Goldmine's March 2021 issue is on newsstands now (select Barnes & Noble, Books A Million and indie record stores), featuring artists such as AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Band, Steve Hackett, Leslie West, the supergroup Dead Daisies and more!
A peek inside ....
AC/DC's Angus Young: "Just being together for such a long time, and that we’ve come so far. It hasn’t been an easy road. And the song “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ’n Roll)” says it all. It’s not like we’re an overnight sensation. It’s more like a long, long road."
Dead Daisies' Glenn Hughes: "I’m a ’70s man, early ’70s, and when I write songs in rock music, I just write what is natural."
Steve Hackett: “I think if you want to have great international success, perhaps what you need to do is to write one song and then do variations upon it endlessly. And if you present it in the right way, you’ll come up with an identifiable style."
Robbie Robertson on The Band: "I had been on this quest to try and get everyone to participate as much as possible. This is before I came to the realization that some people write and some people don’t. That’s just the way it is. I was locked into this way of thinking that you’re being lazy or not trying hard enough because everyone can do this!"
Drummer Michael Cortellone on Lynyrd Skynyrd: "I had played all those (Lynyrd Skynyrd) songs in a garage band when I was 13 years old. Even now during a show, I can still look over at Gary Rossington as he plays the signature “Free Bird.”
Jay Jay French on the late, great Leslie West: "Trying to describe Leslie’s vibrato to someone who doesn’t play guitar is hard, but hearing it is knowing."
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