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Classic Rock Issue 243

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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1 Min.
welcome

Benjamin Franklin said it first, stating: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” And, sadly, one of the USA’s Founding Fathers was correct. Dealing with death has become something of a depressingly regular occurrence for Classic Rock. This month, though, we’re venturing back nearly 40 years to shed further light on the mysterious circumstances surrounding Bon Scott’s death. Author Jesse Fink picked up the trail from a piece Geoff Barton wrote in a 2005 edition of Classic Rock and tracked down more eye witnesses and key figures who were present on Bon’s final night, and presents new evidence and answers to AC/DC’s final riddle. We have an exclusive extract from Jesse’s new book, Bon: The Last Highway (p28), plus a never-before published interview with Bon’s…

1 Min.
this month’s contributors

JAAN UHELSZKI One of the first women to work in rock journalism, and a co-founder of Creem, Jaan got her start alongside Lester Bangs, Ben Edmonds, and David Marsh – considered the ‘dream team’ of rock writing in the mid-1970s. She is listed in Flavorwire’s 33 Women Music Critics You Need to Read. This month she takes a personal look back at the life and music of Tom Petty (p60). JESSE FINK Jesse was born in London in 1973 and raised and educated in Australia. The author of four books, he is best known for his two works on AC/DC: The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC and the new Bon: The Last Highway, both published in the United Kingdom by Black & White, Edinburgh. He lives in Sydney. Read our exclusive extract…

4 Min.
inside the world of rock the dirt

cat no:#243 copyright TEAMROCK 2017 “I want the reader to feel as closely as possible what it’s like to be on the road with Led Zeppelin, Queen or Springsteen.” “It’s a hundred per cent true” Veteran rock photographer’s book takes you on the road and on the inside with Zep, Queen and more. EXHILARATED AND EXHAUSTED is the title of the new book by American rock photographer Neal Preston which chronicles the highlights of his 48-year career in music. During that time Preston has photographed just about everybody in popular music, including David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Who, the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and Bruce Springsteen. “I’ve a vast collection of books on music, and the ones I didn’t own I ordered from Amazon – a whole carton full of them arrived,” Preston tells Classic Rock. “They…

1 Min.
rip

Harold Pendleton Died September 22, 2017 Once a jazz-loving accountant, Harold Pendleton played a huge role in the running of London’s Marquee Club from 1958 to 1988, also developing the Reading Festival from its birth in 1961 as the National Jazz Festival. He and his wife Barbara were partners in the lighting and sound equipment company Entec. The cause of death is yet to be revealed. Jack Good August 7, 1931 – September 24, 2017 Hailed as the man who put rock’n’roll on TV in the 1950s, Jack Good has died of complications following a fall. He was 86 years old. As well as managing several of the scene’s early protagonists, including Cliff Richard and Marty Wilde, Good was the producer of several TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including Six-Five Special and…

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priest and bon jovi set for hall of fame

JUDAS PRIEST AND Bon Jovi are among the nominees for next year’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductions. It is the first time that Priest have appeared on the ballot, despite being eligible since 1999 (25 years must pass since the release of an artist’s debut album or single) and their singer Rob Halford admits he has his “fingers crossed” over the induction of his band. “[The Hall Of Fame] is our Oscars,” Halford told Billboard. “When the nominations come up, you often wonder what it might feel like to be on stage making an acceptance speech. So yeah, if we do get in it will be an absolute dream come true moment.” Halford believes Priest’s nomination represents vindication for the “underdog” status of heavy metal, adding: “This recognition helps to…

4 Min.
news

Scorpions have cancelled their remaining live commitments for 2017 after singer Klaus Meine was diagnosed with laryngitis. A specialist had warned the 69-year-old that he risked permanent damage if the tour had continued. At press time it was unclear whether or not the dates will be rescheduled. As this issue went to press, Michael Monroe announced dates at Manchester Rebellion November 30, London Tufnell Park Dome December 1 and Birmingham Institute 3 2. An audio version of Bruce Dickinson’s just-published autobiography What Does This Button Do? has just been made available. The Iron Maiden frontman jokes that this new edition is for those who might be “embarrassed about being seen with the book in public”. Black Label Society (pictured) release their tenth full-length album, titled Grimmest Hits, on January 19 via Spinefarm Records. Marilyn…