Watch out for AC/DC’s Angus Young riding shotgun on the cover.
The September edition of Classic Rock has just hit the streets – with not one but TWO sensational free gifts.
* A special 24-page Pink Floyd supplement dedicated to The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here: two stories in one great mag.
* A free CD featuring The Best Of The Year So Far. That means great new tracks from The Answer, Rival Sons, Graveyard, Ghost and many more.
Inside the regular issue:
AC/DC – Back In Black turned AC/DC into the biggest rock band in the world. The problem now was how to follow it up.
Cue bust-ups with their producer, run-ins with their record label, and at least one genius rock anthem. We salute For Those About To Rock…
The Union – It started with a sponsored motorcycle ride through Canada and the States. It ended with tales of penis linkage, poo-eating, white supremacy and anal love.
The Faces – They were hell-bent on making good music. They were even more hell-bent on having fun.
Deep Purple – We catch up with the band when they return to Montreux, and find that hard partying is about as likely as seeing smoke on the water from the Casino burning down again.
Jane’s Addiction – Drug-fuelled bust-ups? They bought the T-shirt factory. Having re-formed for the umpteenth time, they swear it’s different this time.
Captain Beyond – Pioneers of stoner rock, they should have been super-massive. Instead they threw away all the promise. The amazing story of the band formed from the ashes of Iron Butterfly, the Allmans and Purple.
The Kinks – Forty-four years ago, Ray Davies poured his youthful dreams and longings into a song that became a genuine classic: Waterloo Sunset.
Lou Reed – Rock’s not-so-Grumpy Old Man was in love with Andy Warhol, and says Metallica are “amazing”. Amazing!
Queen – The first of a new series of first-hand accounts, It’s New Orleans on October 31, 1978, and Queen are launching their Jazz album with the party to end all parties.
Nikki Sixx – The Mötley Crüe bassist on drugs, death, reality TV, and what he looks for in a woman (you might be surprised).
Reviews – New albums from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Screaming Trees, Yes, Lenny Kravitz, 3 Doors Down… Reissues from Thin Lizzy, Patti Smith, Quireboys, Whitesnake, UFO, The Pirates, Bob Dylan, The Fall… DVDs on AC/DC, Lou Reed, Twisted Sister… Books on Corey Taylor, Black Sabbath, Sandy Denny, Overkill… Live reviews of High Voltage, Sonisphere, Lou Reed, Black Crowes, Blondie…
…All this and more in Classic Rock issue No.162, on sale now.