Classic Rock Issue 275

Classic Rock Issue 275
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Classic Rock Issue 275
US$13.99
Includes Shipping
Classic Rock Issue 275
£5.99
Includes Shipping
Classic Rock Issue 275
$13.99
Includes Shipping
Published 28th April

This issue’s cover feature is all about The Blues. We take you back in time to the barrel houses and gin mills of America to meet some of its fearsome originators, and look at the blues explosion that followed them, and birthed classic rock as we know it. Then we turn the spotlight on the present day’s most incendiary bands and artists who are discovering that the blues is the most exciting place to be. In all of that you can read about…

BB King. The blues legend’s groundbreaking album Completely Well is the forgotten masterpiece that is due it’s time in the sun.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the guitar heroine and gospel singer who blazed a trail and paved the way for Chuck Berry and the first wave of rock’n’roll.

Producer, bassist and songwriter Willie Dixon, who was responsible for some of the blues’ – and popular music’s – enduring hits.

ZZ Top: How the Tres Hombres album made them a phenomenon as they defined the sound of Texan blues.

Howlin’ Wolf: the biggest, baddest voice of the Chicago blues scene, and a far-reaching inspiration.

Gary Moore: the hard rocker who returned to his beloved blues roots and earned the respect of the King of the blues, for one.

Beverly Watkins didn’t record her first album until she was 60, but she was tearing up the blues circuit long before then.

Plus features on pub rock, Jack White, Fantastic Negrito, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Larkin Poe, Samantha Fish, Memphis Minnie, Cream, Son House, Whitesnake, Lead Belly, Joe Bonamassa, Ten Years After, Howlin’ Wolf, Rory Gallagher, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, Free, Humble Pie, Muddy Waters, Crown Lands and more… 

And for something to listen to while you’re immersed in all that while self-isolating, we’re giving you a free CD download: Lockdown Blues, an exclusive Mascot Records compilation of the very best new bluesy sounds out there, including Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Supersonic Blues Machine and more…

Don’t feel blue, get Classic Rock and read about the blues! On sale April 28.