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Planet Rock Issue 10

Planet Rock is the magazine where Rock Lives! From Motörhead to Pink Floyd, stopping at The Magpie Salute along the way, it brings you the very best in rock music past and present. See it! Feel it! Hear it! Live it!

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AC DC changed my life. At some point in 1983 I borrowed a copy of High Voltage from Castlewellan library, and discovered my new favourite band right around the time Bon Scott delivered his glorious “You can stick your nine-to-five living, and your collar and your tie…” rant on Rock’n’Roll Singer. Twenty years on, I hired a ’DC tribute band to play my wedding, and it remains the best £700 I’ve ever spent. This issue, then, is our tribute, one year on from his tragic passing, to the late, great Malcolm Young. Rest In Power. Elsewhere, we’ve an eyewitness account of the birth and rise of Led Zeppelin, a staggering interview with KK Downing and a front row seat for Iron Maiden’s spectacular homecoming. Enjoy. We hope to see you all…

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this month’s power-players include…

Mark Blake, PR’s contributing editor, shared cold coffee and a sausage bap with ex-Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing in Birmingham and an imaginary fish supper with Nazareth. Mark’s riotous new biography of Led Zeppelin’s handler Peter Grant is reviewed on page 112. James MacKinnon, who this month reviews Slash’s new solo album, became devoted to rock after hearing Queen in his parents’ car. When he’s not writing for Kerrang! and various music websites, you can find him still trying to nail the guitar solo of Paradise City. Cathi Unsworth is Planet Rock’s sub editor only by day. By night she writes crime fiction and her latest novel That Old Black Magic is based on an unsolved case of murder and witchcraft that centres on Hagley, where KK Downing began his career. Coincidence? Borja…

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a kind of magic

QUEEN’S JULY 13, 1985 set at Live Aid is to be released in audio form for the first time on the soundtrack album to the forthcoming Bohemian Rhapsody film. The 22-track album also sees Brian May and Roger Taylor reunite with vocalist Tim Staffell, frontman of their pre-Queen band Smile, for a re-recording of Doing All Right, a Smile track reworked on Queen’s 1973 debut LP. The soundtrack is released on October 19 on Virgin EMI, with the long-awaited film debuting in cinemas on November 2. Find out more at WWW.QUEENONLINE.COM…

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british steel

REEF, GINGER Wildheart and Massive Wagons are to headline Planet Rock’s own Winter’s End festival in March. Fresh from the UK Top 20 chart success of their Full Nelson album, Massive Wagons will headline the festival’s opening night on March 8, with Ginger Wildheart taking top billing on March 9 and reborn West Country rockers Reef closing the three-day event at Sanford Holiday Park in Poole on March 10. “We’re really amped to be playing Planet Rock’s Winter’s End festival,” says Reef frontman Gary Stringer. “We’re all big fans of the station. We feel we’re the best we’ve ever been right now and are loving playing live more than ever, mixing up the set with new songs and old. We’re just back from playing Japan where we had such a great reaction,…

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10 gigs which made halloween a scream

1 Kiss The Paul Lynde Halloween Special 29.10.1976 Letting The Demon loose on prime-time TV was something of a risk for ABC, but Kiss’s three-song set held middle America spellbound. “We were embraced as Americana rather than an edgy, sex-crazed New York rock band,” recalled Paul Stanley. 2 Van Halen The Coliseum, Macon, Georgia 31.10.1980 When the Pasadena party rockers rolled into Georgia during their World Invasion tour, Eddie Van Halen dressed as a (topless) soldier, Michael Anthony sported Mummy bandages and DLR accessorised his red catsuit with a Zorro mask. Alex Van Halen opted for a masking tape moustache and ‘comedy’ eyebrows. 3 Green Day Studio at Webster Hall, New York 27.10. 2011 Green Day’s 2011 Halloween blow-out involved a ‘secret’ show at a 300-capacity New York club. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong performed as Jack Skellington from…

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in brief

The guitar used by George Harrison at The Beatles’ final Cavern Club appearance has been sold at auction for £347,000. The Maton Master Sound MS-500 was sold to an overseas collector. Bad Reputation, a new documentary celebrating the music of Joan Jett, will be screened nationwide on October 26. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have released a new single, Fresh Start. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea’s autobiography is to be published on November 27. Acid For The Children is billed as “as raw, entertaining and wildly unpredictable as its author”. Steven Wilson is to release a concert film of his March 29, 2017 show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Home Invasion will emerge via Eagle Rock on November 2. A deluxe 5-LP vinyl set will follow in March.…