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THE ROCK KING AND QUEEN ARE ANNOUNCED. WHY ROCK MUSIC ISN’T DEAD
We joule the hottest new rock sensation about what’s REALLY going on...
GRILLING SESH: LTM
spills band gossip
PARAMORE shares new album for 2014
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BEST HEARTBREAK RECORDS!
CONTENTS FEBRUARY 2013 - ROCK magazine
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ON THE COVER
We delve into the 50 greatest guitarists (in our opinion of course) But who will get No.1? Slash, Hendrix or maybe someone else... Paramore spill all the latest gossip on their brand new album for 2014. But is it what everyone’s used to..or something completely new? Who’s thinking of going Reading/Leeds festival this year? We have all the info and news on the best festival of the summer. Plus, win VIP main stage pass!! The best heartbreak records are revealed and it’s all down to you. Who did YOU vote to top the charts and who will be hitting rock bottom? Want to know the biggest hits of 2012? Well, we have exactly that. All the best records that graced our ears are ranked and rated. The Rock Awards announce the King and Queen of Rock See the nominees and successful winners. Images from the event are provided too. Heard the publications saying that Rock music is DEAD? Find out exactly why is ISN’T dead and proof of this.
1. BEST INTENTIONS 2. PRIORITIES 3. SINNERS NEVER SLEEP 4. DON’T PANIC 5. STAND UP AND SCREAM 6. FOOLS AND WORTHLESS LIARS 7. A LESSON IN ROMANTICS 8. SUICIDE SEASON 9. THE BLACK PARADE 10. MAYBE TODAY, MAYBE TOMORROW
SNOG, MARRY, SLATE?
Rock magazine asks you lot what bands or artists you would Snog, Marry or Slate. You may be shocked at the results... Live Reviews of all the top concerts/festivals from 2012 Lauren Smith investigates the best moments and also the blunders BACKSTAGE behind the scenes. The latest rock world news is unveiled and brought to you. We hear about All Time Low’s biggest ever headline and You Me At Six go internaR! Party of 2012/2013 We reveal the top New Years parties from last month and you tell us all your new years eve antics! Your personal rockscope outlook for this month has all the info you need to get yourself up and ready to face the world of absolute rock. Step towards your very own gig guide and get your tickets booked ASAP. We announce the top 50 places to be this year, be ready.
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Roxy Knights reveals all on her b and how she feels about this surrea with. We also chat to her abou
TOP TEN ALBUMS
You me at six in the USA at their biggest sell-out show yet.
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Find out how the XX got on last night at their UK tour.
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brand new album ‘Forever Reckless’ al lifestyle she has become so familiar ut her recent development - YAF.
this weeks guest genre is RnB and we delve into big
Trey Songz and his world wide
Chapter V tour. Lets see who steps outside their comfort zone and gives it a read!?
DON BROCO 27 MCR 60 ALL TIME LOW 22 YOU ME AT SIX 22 ENTER SHIKARI 54 CANCER BATS 43 DEAF HAVANA 22 MAYDAY PARADE 77 KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES 53 TWIN ATLANIC 92 WE ARE THE OCEAN 25 THE SKINTS 18 METALLICA 38 THE BLACKOUT 75 SLIPKNOT 44 STEEL PANTHER 21 WE ARE THE IN CROWD 09 MUMFORD AND SONS 88 OF MICE AND MEN 79 MUSE 41
THE BLACKOUT perform live at Brixton O2 Academy. But was it the perfect end to the tour that they had hoped for?
