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Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson began his love affair with classic rock when he saw Motörhead at Manchester's Free Trade Hall back in '78. Less than a year later, "HoJo" was producing his own metal fanzine, Phoenix, flogging it in local shops and outside gigs. He began writing for Kerrang! in 1981 and – after a 10-year spell there – went on to edit Metal Hammer and RAW. He has since worked with Iron Maiden's management team, and has also written a book on AC/DC, Get Your Jumbo Jet Out Of My Airport. Howard is the co-founder of Rock Candy magazine, dedicated to classic '70s and '80s hard rock.

Rock Candy magazine

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Anthrax: Slammers on the Shore

Report and Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 19 March 1987

HOWARD JOHNSON gets among the living Dredd in the Bahamas and discovers ANTHRAX whipping up a sounds-storm with legendary rock producer Eddie Kramer at Nassau's ...

Europe: Honest Injun

Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 23 January 1988

EUROPE have a new single on release called 'Cherokee' — the fourth to be lifted from the mega-successful Final Countdown LP — accompanied by a ...

Metallica: Cliff 'Banger

Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 30 April 1988

Cliff 'Em All, the low-key, bootleg-style home video from those METALLICA scumbags, has shifted an astonishing 90,000 copies in the States. Now it's finally made ...

Public Image Ltd: John Lydon

Profile and Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 20 February 1986

WHAT WERE YOU doing ten years ago, huh? Kicking coke cans in the street? Working in a factory? Going to university? Putting on a blazer ...

Skid Row: Skid Gloves

Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 19 August 1989

Are not what latest American Metal sensations SKID ROW use when doing their tour bus washing up — nor when they're cranking out their particularly ...

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