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Planet Rock Issue 15

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!

United Kingdom
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in deze editie

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Being born in the summer of 1970 I was rather too young to appreciate the 100 albums you lot have selected as the decade’s finest at the time of their original release. Truthfully, there’s a handful among them that I’ve still yet to hear. I shall, however, aim to rectify this appalling state of affairs before turning 49. A sincere thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. No doubt some heated arguments will have kicked off already.… Elsewhere in this issue we speak with Saxon’s Biff Byford, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Perry Farrell, Kyuss and more, we bring you an extensive review of June’s Download festival and you’ll also get to read about me getting punched in the face in Mississippi. Good times. Thanks for joining us on another…

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this month’s rovers includes…

Sandra Sorensen is a Danish photographer based in London. For this issue, she flew to Mississippi to shoot Bishop Gunn. Sandra’s favourite album of the 1970s is Led Zeppelin IV. Go to www.sandra-sorensen.com to see more of her work. Mark Blake is Planet Rock’s Contributing Editor and the author of 2018’s acclaimed biography, Bring It On Home, about Led Zeppelin’s fabled manager Peter Grant. His favourite album of the 1970s is Physical Graffiti. Pat Gilbert is Planet Rock’s Associate Editor and also oversees MOJO magazine’s special editions. As Planet Rock’s resident punk and street rock expert, in this issue he writes about The Clash, Ramones, Pistols, SLF and, er, Humble Pie. His fave ’70s LP is London Calling. James McNair was once punched by a bouncer at the Glasgow Apollo for removing a…

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Freeze Frame THE BIG PICTURE Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and The Who feature in a new book celebrating legendary lensman Jim Marshall’s work. SHOW ME THE PICTURE, an art book commemorating the life, craft and legacy of late American photographer Jim Marshall, is to be published by Chronicle Books on August 20. The book is a companion piece to a new documentary film about Marshall’s five decade-long career, currently showing at US film festivals. Read our review of Show Me The Picture on page 113. See WWW.JIMMARSHALLPHOTOGRAPHYLLC.COM…

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quo roll on

STATUS QUO will release their 33rd album, Backbone, on September 6. The 11-track album was recorded at bandleader Francis Rossi’s home studio in Surrey in late 2018. It will be the first studio release to feature guitarist Richie Malone, who joined Quo following founder member Rick Parfitt’s death in 2016. “The music that became Backbone came out of the band coming out of the tour bubble, heading back into the studio and taking that energy that underscores a Quo concert and pouring into the creative process,” Rossi tells Planet Rock. “We’ve loved recording this and surprised ourselves with how naturally it all fell together. We’re excited for Planet Rock readers and listeners to hear this new record.” STATUS QUO’s Backbone is released through earMUSIC/Edel on September 6. PHILOMENA LYNOTT October 22, 1930–June 12, 2019 Philomena…

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in brief

San Francisco-based artist Ben Venom is exhibiting his work, including the bespoke Iron Maiden denim jacket he created for the subscriber cover of PR issue 11, at the Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham as part of the Home Of Metal project. Ben Mayhem: All This Venom runs until September 8, and admission is free. Thunder are celebrating 30 years in music with the release of a 28-track ‘best of’ collection. The Greatest Hits features songs from each of the London band’s 12 studio albums, and is released on September 27 via BMG. “It’s been hard to choose the songs” says frontman, and Planet Rock presenter, Danny Bowes, “but we think this is a really good selection. We probably don’t have another 30 years in us, but we’re going to give it…

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let there be light

KRIS BARRAS BAND will release their second album, Light It Up, on September 13. The follow-up to 2018’s The Divine And Dirty was produced by Josiah J Manning at Momentum Studios in Plymouth, and features 13 original compositions from the Devon-born bluesman. “The biggest difference for this album was that I didn’t pigeonhole myself in any way,” says Barras. “I didn’t feel like I had to conform.” Here’s his inside track on what to expect… What You Get This song grew out of one riff, and it immediately draws you in to the album. The lyrical theme here is “what you see is what you get”. It’s basically saying that we all make mistakes and you shouldn’t hide who you are, but rather learn from those mistakes and just be yourself. Broken Teeth The…