83 Sara Williams releases her new debut album.
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THE BLACK KEYS 36 FOO FIGHTERS 24 SLASH 69 DEFTONES 62 GREEN DAY 99 THE STIFF DYLANS 14 LINKIN PARK 11 BLINK 182 25 FALL OUT BOY 23 RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS 73 ASKING ALEXANDRIA 67 ALL AMERICAN REJECTS 15 AC/DC 05 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE 42 GUNS N’ ROSES 59 EVANESCENCE 63 PINK FLOYD 63 NIRVANA 87 ROXY KNIGHTS 28 THE XX 05 LED ZEPPELIN 85 THE VACCINES 70 PANIC! AT THE DISCO 46 PLAIN WHITE T’S 20 3 DOORS DOWN 33 february 2013|R| 2
No more clubs and pubs for the hottest new rock sensation Roxy Knights. She went from being someone who used to survive off ÂŁ5 a week, how is this hot new rock star coping with all this fame and stardom? We chat with this pottymouthed sweetheart and find out all the goss about her new album and her new career. Photos by: Amy Wichelow
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oxy Knights likes to sum up her rock READING THIS!? Oh yeah..to find out what this career as “fucking annoying” and “the incredible invention is called! Forever Reckless is greatest thing of all time”. She goes on to what you’re looking for. So GO GO GO! “Haha, this mention how amazing her life was before has been such a relaxed interview, prefer it to all the she became ‘known’. “I wouldn’t change intense specific Q&A. I like the fact I can just speak it for the world and the public is who I have to thank to you about anything I want!” well, not ANYTHING and although I may come across ungrateful, you’re Roxy…let’s not get too comfortable here! “I know, I very much mistaken! All I have ever wanted as an art- know!! You mentioned earlier about how you thought ist in this genre is to be where I am now and now I’m I was weird because I didn’t like tea?! Just thought I’d here I just can’t get enough!! The media is shit. Combring that back up, to let all the non-tea lovers know plete and utter shit. The constant flow of crap they that you’re not alone! Silly concept really, drinking produce has high amounts of hilarity in some sense, hot water and crushed leaves basically! Yuk! The looks the sense that it’s so untrue I’m getting in the studio now is it just oversteps the line. I’ve quite intimidating you know, ALL I HAVE EVER WANTED AS AN learnt to get on with it and not hope I didn’t offend anyone.. listen to stories that have been oops.” published which have escalated from small, minor incidents A lot of you have emailed in and that have occurred.” asked about Roxy’s new clothing range, so let’s ask the girl Its clear Roxy isn’t on the best herself! “Well, it’s called YAF IN THIS of terms with the media and the – young and free. Tad cringe stories they may have created but what can you do? If you can about her but let’s not waste AND NOW I’M HERE I JUST CAN’T beat em’, join em’! It’s basically time speaking about her pet a clothing range for anyone aged hates and more time speaking from about 14 onwards. My about her brand new album. manager suggested it earlier on “At last!! I’ve spent the majority of my life inspired by this year as it would be a nice asset to my career and those bands and artists which I’m now buddies with. also fun and enjoyable at the same time! I was really It’s so surreal. Although I’ve realised many tracks looking forward to it as I am like clothes-obsessed! available to download and buy EPs of but I’ve never So happy with the final product and lovely to know had a whole album all to myself! It’s scary when you so many people are visiting the site and purchasthink about it, before I was noticed I worked on my ing items! Major confidence boost guys!” Confidence songs for months and months to make them sound boost!? I’m pretty sure you don’t need that missus! half decent! I then had all this pressure of producing “Oi you! No, I completely understand where you are a 12 track album in about 6months! I was so worried coming from, I don’t like people who want be loved that they were all going to be shit and everyone would by others but don’t love themselves. If you want other hate me!!” people to believe in you then you’ve got to believe in yourself – otherwise they just won’t feel the vibe. It’s Never Roxy, we could never hate you – could we all about the vibes. If I enjoy what I do and how I sing guys?! I’m sure you’ve all checked out the hotso others can choose whether they want to enjoy it test new album on the shelves but if you haven’t with me! Why be shy and nervous about it, do what then WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING STILL you love and then nothing can beat it!”
ARTIST GENRE “
IS TO BE
WHERE I AM NOW
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Oh Roxy, you really are full of all the inspirational quotes today aren’t you!! Tell us, what’s in the future for us (&you) “Always full of quotes me!! Oh, this is getting serious now! The future seems a long way off but I know that it will hit me sooner or later that I need to focus! I will one million percent carry on making music and there is no way that I will stop what I am doing and writing songs. I would imagine that my next album will begin to be made next year some time so I can really concentrate and make the songs as good as they can be! I just love what I do and the support from my fans is what keeps me going, knowing that I am doing and creating something that brings such joy and maybe even help people just really makes life worth living!” WE LOVE ROXY! WE LOVE ROXY!
that it will be 100% worth the wait. “@MrReckle55: What’s the gossip about your love life? Are you seeing Dan Flint from you me at six, or is it just a rumour?” Haha oh god, I knew this was gonna come up!! To be completely honest, me and Dan have been seeing each other but just as FRIENDS for now. He’s a lovely guy and the entire band are a great crowd to hang out with. We get along really well and are just enjoying ourselves at the moment but there’s nothing serious happening just yet. “@ CharlotteATL: What’s your all time favourite album?” Omg, there’s too much choice!! I have so many great albums at home which I love. If I had to choose just the one it would be ‘Stand up and Scream’ from Asking Alexandria. I love them guys!
So, next thing from us is when can we see you live next!!? “oooooo that would be telling! And I love telling!! I have plans to be performing at Reading Festival this year so I hope everyone comes down and joins me and all the other awesome artists who are performing too!! At Some point next year I will begin my worldwide tour which I’m starting in California where the majority of my family come from and I’m very frequent with, so I hope it will be a relaxed beginning to the inevitable stressful tour! You must check it out!”
