Almost a quarter of a century ago, a ragtag team of rock writers had the crazy idea to launch a magazine that truly celebrated and explored the music they loved.
There was no other magazine in town that did exactly that, so for real field of dreams ‘build it and they will come’ mode, classic rock came kicking and screaming into the world.
Much of that original launch team – and the people who built the magazine over its lifetime – are still very much involved with the magazine, and this month we celebrate a real milestone with the publication of our 300th number.
The issue is jam-packed with new interviews with the best in high-tension rock ‘n’ roll. Many – like many of our contributors and readers – have been with us since the beginning, and others – again, like contributors and readers – have joined us along the way. Whether they’re established legends or newcomers, they look back on what they were doing in 1998, what they’ve been up to since, and discuss the state of rock ‘n’ roll today.
That’s not all: editing classic rock available from UK retailers (excluding WHS and WHS Travel) includes a premium gift: a 132-page best-of bookazine. Find your local retailer.
Classic Rock 300 is on sale now.
Classic rock hits 300!
Celebrating 300 Classic Rock acts, in all-new interviews, we talk to rock’s best about their lives, their careers, and the state of rock ‘n’ roll in our lifetime. Including (deep breath!) Jimmy Page, Gene Simmons, Joe Bonamassa & Glenn Hughes, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Status Quo, Def Leppard, Steven Wilson, The Darkness, Heart & Halestorm.
You want more? OK! Geddy Lee, Greta Van Fleet, Scorpions, Ginger Wildheart, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Brian May, Bonnie Raitt, Genesis, Iron Maiden, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani, Alter Bridge, Duff McKagan, Fish, Europe, Tyler Bryant, Larkin Poe, Slash and Nikki Sixx.
Rock’s Most Important Reviews Section
New albums from Thunder, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reef, Ann Wilson, Joe Satriani, Ted Nugent, Warrior Soul, All Them Witches, Stone Broken, Shinedown, Hammerfall and more
Reissues of Rush, Aerosmith, T.Rex, Brian May, Frank Zappa, Echo & The Bunnymen, UFO, Mountain, Undertones, Family, Robin Trower, Nekta and more
DVDs, movies and books on John McGeoch, Foo Fighters, Peter Green, Mudhoney, Velvet Underground… Live reviews from Smith/Kotzen, Wilko Johnson/John Otway, Van Der Graaf Generator, Per Ubu and more
Back live… With return gigs on the agenda, we get a look at tours by Killing Joke, Reef and The Mentulls, and look back at recent gigs from Halestorm, Smith/Kotzen, Van der Graf Generator, Russ Ballard and more. . Plus gig listings – find out who’s playing where and when.
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