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The brand new issue of Fireworks Magazine is another classic. First off, we have an EXCLUSIVE interview with Blackmore's Night. Spanning five pages, Ritchie and Candice talk about their new DVD 'A Knight In York', chat about ghostly encounters, classic practical jokes, how Blackmore's Night came to be… and they also add a little detail of the real reason why Rainbow disbanded, a tale never before told.

To keep the Deep Purple connection alive, Ian Gillan takes time out to talk about the 'Who Cares' benefit album with Tony Iommi, and we have a rare interview with Purple's original bass player Nick Simper, who talks about his band Nasty Habits which pays homage to Deep Purple's early tunes.

Not content with that, we have the reformed Ugly Kid Joe, rock wildman Sebastian Bach, guitar hero Steve Vai, Bachman and Turner, Adrenaline Mob and 12 Stones. Michael Des Barres tells us about his return to rock with his new album 'Carnaby Street', Lit talk about tragedy and triumph, Lita Ford returns to the scene and Ginger from the Wildhearts gives 100% with his new album. That's all bolstered by an interview with Harem Scarem vocalist Harry Hess, melodic rockers Eclipse and a look back at Ozzy Obsourne's 'Speak Of The Devil' shows with Rudy Sarzo.

Combine all that with one of the most in-depth reviews sections in any magazine you care to name, plus a free CD with 17 trackson, and Fireworks 53 is 80 glossy pages of must have material.

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ISSUE 52 - June 2012
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Fireworks Magazine offers another absolutely superb selection of features, as Issue 52 includes a double page spread on Canadian rockers Rush, as well as an informative interview with multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Richard Marx. We bring heavy rock to the land with the mighty Jorn, and spend time chatting to Geoff Downes of the original, reformed super-group Asia. We don't stop there either, as we also include interviews with some other names you might be familiar with… like Guns N' Roses courtesy of long standing member Dizzy Reed, Sonata Arctica, Gotthard and a candid interview with Mark Kendall of Great White.
Of course, we could also tell you about the articles on Peter Cetera, Delain, Wig Wam, Firewind, Driver, Paul Sabu, The Flower Kings and a career retrospective of Bad Company's Robert Hart - but maybe you would be better off simply buying the new issue so you can enjoy the 34 interviews it contains at your leisure.
We'll make it worth your while - there will be a FREE CD containing 19 tracks attached, and we include reviews of all the latest albums, DVDs and reissues so you know what's worth getting. All in 96 lovely glossy pages. Can't say fairer than that, can you? Fireworks #52 is out now!
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ISSUE 52 - June 2012 - OUT NOW!
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Fireworks Magazine offers another absolutely superb selection of features, as Issue 52 includes a double page spread on Canadian rockers Rush, as well as an informative interview with multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter Richard Marx. We bring heavy rock to the land with the mighty Jorn, and spend time chatting to Geoff Downes of the original, reformed super-group Asia. We don't stop there either, as we also include interviews with some other names you might be familiar with… like Guns N' Roses courtesy of long standing member Dizzy Reed, Sonata Arctica, Gotthard and a candid interview with Mark Kendall of Great White.
Of course, we could also tell you about the articles on Peter Cetera, Delain, Wig Wam, Firewind, Driver, Paul Sabu, The Flower Kings and a career retrospective of Bad Company's Robert Hart - but maybe you would be better off simply buying the new issue so you can enjoy the 34 interviews it contains at your leisure.
We'll make it worth your while - there will be a FREE CD containing 19 tracks attached, and we include reviews of all the latest albums, DVDs and reissues so you know what's worth getting. All in 96 lovely glossy pages. Can't say fairer than that, can you? Fireworks #52 is out now!
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ISSUE 51 - April 2012 - OUT NOW!
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Fireworks Magazine offers another absolutely packed edition, as Issue 51 boasts a lengthy chat with Joey Tempest from the rejuvenated Europe - a chat so long, we put the full un-cut version up, on Rocktopia! We also talk with the legendary German guitar hero Michael Schenker about his Temple Of Rock tour, while another famed guitarist in the form of Steve Morse introduces us to the star studded outfit Flying Colors. We take a look back at the amazing career of Rory Gallagher in celebration of the re-releasing of his first six albums, and spend time with the successful rockers Shinedown.
We don't stop there, as Jack Blades tells us all about his new solo album, It Bites walk us through their new CD, as do Halestorm... not forgetting Accept, Lacuna Coil, Axel Rudi Pell and Lillian Axe! We also talk with Stuck Mojo and Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward, who, fresh from his departure from Adrenaline Mob now works with Walking With Kings. There's talk with hot young rockers H.E.A.T, a look back through the fascinating tale of Tom Galley's Phenomena project, the returning Trixter, The Treatment, Arjen Lucasson... it never ends, 33 interviews in total!

