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Classic Rock February 2018

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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We’d just gone to press – and I’m talking no more than 36 hours here – with our End Of Year issue, when the news broke that we’d lost yet another one of rock’s greatest architects, AC/DC’s Malcolm Young. Despite him being absent from his band since April 2014, Malcolm’s spirit was present at every show the band played since the cruel illness that forced his departure took hold. He was there in the riffs, the band’s outlook, the precision, the simplicity… As much as brother Angus and Bon or Jonno were in the media spotlight, AC/DC was Malcolm’s band. He was the man who called the shots, ruled the camp with a rod of iron. If Malcolm didn’t green-light it, it didn’t happen, simple as that. As you may have…

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this month’s contributors

JOHNNY SHARP Johnny made his name as a music writer in the 1990s, using the childhood nickname Johnny Cigarettes, for NME. He has since written books including Crap Lyrics, which contains no lines by Low Cut Connie, the piano-hammering rock’n’roll whirlwind he went to Brighton to see this month (p116). His work can be found at www.johnnysharp.net WILL IRELAND This month we sent Will to both ends of the country; first to Liverpool to shoot Queen + Adam Lambert (in all their pyrotechnic glory), then down to Brighton to party with Philadelphia’s most exuberant Low Cut Connie (beer-mat-flipping and ketchup included… Probably best if you read the piece). See more of Will’s work at willirelandphotography.co.uk MICHAEL HALSBAND New York photographer Michael Halsband took our brilliant cover shot of the late, great Malcolm Young. Since starting…

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12 things we’re looking forward to in 2018

INSIDE THE WORLD OF ROCK FOR MORE NEWS: WWW.CLASSICROCKMAGAZINE.COM cat no:#245 COPYRIGHT FUTURE 2018 Ozz y signs off at Download, with GN’R along for the ride Sabbath may have called it a day as far as touring, but Ozzy is set to undertake at least one more lap of the globe. He and his latest solo band, with Zakk Wylde back on guitar for the first time since 2009, close Download Festival in June, where Ozzy is joined by co-headliners Guns N’ Roses (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Friday). As usual the event takes place at Donington Park Racetrack, this year on June 8-10. The bill also includes Marilyn Manson, Bullet For My Valentine, The Hives and Body Count, with many, many more to be confirmed. Guns N’ Roses return to Donington as part of the…

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ones to watch in 2018

Professor And The Madman This was a pleasant surprise when it cropped up in our inbox. Professor And The Madman are a new band but the members are industry veterans: Alfie Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.), Sean Elliott (D.I., Mind Over Four), Rat Scabies (The Damned) and Paul Gray (The Damned, Eddie & The Hot Rods, UFO). So they’re a total punk band, peddling an aged, possibly low-rent brand of the music they made their names with, right? Wrong. New album Disintegrate Me, due for release on February 23 via Fullertone Records, is an infectious cocktail of power-pop/rock, 60s British Invasion and melodic psychedelia. It’s rich, quality stuff. The band released two largely overlooked indie albums in 2016, but 2018 looks set to be the year they break into the rock sphere. Or they…

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Chuck Mosley December 26, 1959 – November 9, 2017 Faith No More have led the tributes to their former singer who has died, reportedly of a heroin overdose, at the age of 57. Mosley joined the San Franciscan alt.rock group in 1985. They called him a “reckless and caterwauling force of energy who delivered with conviction and helped set us on a track of uniqueness and originality”. Paul Buckmaster June 13, 1946 – November 7, 2017 Paul Buckmaster was quite probably the greatest arranger in rock music, the Londoner’s orchestral contributions having graced iconic recordings by a range of artists including David Bowie, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Carly Simon, Harry Nilsson and Guns N’ Roses over the course of almost 50 years. No cause of death has been revealed. He was 71. Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies Died…

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rock in the post-weinstein world

The world of rock’n’roll, as covered by titles such as ours, is essentially a niche one. Ours is a safe, comparatively closed-off haven of specialist knowledge and interest, where it really is all about the music and the people who make it. That said, there are times when it’s right that we reach into the wider world. As we begin a new year, the debate over abuse and harassment has come to a head. And that has filtered increasingly into the rock’n’roll world. The case of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein (called out for a host of alleged harassments, abuses and rape) started out as a Hollywood issue, but it’s opened up into something much bigger. Weinstein might be Hollywood-specific, but powerful men abusing their positions isn’t. Of course, it’s #NotAllMen…