Planet Rock Issue 20

For issue number 20, Planet Rock magazine is proud and honoured to present a world exclusive cover story with Judas Priest to celebrate the metal gods’ 50th anniversary, featuring brand new interviews with all five band members – Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner and Scott Travis. Across an epic 20-page feature, the iconic British metal band reflect upon five decades defending the faith… and look forward to what lies ahead in what promises to be a landmark year in their extraordinary story.

This issue’s Classic Album feature turns the spotlight on Kiss’ 1976 collection Destroyer, the album which turned the New Yorkers into America’s favourite louder-than-life superheroes. In our regular Cult Heroes feature, founding Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss looks back on his time with the Kings Of Metal and reveals what he believes to be “one of the most moronic decisions in rock ’n’ roll history.” And in our expansive Planet Rock Interview, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason looks back on his fantastical prog rock journey, and tells us why he’s revisiting the band’s earliest, most experimental years with his band Saucerful Of Secrets.

Elsewhere, we join Nashville hell-raisers The Cadillac Three on the road…and find their planned return to UK stages thwarted by the Coronavirus pandemic. The band’s good friend Tyler Bryant is the subject of this issue’s My Planet Rocks feature, as he salutes the life-changing power of AC/DC, the Rolling Stones and more, and guitar hero Joe Satriani offers us his Guide To Life, which includes a memorable run-in with New Jersey mobsters! We’ve also got an extensive, career-spanning interview with new Planet Rock radio presenter Toby Jepson, who details his journey from Little Angels to Wayward Sons, via stints with Gun, Fastway, Dio’s Disciples and several weeks spent in the company of Hollywood legend Tom Hanks.

In addition, we present an Access All Areas review from Planet Rock’s own Winter’s End festival, we get the full story behind a classic Iron Maiden anthem, we take a deep dive into the back catalogue of space lords Hawkwind and present in-depth reviews of new albums from Ozzy OsbournePearl JamDef Leppard, Nightwish, FM and more.

All this, plus Status QuoBon JoviScreaming Trees, Janis Joplin, Brian Fallon… and a letter about Angel Witch.

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Planet Rock Issue 20