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Classic Rock August 2019

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.

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Half a century, eh? You can bet your bottom dollar that when Messrs Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham were grabbing studio time here and there in the midst of whirlwind US tours on the back of their groundbreaking debut album, that they had no real clue that they were creating another rock’n’roll masterpiece. But that’s exactly what’s happened. In 2019, Led Zeppelin II – the record that gave us Whole Lotta Love, Heartbreaker, What Is And What Should Never Be, Ramble On and more! – celebrates its 50th birthday. So this issue we chronicle the making of this game-changing album, collar Sammy Hagar for the Classic Rock Interview, go on the road with Steve Hackett, stay angry with Skunk Anansie, run-down the 50 Blues Rock Songs You Should Hear Before You…

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SAM WILLIAMS “This isn’t the first time I’ve recreated the artwork for LZII,” says Magictorch’s Sam, who illustrated our cover. “As a Zep-obsessed 15-year-old and armed with my trusty pencils I set about copying it for a cassette I had. It was a moderate success!” Next up, Sam will indulge his twin passions of outer space and music as he creates artwork for the Space Rocks festival. STEVE NEWMAN Steve is a freelance designer who has contributed to many music publications over the years. When he’s not busily designing the next exciting feature or topping up his cup of tea, you can find him at home under the command of his two cats and obeying his dog’s every demand for food and attention… Or taking a sneaky afternoon nap! DAVE LEWIS This month Zep expert…

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Editor Siân Llewellyn Playing this month: Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Servants Of The Sun Art Editor Darrell Mayhew Rammstein, Rammstein Features Editor Polly Glass Kris Barras Band, Light It Up Production Editor Paul Henderson Soft Machine, The Harvest Albums 1975-1978 Reviews Editor Ian Fortnam Redd Kross, Beyond The Door Online Editor Fraser Lewry Magma, Zess News/Live Editor Dave Ling Rory Gallagher, Blues Contributing writers Marcel Anders, Geoff Barton, Tim Batcup, Mark Beaumont, Max Bell, Essi Berelian, Simon Bradley, Rich Chamberlain, Stephen Dalton, Rich Davenport, Johnny Dee, Malcolm Dome, Lee Dorrian, Mark Ellen, Claudia Elliott, Paul Elliott, Dave Everley, Jerry Ewing, Hugh Fielder, Eleanor Goodman, Gary Graff, Michael Hann, John Harris, Nick Hasted, Barney Hoskyns, Jon Hotten, Rob Hughes, Neil Jeffries, Emma Johnston, Jo Kendall, Dom Lawson, Dannii Lievers, Ken McIntyre, Lee Marlow, Gavin Martin, Alexander Milas, Paul Moody, Grant Moon, Luke Morton, Kris Needs, Bill Nelson, Paul Rees, Chris Roberts, David Quantick, Johnny…

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iommi and butler celebrate sabs at 50

THE BLACK SABBATH – 50 Years Exhibition has opened in the band’s home city, Birmingham. Part of the Home Of Metal project, a celebration of Brum as the birthplace of heavy metal, the collection pulls together items and memorabilia loaned by the band members, including stage props, instruments, gig posters, handwritten lyrics and some of their most famous stage outfits, as well as a display of more than 3,000 photos of Sabbath fans from across the world. It runs at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on Edmund Street until September 29. The exhibition focuses almost exclusively on the group’s original line-up (the decades spent fronted by Ronnie James Dio and Tony Martin, among others, get zero recognition), and its contents are exhaustive. The home studio of guitarist Tony Iommi, in…

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dr. john november 20, 1941 – june 6, 2019

New Orleans folk know how to honour their dead. On June 7, a day after Dr. John’s passing (aged 77, following a heart attack), a huge crowd thronged through the Big Easy streets to celebrate a life well lived, sashaying to the sound of tom-toms and whooping as a traditional second-line parade worked its way through the Tremé district. Born Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. on November 20, 1941 (his stage name taken from Dr John Montaine, a witchdoctor of African descent), he was a man of multiple guises. Known as Mac or Reb to his friends, and Dr. John Creaux, or Dr. John The Night Tripper to the public, he accumulated noms-de plume, then accolades from Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton (who both appeared on his 1971 album The Sun, Moon…

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Gary Duncan September 4, 1946 – June 29, 2019 The 72-year-old vocalist with Quicksilver Messenger Service, Duncan suffered a seizure and failed to recover after falling into a coma. Born Gary Ray Grubb, Duncan and fellow guitarist John Cippolina helped to define the sound of the influential psychedelic rock band during the 60s. He had been performing again in Quicksilver Messenger Service since 2006. Jerry Carrigan September 13, 1943 – June 22, 2019 Alabama-born Carrigan found fame during the 60s as part of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section and played drums for artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Tony Joe White, JJ Cale and Jerry Lee Lewis. He was also inducted to the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Cause of death is yet to be confirmed. Carrigan was 73. Philomena Lynott October 22, 1930 – June 12,…