Planet Rock issue 18

As the fourth anniversary of the passing of Mötorhead’s fearless and much-missed leader Lemmy nears, issue 18 of Planet Rock magazine celebrates the band’s timeless masterpiece Ace Of Spades. Mark Blake digs deep into the making of the classic line-up’s 1980 album, and Sylvie Simmons revisits a classic encounter with the great man in Los Angeles, in what proved to be Lemmy’s most revealing interview ever.

Elsewhere in the issue, Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford shares his soundtrack to the perfect Christmas, new Dead Daisies frontman Glenn Hughes tells all about Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion and his many near death experiences in a fascinating Planet Rock Interview, and we present the 20 Best Albums of 2019, as voted by Planet Rock’s presenters and writers.

This issue’s Classic Album feature turns the spotlight on 2000’s Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age, we reunite the warring factions in Dutch prog masters Focus for our Cult Heroes feature and former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe shares his secrets for rock’n’roll survival in My Guide To Life.

In addition, we take a front row seat at gigs by Marillion, Airbourne and Cormac Neeson, take a deep dive into the catalogue of Bruce Springsteen, salute a cult classic from Pat Travers and present in-depth reviews of  new albums from The Who, British LionBiff ByfordMagnum, Those Damn Crows and more.

All this, plus HalestormAC/DCAlter BridgeGuns N’ Roses, GirlCrobot… and a letter about German tanks.

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Planet Rock issue 18