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Planet Rock Issue 13

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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editor’s note

Rush divide opinion, like all the most iconic artists. There are those who consider the Canadian trio one of the most daring, imaginative, unique and influential rock bands in history. There are also alternative (wrong) opinions, but those need not detain us here. Personally, having opened a portal to Rush’s fantastical world via a borrowed copy of 1981’s Exit… Stage Left album, it’s an honour to welcome the Toronto band to the cover of PR 13, and a pleasure to read Alex Lifeson’s witty, warm-hearted reflections on the group’s incredible four-decade career in our exclusive cover interview. Elsewhere in the issue you’ll find equally revealing articles on Cream, Mötley Crüe, Rival Sons, Thin Lizzy, Terrorvision and more. Something for everyone, surely? Thanks for taking the time to check out the mag…

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this month’s permanent wavers include…

Luke Morton has been writing about music for 10 years and recently joined Kerrang! as their digital overlord. A fan of ’orrible noises, bloody rackets and often things not considered music, he reviews Slash at Hammersmith Apollo on page 120. Ross Halfin, a world-renowned photographer, has been tirelessly documenting the music world’s greatest artists since the 1970s. In this issue, Ross supplies an exclusive portrait of cross-generational rock star bonhomie at Dave Grohl’s 50th birthday bash. Steve Beebee effectively downed tools at uni when a chance to write for Kerrang! came up. Over 25 years later and he’s still at it – bands that go the extra mile to connect with an audience remain a passion, and he reviews The Wildhearts’ comeback album on page 100. Anthony Ventura is an award-winning Illustrator from…

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locked & loaded

Guns N’Roses bassist Duff McKagan has revealed that he has heard “really cool” Axl Rose songs which could feature on a new album from the rejuvenated Los Angeles rock band. Asked by US radio host Eddie Trunk whether rumours of new GN’R material were real, McKagan insisted, “Oh, it’s real.” “I’ve heard some magnificent stuff that Axl has, really cool stuff he’d been working on,” the bassist continued. “So I’m excited about the possibilities with that, of course. I don’t mean to get anybody rabid. [A new Guns N’Roses album] will happen when it happens, that’s for sure.” GN’R guitarist Slash also confirmed the existence of new material in a recent Japanese TV interview. Discussing the possibly of a new Guns album with Planet Rock last year, Slash stated, “I think in everybody’s…

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in brief

Diamond Head will release a new album, The Coffin Train, on May 24. Metallica’s favourite band are due to play two UK shows with fellow NWOBHM veterans Saxon in October. Living Colour are to tour the UK, playing their debut LP Vivid in full. The dates start at Norwich on July 16, with Wayward Sons and Jared James Nichols in support. Stone Temple Pilots are to play two UK shows ahead of their appearance at the Download festival. The Californian band play Glasgow O2 Academy on June 12 and London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on June 13. Eddie Van Halen has released commemorative trainers to celebrate his band’s groundbreaking debut album. EVH’s 1978 High Top is available now from from www.eddievanhalenstore.com Led Zeppelin have teamedup with Vans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their…

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10 things we’ve learned about status quo

1 Francis nearly became an ice cream man, before the Quo’s breakthrough single Pictures Of Matchstick Men in January 1968. He also worked in an optician’s and as a council gardener. 2 The Jam’s head honcho Paul Weller was a regular at Quo shows in the early ’70s. Weller’s dad knew Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt’s father from their local pub in Woking. 3 Before choosing the name Status Quo, the band considered calling themselves The Muhammad Alis, so they could use the slogan “They’re the greatest”. 4 Disillusioned by Quo’s lack of hits, Rossi and Parfitt secretly tried to form a new group with the Small Faces’ ex-drummer Kenney Jones in 1969. It lasted one rehearsal. 5 Francis claims he didn’t visit a hairdresser for almost 10 years after 1970, but went under the…

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sail to paradise with jon bon jovi!

ATTENTION BON JOVI FANS! We’re giving one lucky Planet Rock reader the chance to win a cabin for two aboard the Norwegian Pearl to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime music cruise with hard rock superstar, Jon Bon Jovi. Setting sail on Monday, August 26 from Barcelona, Spain to Palma, Majorca, and then back again to arrive at Barcelona on Friday, August 30, the “Runaway To Paradise” cruise is a rare opportunity for a true Bon Jovi fan to get up close and personal with JBJ. Those on board will get to see two unique performances from the New Jersey rocker: a full-on live rock show of Bon Jovi hits, plus an acoustic storyteller set where Jon will answer the questions you’ve always wanted to ask him. Cruisers will also be treated to live performances…