Grab your neck brace and call the chiropractor: It’s time to bang your head with Goldmine’s May 2011 Heavy Metal issue, on newsstands now!
With the anniversaries of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and “The Black Album,” celebrated author Mick Wall takes a closer look at the world’s most popular heavy-metal band. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at Wall’s new book, “Enter Night: Metallica The Biography,” which explores the band’s adjustment to life without Cliff Burton.
Other ‘precious metal’ features include:
• Ronnie James Dio: The eternal king of metal is gone, but most definitely not forgotten
• Duff McKagan: Catch up with the former Guns N’ Roses bassist whose new project, Loaded, is shaking things up with ‘The Taking’
• Whitesnake: Eternal charmer David Coverdale talks about his musical inspiration, plans for a DVD, the band’s new lineup and his take on all the best rock and roll vices
• Thin Lizzy: Goldmine’s Mick Wall reflects on the legacy of Thin Lizzy’s ‘sensible one,’ Gary Moore, plus guitarist Brian Robertson launches his long-awaited solo debut
• Collecting Heavy Metal: How does your library fare with our list of 25 essential New Wave of British Heavy Metal records?
• Lemmy Kilmister: Catch up with the Motorhead madman about the band’s new CD, “Lemmy” the movie, and topics as diverse as drugs, Joan Jett and stealing from the poor.
Also in this issue:
• Discover 991.com, the Web site that helps fans fill in the gaps in their collections
• Get the scoop on ‘Meet The Beatles,’ ‘My Bonnie,’ ‘Magical Mystery’ and ‘The Beatles on Parlophone’
• Meet Free Reign, the metal band that features the musical stylings of three pro football players
• Find out which albums Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French and metal music know-it-all Eddie Trunk say changed their lives
• Learn the story behind the last days of Paramount Records, and the blues act that did its best to save the label
Don’t forget: The Spring 2011 Special Rock and Roll Hall of Fame issue (also on newsstands now) covers the lives of all of this year’s inductees:
• Alice Cooper band
• Tom Waits
• Darlene Love
• Dr. John
• Neil Diamond
• Leon Russell
Plus, we make the case for Donovan, look back at the first induction ceremony (complete with a wild Jerry Lee Lewis interview), share 10 serious Rock Hall snubs, explore the legend of bluesman Robert Johnson, celebrate the life of legendary inductee Bob Marley and a lot more.
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