Powerplay 223
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The greatest gathering of rock talent on the planet has assembled once more for another instalment of Michael Schenker Fest. We talk to the man himself about the new album, the possibility of him working with Klause Meine and Phil Mogg again, and how soon we can expect […]

Issue 223


August issue important note
POWERPLAY AUGUST ISSUE – MISSING STORES Hey everybody As some of you will have already seen, a mistake by Menzies has led to a small number of WH Smith, McColls and independent stores not receiving their copies of Powerplay’s August issue. I am working with our distributor to resolve the […]

IMPORTANT: AUGUST ISSUE


Powerplay magazine issue 222
Important note about this issue POWERPLAY AUGUST ISSUE – MISSING STORES Hey everybody As some of you will have already seen, a mistake by Menzies has led to a small number of WH Smith, McColls and independent stores not receiving their copies of Powerplay’s August issue. I am working with […]

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Powerplay Magazine 221
The New Powerfiles Chapter 3 of the new power files comes free with this issue (code in magazine). To download them, follow this link. INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Named after the legendary Hollywood Vampires Drinking Club that included Keith Moon, Mickey Dolenz and Ringo Starr among its celebrity members, Hollywood Vampires, featuring […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 220
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From their first ever gig at The Coventry in Queens to playing the most spectacular shows in the world at the biggest venues on the planet, Kiss have achieved the kind of legendary status that only a handful of bands ever reach. Their latest trot across the globe, […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Offering up the band’s best release since ‘1987’, David Coverdale talks about hard rocking new Whitesnake album ‘Flesh & Blood’, his relationship with Ritchie Blackmore and his recently installed bionic knees. With festival season approaching, we bring you our usual round-up of the summer’s action and this […]

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Powerplay Issue 218
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Whether you love them for their humour, despise them for their crudity or simply don’t get them at all, Steel Panther will be on your musical radar. “Don’t judge us,” they plead in an interview that addresses the band’s utter lack of political correctness and shocking attitude […]

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Issue 217
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Third time lucky for the Todd La Torre fronted Queensryche? ‘The Verdict’ is the best we’ve heard from the band in two decades, but luck has nothing to do with it. This is Queenrsyche back to their world-beating best. The band hate being referred to as prog, […]

Issue 217


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES With a UK stadium tour announced for June, Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X talks about stepping into one of the biggest roles in rock. Following their previous concept release, Dream Theater hit us between the eyes with a new album of short and punchy prog metal, Inglorious […]

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Issue 215
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES After five years without a new album, a break that almost saw the death of the much loved band, Dutch symphonic metal legends Within Temptation return with the pop-infused new album ‘Resist’. We catch up with rapidly rising rockers Bad Wolves, Johnny Gioeli tells us about his […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Buoyed by the runaway success of their cover of Simon And Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’, the latest album from Chicago metal heavyweights Disturbed truly deserves its title, ‘Evolution’. Claiming that it may well be his last ever recording, former Ozzy six-stringer Jake E Lee talks about […]

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Powerplay magazine 213
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Legendary former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley shares some classic stories and tells us all about his latest solo album, ‘Spaceman’. Rising stars Bad Touch show us how to ‘Shake A Leg’, Nazareth talk to us about their new singer, new album and fiftieth anniversary box set, Floor […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 212
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Solo album number four from the Guns N’ Roses axe-slinger, along with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, finds the band ‘Living The Dream’. Telling their ‘Untold Stories’, melodic rockers Airrace are back with a sonic boom. Anne Wilson talks about her new album, full of covers and […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 211
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The ladies are rockin’ the roost at Powerplay this month when we catch up with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, Doro Pesch and Simone Simons from Epica. Always a man with lots to say, we speak to Dee Snider about his hard and heavy new solo album, plus Rich […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 210
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We join Powerwolf in Germany where five journalists pick five different favourite songs from the band’s incredible new offering, ‘The Sacrament Of Sin’, showing its amazing diversity. By far their strongest album to date, we can’t wait for their album launch show at Masters Of Rock festival. […]

