In 2019, AC/DC's Highway To Hell - the album that would sadly prove to be Bon Scott's last with the band - celebrates its 40th birthday. So this month we take a look at the making and the impact of the record that gave the band their first million-seller, and gave us so many brilliant songs.
Classic Rock 260 also includes four gifts: an extra magazine, AC/DC: Album By Album, an eBook, AC/DC: The Complete Story, a giant double-sided AC/DC poster, and a 14-track CD featuring some of the best new bands around.
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Gary Clark Jr.
He learned his chops with veterans of the blues scene, and today he’s one of the most exciting figures in rock.
In the Classic Rock Interview Status Quo’s main man looks back on an eventful life that has taken him from humble beginnings to rock royalty.
Visionary, inventor, guitar wizard… Les Paul didn’t only invent the electric guitar, he also drew the blueprint for contemporary music as we know it.
They’ve built a huge global following with their progressive metal, but at heart they’re still a rock’n’roll band.
Black Rose was not just the last of the almost-great albums of their classic period, it also marked the beginning of the end.
Keeping all avenues open, the German blues-rock duo make music “until it’s the way we want it to be”.
Joanne Shaw Taylor
She’s gone from teen prodigy to industry veteran. Now the blues-rock leading light is gearing up for the release of her major-label debut.
They weren’t the biggest band in NWOBHM world, but they were the heaviest, scariest and maybe the most influential.
Photographer Ross Halfin takes us behind the scenes at the recent tribute show in honour of the late Soundgarden singer.
An extra magazine, a downloadable eBook, and a giant double-sided poster.
What’s on your CD
Get It Hot!
The most scorching tracks from a sizzling line-up of new bands, including Bishop Gunn, Sweet Crisis, Golden Pelicans, Steel Trees and more…
David Gilmour to sell more than 100 guitars for charity, Ozzy Osbourne forced to cancel tour, Robert Plant has a new band, Deep Purple working on a new album, Girlschool part company with Enid Williams… Welcome back Children Of Bodum, Royal Trux and Mike Tramp… Say hello to Dorothy and Crypt Trip… Say goodbye to Ted McKenna, Paul Whaley, Reggie Young, Lorna Doom…
Ever fancied owning a jukebox? Well now you can.
The Stories Behind The Songs: Prince & The Revolution
Epic ballad Purple Rain reclaimed rock for black musicians. The Revolution’s Lisa Coleman and Bobby Z look back on the making of a masterpiece.
The Skunk Anansie singer on the band’s 25 years, playing for Nelson Mandela, and a “super-creepy” Michael Jackson.
New albums from Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind, Tesla, Bob Mould, Dream Theater, Reef, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Backyard Babies, Tim Bowness, Cats In Space, The Young Gods… Reissues from Whitesnake, The Ruts, The Byrds, Megadeth, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, REO Speedwagon, Stiff Little Fingers, Meat Loaf … DVDs, films and books on Francis Rossi, Eric Clapton, Townes Van Zandt, Kate Bush, Mod Art… Live reviews of Rival Sons, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert, Mastodon, Saint Agnes, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats…
Buyer’s Guide: Girlschool
Celebrated as ‘the female Motörhead’, they became stars of the NWOBHM scene. But which were their best records?
Must-see gigs from Bob Mould, Dave Matthews Band, Cats In Space, Doro and Haken. Plus full gig listings – find out who’s playing where and when.
The Soundtrack Of My Life: Brent Smith
The Shinedown singer on the records, artists and gigs that are of lasting significance to him.
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