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A New App By Classic Rock Magazine For iPad, iPhone; iTouch

A New App By Classic Rock Magazine For iPad, iPhone & iTouch

All the rock you’ll ever need – in an App!

Available worldwide from iTunes on 19th November 2012

£1.99 / $2.99

22/11/12 Classic Rock, the UK’s leading rock magazine, is delighted to announce the release of This Day In Classic Rock, developed in conjunction with leading music App developers This Day In Music Apps. It is a brand new app available exclusively worldwide through iTunes from 19th November for £1.99/$2.99.

This Day In Classic Rock is a one-stop-shop for your daily dose of rock. It includes many daily rock facts, rock trivia, an interactive quiz with a running score, plus 75,000 words of expert critical and historical analysis of 50 classic rock albums – from AC/DC to The Who and everything in between. Additionally there is a free rock ringtone, unique to this App, and two free wallpapers with every download.

The App gives you the opportunity to learn more about 50 of the greatest albums of all time. Expertly critiqued, you can listen to tracks as you read the notes, if you have the tracks in your device’s library, and if you fancy expanding your music collection, the App gives you a direct link to iTunes to download extra tracks you don’t already own.

With more than 2,000 facts already uploaded, a number that continues to grow, these cover all the major rock musical happenings including classic album releases, artists’ birthdays, drug busts, arrests, festivals, tours – if it’s interesting and a fact, you will hear about it on its anniversary.

There is also a daily dose of rock trivia ammunition to take to the pub, office or even just to fire at people on the bus. Did you know that guitarist Steve Vai keeps bees as a hobby? That Ian Gillan was in the same class at school as Pete Townshend? This Day In Classic Rock will make sure you do!

Test your musical knowledge on all things rock in the Interactive Quiz, pitting your wits daily against the This Day In Rock and scoring your efforts with marks out of 10.

The free rock ringtone and 2 minutes of a free rock track have been specially created by guitarist Anthony Drennan (Genesis, Clannad, The Corrs, Mike & The Mechanics) and is exclusive to this App.

The Classic Rock App is all the rock you need – every day – for just £1.99/$2.99.

See the App promo film! On YouTube now at www.tinyURL.com/classicrockapp

This Day In Classic Rock is available now, exclusively through iTunes, for iPhone, iPad and iTouch. https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/this-day-in-classic-rock/id576371128?mt=8


For more information and to receive your complimentary download of This Day In Classic Rock for review purposes please contact Ben Pester, Communications Manager at ben.pester@futurenet.com or 0207 042 4035 and 07737 138 384



About Classic Rock:

The world’s most revered and respected hard rock media brand, every month Classic Rock magazine goes behind the scenes to bring the real stories of the rock legends from Led Zeppelin to Guns N Roses, Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd and far beyond. Written by the world’s leading rock experts and featuring rock’s most renowned photographers, Classic Rock unearths the reality from the myths and brings you the latest in 21st century rock. Classic Rock is brought to you by the same people who also publish Classic Rock Presents Prog and Classic Rock Presents AOR. Every issue is packed with exclusive interviews and features on rock’s biggest names, and includes the heftiest and most trustworthy rock reviews section on the planet. Classic Rock: The world’s only high-voltage rock’n’roll brand.


About This Day In Music Apps:

This Day In Music Apps is a development from This Day In Music, the website, book and App, started by journalist and broadcaster Neil Cossar in 1989. Drawing on his career as a DJ and radio producer, and his lifelong enthusiasm for pop and rock music, Neil has established himself as a rock reference source without equal. As well as his various editions of printed rock trivia, via his This Day In Music books, he has contributed to many worldwide Blogs including the Morton Report, and is regularly required to comment on rock happenings on radio and TV.

The ‘This Day In… ‘ series of Apps are designed to bring the fan closer to the music, and feature in depth analyses of classic bands’ music, plus quiz questions, trivia and daily events. Current Apps in the series include ‘This Day in Led Zeppelin’ and the official Pink Floyd App, ‘This Day In Pink Floyd’, produced with the full co-operation of the band and featuring many Floydian images. This Day in Classic Rock continues Neil’s commitment to the genre with thousands of entries, plus collaborative critiques of 50 of rock’s finest albums from AC/DC (‘Back In Black’) all the way through to The Who (‘Who’s Next’), taking in the Beatles, Cream, Deep Purple, Cream, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Mott The Hoople, Pink Floyd and many more on the way. Some of the critiques have been expanded from Classic Rock features, but many are brand-new appraisals, created specially and uniquely for this App.   

Neil is available for interviews / quotes – neil@thisdayinmusic.com

List of 50 Classic Albums critiqued in the App:

AC/DC Back In Black, The Allman Brothers Band Eat A Peach, The Beatles  The Beatles (aka ‘The White Album’), Jeff Beck Truth, The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker, Black Sabbath Paranoid, Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet, David Bowie The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars, The Clash London Calling, Cream Disraeli Gears, Creedence Clearwater Revival  Cosmo’s Factory, The Cure Disintegration, Deep Purple  Machine Head, Def Leppard Hysteria, The Doors The Doors, The Faces A Nod’s As Good As  A Wink To A Blind Horse, Fleetwood Mac Rumours, Free Fire and Water, Genesis  The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Guns n’ Roses  Appetite For Destruction, The Jimi Hendrix Experience     Are You Experienced?, Iron Butterfly  In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast, Jethro Tull  Aqualung, Judas Priest  British Steel, Kiss  Destroyer, Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV, Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell, Metallica  Metallica, Motorhead  Ace Of Spades, Mott The Hoople Mott, Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral, Nirvana   Nevermind, Oasis  Definitely Maybe, Pearl Jam  Ten, Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd   Wish You Were Here, Queen  A Night At The Opera, Radiohead  OK Computer, Rainbow  Rising, Ramones  Ramones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers  BloodSugarSexMagik, The Rolling Stones   Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones  Exile On Main Street, Sex Pistols  Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols, The Small Faces  Ogdens Nut Gone Flake, Bruce Springsteen Born To Run, Whitesnake Whitesnake 1987, The Who  Who’s Next


Sample Quiz Question:

Which famous bassist was born John Baldwin? [Correct Answer: A] 

A. John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin         

B. John Entwistle from The Who       

C. John Deacon from Queen

Sample Rock Trivia:

- Rod Stewart is rock’s biggest model train fan. The singer boasts of his massive 23 x 124 feet ‘Three Rivers City’ train layout, which was featured on the cover of Model Railroader Magazine in 2007.

- In 1987 five teenagers caused $350,000 worth of damage to a house in Washington DC after trying to re-create scenes from the Beastie Boys’ video Fight For Your Right (To Party). One partygoer had to be dragged from the house as it burnt down.

About Future plc:

Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).  Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 special-interest publications, apps, websites and events.  We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Automotive and Crafts. Our biggest-selling products include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, musicradar.com and techradar.com (the UK’s number one consumer technology website). Future sells 2.2 million magazines each month; we attract more than 45 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year for the second year running at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2012 and PPA Digital Consumer Publisher of the Year 2012.