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Classic Rock August 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.

Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 Min.
welcome

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the rock world lost one of its greatest voices. Losing Chris Cornell so young and so unexpectedly was quite the gut punch – I still find it difficult to fathom that we won’t hear his incredible, indelible tones on any new music from Soundgarden. I remember the first time I saw the band play, in a small, sweaty gig at Bristol’s Bierkeller, and they tore the place apart. It was the first (and, if I’m honest, only!) time I ever saw a band that would go on to be a genuine arena filler playing in a tiny venue on their way up. There was definitely something special going on. We can take solace that Chris and his bandmates left behind an…

1 Min.
this month’s contributors

CHRIS ROBERTS This issue, Classic Rock writer Chris Roberts goes on a teenage rampage through the glorious early 70s musical revolution that was glam rock, talking to the young dudes who witnessed and played their parts in its rise and fall as Britain stomped from black and white to colour, felt the noize and got it on. Read all about it from p44. MARK SELIGER Award-winning photographer Mark Seliger took our amazing cover shot of Soundgarden. He started out at Rolling Stone in 1987, and became their chief photographer, and moved to Condé Nast in 2001. Last year some of his work became part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Learn more at markseliger.com PHILIP WILDING Radio producer, novelist, but mostly irritable, Philip spent his formative years with Soundgarden…

5 Min.
danny kirwan

MICK FLEETWOOD HAS led the tributes to Danny Kirwan, who was a guitarist with Fleetwood Mac from 1968 to 1972 during their blues period, and played on the band’s albums including The Pious Bird of Good Omen and Then Play On and hit singles Albatross and Man Of The World, among others. The drummer broke the news on behalf of Fleetwood Mac with the following statement on Facebook: “Today was greeted by the sad news of the passing of Danny Kirwan, a huge force in our early years. His love for the blues led him to being asked to join Fleetwood Mac in 1968, where he made his musical home for many years.” The statement continued: “Danny’s true legacy, in my mind, will forever live on in the music he wrote…

2 Min.
rip

DJ Fontana March 15, 1931 – June 13, 2018 Dominic James Fontana was Elvis Presley’s drummer for a halcyon period of almost 15 years, playing on almost 500 tracks from October 1954 onwards, including Jailhouse Rock, Don’t Be Cruel and Heartbreak Hotel. The 87-year-old had been suffering from complications following a broken hip. Neil Jones Died June 8, 2018 At the age of 70, the guitarist with hit 1960s rock band Amen Corner has died of cancer. Welshman Neil Jones scored a string of hits with the band including Bend Me, Shape Me and (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice, before taking up a career as a photographer. Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy December 29, 1929 – June 15, 2018 Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy was a noted sideman for Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, James Cotton and more. He also…

2 Min.
jon hiseman

ONE OF THE most influential drummers in rock music has died at the age of 73. Jon Hiseman, best known for his work with Colosseum and Colosseum II, succumbed after a short battle with brain cancer. Hiseman first got noticed during the 1960s after taking over from Ginger Baker in the Graham Bond Organization. He went on to join John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers before he co-founded the pioneering jazz-rock band Colosseum in April 1968. After they disbanded in 1971, he formed the short-lived Tempest, before bringing in Gary Moore and Don Airey for the more jazz-fusion Colosseum II in 1975. Hiseman also worked closely with his saxophonist/flautist wife Barbara Thompson. In 1994 Colosseum re-formed, and recorded the albums Bread And Circuses and Tomorrow’s Blues. The band played their final gig in 2015, after…

1 Min.
vinnie paul

TRIBUTES HAVE FLOODED in for Vinnie Paul, the 54-year-old drummer with Texan band Hellyeah, who died suddenly as this issue went to press. Cause of death has not yet been announced. Born Vincent Paul Abbott, he was the brother and bandmate of Pantera and Damageplan guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was shot and killed while performing on stage in 2004. Pantera’s popularity during the 1990s was so huge that their seventh studio album, Far Beyond Driven, entered the US Billboard chart at No.1. Tributes came from Dave Mustaine, the Anthrax pair of Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, Mike Portnoy, Sebastian Bach, Devin Townsend, Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett of Poison, Papa Roach, Matt Sorum, Jeff Scott Soto, John Corabi and Carmine Appice, among others. Paul Stanley said on Twitter: “The rock community is…