The new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now

The brand new issue of Classic Rock is on sale now with Joe Bonamassa – aka Mr Unstoppable – on the cover.

Plus there’s a sensational free 14-track CD titled Bag Of Bones that’s been compiled by JoBo himself. It features Leslie West, Robert Cray, Steve Lukather, Walter Trout, Gov’t Mule, JJ Grey And Mofro, Danny Bryant and more…

Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you in Classic Rock issue 185, July 2013, in stores (and available electronically) now!

Cover feature – Joe Bonamassa
“To some people I’m the fucking Antichrist!” To others he’s a god. Either way, he can charge £500 a ticket, yet stand outside his own gigs unrecognised. We track the bluesman’s four-venue ‘tour’ of London and find out what makes him tick.

Comeback king, or intimidating control freak? The story behind the band’s landmark debut album, Holy Diver, suggests that Ronnie James Dio was both.

The Regeneration Game
How brands are replacing bands to perpetuate the music and performances of their forebears. Featuring…
Black Star Riders – Will they ever be able to escape the long reach of Phil Lynott’s legacy?
The Enid – The man who is The Enid is too ill to carry on, but he’s making sure the band will continue without him.
Sons Of Cream – Chips off the old block keeping their dads’ band’s music alive.
Blackfoot – With a new band ‘model’, that has no original members, have they found immortality?
The Musical Box – “We’ve really fought the term ‘tribute band’.” What are these ‘interpreters’ of Genesis’ music, then?

Graham Bond
A Hammond-pounding, drug-abusing occultist who died aged 36, he’s the forgotten man of 60s rock.

Nu Metal: The Last Revolution
They’re often scorned, but Slipknot, Korn, Papa Roach, Deftones and Limp Bizkit are more successful than ever. Along with über-producer Ross Robinson, they chart the rise, fall and resurrection of nu metal.

The Who
Against a background of drink, drugs, fights and financial mismanagement, they made two of their best albums. But it was the Lifehouse project that nearly broke the band.

The Story Behind The Songs – REM
An anti-war commentary disguised as a four-minute pop song, Orange Crush lead the band to global success and stardom.

Q&A – Iggy Pop
“I don’t like punk,” says the Godfather of Punk known more for his insurance ads than for his records.

Buyer’s Guide – Vivian Stanshall
From playing on Blue Peter to releasing poems about his penis, the Bonzo Dog mainman’s eccentricity and creativity knew no bounds.

Heavy Load – Dave Mustaine
The Megadeth mainman on the power of love, being misunderstood and feeding 8,000 children every day.

All this and more in the new issue of Classic Rock, on sale now.

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