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Planet Rock Issue 19

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
Back issues only
€ 5,14(Incl. btw)

in deze editie

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editor’s note

Credit where it’s due, the argument positing 1980 as the greatest year in rock history originated with noted heavy metal historian Paul Elliott, and has been passionately, and drunkenly, debated in bars, on tour buses and in backstage areas across the world more times than I care to remember. I was 10 in 1980, still listening to Showaddywaddy to be honest, but my esteemed colleague Mark Blake was in the thick of the action, as returning legends and hungry NWOBHM upstarts turned metal into a global religion. After reading through this issue and digging out the albums that made it so special, we defy anyone to stake a claim for a more thrilling and important 12 months. Sadly, our excitement in preparing PR19 took a huge hit with the heartbreaking…

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this month’s fallen angels…

Lynn Curlee, Black Sabbath Heaven And Hell cover artist, became a gallery artist In the early 1970s, and later added author/illustrator to his resume. His latest book The Great Nijinsky – God Of Dance, is available from Amazon. George Chin has been photographing bands since 1979 and founded IconicPix to license his extensive archive and those of other photographers including George Bodnar (deceased). Specialising in rock and heavy metal bands. www.iconcpix.com Samuel Mills, aka Defame, who illustrates The Cadillac Three on page 98 is based in Long Beach, California. Specialising in horror and sci-fi, Defame creates horrific and brutal artwork by hand for bands and brands. Go to www.defameart.com to see more of his work. Cathi Unsworth is Planet Rock’s sub-editor and the author of six pop-cutural crime fiction novels. For her most…

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raising hell

AEROSMITH AND RUN-DMC turned back the clocks with a rare live performance of their 1986 hit single Walk This Way at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 26. Honoured as the MusiCares Person Of The Year, in recognition of their impact in both music and charitable works, the Boston band invited New York hip-hop pioneers Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels and Joseph ‘Run’ Simmons on stage for the show-stealing collaboration. Aerosmith return to the UK this summer for gigs in London (July 15) and Manchester (July 18), as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.…

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prize fighters

PLANET ROCK’S own awards, The Rocks, returns in February, and we want you to decide the winners. An antidote to traditional music industry awards shows, in which rock music is so often overlooked and ignored, The Rocks is entirely voted by fans, and we’re inviting you to cast your votes now at planetrock.com. Voting is open in eight different categories: you can see the nominated artists for each award on this page. The Darkness lead the way with four nominations, while Rival Sons, Airbourne and Phil Campbell have each scored three nominations. In addition to the seven categories listed, we have the much-coveted Best New Band accolade, which is an open vote, which means you can vote for any emerging artist who’s stolen your heart over the past 12 months. The winners of The…

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the rocks awards 2020 nominations

BRITISH ALBUM The Darkness – Easter Is Cancelled Wayward Sons – The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be Down ’n’ Outz – This Is How We Roll Phil Campbell – Old Lions Still Roar ELO – From Out Of Nowhere The Who – Who Magnum – The Serpent Rings Status Quo – Backbone The Wildhearts – Renaissance Men WORLDWIDE SOLO ARTIST Slash Beth Hart Bruce Springsteen Joanne Shaw Taylor Samantha Fish Joe Bonamassa Neil Young Kenny Wayne Shepherd Kris Barras BRITISH BAND Thunder The Darkness Wayward Sons Muse Magnum Def Leppard Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons The Cult ELO The Who Those Damn Crows Uriah Heep BRITISH SINGLE Planet Rock Allstars – You’re The Voice The Darkness – Rock’n’Roll Deserves To Die Phil Campbell – These Old Boots Wayward Sons – Jokes On You Status Quo – Backbone Those Damn Crows – Who Did It Biff Byford – Welcome To The Show The Wildhearts – Dislocated Buck & Evans – Slow Train Andy Taylor – Love Or Liberation The Who – Ball & Chain BEST LIVE BAND Def…

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10 things we learned about prog

1 Roger Waters ventured outside Pink Floyd in 1970 to compose a soundtrack for The Body, a documentary about human biology, with sometime Floyd collaborator Ron Geesin. Our Song features recordings of Geesin’s farts and Waters (above) doing ‘armpit squeaks’. 2 Originally credited to the three band members, The Barbarian, the opening track on Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s debut album, is a reworking of Béla Bartók’s 1911 piano piece Allegro Barbaro. When the late composer’s wife got in contact, she was initially told to “Fuck off”, before Keith Emerson sheepishly confessed to his cheeky steal. 3 The rivalry between ELP and Jethro Tull could get silly. In 1972, when Tull walked into Tokyo’s Hilton Hotel and saw ELP checking in, Ian Anderson insisted the promoters book his band rooms elsewhere. 4 Deep Purple’s…