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The new ‘1974’ issue of Prog, continues to chronicle the genre’s successes and indulgences in its first decade. Among the highlights of this special issue: Prog readers choose their favourite albums of ’74. Which ones did they miss?
An influence on current metal bad boys like Avenged Sevenfold and Asking Alexandria, Metal Hammer’s current issue celebrates Guns N’ Roses with the full, inside story of the chaotic rise of rock’s last outlaws. “We always read in magazines how bands did things their way,” remembers Steven Adler. “We figured that we’d do it our way, and fuck everybody else. When people told us, ‘Do it like this,’ we’d go, ‘Fuck you, we’re gonna do it like that.’ We were not going to take any shit from anybody.”
The current Classic Rock features the story of Lemmy’s return to health on the Motorhead Motorboat cruise but it’s only on TR+ that you can read the full Lemmy interview, with the man himself sounding off on why he’d accept an OBE, his love of horses, Ted Heath’s homosexuality and what he said to a blogger who had claimed he was bisexual.
“When Sabbath ended my one idea was ‘I’ll just get fucked up ‘til I run out of cash and then I’ll go home to England.’ So that’s what I did.” Ozzy remembers life on the crazy train that was the 80s.
More ‘74-related prog goodness as Yes look back at Relayer, 40 years on. “We were very prog-minded and experimental in those days. We were looking for anything that sounded different. Jon and myself went to a scrap yard and banged pieces of metal for about an hour to see what sounded good…”