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The Six Best Things You'll Read This Week

From Angus Young on AC/DC's comeback and Phil Rudd's charges to the rise of Guns N' Roses, Ozzy's creative rebirth and the Best Prog Albums of 1974 – the best of TeamRock+

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To find out more about TeamRock+, go here. Meantime, here are six great stories to read this week, from Angus Young on (the very different lives of) Malcolm and Phil to Lemmy on his love of horses (?); the sex, drugs and punk'n'roll of early Guns N' Roses to the maddest albums of 1974…  

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1) AC/DC THE STORY BEHIND THE COMEBACK OF 2014

From the next issue of Classic Rock - not in shops until Wednesday – Angus Young on Malcolm, the story behind AC/DC’s amazing comeback AND the surrounding controversy.  "Not much has changed. Malcolm and I always did a lot of the writing, on songs and ideas. Even with this album we had a lot of ideas, some newer, some older. Malcolm also kept going, kept writing, up until the time when he could no longer do it. So there was a wealth of material…"  

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2) THE BEST PROG ALBUMS OF 1974 – AS VOTED BY YOU!

The new ‘1974'  issue of Prog, continues to chronicle the genre’s successes and indulgences in its first decade. Among the highlights of this special issue: Prog readers choose their favourite albums of ’74. Which ones did they miss?

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3) GUNS N’ ROSES: THE WILD ONES

An influence on current metal bad boys like Avenged Sevenfold and Asking Alexandria, Metal Hammer’s current issue celebrates Guns N’ Roses with the full, inside story of the chaotic rise of rock's last outlaws. “We always read in magazines how bands did things their way,” remembers Steven Adler. “We figured that we’d do it our way, and fuck everybody else. When people told us, ‘Do it like this,’ we’d go, ‘Fuck you, we’re gonna do it like that.’ We were not going to take any shit from anybody.”

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4) EXCLUSIVE FULL LEMMY INTERVIEW

The current Classic Rock features the story of Lemmy’s return to health on the Motorhead Motorboat cruise but it's only on TR+ that you can read the full Lemmy interview, with the man himself sounding off on why he'd accept an OBE, his love of horses, Ted Heath's homosexuality and what he said to a blogger who had claimed he was bisexual.

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5) OZZY OSBOURNE: LIFE ON THE CRAZY TRAIN

“When Sabbath ended my one idea was ‘I’ll just get fucked up ‘til I run out of cash and then I’ll go home to England.’ So that’s what I did.” Ozzy remembers life on the crazy train that was the 80s.  

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6) YES: THE MAKING OF RELAYER

More '74-related prog goodness as Yes look back at Relayer, 40 years on. “We were very prog-minded and experimental in those days. We were looking for anything that sounded different. Jon and myself went to a scrap yard and banged pieces of metal for about an hour to see what sounded good..."

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