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Steffan Chirazi

Steffan Chirazi

Having started rock'n'roll writing at the age of 15, 46-year old ex-pat Steffan Chirazi's career could almost look like an old Batman cartoon speech bubble! SOUNDS, KERRANG!, RIP, BAM and SPIN are just a few of the publications he has contributed to over the years, and for the last 14 years he has been the editor of Metallica's own in-house publication, So What! magazine. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his family.

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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 ...

Blackfoot, Deep Purple, The Mama's Boys, Meat Loaf, Mountain, The Scorpions, UFO: Deep Purple, The Scorpions, Meat Loaf et al: Knebworth Fayre, Knebworth, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, June 1985

THIS IS the second Dark Age. It's gotta be. Either that or it's a farmyard. Either that or it's a British festival. Oh oh, it's ...

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 ...

Michael Bolton: Bolton Lightning

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, June 1985

Michael Bolton — Big in America, but still hiding in the UK's import racks. Steffan Chirazi tracks the keyboard wizard to New York ...

Bon Jovi: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, June 1985

By Jovi! ...

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, ...

King Kobra: Snakes Alive

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, June 1985

King Kobra: one big boa, or more bite than venom? Steffan Chirazi bares his fangs and finds these ...

Kyuss: Interview With A Stoner.....

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Hot Metal, 1995

In the over zealous world of the music business, many younger horses get led to water and made to drink well past saturation. Not Kyuss. ...

Marilyn Manson: Moral Minority

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, launch.com, September 1999

IF YOU DIDN'T see Marilyn Manson at some point in 1997, you either spent 12 months in a commune in the Canadian wilderness, or it's ...

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?! ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nirvana: Smells Likeā€¦ 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

WASP: Buzz Sore?

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, October 1985

In the red corner, bobbing and weaving and humming like a Tiger Moth, WASP come out fighting. Over on the blue side, STEFFAN CHIRAZI stings ...

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