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Powerplay Magazine 209
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From alcohol problems and stand-in singers to record label lawsuits and accusations that they’re fake and sellouts, Five Finger Death Punch are living the rock star life. “I’ll worry when people stop talking shit about us. If it stops, so will we,” says Zoltan Bathory. With huge, […]

Issue 209


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES With headline acts Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses and Avenged Sevenfold, Download leads the charge in this year’s festival race, but whether you’re wanting to stay home or travel overseas for your summer festival fixes, and whether you like big events or little independent ones, our festival […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 207
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We sit down with legendary British metallers Judas Priest to find out all about flaming hot new album ‘Firepower’. The Dead Daisies lay waste to all in their path with third album ‘Burn It Down’, Blaze Bayley tells us how relieved he is to have finished the […]

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Powerplay 206
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Erik Martensson tells us all about the long awaited third album from melodic rock supergroup WET. We join Dan Reed Network in the studio, Thunder roll out their new live album, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen unleashes his political wit, and we talk to Nightwish side-project Auri. Also this […]

Issue 206


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The stars have aligned, literally, for Michael Schenker. His latest band, Michael Scehnker Fest, will release their incredible debut album in March. Featuring the vocal talents of Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley and Doogie White, it is a spectacular coming together of Schenker talent, past and […]

Issue 205


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES In a rare and frank interview, Poison’s Bret Michaels and Bobby Dall look back at the history of one of the most successful glam bands of all time. Victor Smolski tells us about the sophomore outing from post-Rage outfit Almanac, Geoff Tate shares his thoughts about the […]

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Powerplay Issue 203
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From Montreal to Toronto, via Ottawa and Quebec City, we endured long drives in a battered van, along with sleepless nights and delayed flights to trek across Canada with Blaze Bayley and his band. Vandenberg’s Moonkings return with their superb sophomore outing, Trivium revisit their metalcore roots, […]

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Powerplay Issue 202
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES A thing of rare beauty, ‘Pinewood Smile’, the new album from The Darkness lands this month. We talk to the whole band about their wonderful new offering, as well as how the album was nearly named after the late Bond actor Roger Moore, which of them has […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 201
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “He is the world’s top guitar player of his generation. I can say that with all honesty, because I know everybody and I’ve played with everybody,” says Glenn Hughes about working with Joe Bonamassa on the eye-popping new Black Country Communion album. Buckcherry front man Josh Todd […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The Godfather Of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper delves into the world of the paranormal on his explosive new album and will perform live with his original band exclusively in the UK later this year. The focus is our 200th issue and 20th anniversary celebrations, including our top […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Recorded with a back to basics, live in the studio approach, the new Stone Sour album sounds immense. Front man Corey Taylor and guitarist Josh Rand simply can’t stop raving about it. If you thought Maria Brink was hot before, just wait until you hear the new […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 198
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The most anticipated tour of the decade hits the UK this month. We look at how the hottest rock band on the planet reformed, what we can expect from their upcoming London shows and whether we can expect any new music from the core trio of Axl […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 197
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for… Kiss land in the UK in May to blow our eager little British rock socks off. “I’ve got to spit fire, wear eight inch platform heels and fifty pounds of armour, fly through the air and risk my life […]

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Powerplay Issue 196
  INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We sit down with Roger Glover to talk about Deep Purple’s brilliant new album ‘InFinite’. Nathan James gives us the inside track on Inglorious’ beautifully classic rock sophomore outing, Arjen Lucassen geeks it up on new album ‘The Source’, and Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett goes […]

Issue 196


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Thirty-five years into the band’s career and Night Ranger are still leading the line for melodic hard rock. The title of their twelfth album, ‘Don’t Let Up’, says it all. Swedish wonder boys Eclipse hit the melodic sweet spot again with latest offering ‘Monumentum’, Danko Jones channel […]

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