Welcome to the Classic Rock Archive
The Classic Rock Archive is a searchable database of Classic Rock issues since the magazine's birth in 1998.
Almost every article, interview, review - even readers' letters - are filed somewhere in the database, so prepare to enter a rock'n'roll rabbit hole that spans years of exclusive interviews, indepth reviews, outrageous comment and gratuitous use of Spinal Tap references.
Here be prog and punk, heavy metal and hard rock, glam, grunge and goth; blues rock, alt.rock, country rock, folk rock and plain old rock'n'roll; AOR, MOR and R'N'B (but in the original sense only, natch)... and all things in between. If you like what you see, then sign up to our newsletter] for rock news as it breaks, visit our website, or for the real deal subscribe to our lovely magazine.
Here's the technical stuff: The Classic Rock Archive was built using automated processes, and as them pesky robot/computer thingumies can't be trusted, there may well be errors. As our web boffin explained after we coated him in Factor 50 sunscreen and let him out of the basement: "OCR is the acronym for Optical Character Recognition. This is a process in which text is electronically extracted from a scanned image of the printed page. OCR is claimed to be 98% accurate, however mis-readings do occur."
If all that sounds technical, the good news is that you can help us improve the archive. Each article gives you the chance to report errors (this feature is accessed by clicking the small beige icon to the top right of each story) - we encourage you to submit corrections. All changes will be incorporated and with your help we can aim to get close to 100% accuracy. If you submit a correction the entire article/review will be checked, so you need not list each mistake.
Now search and destroy (what remains of your free time)...
Editor In Chief, Classic Rock magazine