Of course, we also cover all latest albums, DVD's and books in 88 gorgeous glossy pages... AND we offer you a free CD containing 19 tracks. What more could you want?
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Hitting it's 50th landmark issue, Fireworks Magazine brings you another packed edition, featuring a double page interview with the returning Evanescence. Michael Monroe tells us what it's like to be the winner of the Classic Rock Awards 'Album of The Year' and Jeff Scott Soto candidly explains his reasons regarding his much anticipated return to rock with 'Damage Control'.
Joe Lynn Turner talks about his third instalment of the popular Sunstorm series, which Nightwish speak about their brand new album 'Imaginerium'. On top of that, veteran rockers UFO are back with a new album, Toby Jepson speaks about Fastway and the Little Angels... and we haven't even got to telling you about Chris Ousey, Tyketto, Diamond Head, Michael Thompson, Tony Martin...
As if 23 interviews and all the latest albums, DVD's and books reviewed weren't enough, there is also a fascinating insight into the story behind Fireworks (available to be read at the link below). On top of that, we also offer you a free CD containing 19 tracks, featuring the likes of House Of Shakira, Doogie White & La Paz, Oz Knozz, Bangalore Choir and many more. What more could you want?
Visit the link to read sample articles with O.S.I. and Daylight Robbery, as well as extracts from the double page spreads on Evanescence, Joe Lynn Turner and Michael Monroe! www.rocktopia.co.uk/index.php?option=com_magazine&Itemid=142.

Cover CD includes: 1. Astral Doors – Child of Rock 'N' Roll 2. House of Shakira – Fractions of Love 3. Lillian Axe – The Great Divide 4. Xandria – Valentine 5. Iron Mask – Broken Hero 6. Crimes of Passion – Blown Away (Single Edit) 7. John Pratt – Turn The Page 8. La Paz – Just For Today 9. Wallner/Vain – Dreamstealer 10. Daylight Robbery – Cross Your Heart 11. Oz Knozz – Empty Room 12. Lyriel – Leverage 13. Homerun – Silence's Broken 14. Roadway – Midnight Dance 15. Cornerstone – Rise And Shine 16. David Mark Pearce – Shelter Me From The Rain 17. Komatoze – Sucker Wave 18. Captain Black Beard – Don't Turn Your Back 19. Bangalore Choir – Loaded Gun.





Fireworks #49 offers 88 full colour glossy pages, including a double page interview with Black Country Communion front man Glenn Hughes, guitar hero Richie Kotzen, the legendary pairing of survivor's Jimi Jamison and Bobby Kimball from Toto, Ten's Gary Hughes, Reckless Love, Red White & Blues, Vain, Iced Earth, Royal Hunt... and many more! As well as the usual plethora of interviews, there's a huge chunk dedicated to in depth reviews on all the latest album releases, reissues, DVDs, books and live concerts - you can't afford to miss out on finding out what's hot and what's not!
If that isn't enough for you, there's a cover CD with 18 tracks on from the likes of Mitch Malloy, Red White & Blues, Paul Sabu and Legion!
Read extracts of articles from the magazine, as well as two FULL interviews - one with ex-Detective/Power Station vocalist Michael Des Barres, and the other with ex-Inxs front man Jon Stevens at www.rocktopia.net!
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CD Tracklisting: Paul Sabu – Rock Don't Run, Mitch Malloy – Falling To Pieces, Paradise Inc – Set Me Free, Subsignal – My Sanctuary, Red White and Blues – Shame, Shame, Soul Seller – Hell of Tears, Mark Spiro – I Know Who I Love, Mastercastle – Icy Moon, Arrayan Path – Gnosis Of Prometheus, Legion – Nemesis, Angeline – Run Run Run, Awake – Out Of Control, Omega – Witching Time, The Okapis – It's You, The Gloria Story – I Can Make You Run, Sara Sucks – Ride It Hard, Presto Ballet – Looking Glass, Kaisas – Jingle Bells.





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INTERVIEWS - KISS, Winger, YES, Steve Vai, House of Lords, Gotthard, George Lynch, Lynyrd Skynrd, Mr Big, Porcupine Tree, Twised Sister, Ace Frehly, Danny Vaughn, Outloud, Grand Design, Lita Ford, Russ Ballard, 69 Eyes, WASP and LOTS more.



