Classic Rock Magazine - October 2023
Classic Rock Magazine - October 2023
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In this issue
This issue’s Guest Editor tells all!
We remember the songwriter and lead guitarist whose highly influential group The Band gave birth to Americana..
STARS IN THEIR EYES
Greta Van Fleet, prodigious guardians of rock's eternal flame, have emerged from the darkness and uncertainty of the last few years with Starcatcher, a retrofuelled blast of cosmic light and love that feels like it's one for the ages.
Three of them might be still at school, but their blending of rock styles is far from just kids' stuff.
Taking cues from the big rock of the 60s, 70s and 80s (with a particular nod to GN'R), The Dust Coda are hoping their just-released third album Loco Paradise will excite you listening to it as much as it excited them making it.
The singer-songwriter on post-stroke recovery, losing the ability to play guitar, and the thrill of a Bruce Springsteen cameo.
Hanging out of helicopters, stopping the New York traffic, sweet-talking kidnappers: a celebration of Mick Hutson, music photographer.
HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
Life isn't always a bed of roses when you're following in a famous parent's footsteps. But with his two albums so far Wolfgang Van Halen is escaping from his father's shadow and determined to succeed on his own terms.
Brian May's stereo photos collated for new exhibition.
SMILE LIKE THEY MEAN IT
In their 25 years, by their own admission Skindred have \"never been massively commercially successful or super-cool\". But with new album Smile they reckon \"our time is now\".
The Damn Truth
The Canadian rockers undertake a headline tour of UK venues - probably fully clothed - in July.
Musically it was influenced by some of the newer bands they were listening to, and sonically it took Rush further into the world of synthesisers and not all of the trio were happy about that.
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of AC/DC - half a century of riffs, rambunctiousness, schoolboy uniforms and some of the greatest rock'n'roll music ever created.
Along For The Ride
With more than 30 studio albums to his name, Canadian guitarist Pat Travers really should be better/more widely known. But, he says, our destiny is not something we have control over.
Young Scots on the up, they've already a 'best rock/alternative band' award.
They’ve been off the radar for a while, but Vintage Trouble have returned with new album Heavy Hymnals, and this time their blazing rock’n’soul is fuelled by heartbreak, social commentary and racial injustice. Just don’t call it a comeback
The New Orleans octet on how to deal with a mega-hit, and giving something back to their community
GOING IT ALONE
Thunder guitarist Luke Morley on his new solo album, singer Danny Bowes' illness and rehabilitation, fans' generosity, and feeling old when hearing his songs being covered
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT
With the deaths of two key members, a rival band, and fans who just won’t let the old days go, the past 10 years have been a roller-coaster ride for Yes. But with the release of a new album, Mirror To The Sky, the enduring prog legends are not about to give up
ΤΙΝΑ TURNER: November 26, 1939 - May 24, 2023
From a cotton-picking child, through years of physical abuse at the hands of her husband, her talent and determination saw her rise to become one of the greatest ever music stars, the Queen Of Rock’N’Roll, simply the best
RETIREMENT? WHAT RETIREMENT?
In 2012 the Scorpions announced their retirement. A decade later… they’re still with us. Classic Rock caught up with the core members to look back at the life and times of one of hard rock’s great and most enduring bands
Expect theatrics, humour and some great music – and of course Quay Lewd’s 12-inch donger
The Alarm leader on when the drugs don’t work, thinking he might never sing again, the new album, and the state of rock
WE WANT IT ALL, AND WE WANT IT NOW
One minute they were taking the bus and watching their Top Of The Pops performance in a shop window, the next they had the world at their feet. With Queen’s debut album turning 50 this year, we look at the birth of the band that went from stars in their eyes and fierce ambition to rock royalty
Billy F Gibbons
Playing Top tunes, solo songs and covers, expect “something old, something new and a lot that’s blues”.
REACH FOR THE STARS
A forgotten curio from 1983, the Star Fleet Project saw a supergroup come together with members of Queen, Van Halen and REO Speedwagon. Brian May reminisces about working with EVH and tells us the story
The White Buffalo
The man aka Mr Smith plays five UK shows in July
6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT...Demob Happy
They like to pretend it's the 70s, they're anti everything, and they enjoyed getting one over Amazon's Jeff Bezos
Over the past 50 years he's been in (and out) of one of the biggest bands in the world, and enjoyed all the trappings that brings, not all of them healthy. Having achieved everything he set out to do and more, these days all the Aerosmith guitarist really wants to do is play
The guitar hotshot on Hendrix comparisons, the price and perks of fame, and wanting to \"not just be a great musician\"
"We still want to conquer the world"
As Extreme gear up to release their first new album in 15 years, frontman Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt look back at where it all went right. And wrong
THE ODD COUPLE
Ahead of their gig with Iggy Pop at July's Dog Day Afternoon, Blondie's Clem Burke and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock talk punk... and more punk
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