There’s a new issue of FIREWORKS out now, and we are regaled by a genuine member of Rock Royalty. With a new solo album and tour due in October, the legendary Queen drummer, songwriter and occasional vocalist Roger Taylor gives the definitive interview on his wealth of solo work to date.
There is also a phenomenally candid six page interview with ex-Judas Priest man KK Downing who gives a revealing insight into why he left the group and ended up forming his own band, while the legendary Welsh songstress Bonnie Tyler explains why ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’.
If you like Blues, we’ve got you covered with interviews with Joe Bonamassa, Bernie Marsden, Joanne Shaw Taylor and a great look back at the debut album from Rory Gallagher. Ex-Rainbow man David Rosenthal takes a trip down memory lane, as does Billy Sheehan who reminisces about the classic Mr. Big album ‘Lean Into It’. Songwriter Jaime Kyle then recalls her time performing in the UK at the Gods Of AOR Festival – which is also the subject of a fabulous feature in itself.
We also have interviews with Night Ranger, Vega, The Wildhearts, The Night Flight Orchestra and for those who prefer things at the heavier end of the spectrum, Powerwolf and Geezer Butler. Plus there’s a world exclusive as Dave Ling talks to Ten mastermind Gary Hughes about his new project called T.A.O., where he has written all the songs for his partner Karen Fell. That’s not even all, there are over 30 interviews in total!
That’s alongside all our usual reviews (more than any other music magazine) and recurring features, crammed into 164 beautiful glossy pages.
FIREWORKS Issue 96 has something for everyone. Available in WHSmiths on September 16th, or you can have one posted to you on the by ordering HERE.