David Bowie: Classic Rock Special Collectors Edition – On Sale Now!


This month’s edition of Classic Rock features Golden Years, Golden Songs – the best of Bowie, chosen by stars including Tony Iommi, Joe Elliott, Lenny Kravitz, Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes and many more.

The plus: the manufacture of Pin up, Bowie’s cover album. “People say it was just a tentative album, but it was a genius idea.”

AND a photographic supplement, Bowie behind the scenes, with candid shots of The Dame up close and personal.


Richie Sambora & Orianthi, aka RSO
How they overcame the obstacles to record their first album.

Everyone’s favorite schlock-horror priests are back, with a new line of ghouls.

Mott the hoop
“Bowie persuaded Ian Hunter that he had to write hit singles. It used to be just great songs. The making of The Hoople.

Fantastic negro
He survived a robbery at gunpoint, a near-fatal car crash, and stabbing into pop stardom to become Grammy-winning blues innovator Fantastic Negrito.

Gorky park
They were backed by Bon Jovi and were successful, but the first export of Russian rock was doomed from the start.

Dee Snider
After being “completely crashed and burned”, the former Twisted Sister frontman is enjoying the kind of career no one – including him – could have dreamed of.

With Mike Peters’ life on the line and after his wife’s recent battle with breast cancer, he’s a changed man. And he has a new album to prove it.

Kenney jones
The drummer for three of Britain’s biggest bands looks back on his life story so far. It was, one might say, eventful.

Back with their first new album in 25 years, maybe alt.rock icons The Breeders this time around will become the band they should have been the first time around.

Classic rock 251

Regular strokes

Phil Mogg’s retirement signals the end of UFOs; Izzy Stradlin on not wanting to be a part of the GN’R reunion; Lindsey Buckingham on being ousted from Mac… Say hello to The Church Of The Cosmic Skull and Thomas Wynn & The Believers, welcome to Sons Of Apollo, Roger Joseph Manning Jr and James Williamson, say goodbye to Glenn Snoddy, Ben Grave…

The Stories Behind the Songs: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
A vision of domestic happiness, at a time when the US was imploding under the stress of the Vietnam War.

Q&A: Paul Rodgers
The former Free and Bad Co. frontman on his influences, meeting his soul mates and honoring the spirit of his former band mates.

Six things you should know about … Howlin Rain
They’re punk rockers in classic rock clothes, they’ve been burnt by the industry, and more “Well, I like that”.

New albums from Paul Rodgers, The Darkness, Nine Inch Nails, The Alarm, Five Finger Death Punch, Richie Sambora & Orianthie… Reissues of Guns N ‘Roses, Yes, Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, Jethro Tull, Big Country, Rose Tattoo… DVDs, films and books on Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Devin Townsend Project, Jack Bruce Tribute Concert… Live reviews from Foreigner, Bryan Adams, Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets, Circus Of Power, Warrior Soul, Sleep…

Live previews
Unmissable concerts from America, Tremonti, Supersonic Blues Machine, Big Big Train and No Hot Ashes. Plus full concert listings – find out who’s playing where and when.

Buyer’s Guide – Pink Floyd: Solo Albums
Freed from the rivalry and constraints within Pink Floyd, the band members held nothing back from their solo efforts.

Heavy load: Carl Palmer
Former ELP and Asia drummer on loving his dark chocolate and strong coffee and never having touched a beer.

Classic Rock issue 251 is on sale now at all great newsagents, and available for purchase online.


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