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
A special collectors edition featuring 5 gifts, plus The Doors, Bruce Springsteen, Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Massive Wagons, The Sheepdogs, Michael Monroe, Joan Jett and much more besides
We've taken a deep-dive into rock's most monumental moments to present you with the definitive list of the best rock albums of all time
To celebrate that little ol’ band from Texas ZZ Top’s 50 years in rock’n’roll, we asked some top guitarists to pick their favourite ZZ songs
Motley Crue man Tommy Lee on almost falling to his death on a skydive, meeting Mick Jagger, and his onstage Spinal Tap moment