That’s enough questions for now; let’s discuss this week’s fan photo! It was taken by Alfie Green from London and we absolutely love it. He got this sneaky snap at The Vaccines gig back in December at the Hammersmith Apollo. What are your views on this great shot Roxy? “Absolutely, bloody amazing! Great job Alfie!! I always say that the best photos are the dodgy quality crowd shots because those photos capture what it was like to be in the pit supporting your favourite artists. Fans seems to enjoy getting good photos as opposed to paid photographers who do it for money. The rustic look is what I’m all about anyway!” Yes Roxy, we totally agree! Fan photos are the best photos!!
So Roxy, last month we asked our readers to email us, tweet us and text us questions they wanted to ask you. First up is @anniebooxx who asked “If you had one thing you could change, what would it be?” Hmm.. that’s a tricky one! I’d love to change so much. If I could pick one thing it would be how I deal with certain situations. I’d love to be carefree and not care if a story arose about me. Jennifer Stanley texted in a question which was “When are you going to be touring the UK?” Oh man, it’s top secret at the moment but if you just hold on a few more months and all will be revealed. I promise you
A lot of our readers have been asking about when your next music video is going to be out! Everyone absolutely loved the ‘Bugs’ vid and are eager to see more! “Oh guys! Well I cannot wait to film another music video - Bugs was such amazing fun! I’m hoping my manager is going to arrange for all my best songs from the new album Forever Reckless to be filmed and released on iTunes. Fingers crossed they will be created soon!!” YAY! fab, everyone is going to be so excited! Roxy tell us, what is your secret to your luscious red locks?! How do you keep it so bright without killing your hair?! “Well my stylist uses this thing called a crazy colour which adds to brightness to the base red colour. He puts it on my hair about once a month and it really works and doesn’t tend to damage your hair in anyway. I love to use Aussie 3-Minute Miracle every other day to keep my ends soft and hair shiny!” Okay, GIRLS take note if you want gorgeous looking hair! “Oh stop it, you’re too kind!!” Now I think we have time for a few more questions from your beloved fans before you have to love and leave us! “Of course we do!” Okay so many girls wrote in and wanted to find out what make-up brands you use that make your skin look flawless but natural and light?!
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ROXY KNIGHTS: She loves milk, hates tea. Has bright red hair (really?!) He first gig was Linkin Park when she was 15. She has a small birth mark on the back of her neck. Roxy has 4 tattoos. Grew up in the scrubs of London. She’s got a dog names Penny. Favourite food is sour skittles. Favourite meal is spag bowl. She owns 72 CD albums and has a DVD collection of 85!! Favourite film is Fight Club. Did Alevel Music, Drama, Maths and Biology. She’s got an obsession with buying jewellery. She hates her nails. Her most irritating habit is shaking her leg when she is nervous. Best friend is called Samantha. Not religious. Born on 7th April 1990. Lives life to the full. Hates you. Loves you. “Well I tend to use Benefit make-up mostly as I find it’s a really wearable make and doesn’t tend to look to heavy and fake! If I’m going out for a special occasion I will treat myself and use my very expensive Mac makeup! But that’s very rare!!”
encouraged me to go the extra mile even when I got turned down and felt rubbish about myself. If it wasn’t for her I would not have had the determination to carry on doing what I love.” That’s so lovely! Your mum sounds amazing and so inspirational! You truly are an inspiration to all those young people out their striving to achieve their dreams and tackling all obstacles on the way!
The last thing I want to speak about may be a bit personal, tell us about your upbringing Totally, its all about the support and and how you coped sheer determinawith living in an area tion - especially in which dealt with over the music indus400 knives crimes a try! I mean without year. “Wow yes, this UP TO ALL THOSE my fans spurring was very tough and me on to do more well I try to forget and play more live SAID I WOULD GET about it most of shows I would be the time but I do rubbish and have love to look back no motivation to to how much I do anything! have grown and what I have now become. I Well it’s a good job that we all love you lived in a council flat and love you music!! in Lewisham until the aged of 17. My mum Definitely, I love you too guys! Best magand dad split up not azine interview I think I have ever taken long after I was born part in! And the longest one too, but it’s so I never met my fine and has gone so quickly! “Hope I dad but he occasionhaven’t out stayed my welcome!” ally sends me the odd birthday card! I’m not Of course you haven’t, we have to bothered though absolutely loved having you here today because my mum met – you have been an absolute star! I’m Steve when I turned 5 sure all your fans will be attending Readand he has acted like a ing Festival and your tour next year! father figure to me so Hope you stay well and keep in touch!! I don’t feel like I have “Thank-you so much for having me, just totally missed out. remember next time not to stock up with When I first realised tea-bags!! See you soon guys!” that I wanted to be a performer my mum was behind me every step of the way and always
“I WANT TO STICK
TWO FINGERS PEOPLE WHO
NOWHERE, LOOK AT ME NOW”
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