Classic Rock - Issue 257

Classic Rock - Issue 257
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Classic Rock - Issue 257
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Classic Rock - Issue 257
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Classic Rock - Issue 257
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Published 11th December

This month’s cover feature is 2018 – The Year In Review. It’s a year in which there have been fantastic new albums and lavish reissues released, small gigs and massive, bells-and-whistles live extravaganzas that have thrilled. It also happens to be Classic Rock’s 20th Birthday Issue. So join us as we look back at the standout releases and events of the past 12 months (and the past two decades), with help from some of our friends including Slash, Gene Simmons, Joey Tempest, Ginger Wildheart, Scott Gorham and more. We also say goodbye to those in the rock world who we lost in 2018 – gone, but not forgotten. 

Elsewhere we caught up with Clutch – whose Book Of Bad Decisions came high in the vote for the best album of 2018 in Classic Rock – to talk about Nothing, mosquitoes “the size of small birds” and the importance of humour. We hopped over to New York to join Billy Gibbons and his new band, who are taking it back to small clubs where they can see the audience’s eyes – and they’re absolutely loving it. Remember Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, a little thing called Appetite For Destruction? It’s one of the best debut albums of all time, but we look at how it could have turned out very differently. And we get to the heart of why country rock is enjoying something of a revival, and talk to some of the new scene’s movers and shakers.

All this and much, much more, plus our loud an’ rockin’ reviews section.