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Kerrang!

Kerrang! is a UK-based magazine devoted to rock music. It was first published on 6 June 1981 as a one-off supplement in Sounds, then appearing fortnightly and now appearing weekly. Initially devoted to heavy metal, it subsequently widened its coverage to include grunge and other genres.

Styx: Can Styx Save America?

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, September 1981

"Young Americans listen when I say/There's people putting us down/I know they say we've gone lazy/To tell you the truth we've seen better days/Don't need ...

The Tubes: Lude-icrous Tales From The Tubes' Fee Waybill

Interview by Chas de Whalley, Kerrang!, June 1983

ASTOUNDING THOUGH it may seem, The Tubes have never seen Twisted Sister, much less rubbed shoulders with the outrageous Dee Snider. In fact, before they ...

Guns N' Roses: Colt Heroes

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, June 1987

"KNOW WHAT I want to do? Really want to do? Go over to Japan and pollute it. I'm not talking about drugs, I'm talking about ...

Faster Pussycat: Let Sleeping Pussycats Lie

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, October 1989

First, the good news: 70 per cent of the people in Troy, Michigan like LA sleazeballs FASTER PUSSYCAT. The bad news? The rest of them ...

Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe: Jon Bon Jovi: Cosa Glasnostra

Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, November 1989

After all the dirt dished out by Mötley Crüe about Moscow, Doc McGhee and the New Jersey Syndicate Jon Bon Jovi has at last decided ...

Joe Satriani: Still Flyin', Still Dreamin'

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, November 1989

When he was just a little-biddy boy, ace widdlist JOE SATRIANI used to have weird dreams, dreams where he was flying around in "this blue colour" which ...

Winger: 'I Want The Cover Of Kerrang!'

Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, December 1989

At the end of a 190 date world tour, WINGER retired to Australia to crack a few tubes, catch a few rays, and laze around ...

Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe: Motley Crüe : Moscow Festival – Crüe Still Peace-d off with Bon Jovi

Report and Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, January 1990

The feud goes on: Nikki Sixx brands JBJ a 'lying asshole' and challenges him to a fist-fight! ...

Kiss: The Curse of the Sphinx

Report and Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, June 1990

In the inauspicious surroundings of small town America it sounds like a storm is brewing. It's the eve of the new KISS world tour and ...

Dan Reed Network: To Baldly Go…

Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, July 1990

Where no King Of Funk Metal has gone before. That's DAN REED's avowed intention, and who would bet against him achieving this otherwordly aim? With ...

Vinnie Vincent: Confessions Of A Dictatorial Megalomaniac

Interview by Steve Mascord, Kerrang!, December 1990

Since he left Kiss, and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion split, life has been tough for VINNIE VINCENT, but in the New Year he will return ...

Nirvana: Smells Like… Bullshit

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, February 1992

Nevermind has been at Number One on the Kerrang! Album Chart for a month, Stateside it's the same plus Double Platinum, and worldwide the video ...

Duff McKagan, Guns N' Roses: Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan talks

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1993

"SO, WHEN WE got back from the Appetite tour, I bought this big house, bought all this furniture, I was by myself, I was divorced, ...

Kyuss: "Basically, We're Four Nerds..."

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, February 1993

Claims KYUSS guitarist JOSH HOMME. The band's sound is impossible to categorise — although Sabbath comparisons abound — their bass player is shoeless with "a ...

Alice In Chains: Alice in Chains: Sick Men...

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, May 1993

Alice In Chains are exploding! With two killer new tracks in the can and a major slot on the upcoming Lollapalooza tour lined up, the ...

The Germs, Nirvana: Nirvana: Lounge Act!

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, December 1993

Forget all the bullshit! Forget the scandal! This is the real NIRVANA! Mellow! Happy! And capable of lounging Stateside arenas without baulking! In a Big K! exclusive, ...

Nine Inch Nails: Techno Fear!

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, April 1994

Violence! Paranoia! Misery! Welcome to the nightmare world of NINE INCH NAILS! STEFFAN CHIRAZI gets inside the head of mainman TRENT REZNOR to discover the ...

