Classic Rock


Italian edition of British Classic Rock magazine. Issued monthly since December 2012 under full title Classic Rock Lifestyle. Several special editions exists - Classic Rock Speciale (issued bimonthly since 2014), Classic Rock Anthology, Classic Rock Monografie.

2015 July

Issue 32


America Graffiti
By Mark Ellen, pp 40-45

Frankie Goes To Sicily
Interview by Mauricio Becker, pp 46-48

King Freak
By Mick Wall, pp 49-55

This FZ special is titled on the cover "Un genio in calore".

"American Graffiti" is translation from Classic Rock, Summer 2015.

"Frankie Goes To Sicily" is an interview with filmmaker Salvo Cuccia, who made film Summer '82: When Zappa Came to Sicily.



2015 August

Issue 33


Frank Zappa - Dance Me This
By Maurizio Becker, p 110



2015 October

Issue 35


Frank Zappa - Barry Miles
By Alessandro Bottero, p 116



2015 November

Issue 36


Photo Pass - Frank Zappa
By Roberto Masotti, pp 62-63

Photos of the Casino de Montreux incident, 14 December 1971.



2015 December

Issue 37


Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy The Movie
By Maurizio Becker, p 114



2016 January

Issue 38


Fly On The Wall:
Le Madri della Prevenzione conto il rock

By Luca Fassina, pp 29-31

2015 Albums Of The Year:
#35, Frank Zappa - Dance Me This

pp 67-68



2016 March

Issue 40


Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention: Freak Out
By Mauricio Becker, p 58

As a part of Year 1966 Special Freak Out! review is included.



2016 April

Issue 41


Frank Zappa: Zoot Allures (review)
By Mauricio Becker, p 66

Frank Zappa and The Mothers: The Lost Broadcast - The Full Performance (review)
By Mauricio Becker, p 89



2016 May

Issue 42


L'esaltato inebriato di rock (The exalted intoxicated rock)
Interview with Riccardo Bertoncelli by Mauricio Becker, pp 66-72

Quando abitavo a Penny Lane (When I lived in Penny Lane)
By Riccardo Bertoncelli, pp 73-76

2016 June

Issue 43


Topi Caldi (book review)
By Mauricio Becker, p 102

Topi Caldi is the last book by Riccardo Bertoncelli (see Classic Rock, May 2016) on Frank Zappa.



2016 August

Issue 45


Over-Nite Sensation (as #47 in 100 most important albums of the 70s)
By Crawdaddy, p 46

Frank Zappa: The Lumpy Money project/object & Road Tapes - #3
By Mauricio Becker, p 94



2016 September

Issue 46


Frank Zappa: For President & The Crux of the Biscuit (review)
By Mauricio Becker, p 90



2017 February

Issue 51


Frank Zappa: Chicago '78/Little Dots (review)
By Mauricio Becker, p 102



2017 March

Issue 52


O capitano, mio capitano, cuor di bue!
By Gabriele Marino, pp 82-86

Interview with Gary Lucas.



2019 September

Issue 82


Belli & illegali
By Danilo Jans, pp 60-71

Frank Zappa. Orchestral Favorites - 40th Anniversary
By Marco Braggion, p 108

The article by Danilo Jans is about bootlegs. One page is on Zappa bootlegs.

Source: Fulvio Fiore


2021 July

Issue 104


Il Nostradamus del Rock
By Gabriele Marino, pp 82-85

Frank Zappa. Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show
By Gabriele Marino, p 115

Guardian of an immense artistic heritage, Ahmet Zappa, remembers with emotion the last carefree moments spent in the family and dreams that accessing Frank Zappa's music will become "as easy as making a phone call".

Source: Fulvio Fiore


Classic Rock Speciale



Issue 1 - 50 Grandi Chitarristi


Steve Vai (interview 2012)
pp 118-121

Frank Zappa (interview 1993)
pp 130-131

Compendium of interviews with best guitarists. Issue #1, 50 Grandi Chitarristi, was later reprinted as issue #7.




Issue 3 - 50 Grandi Frontmen


Frank Zappa
Teoria e prassi del controllo totale
By Gabriele Marino, pp 48-51





Issue 6 - 50 Grandi Batteristi


Terry Bozzio
By Francesco Ceccamea, pp 24-25

Vinnie Colaiute
By Lucio Mazzi, pp 34-37

Aynsley Dunbar
By Massimo Guarini, p 49