Yearly Archives: 2017


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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Powerplay Magazine Issue 194
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Avenged Sevenfold shocked the world with the unannounced release of their surprisingly progressive seventh album, ‘The Stage’. We met up with Matt, Zacky and Syn to find out more. Thunder take the rock rule book and ‘Rip It Up’, plus Michael Kiske tells us about the new […]

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