Classic Rock

The Rolling Stones: From the Vaults

Tim Cumming | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tim Cumming

This month saw the release of two full-length concert films with accompanying CDs and vinyl, from the 1975 Tour of the Americas and the Tattoo You trek of 1981. The Tour of the Americas was Ronnie Wood's first tour of duty, busy and fleet fingered around Keef's frankly brutalist, angular riffing at its crushing, decadent, sloppy best.

How the Music Press Ruined Rock

Scott Rowley | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Scott Rowley

The press chose sides and bands featured in one mag would not be featured in another. Bands were tainted. Crossover between tribes was small. The Manic Street Preachers tried to play both sides of the fence. "We did have a plan," Nicky Wire told me: "We wanted to be in Kerrang! and the NME."

The Golden Years of Classic Rock

Sandy Moffat | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sandy Moffat

Let's face it, at their age most classic rock bands should be getting an early night with BBC Radio 4 and a cup of Horlicks. So the next time you see one of these bands on tour, buy a ticket! You might never get the chance to see them again.

How to Last 50 Years in Rock 'N' Roll

Francis Rossi | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home
Francis Rossi

When we first started out I had no ambitions other than not being a one-hit wonder. That was it. I didn't want to just have one tantalizing taste of what we were chasing and then no more. I didn't want to work in the family ice cream business. Of course, I wanted to be a success but, if you'd have told the young man that I was, that nearly half a century on he'd still be getting away with it, I'd have laughed you out of Catford... Some poor sod worked out that we've done over 6000 shows, played to over 25 million people and been away from home for more than 23 years.