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Classic Rock April 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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Can you believe that the 1990s began nearly 30 years ago? I can’t. During the past couple of years, Classic Rock has delved deep and brought you issues celebrating both The Real Greatest Albums Of The 70s and The Real Greatest Albums Of The 80s, so it seems only right that we turn our focus to the 90s to give it its time to shine. Which is what we’ve done this issue. As a fleeting thought, you may remember it as the decade when trip hop, Madchester, rave, Whitney and Mariah ruled the radio and the charts. And if rock was your jam? Well, then it was all Seattle, all of the time. But that’s a fallacy; the 90s was an amazingly fertile time for classic rock of all types: the big-hair…

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this month’s contributors

MALCOLM DOME Malcolm has been writing about music since 1772… Well, 1979, anyway. He has contributed to a number of publications, written numerous books, and sleeve notes for a variety of album reissues, and occasionally pops up on radio shows and band TV/DVD documentaries. He also claims to make a damn fine cup of tea. (He does – Ed.) JERRY EWING Jerry has been bothering people about prog rock since the early 80s when he founded Court Jester fanzine. After that he founded the more impressive Classic Rock and Prog magazines. His new book, Wonderous Stories: A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, charts the history of the genre. He talks to Steven Wilson for this issue (p38). PAUL ELLIOTT Paul wrote this month’s feature on Def Leppard’s Adrenalize. He first interviewed Leppard in…

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“no prima donnas, they were charming”

AS THE PHOTOGRAPHY Show returns for its fifth year, famed music photographer Gered Mankowitz assures Classic Rock that the days of rock photography as a viable vocation are far from over. Mankowitz has spent more than 50 years capturing images of some of the world’s most famous faces, and is aware that with the overwhelming rise of digital photography – especially fans taking snaps at concerts – his is a job that many of us believe we could do ourselves. “The takeover of digital has certainly devalued the profession of the rock photographer,” he admits. “An image on a tiny, colourful phone screen can look very beautiful, but there will always be a need for talented music photographers. Social media is all well and good, but a CD or album sleeve…

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Mark E Smith March 5, 1957 – January 24, 2018 The Fall’s irascible leader has died at the age of 60. Known for his dark humour and provocative demeanour, Smith formed the post-punk band in Manchester in 1976. Over the years he hired and fired 66 members, and the band released 32 studio albums. Pat Torpey December 13, 1953 – February 7, 2018 Pat Torpey played drums for Ted Nugent, Robert Plant, Richie Kotzen and more but is best known as a co-founder of Mr. Big. He continued to record and perform live with Mr. Big despite developing Parkinson’s. He was 64. Jim Rodford July 7, 1941 – January 20, 2018 Rod Argent has led the tributes to his cousin and bandmate in the Zombies, who died after a fall on the stairs. “Jim was a wonderful person,”…

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Quofest Ireland, an event to honour Status Quo, takes place at Kavanagh’s Bar & Venue in Portlaoise over the weekend of May 5/6. Attractions include live sets from Rhino’s Revenge and the Matchstick Men. Former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing is the latest rock star to write an autobiography. Due in September and, according to the guitarist, “[delving] backstage into the decades of shocking, hilarious, and haunting stories that surround the heavy metal institution”, Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest tells the story of his 42 years with the group, which he left in 2011. Black Stone Cherry release their sixth studio album, Family Tree, on April 20 via Mascot Records. The self-produced set includes 13 songs and features a guest appearance from guitarist Warren Haynes on the track Dancin’…

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doctors of madness

HAVING IMPLODED IN 1978, punk progenitors the Doctors Of Madness return with a touring line-up that features original frontman Richard ‘Kid’ Strange, alongside violinist Urban Blitz and Japanese rhythm section Susumu (bass) and Mackii (drums). Renaissance man Strange has forged a career portfolio of significant scope from instigating Cabaret Futura, to acting (Batman, Harry Potter), promoting, writing, teaching, you name it. Did you initially put the Doctors Of Madness together as a vehicle for your poetry, or did you see the band’s music as a cinematic setting for prose? Absolutely. Our sound was always cinematic. When we were recording our first album, I’d say: “We’re making cathedrals of sound.” It was as pretentious as hell, but the idea was to construct vast edifices of noise, abrasion and tumultuous sturm und drang. Post-Ziggy, the…