Classic Rock February 14 Issue 193
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In Classic Rock February Issue 193
1969 and The Birth Of Heavy: in 300 shape-shifting days in 1969, Led Zeppelin released their first two albums, Gillan and Glover joined Deep Purple, UFO, Uriah Heep and Judas Priest formed, and Black Sabbath recorded their debut album. All of which changed the course of rock. Read the story from the people who were there. Ones To Watch In 2014: including Beastmilk, Cage The Gods, White Denim and more.
Boston: bandleader and controversial visionary Tom Scholz gives his most revealing interview ever. Peter Banks: some musicians’ contributions to the development of rock have largely been forgotten and their passing unmarked or, worse, unnoticed. Yes’s original guitarist is one of them. Jess Roden: a contemporary of Robert Plant and Steve Winwood, this virtually unknown blues/soul/rock singer is the Midlands’ best-kept secret. Dream Theater: As terminally uncool as they are devotedly admired, DT tell of the travails of taking prog into the modern world. And what about that Hear N’ Aid malarkey back in 1985: when the hard-rock community muscled in on the charity-single bandwagon. Cue a heavyweight cast, guitar battles and arguments over… who had the biggest hair. What?! Believe it.
In the biggest rock reviews section on the planet we look at new albums from Bruce Springsteen, Rory Gallagher, Steven Wilson, Neil Young, Rush, Black Oak Arkansa… reissues from Ramones, Deep Purple, Marillion, Cinderella, Sparks, Humble Pie, Ry Cooder… DVDs, films and books on Rush, Status Quo, The Beatles, Roger Waters… and bring you live reviews of Hard Rock Hell, Queens Of The Stone Age, Blackberry Smoke… We also have live previews of Family, Savatage and Quireboys,
We’ve also got the story behind Scorpions’, a Q&A with Sheryl Crow, a buyer’s guide to Ronnie Montrose, Genesis man Mike Rutherford talking about plans to re-form the band with Peter Gabriel and being uncool, and… oh, loaaaaaaads more!