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Classic Rock Issue 239

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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United Kingdom
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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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1 Min.
welcome

Not a week goes by at Classic Rock HQ without someone – usually me, if we’re naming names – asking: how can it possibly be XX years since XX album was release?! Queen was the subject of such an exclamation a couple of months ago, as we realised that this year News Of The World celebrates its 40th anniversary. Seriously, how did that happen?! So this issue, as Queen + Adam Lambert begin their monster US tour, we’re venturing back to the mid- 70s to take a look at the making of that album, the record that gave the world the stone-cold classics We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions. We also stick around in the 70s and take you back to 1975 to revisit Led Zeppelin, when they…

1 Min.
this month’s contributors

LOUISE BROCK Design whizz Louise was Deputy Art Editor on CR’s sister title Metal Hammer before braving the big bad world and going freelance at the end of last year. She has also worked for Total Film and Notion, among many other outlets, and her art-editing expertise can be seen on many pages this issue (too many to list here!). RICH CHAMBERLAIN Raised on his dad’s AC/DC LPs as a kid, CR regular Rich dreamed of being the next Phil Rudd. Twenty years on he can still be heard occasionally murdering Whole Lotta Rosie, but today you’ll find him interviewing rock greats rather than sharing a stage with them. This month he interviews Rex Brown and a whole host of bands for our Ultimate Preview feature. MICK WALL Mick Wall is a former Editor In…

4 Min.
‘lost’ led zeppelin film found

SET-LIST Bath, 1970 Immigrant Song (debut live performance) Heartbreaker Dazed And Confused Bring It On Home Since I’ve Been Loving You Thank You That’s The Way What Is And What Should Never Be Moby Dick How Many More Times Whole Lotta Love Medley: Long Tall Sally/Say Mama/ Johnny B Goode/That’s Alright Mama INSIDE THE WORLD OF ROCK Unseen film of Led Zeppelin playing at the 1970 Bath Festival – thrown away nearly 50 years ago, and widely thought to be lost – has been unearthed in a British university film archive. Experts are now hoping to digitally restore the footage, and it’s hoped that it will be released to mark the 50th anniversary of what is widely considered to be one of the most important performances of the band’s career. The 1970 Bath Festival…

1 Min.
rip

Rosalie SorrelsJune 24, 1933 – June 11, 2017 From Boise, Idaho, Rosalie Sorrels was a Grammy-nominated folk singersongwriter, social activist and author, with a catalogue of more than 20 albums. Her first major gig was at the Newport Folk Festival in 1966. Long-since retired, she was 83. Anita Pallenberg April 6, 1942 – June 13, 2017 An Italian-German actress who appeared in the films Barbarella and Performance, among others, and a former girlfriend of Keith Richards, Anita Pallenberg (credited as “the muse of the Rolling Stones”) has died at the age of 73. Dave ‘Shirt’ Nicholls May 8, 1965 – May 24, 2017 West-Midlander Dave Nicholls was a sound engineer who worked with Saxon, Diamond Head, Thin Lizzy, Slipknot and many more. “There are insufficient words to express this loss,” said a statement from Slipknot.…

3 Min.
journey in crisis

As this issue went to press, a growing feud between Journey members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain appeared to threaten the future of the group, with guitarist Schon saying of keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Cain: “I want to be elevated by whom I play with, not feel like I’ve got cement shoes,” and issuing the not-so-veiled threat: “If anyone is unhappy they are not running my band then they should leave.” One can only imagine the tensions within Journey’s dressing room as the band continue their North American tour. The stand-off comes just months after Journey were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. A growing tension with Cain’s wife, Paula White-Cain, a minister who delivered the invocation at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, has prompted a series of provocative Tweets from Schon. “[The…

4 Min.
news

Joe Bonamassa, John Mayall, Randy Bachman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edgar Winter, Warren Haynes and Robben Ford are among the many guests on Walter Trout’s new record, We’re All In This Together. His 26th album, it’s due on September 1 via Provogue Records. The West End run of Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has been extended to August 5 due to public demand. It’s on at the London Coliseum in St Martin’s Lane. Lionheart, the newly reunited melodic hard rockers featuring former Iron Maiden guitarist Dennis Stratton, release Second Nature, their first album in 32 years, via AOR Heaven on August 25. The vocalist on the record is newcomer Lee Small (Shy, Phenomena, Skyscraper). Swedish melodic hard rockers H.e.a.t (pictured) release their fifth album, Into The Great Unknown, on September…