Classic Rock 198, starring Guns N' Roses, is on sale today

In this month's cover story we travel back to 1989: from the controversy of GN’R Lies to their on-stage meltdown with the Rolling Stones, this is the story of 12 insane months with The World’s Most Dangerous Band. “Axl was the only sober one. He was surrounded by guys on heroin or sleeping pills.”

On the CD: Monster Mash: 15 city-flattening tracks from California Breed, Bigelf, Magnum, Pixies, Down, Lionize, Marc Ford and many more…

Also featuring in this month’s Classic Rock:

Led Zeppelin: Just what are you getting for your money when you shell out for new Led Zep reissues, and is it worth the investment? And we look at Led Zeppelin III – ambitious music that’s influencing a whole new generation of artists. “We were playing in the spirit of the blues, but trying to take it into new dimensions.”

Lzzy Hale: Fifteen years after their first EP, maybe Halestorm‘s time is here. Their singer with the missing ‘i’ talks parental help, drugs, rock’n’roll, being ‘hot’ and tap-dancing cowgirls.

Jeffrey Lee Pierce: The punk-blues visionary won legions of fans with The Gun Club, but he would be shot down by drink and drugs at a tragically young age.

Nu Prog: While the rest of rock’n’roll strives to recapture past glories, a handful of visionaries are bridging the past and the future. These are the bands who are revolutionising prog. Including Syd Arthur, Alcest, Messenger, Knifeworld and more.

The Indestructibles: Rock’n’roll loves its survivors, and over 17 pages we celebrate some of the greatest. Including…

Joe Perry meets Johnny Winter: The Aerosmith guitarist (and Winter fan) and the blues icon compare hell-raising, music-making and the price of fame.

Glenn Hughes: He’s been shot at, stabbed, survived a crack-induced heart attack and watched countless friends fall by the wayside. Glenn Hughes proves you can’t keep a good man down.

Jake E Lee: Ozzy’s former right-hand man has had a roller-coaster life. Now, after vanishing for 15 years, this lost guitar hero has stepped back into the spotlight – maybe for the last time.

Down: Frontman Philip Anselmo comes clean about life as a metal figurehead with a heart in the underground.

Plus… all our regular features, including over 20 pages of reviews.

The new issue can be found in good newsagents from today. For those who prefer to make their purchases online, the new issue and subscriptions can be purchased from My Favourite Magazines, who also have special offers available for US and Canadian readers. The iPad edition is also available.

Classic Rock

Classic Rock is the online home of the world's best rock'n'roll magazine. We bring you breaking news, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes features, as well as unrivalled access to the biggest names in rock music; from Led Zeppelin to Deep Purple, Guns N’ Roses to the Rolling Stones, AC/DC to the Sex Pistols, and everything in between. Our expert writers bring you the very best on established and emerging bands plus everything you need to know about the mightiest new music releases.