An album that split Rush's following clean down the middle, Signals saw the Canadian trio beginning to experiment with keyboards
Also in this issue: Steve Harris, Alice Cooper, Corky Laing, Band Of Gypsys, Suzi Quatro, The Flying Burrito Brothers, the Glorious Sons, an oral history of goth, and much more
Uriah Heep's debut album was hated by Rolling Stone but paved the way for a a career that's still going half a century later
As the 2010s reach their end, we present the 50 best rock albums the decade had to offer, as voted for by you guys
It's 1978. Journey are going nowhere, but they have a plan. His name is Steve Perry, and Infinity is the result
Eric Clapton's Cream were a year away from extinction, Jimmy Page was commandeering his own juggernaut, and Jeff Beck was determined not to be left out of the race
The best albums, the best stories, the best interviews: our spectacular end of year edition of Classic Rock also features a free CD of the year's best music and a free 2020 wall calendar
Strange Days was The Doors' second record, spawning the hit singles People Are Strange and Love Me Two Times
Def Leppard's Volume Two unites Adrenalize, Retro Active, Slang and Euphoria - along with rare cuts, b-sides and more
In which Jimmy Page and Robert Plant retreat to the Welsh hills and come up with something less bombastic for Led Zeppelin's third album
Earth vs. The Wildhearts was a Britrock classic, and an intoxicating, hyperactive mash-up of pop melodies, punk aggression and glam-rock swagger
The Georgia Satellites' debut was a scuzzy blast of pure rock'n'roll amidst the glamour and glitz of hair metal... but has it stood the test of time?
Also in this issue: Airbourne, the Rolling Stones, Phil Campbell, Joe Elliott, Jimi Hendrix, Robbie Robertson, Taylor Hawkins, Opeth and more... plus a FREE CD
Guns N' Roses may be one of the finest bands of all time, but what are their best songs? That's for you to decide...
Side one is an acknowledged prog masterpiece... but how much does side two drag the overall score down?
Texas Flood was the debut album from Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Texas cat with the hat and the Strat who hot-wired the 80s blues revival
Diamond Head's progressive swerve towards Canterbury: a maligned classic, commercial suicide, or something in-between?
Former Metal Hammer staffer, Classic Rock and Prog writer and scourge of PRs everywhere, Tommy Udo died on 10 October, 2019. Here we pay tribute to a funny, fearsome and much-loved colleague