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Massive 148 Page Issue #76 of FIREWORKS Out Now

Fireworks Magazine just got crazy BIG and crazy BETTER!! This new issue is a MASSIVE 148 pages (that's 16 pages more than the late lamented Classic Rock: AOR ' and £2 cheaper!!) And not only do you get 148 print pages but there is also a 38 page pdf on our free CD along with 74 (Seventy-Four!!) mp3 songs. All for £5.99. Are we crazy? Yes, we are, but we're crazy fans of melodic Hard Rock & Metal and want to share all this goodness with you, the fans.

There is something for everybody here. For fans of classic American hard rock we have Dave Reynolds doing updated interviews with Angel, Starz and Legs Diamond. NOT to be missed! Elsewhere we talk in-depth to Aerosmith's Brad Whitford about his long awaiting second album with Derek St Holmes, as well as Bun E. Carlos on his time with Cheap Trick and debut solo CD.  We also have Johnny and Donnie Van Zant bringing us up to date on their new live album, and speaking of Southern Rock, Blackberry Smoke are here to discuss their latest release with us.

For 80s/90s US melodic hard rock we catch up with Tyketto, Hardline and Mitch Malloy to discuss their great new albums.
For Prog fans we have great interviews with Kansas, Marillion, Evergrey and The Room, DGM.
You want AOR?  You've got it! Change of Heart, Dante Fox, Angels Or Kings and Miss Behaviour.
Classic UK Rock? We talk to Ian Gillan, Status Quo and the Tygers of Pan Tang.
Symphonic Rock? We have a dose of Epica, Twilight Force, Delain and Sonata Arctica.
Plus even more interviews with Lordi, The Dead Daisies, Skillet, Beth Hart, Ray Wilson, Sabaton, Rox, Pain, Devin Townsend ' and so many MORE!!

But it's not just interviews and reviews - we have a stack of new features to complement our existing ones:
Alongside this issue's Take 5, Unsung Heroes (a 4 page look at the career of bassist Chuck Wright), Expert's Guide (FM) and Breaking Bands we have two new features starting this issue from Rob Evans: the first is called 'Sisters In Rock' and looks at the ladies who have brought some great music to us over the years; some well-known, others a little more underground. This first column features Darby Mills, Robin Beck, Toronto's Holly Woods and Storm's  Jeanette Chase. Rob also takes a dip into the world of hard to find AOR vinyl in 'The Vinyl Countdown'.

Add to this 40 PAGES of the most in-depth album reviews out there, then you can see we have totally gone to town on this issue.

Available in WH Smith shops across UK from September 15th (USA and Canada from mid October) and online at (both hard copy and pdf/mp3 downloads), do yourself a big favour and check out the BIGGEST and BEST magazine for all your Hard Rock and Melodic Metal needs.

FIREWORKS Magazine Issue 72 - DEF LEPPARD + 100 PAGES and 78 MP3s

Fireworks #72* sees the mighty Def Leppard grace our cover, as they return with a brand new album... that might be their best thing since 'Hysteria'. A bold claim, but one that Phil Collen is only too happy to back up. And to prove there is two sides to every story, we also get the thoughts of Vivian Campbell, who sits down to tell us not only about the new album, but his health problems, his past work with Dio and Whitesnake and how he got the Leppard gig. It's one of the most honest and revealing pieces we're ever had, and is part of a truly awesome five page feature on the Sheffield legends.
While that interview is worth the cover price alone, we don't stop there. W.A.S.P are back with a real cracker of a new album, so we chat in depth with Blackie Lawless, while power trio The Winery Dogs are with us to talk up their excellent second album. Michael Monroe speaks about his latest record, and Queensryche fans old and new will find something of interest as the band discuss 'Condition Human', while their former singer Geoff Tate is also in our pages promoting his new band Operation Mindcrime.
All that, plus Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra, Trivium, Mark Slaughter, Yes bassist Billy Sherwood, Status Quo's John 'Rhino' Edwards, Leaves' Eyes, Martin Barre, Shinedown, Chris Norman, Radio Sun, Royal Mess... we had so much to cover, we expanded the magazine to 100 pages. And then we added some bonus interviews to the FREE COVER CD. Don't be thinking there's just interviews on there though, those are included alongside the SEVENTY EIGHT FREE SONGS!
100 pages & 78 FREE SONGS!
So with extra pages, extra interviews, free CD, you'll be wondering how much we've upped our price? The answer is WE HAVEN'T... same price as last issue. There is literally no reason not to buy a copy, so go and get one while they're hot. We won't be doing this every issue!
Buy hard copy online here:
Download pdf version here (including link to all 78 songs!!):
In UK shops from Thursday Oct 15. In USA/Canada mid November.
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Fireworks Issue 65 - MR. BIG Cover Story

FIREWORKS #65 arrives a little earlier than expected with an exclusive cover story on the new Mr Big album and a few stories they could tell us. Elsewhere Accept tell us about their wonderfully melodic new album 'Blind Rage', Extreme chat to us on their recent UK tour performing Pornograffitti in full, Ted Nugent tells it like only Ted can, Work of Art put us in the frame with their new album ' and so much more, with Skid Row, Threshold, Theory of a Deadman, Bernie Marsden, Hammerfall, Mike Tramp, Unisonic, AOR, Kix, Paul Gilbert, Helix and many up and coming new bands in the scene.

Also our usual in-depth CD reviews across 14 pages and a live section that this issue covers Sweden Rock and Download up close and personal.

100 pages of the best melodic hard rock you can find, all for the amazingly low price of '4.99.  Now also available all across Canada (see the Fireworks Facebook page for details

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