiss drummer Eric Singer.…