Issue 8 of Planet Rock welcomes The Prince of Darkness, Mr Ozzy Osbourne, to the suitably spectacular golden cover
Ahead of his first Download festival headline appearance, Ozzy invited Planet Rock aboard his private jet for an exclusive trip to South America as he kicked off his No More Tours 2 campaign in Mexico and Chile, and frankly it would have been rude to refuse! Cue tales of voodoo curses and graveyard visits, an Access All Area look at his killer new stage show and a trip down memory lane to revisit the classic Bark At The Moon and The Ultimate Sin albums.
Elsewhere in the issue, we journey to Texas with UK rock heroes The Darkness and Ramblin’ Man Fair headliners The Cult look back on the making of their classic album, Electric: “There’s nothing worse than diet rock,” guitarist Billy Duffy tells us. “If you’re gonna rock, ROCK!”
We also reunite Whitesnake legends Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody and Neil Murray to celebrate the band’s raw early years, before band leader David Coverdale was seduced by Hollywood and ‘hair metal’…
Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is the subject of this issue’s Planet Rock Interview, as he shares the private pain behind those unforgettable feel-good rock anthems. My Planet Rocks sees Scorpions founder Rudolf Schenker laying bare the songs that soundtracked his life, while Glenn Danzig shares his Guide To Life.