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›› While others took the moral high ground, Skyhooks climbed a tree for a nude centerfold. In honour of the Aussie band’s 40th anniversary, band member Bob Starkie tells all in this exclusive from Marc Andrews.

DNA: In the grand scheme of things how gay were Skyhooks?

Bob Starkie: From my observation about zero out of 10, but I could be wrong. Our original singer, Steve Hill, was bisexual.

Seventies Aussie glam rockers, Skyhooks (left to right): Freddie Strauks, Bob Starkie, Red Symons, Graeme “Shirley” Strachan, and Greg Macainsh.

The nude centrefold with Cleo magazine – talk us through that. Well, it was about the money – and not much of it. There never seemed to be much money attached to the Skyhooks experience. I put that down to management. Only three of us did it – Red [Symons], myself and Shirl [lead singer Graeme “Shirley” Strachan]. The other two took a higher moral ground. We did the shoot in a dry, barren paddock on a farm near Bendigo. There we are, naked up a dead tree, when the farmer’s wife pulls up with a ute-load of teenage girls looking for autographs!

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DNA #192 is our Travel Issue. Our gorgeous cover model this month is Neighbours star Matt Wilson. Check out his sexy shoot with photographer Christian Scott inside. Matt also talks to DNA exclusively about playing gay on Australia’s most loved soap, his previous career as an aussieBum model and his advice for gay guys and girls struggling with their sexuality. Want more hot guys? Online favourite Cole Monahan teams up with Michael Dar for a racy shoot, Daniel Garofali gets down and dirty with James Demitri and we check out the hottest shots from fire island (no pun intended). #192 is our Travel Issue and we have plenty of amazing holiday pieces. We check out the five star living of Bali, check out the boys, beads and non-stop parties of New Orleans, hit the slopes in Queenstown for Gay Ski Week, hit the desert of Palm Springs for their White Party and hit up gay pride in Spain. We catch up with Sydney rocker Jack Colwell, find out why Adele is the biggest pop star on the planet, chat to Skyhooks legend Bob Starkie ahead of the band’s 40th anniversary and watch In The Grayscale, a new film about coming to terms with who you really are. We also check out The Drunk Shakespeare Society, the rise of the bromance, DNA’s diva and team give advice to a reader struggling to find love, check out the hottest looks from the Marco Marco fashion show and farewell 2015 with our year in review and why it was a massive year for gay music. Also our favourites are here, too, including Loving, Month in a Minute, Boys Toys and Urban Homo.