Stoke On Trent’s finest export, Slash, is the cover star of Kerrang, as 1988 draws to a close.
In news, there’s anger at the apathy of rock fans in Birmingham, as a series of concerts over Christmas called ‘Mosterfest’, featuring The Quireboys and Acid Reign, scheduled for Edward’s Rock Complex had to be cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
Angry Anderson gets a double page spread, talking about his hit ‘Suddenly’, which was then riding high in the charts. The reason why it was riding high in the charts was due to in being the soundtrack to the wedding of the 80s.
Kerrang writers, showing they have a sense of humour, use the headline ‘He Should Be So Lucky’ for the piece.
Slash gets a fourpage interview, including a centre spread poster.
West Ham United’s matchday programme gets featured, reproducing a picture from it where Steve James hands a Gold Disc to Hammers defender Tony Gale.
The gig listing section has Status Quo doung a tour of England and Wales, while the only gigs for Belfast were on December 17th were Instigators at College of Art, and a triple bill of Onslaught, Crumbsuckers and Slammer at Queens Hall.