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INTERVIEWS - Dream Theater, Eric Martin talking about the decision to resurrect Mr Big, Europe, Stryper, Magnum, Lou Gramm, The Poodles, Paul Gilbert, Theory of a Deadman, Hinder, Anvil, John Waite, Fair Warning, Jeff Cannata, Vinnie Moore, Steevi Jaimz, Tip Owens, Blaze Bailey, Praying Mantis, Paul Shortino, Phil Vincent, Roswell Six and LOTS more.



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Interviews this issue include Chickenfoot, Steve Augeri, Thunder, Ted Poley, Heaven & Hell, Ian Gillan, Joe Lynn Turner, Shinedown, Johnny Lima, Edguy, Jess Harnell, Herman Frank, Michael Kiske, Stratovarius, Tigertailz.



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Interviews this issue include Saxon, Rush, Doro, Alice Cooper, Guns N' Roses axeman Bumblefoot, Robin Beck, TNT, Jimi Jamison, Rick Springfield, Bad Habit, Robert Berry, Axel Rudi Pell, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Lynn Turner speaking about Over the Rainbow, Rob Halford, Pendragon, Lost Weekend, Serentiy, Serenia, Heaven's Basement, Lynam, Jet Black Stare.



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Interviews this issue include Richie Blackmore cover feature, plus Jeff Scott Soto, Bob Catley, Michael Schenker, The Bangles, Uriah Heep, REO Speedwagon, Tony Harnell, Backyard Babies, Quireboys, Eden's Curse, Black Stone Cherry, Spock's Beard, Glyder, Sinner, Todd Rundgren, Venice, Driver, Crown of Thorns, Serenity, Edgar Winter, Haggard, Dream Evil, Morten Harket, Heaven's Basement and LOTS more, including 6 page special on female fronted rock acts and 4 page special on Southern Rock & Blues bands!



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INTERVIEWS - Journey, Extreme, ZZ Top, Dokken, Winger, Sebastian Bach, Steve Overland, David Reece, Ratt, Gun, Tony Mills, Deborah Bonham, Million, Hydrogyn, Marcello/Vestry, Everon, Danger, Airkraft, Greg Howe, Panic Room, Crimes of Passion, Dreamtide.

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INTERVIEWS - Whitesnake, Heart, Queensryche, Bonfire, White Lion, Axel Rudi Pell, Kill Hannah, Stone Gods, Jon Oliva, Tygers of Pan Tang, Magnus Karlsson, Magenta, Power Quest, Clive Nolan, Triumph, Alliance, Airbourne, Eden's Curse, Brother Firetribe, The Storys, Young Heart Attack and many more. Plus an exclusive interview with Mandy Meyer and Tony Castell on the break-up of the last successful line-up of Krokus and their future plans.

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INTERVIEWS - Helloween, WASP, Dee Snider, Doro Pesch, Ted Poley, Gamma Ray, The Poodles, Work of Art, Bobby Kimball, Tyla, Pagan's Mind, Richie Kotzen, Rob Rock, Rik Emmett, Big Cock, Crystal Ball, Tomy MacAlpine, Jordan Rudess, SAHB, Epica, Xandria, Sonic Syndicate, Sieges Even, Lechery, Ronny North, Far-Less, Angel of Eden, To-Mera and Laura Kaye.

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INTERVIEWS - Nightwish, Tarja, Ted Nugent, Status Quo, Scorpions, Foreigner, Jaded Heart, John Parr, Glenn Hughes, Spike, Hanoi Rocks, David Readman, Amaran's Plight, Human Zoo, Mass, Iced Earth, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Heartland, Dogpound, Lec Zorn, Terry Illous, JK Northrup, Black Stone Cherry, Cage .

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INTERVIEWS - Heaven & Hell, Rush, Rob Halford, Saxon, FM, Symphony X, Marillion, Primal Fear, Tesla, Mute Math, Paul Gilbert, The Reasoning, Cornerstone, White Wolf, Eden's Curse, Burn, Porcupine Tree, Michael Voss, Alan Morse, Dial, Silent Force, Ken Hensley, Awake, Newman, Sonic X, Evidence One, Lion's Share, Kevin Chalfant, Tommy Denander, Faber Drive.

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INTERVIEWS - Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Joe Lynn Turner, Paul Rodgers, Ozzy Osbourne, Dream Theater, Doro, Winger, Dokken, Gotthard, Saga, Porcupine Tree, Steve Salas, UDO, Masterplan, Stan Bush, Shakra, After Forever, Magnum, Threshold, Dante Fox, Bowling For Soup, Rose Hill Drive, Milan Polka, Sirenia, Poodles, Mark Sweeney, Kelly Keagy, Jeff Scott Soto, Sonata Arctica, Bombay Black, Chris Caffery, Razorback!


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