Tag: Classic Rock Magazine
A three-minute trailer for for the new Deep Purple tribute album 'Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head' due for release on Sept. 25th from Eagle Rock Entertainment can be viewed below. The compilation CD features re-interpretations of classic DP songs from former band member Glenn Hughes, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, Black Label Society, Steve Vai, Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa and more.
'Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head' will be made available initially with Classic Rock magazine's upcoming Deep Purple fanpack on September 4th. The fanpack will include a band-endorsed 124-page magazine with exclusive new interviews with guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Steve Vai and the members of Metallica, Iron Maiden, Chickenfoot, and more talking about recording these classic songs. There will also be brand new interviews with Deep Purple, with one of the last interviews with the late Jon Lord. Look for previously unpublished photographs and artifacts from the archives in the magazine as well.
After hearing of Jon Lord's passing, Glenn Hughes assembled some friends to cut 'Highway Star' as a tribute to his dear friend. Drummer Lars Ulrich of Metallica, who are also recording a song for the upcoming Ronnie James Dio tribute album, has previously said, "We were asked if we'd contribute to the anniversary of 'Machine Head' — we can't turn that down. We're circling the Dio and PURPLE catalogs and hopefully we'll come up with something that is worthy of these wonderful men."
'Re-Machined: A Tribute To Machine Head' track listing:
1. Smoke On The Water - Carlos Santana/Jacoby Shaddix
2. Highway Star - Chickenfoot
3. Maybe I'm A Leo - Glenn Hughes, Chad Smith, Luis Maldonado
4. Pictures Of Home - Black Label Society
5. Never Before - Kings Of Chaos (Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, Arlan Schierbaum)
6. Smoke On The Water - The Flaming Lips
7. Lazy - Jimmy Barnes, Joe Bonamassa
8. Space Truckin' - Iron Maiden
9. When A Blind Man Cries – Metallica
10. Highway Star - Glenn Hughes, Steve Vai, Chad Smith, Lachlan Doley (exclusive track)
Gene Simmons to host Classic Rock Magazine’s “Classic Rock Roll of Honour” this November; Archie Meets KISS Comic Book Covers
Gene Simmons has been announced as host of this years Classic Rock Magazine's Classic Rock Roll Of Honour. Every year a musical great is given the coveted Living Legend award. Past recipients include Jimmy Page, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne. This years honoree is legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.
Says Beck: “The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour has always been about great music that inspires and excites others. To be named as a ‘Living Legend’ amongst so many fantastic musicians is an honour. When I was a 6 year old boy I heard Les Paul’s ‘How High the Moon’ over the radio and from that moment on I knew that I wanted to play the guitar and make music. That moment has led me to where I am today. Rock music continues to evolve and its great how established acts inspire the upcoming bands and vice versa, producing more and more great music. I am proud to be a small part of this”.
Simmons will host the event at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, November 9, and he sounds excited about it: “On that momentous occasion, the planets will align, living legends will gather to honour their own and London will become the centre of the rock & roll universe. It’s one thing being a voracious and loyal reader of Classic Rock, but it’s another to be in the same room as the people who have inspired me to stop flipping burgers and jump up on stage and have a go at it myself.”
Cast you vote for all the rocking award show nominees here.
Come November, Riverdale will rock 'n roll all night -- not to mention, party every day -- for the four-part storyline "Archie Meets KISS" running through "Archie" #627-630. Written by Archie Comics' Executive Director of Publicity and Marketing Alex Segura with art by Dan Parent. The story will find Sabrina's errant protection spell inviting a horde of demons to town, with the comics-inspired KISS personas of the Demon, Moonchild, Spaceman and Catman arriving just in time to help save the day.
Read more about the comic series here.
Emma Johnston of Billboard.com reports: Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin.
The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a performance from Florida's Alter Bridge, who flew in from Amsterdam for the event and brought Guns N' Roses legend Slash onstage to play guitar on their hit "Rise Today."
Hosts Alice Cooper and TV presenter Sarah Cawood began by presenting the Union (featuring former members of hard rock band Thunder) with best new band. Irish singer Imelda May took best breakthrough act. Film maker Julian Temple took best film for his Dr Feelgood documentary "Oil Street Confidential."
Neil Schon of Journey took event of the year for the band's "Don't Stop Believin'," revitalized by "Glee."
"This is a long time coming," he said. "The future looks bright for us."
Ronnie Wood turned up to accept best reissue for "Exile On Main Street" (although he was not in the Rolling Stones at the time).
AC/DC - a band who brought their own stage to Download festival in the summer - delivered a video message to thank fans for voting them band of the year. Frontman Brian Johnson explained that they were taking a break and that he was busy racing cars, but that they appreciated the award because it was voted for by fans.
A typically top-hatted Slash thanked the voters, management, Classic Rock, Roadrunner, drummer Josh Freese, his wife and kids "and you guys" for the album of the year award for his self-titled solo debut, which was launched in conjunction with the magazine when it was sold as a 'fan pack' with a special issue in May. It was later given a standard release by Roadrunner.
Cheap Trick announced that they had "never gotten an award for anything, and we're probably too dumb to quit so we're sticking around" when they were presented with classic album for "Cheap Trick at Budokan."
Rick Wakeman took the 'spirit of prog' award, telling the audience, "When I last won an award like that it was 1973, I came third with a composition called 'You Might Call My Willie Nelson Cos He's Only Got One Eye.'"
Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes took an award for his charity work with Childline, and Wendy Dio, the widow of Rainbow and Black Sabbath vocalist Ronnie James Dio who died of cancer in May, gave a moving and emotional speech for her late husband's Tommy Vance inspiration award. She announced that she has formed the Stand Up And Shout cancer charity, adding "let's celebrate Ronnie's life."
Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page presented Killing Joke with the innovators award, calling the band "inspirational." Michael Schenker took the Marshall Award, asking the audience to "Keep on rocking," before Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi took to the stage to "give this to one of my oldest and best friends," presenting his bandmate Geezer Butler with the metal guru award.
Wizzard took classic songwriter for "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day," and booking agent John Jackson, one of the creators of Sonisphere festival, was presented with the VIP Award.
Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones arrived to take the outstanding contribution award before the final award for living legends was handed out to Rush, with Alice Cooper describing frontman Geddy Lee as "the whiniest bassist with the fattest sound." The evening came to a suitably noisy end with a glittery set from Cheap Trick.
Six of the awards - band of the year, reissue of the year, album of the year, event of the year, best new band and film of the year - were voted by readers. A further 11 awards were chosen by the magazine's awards panel.