Aerosmith: Sex'n'Drugs'n'Rock'n'Roll!

Memoir by Pete Makowski, Kerrang!, April 1994

Up until the early '80s, Aerosmith indulged in every rock 'n'roll excess! "It's a miracle they survived!" says Dr. Pete Makowski, who met Steven Tyler ...

Burzum, Mayhem: Black Metal Court Report: Blood, Fire, Death

Report by Tore Øien, Kerrang!, May 1994

Heavy Metal has seen nothing like it before. In Norway's infamous Black Metal scene, murder and arson are rife. Emperor drummer Bard Eithun is already ...

Burzum, Mayhem: Black Metal Court Report: The Killer Cracks!

Report by Tore Øien, Kerrang!, May 1994

Norwegian Black Metal star Varg Vikernes — aka Count Grishnackh — is charged with the murder of rival musician and Satanist Oystein Aarseth. Kerrang!'s exclusive ...

Burzum, Mayhem: Black Metal Court Report: Mass Slaughter!

Report by Tore Øien, Kerrang!, May 1994

Black Metal star Varg Vikernes (aka Count Grishnackh) stands accused of the murder of rival Oystein Aarseth — but incredibly, he was planning a worse ...

Megadeth: 'Deth Warmed Up!

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, May 1994

There's a new vibe about MEGADETH in 1994 — they're happy, mellow, positive. They actually like each other, goddammit! What the hell's gotten into 'em?! ...

Burzum, Mayhem: Black Metal Court Report: Guilty As Hell!

Report by Tore Øien, Kerrang!, May 1994

The verdict is in — and Black Metal star Varg Vikernes, aka Count Grishnackh, has been found guilty of murdering rival Oystein Aarseth. The sentence ...

Megadeth: 'Deth Warmed Up! #2

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, May 1994

Right now, MEGADETH are as strong and happy as they've ever been — yet incredibly, they were close to splitting up just a few months ...

Pantera: In a Darkened Room...

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, May 1994

...is where PANTERA frontman PHIL ANSELMO gets his head together — away from the pressures that come with a US Number One album. What is ...

ZZ Top

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1995

Incredible but true facts about ZZ Top. 1. Jimi Hendrix gave Billy Gibbons a guitar. 2. Dusty Hill wrote 'Tush' in ten minutes during a ...

Guns N' Roses, Slash: In Bed With... Slash

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, July 1995

WHEN WERE you first aware of the birds and the bees? ...

Soul Asylum: The Man Who Souled The World

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, November 1995

Soul Asylum singer Dave Pirner has made a packet out of one big hit. And if he ever gets short, he can borrow a few ...

Garbage: The Last Word: Shirley Manson

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, December 1995

LAST MAN YOU FANTASISED ABOUT? ...

Guns N' Roses: Guns N’ Roses: Together Again?

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

GUNS N’Roses is back from the dead. Five years after the release of their last new material — the epic Use Your Illusion I and ...

Lemmy, Motorhead: In Bed With Lemmy

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

When were you first aware of the birds and the bees? ...

Kiss: KISS — the Tribute Album

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

KISS MY ASS, they're thinking of calling the KISS tribute album . "If people think I'm smug about any of this stuff", says Gene Simmons, ...

Mötley Crüe: Motley Update: Mayhem!

Report and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

MOTLEY CRUE go in the studio in November straight from their US club tour to start work on their new album, tentatively titled Personality Number ...

Guns N' Roses, Slash: Q&A with Slash

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1996

YOU HAVE a house in the Hollywood Hills, you have a wife, you have housepets, you're the most unpunk I've ever seen you. A fine ...

Guns N' Roses: Neurotic Outsiders: Duff and Matt talk records

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, September 1996

The first record you ever bought Matt: 1966, A Hard Day’s Night. I saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show — I was ...

