Ny tidning från Classic Rock!
Personligen har jag alltid varit ett fan av riktigt bra AOR, som exempelvis just Journey. Classic Rock har ju haft succé med Classic Rock: Prog och denna nya tidning kommer säkert att gå hem den med. Intervjun med Steve Perry kan säkert vara värt priset bara den.
"An all-new magazine from the Classic Rock stable – Classic Rock Presents AOR – goes on sale November 17. We've got a major melodic-rock exclusive for the cover story: Steve Perry, the legendary former Journey frontman, talking about the band's pivotal album Escape – the record that gave the world the song Don't Stop Believin'.
Elsewhere in the issue we've got a great mix of old 'n' new: the likes of Night Ranger, Survivor, REO Speedwagon and Heart stacked up alongside Crashdiet, Reckless Love, Houston and Train.
There's a sprawling feature on the Top 40 AOR Vocalists Of All Time, written and compiled by Derek Oliver, the renowned melodic-rock guru. Who's No.1? Sir Michael of Bolton, perhaps? Brad Love of Aviary, even?! You'll have to buy the issue to find out.
There's also a free 15-track CD, Coliseum Rock, featuring Journey, Enuff Z'Nuff, Triumph, W.E.T., Issa, White Widdow, Bangalore Choir, Moritz and many more.
Geoff Barton, Editor of Classic Rock Presents AOR, said: “With acts like Foreigner and FM on Radio Two, Journey's Don't Stop Believin' the biggest-selling download of all-time, and a wave of reunions and new artists, the genre that seemed terminally out of fashion is back.” Classic Rock Presents AOR hits newsstands on Wednesday, November 17, with a cover-price of £7.99.
The issue comes in a special cardboard wallet featuring an all-new, specially commissioned interpretation of Journey's distinctive scarab logo (see below). Plus, on the cover of the mag itself, there's rare artwork from famed Bay Area artist Stanley (Journey, Grateful Dead) Mouse!"