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Classic Rock February 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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There’s definitely something in the air. And it’s a good thing. Last year, one of the biggest (and most surprising, if we’re honest) stories was that of Greta Van Fleet. So much so that many of the established names we spoke to last issue for our Review Of 2018 were singing the band’s praises unprompted. It’s been forever since a new rock band has caught the imagination of the wider world, racking up huge statistics of radio and streaming plays, Grammy Award nominations, No.1 singles, sold-out shows… The Darkness are probably the last band I can think of that really transcended the rock niche. But GVF, three siblings and their pal from Michigan, have managed the nearly impossible and are taking rock into the mainstream again. We spoke to the…

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this month’s contributors

DAVE LEWIS Long-time Classic Rock contributor Dave Lewis (pictured left with Jimmy Page in 1980) spent over five years with co-author Mike Tremaglio collating the remarkable Evenings With Led Zeppelin book which is showcased in our very special Led Zeppelin supplement this month. For more on Led Zeppelin visit www.tightbutloose.co.uk DAVE EVERLEY We just about broke ‘Diamond’ Dave Everley this issue. We sent him to Los Angeles to chat with Rival Sons (p34), and then to speak to rock upstarts Greta Van Fleet for our cover story (p24). We then diverted him to Texas where he spent some quality time with Gary Clark Jr for a future issue. As far as we know, he did make it back home for Christmas. JON HOTTEN It’s been a while since the words of long-time Classic Rock writer…

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pete shelley

FOR MORE NEWS: WWW.CLASSICROCKMAGAZINE.COM COPYRIGHT FUTURE 2019 Everett True looks back at the life and times of the Buzzcocks singer and songwriter. TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN pouring in for Pete Shelley, the lead singer of Mancunian punk band Buzzcocks, who died of a suspected heart attack on December 6 at the age 63. Love, sadness, humour, passion – an outpouring of a personal grief, made more poignant because his music felt so secret and special to so many. As Stephen McRobbie, singer with Scotland’s shy romantics The Pastels, puts it: “I always come back to them, to their deceptive simplicity, the brilliance of it all, the thrill. They were the way into punk and the way out of it.” Born Peter McNeish in Leigh, Lancashire on April 17, 1955, Pete Shelley was the son of…

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Love You More One minute 50 seconds of (im)perfect pop perfection. Buzzcocks’ first appearance on Top Of The Pops. The song that spawned an entire genre: post-grunge 1990s punk, as typified by Green Day – brutal and eloquent in its truculent razor-sharp execution. Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) From second album Love Bites. The title is taken from dialogue in the Hollywood musical Guys And Dolls. Very poignant, in the context of Shelley’s bisexuality. “I loved the word ‘shouldn’t’ve’ and all its apostrophes,” Shelley told music critic Dave Simpson. A genius amalgam of Krautrock, sardonic punk attitude, lovelorn lyrics and irresistible hooks. Boredom From Spiral Scratch. The classic two-note guitar line (repeated 66 times). Punk has rarely sounded so disaffected or moving. Or satirical. ‘You know the scene is very humdrum,’ Devoto…

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Eddie C Campbell May 6, 1939 – November 20, 2018 Born in Mississippi 79 years ago, by the time he was 12 Eddie C Campbell was sitting in with Muddy Waters’s band. The guitarist/singer was a sideman for Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Little Johnny Taylor and Jimmy Reed, before Willie Dixon pulled him into the Chicago Blues All-Stars in 1976. Roy Bailey October 20, 1935 – November 20, 2018 Known for a socially aware style of folk, Londoner Roy Bailey began his career in a skiffle band in 1968. In 2000 he received an MBE, but returned it six years later in protest against British support of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. He was 83. Scott English January 10, 1937 – November 16, 2018 Scott English was probably best known for having written the song Brandy, which became…

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expanded animals “eventually”, says mason

NICK MASON BELIEVES that a box set celebrating Pink Floyd’s 1977 album Animals seems likely to be released at some point in the future. The group’s The Early Years 1965-1972 box set was released in 2016, and then split into six individual volumes in March last year. Asked about the possibility of Animals receiving a similar release, the drummer told Rolling Stone: “I think it will eventually happen. It’s just slow because of differences of opinion about how to do it or what to put on it, but I’m sure it will eventually happen. Of all our albums that have been re-released, that’s the one that would benefit the most from a sort of reworking.” After well-received shows in 2018, Mason and his band Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets have more…