Classic Rock Issue 260
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Published 5th March
In this issue’s cover feature we look at the backdrop against which AC/DC recorded Highway To Hell, their first million-seller and the album that broke the band in America. Other features include Francis Rossi in The Classic Rock Interview, in which Status Quo’s main man looks back on an eventful life that has taken him from humble beginnings to rock royalty. We look back at the life and times of Les Paul. Not only did he invent the electric guitar, he also drew the blueprint for contemporary music as we know it. We talk to Dream Theater, who’ve built a huge global following with their progressive metal but at heart are still a rock’n’roll band. Thin Lizzy and the making of Black Rose. As well as being the last of the almost-great albums of their classic period, it also marked the beginning of the end. Gary Clark Jr. learned his chops with veterans of the blues scene, and today he’s one of the most exciting figures in rock. We catch up with Joanne Shaw Taylor. Having gone from teen prodigy to industry veteran, the blues-rock leading light is now gearing up for the release of her major-label debut. Photographer Ross Halfin takes us behind the scenes at the recent tribute show in honour of the late Chris Cornell.
Among our regular features we’ve got a buyer’s guide to Girlschool; the story behind Prince’s Purple Rain; Skunk Anansie singer Skin on the band’s 25 years…
All this plus the loudest reviews section on the planet, in which this issue we look at new albums from Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Tesla, Bob Mould, Dream Theater, Reef, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Backyard Babies, Tim Bowness, Cats In Space, The Young Gods… Reissues from Whitesnake, The Ruts, The Byrds, Megadeth, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, REO Speedwagon, Stiff Little Fingers, Meat Loaf … DVDs, films and books on Francis Rossi, Eric Clapton, Townes Van Zandt, Kate Bush, Mod Art… Live reviews of Rival Sons, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert, Mastodon, Saint Agnes, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats… You like classic rock? Then get Classic Rock issue 260 on sale March 5.