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Classic RockClassic Rock

Classic Rock September 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.

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United Kingdom
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English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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welcome

Like it or not, reunions (both big and small) have been an important part of the rock’n’roll firmament in recent years. Whether it was the Eagles freezing Hell over and getting back on stage together, Status Quo’s Frantic Four taking things out for another spin around the block, the original Alice Cooper band returning for a couple of songs and some shows, Ozzy rejoining Sabbath, The Smashing Pumpkins playing anniversary dates right now, the list goes on and on…In Classic Rock’s world, the one reunion we probably all hoped for but didn’t really think would ever materialise was Guns N’ Roses. Would we ever see Axl, Slash and Duff together again on stage in our lifetime? Well, it turns out, yes we would. And it’s been one of the most…

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this month’s contributors

LARSÅKE THURESSONHis name might not be familiar to you, but the people he has photographed over the years certainly will be. Swedish photographer Larsåke has unearthed a veritable treasure trove of images capturing the great and good of rock both on and off stage. You can see some of his recently discovered gems from p58.SCOTT ROWLEYWe’re still not entirely sure how we managed to pull it off, but this month we were able to sneak Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder’s Head Honcho Scott out of the many, many meetings he seems to find himself in these days in order to dispatch him to Bordeaux to go hang out with cover star Slash. Read what happened on p26…STUART BAILIEStuart is the author of Trouble Songs: Music and Conflict in…

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“they came on stage and killed it!”

“They were flamboyant, they were showmen.Robert EllisQUEEN ARE THE subject of a new photobook published in September. Covering 12 years of their history, Queen – Performances 1973-1985 brings together more than 400 photos of the band taken by veteran music photographer Robert Ellis, who first saw them as a support act to Mott The Hoople on their first major tour in 1973. From such humble origins it ends with Freddie Mercury and company headlining the Rock In Rio Festival in Brazil in 1985 in front of a quarter of a million fans.As well as the photography, Ellis, who shot the band for NME, Melody Maker, Kerrang!, Burrn!, Bravo Rock & Folk and others, gives an insider’s view of Queen’s rise from obscurity to becoming one of the biggest attractions in…

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rip

Eddy ClearwaterJanuary 10, 1935 – June 1, 2018Born Edward Harrington and sometimes known as The Chief, Eddy Clearwater began to play the guitar at 13 and went on to specialise in Chicago blues. His 2003 album Rock ‘N’ Roll City was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Traditional Blues Release. He was 83 years old.Steve SotoAugust 23, 1963 – June 27, 2018A staple of the southern California punk and hardcore scene, Steve Soto has died peacefully in his sleep aged 54. The bassist was a founding member of Agent Orange, among the first acts to fuse punk with surf music, in 1979, and of The Adolescents the following year.Richard SwiftMarch 16, 1977 – July 3, 2018A producer, singer-songwriter and musician, Swift was a former member of The…

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tom’s treasure

Tom Petty: a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults.A TREAT IS in store for fans of the late, great Tom Petty. An exhaustive new retrospective collection, out on September 28 via Reprise Records, digs deep into the archives of the singer, songwriter and musician who died of an accidental drug overdose last October.Previewed by a single, a previously unreleased 1982 track called Keep A Little Soul, An American Treasure comprises 60 tracks, including many previously unreleased or rare recordings. It also includes songs from his solo career, with the Heartbreakers and the Mudcrutch project.It was compiled by Petty’s widow Adria and daughter Dana along with the Heartbreakers keyboard player Benmont Tench, guitarist Mike Campbell and long-time collaborator Ryan Ulyate.“Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care…

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macca gets back

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, who’s new album Egypt Station is released on September 7 via Capitol Records, played a couple of not-so-secret homecoming gigs last month. On July 23 the 76-year-old visited London’s Abbey Road Studios, where The Beatles famously recorded, to perform four songs (Come To Me, Confidante, Who Cares and from his upcoming album Egypt Station as part of a ‘greatest hits’-based set. The audience of around 60 comprised family members, fans, competition winners and a few celebrities including Johnny Depp, Kylie Minogue, Nile Rodgers, Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom. McCartney also took time to pose for photos outside the studio on the pedestrian crossing made famous by the cover of The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road.Three days later McCartney made a return to the Cavern club in Liverpool,…

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