Apple bridged the end of hair metal and the beginning of grunge, but Mother Love Bone's one album will forever be associated with tragedy rather than transformation
As one of our reviewers says, "AC/DC may not have reinvented the wheel here, but they may have produced the best f**king wheel to ever exist"
Also in this issue: Mark Lanegan, Celisse, David Bowie, Genesis, The Blinders, Outlaws, Massive Wagons, Dion, Stevie Nicks, Texas Gentlemen, Lzzy Hale and more
2020 has been a difficult year, but not if you've spent it all listening to the best rock albums of the year so far
From Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog to his solo work, this is a journey through the late Chris Cornell’s life and career in 15 songs
It took ten years for Blackfoot to become an overnight success, and a week for the Album Of The Week Club members to compose the definitive review of Strikes
Some albums are so big that the follow-up can only be a disappointment. Did Tusk suffer this fate, or is gold concealed within?
Black Sabbath's Never Say Die! arrived as the band's original line-up began to disintegrate. History has not been kind, but will our reviewers find more to enjoy?
Overlooked comebacks and heroic failures, bonkers concept albums and electro-metal diversions - here are 20 underrated classic rock albums that deserve more than a second chance
Also in this issue: Little Richard, Glenn Hughes, Humble Pie, Mick Box, Marillion, Black Sabbath, These Wicked Rivers, Mungo Jerry and more
Are Starz the "Big Star of hair metal"? Examining the debut, self-titled album may provide some answers
In which Deep Purple's fabled Mk II line-up return to renew their animosity with a new album, Perfect Strangers
"Majestic!" says one reviewer, "dreadful!" says another. What's the truth about Saga's third album Silent Knight?
Bad Touch's new album Kiss The Sky catches the band at their fiery best... and we've got five copies to give away
The Sea Hags: the throbbing, ragged heart of Saturday night, or more 80s rock'n'roll bullshit? You decide
Also in this issue: Pink Floyd, Pete Townshend, Budgie, Wishbone Ash, Steve Earle, Deap Lips, Thin Lizzy, Cherie Currie, Gorilla Riot, Suzi Quatro, Kip Moore, and The Classic Rock Lockdown Activity Book
Looking back, it’s obvious that Every Picture Tells A Story was Rod’s defining moment. But is it a classic?
Yngwie Malmsteen's Odyssey was a deliberate attempt to pursue chart success, with former Rainbow man Joe Lynn Turner roped in to provide melodic ballast
Legendary rock'n'roll showman Little Richard, writer of the classic Tutti Frutti and an influence on generations of musicians, has died aged 87
Judas Priest's Stained Class catches the band on the cusp; the ultimate hybrid of unbridled, flamboyant creativity and refined, distilled commercial intent. It’s a true metal milestone