Currently in stores across Germany are a couple of new magazines, which feature rather similar names. One of these - Classic Rock - is a monthly publication, and the other - Rock Classics - is a special edition.
The first of these (Classic Rock) is the German edition of the magazine which originated from the UK, and has a December 2016 cover date. The main feature is an exclusive look at The Rolling Stones' Blue & Lonesome album, and the cover therefore has the new blue tongue logo. However, one of the other lead stories on the front is Pink Floyd – Die besten Songs der Prog-Urgiganten (Pink Floyd – The best songs of the ancient prog giants). The article covers 14 pages, and is an album by album analysis of the band, with comments written by various contributors about many of the songs.
You can get this in stores now, or order online through shop.pmedia.de.
The other magazine - shown here to the left (click the thumbnail) is Rock Classics Magazine, special edition number 17, cover date December 2016/January/February 2017.
Pink Floyd - Legenden Des Rock: Genie und Wahnsinn – Mythen und Fakten (Pink Floyd - Legends of Rock: Genius and Insanity – Myths and Facts) is a 116 page publication, an updated version (inspired by The Early Years box set) of a magazine which originally came out in 2011. It's an edition very similar to the special issues of "The Ultimate Collector's Edition" of Uncut. It looks at Pink Floyd from the beginning to the end – album by album and of course many side features. There's also a lot of rarely seen pictures, not the normal Getty Images material.
There's also a free CD: "Sons & Daughters of Pink Floyd", with a cover version of "Careful With That Axe Eugene" from “The Electric Family” on it (as a bonus track). You can get it in German stores now, or order online via slam-zine.de.
Our thanks to Michael Nickel for the information about these current German publications.