Black Sabbath, Coal Chamber, Faith No More, Fear Factory, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, Ozzy Osbourne, Slo-Burn, Type O Negative, Vision of Disorder: Ozz-Fest: California Screaming!

Report and Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, June 1997

The greatest show on earth has FEAR FACTORY, MANSON, TYPE O, MACHINE HEAD and COAL CHAMBER on one bill — and it's just destroyed America. This ...

Megadeth: The Last Word: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, July 1997

The ultimate questions on life, sex and making a prick of yourself. This week, MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine compares notes with Paul Elliott... ...

Peter Frampton

Retrospective and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 1998

20 YEARS ago in San Francisco, a young man from the South London suburbs made one of the biggest-selling rock ‘n’ roll records of all ...

Slayer: The Brothers Grim

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, May 1998

The world of SLAYER is a bleak, gore-drenched place populated by deviants, lunatics, mass murderers and war criminals. You'd expect nothing less from men who've ...

Feeder: "I'm The King Of The World"

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, August 1998

We join Grant Nicholas at a party on board a boat sailing around Seattle harbour. After six months of incendiary gigs, broken bones, nervous exhaustion and ...

Marilyn Manson: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, September 1998

THE ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR is no more. ...

Ash: The New, Clear Sounds of Ash

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, September 1998

TUCKED AWAY behind a careworn inner city church on a quiet residential street in Highbury, North London, lies an outwardly unremarkable red brick building. This ...

Ash: The Nu-Clear Age

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, September 1998

Six months in the making, ASH's eagerly-awaited second album, Nu-Clear Sounds, is finally upon us. Today, the band look back on 16 weeks of tap-dancing ...

Aerosmith: This Way to Insanity

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, October 1998

"WHEN THE moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore." A rich and fruity baritone croons impressively from room 523 of the ...

Rammstein: Nude Power Generation

Report and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, November 1998

Last month, German shock metallers RAMMSTEIN were branded Nazis by the British press. We have flown to America to uncover the truth. We will subsequently ...

Marilyn Manson: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, December 1998

The season of goodwill may be upon us, but one man has come to vomit on your festive cheer. Fresh from wrecking his hotel room, ...

Marilyn Manson: Spooky Pop Star

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, Winter 1998

On plotting to kill a girlfriend, joining the Church Of Satan and exactly why he's like Monica Lewinsky ...

Offspring: The Offspring

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, January 1999

THE UTILITARIAN confines of the cavernous Manchester Apollo are abuzz with a veritable army of well-disciplined tour troopers. It's 3.30 on a particularly inhospitable Mancunian ...

Green Day, Offspring: California Über Alles: US '90s Punk part1

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, January 1999

In 1994, GREEN DAY and THE OFFSPRING released two albums which changed the face of American music. From Dookie and Smash to 'Pretty Fly (For ...

Monster Magnet: Life After Mood-Altering: Monster Magnet

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, February 1999

SIT A SPELL in the stark and featureless foyer of the current temple of the Monster Magnet dreams, a half-built Sunset Strip hotel of rare ...

Green Day, Offspring, Rancid: California Über Alles: US '90s Punk part 2

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, February 1999

After the huge success of GREEN DAY, THE OFFSPRING and RANCID came the inevitable wave of copy-cat bands and the backlash. Here, US punk's movers ...

Stereophonics: Three Local Boys Go Global

Report and Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, April 1999

THERE'S A GAGGLE of giggling girls in the hotel lobby. There's even more outside the venue, huddled under blankets or sitting smoking cigarettes in doorways. ...

Reef: Next Stop...The World!

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, April 1999

Mullet-spotting, interviews with idiotic Euro-hacks and close encounters with transvestites in restaurant toilets – REEF's bid for global domination is only 24 hours old and ...

Marilyn Manson Blamed For Tragic High School Murders

Report by uncredited writer, Kerrang!, May 1999

Manson speaks out over the tragedy as the world's media condemns him ...

Charles Manson, Henry Rollins, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails: Charles Manson: The Man That You Fear

Retrospective by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, August 1999

Thirty years ago this week, followers of CHARLES MANSON committed a series of brutal murders that changed US culture forever. On the anniversary of the ...

Def Leppard: On The Road: Again….

Report and Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, October 1999

"RIGHT," SAYS Joe Elliot. "I think it's time for a few drinks." ...

Blink 182: The Toilet Boys

Report and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, October 1999

When it comes to smut, filth and all-round seedy behaviour, no one can touch San Diego oiks BLINK 182. This is, after all, a band ...

Rage Against the Machine: Hello, Hello...It's Good To Be Back: Rage Against the Machine

Report and Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, October 1999

Humourless revolutionaries. Po-faced militants. Volatile insurrectionists permanently on the verge of splitting. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE have been called all of these and more. Which ...

Bush: The Chemical Brother

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, October 1999

You would give your left arm to have a celebrity girlfriend, holidays in the Caribbean, several million in the bank and a reputation as Britain's ...

Mötley Crüe, Tommy Lee: Tommy Lee Talks!

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, November 1999

STUDIO CITY, situated on the outskirts of the sprawling Twentieth Century Babylon that is Los Angeles, is a singularly bizarre locale. In amongst its statuesque ...

Blink 182 have arrived! Watch out Britain!

Interview by John Robb, Kerrang!, 2000

Blink 182 are taking no prisoners. We compare tattoos with America's finest ...

Henry Rollins

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, February 2000

HIS REPUTATION most definitely precedes him. The press's perception of Henry Rollins has always been somewhat fractious. Journalists have always been suspicious, and on occasion ...

Pantera

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, May 2000

AS DIMEBAG Darrell spins the cap from an already dented litre bottle of Crown Royal whiskey in the trashed-out confines of Pantera’s booze-reeking Manchester Apollo ...

New York Dolls: The New York Dolls

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, July 2000

WHILE IT was the Rolling Stones who pretty much defined and trail-blazed the cavalier pursuit of decadence and debauchery in rock 'n' roll, it was ...

Iggy Pop: Lusts of a Legend: Iggy Pop

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, 2001

THE ICON flexes his implausibly limber, scar-studded torso and un-focuses his piercing blue eyes for a few seconds as he casts his mind back over ...

John Frusciante, The Red Hot Chili Peppers: An Interview with John Frusciante

Interview by Ian Fortnam, Kerrang!, March 2001

WHEN FRESH-FACED, 18-year old New Yorker John Frusciante was originally recruited as guitarist by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, following the heroin-related death of original ...

The Distillers, Peaches: The Distillers and Peaches: When Brody met Peaches...

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, February 2004

THEY MAY have only met once before but within thirty second of being re-introduced backstage at London's Brixton Academy it's clear that Brody Dalle and ...

The Prodigy: Liam Howlett: Never Outgunned

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, August 2004

"I REMEMBER being in our rehearsal room and Keith was picking holes in shit and I just thought 'What the fuck, man? What's happened to ...

Velvet Revolver's Scott Weiland

Interview by Stevie Chick, Kerrang!, November 2004

THE RIBALD ROCK'N'ROLL spirit of Guns'n'Roses and their ilk has long since evaporated into the smog. Once they owned Sunset, roaring up the strip in ...

Nine Inch Nails

Interview by Stevie Chick, Kerrang!, February 2005

FIVE YEARS. It's a long time by most people's standards, but when such a period passes between albums by Nine Inch Nails, the turbulent electro-noir ...

Billy Corgan: The Pumpkin King Goes Solo

Interview by Ben Myers, Kerrang!, June 2005

THE FIRST thing you notice is not how tall he is or how large his hands look, or the fact that he's dressed like an ...

Foo Fighters: "Touring the UK? It Feels Great Every Time!"

Interview by Stevie Chick, Kerrang!, December 2005

2005 HAS BEEN, in the words of guitarist Nate Mendel, 'really fucking chaotic' for the Foo Fighters. First, there was In Your Honour, recorded in ...

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