MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : KERRANG – 14.7.2001

This week, we go back to the summer of 2001, and Stereophonics are the cover stars of Kerrang, as they get ready to perform at Donnington.

You may see a sticker that says the magazine cost £2.50, I actually got it for £1 on discount.

In news, Blink 182 are embarking on a Kerrang sponsored UK tour, well, gigs in Glasgow, Manchester and London, and Gwen Stefani has gone hip-Hop, promoting a single with Eve.

Meanwhile, the surviving members of Nirvana are in a dispute with Courtney Love over the proposed release of unreleased Nirvana material. This story gets a double page feature with Kerrang even invite Nirvana fans to voice their opinion.

Anyone is predicted for great things. If you’re trying to keep up, that’s a band called Anyone.

It’s all about tours in this edition, as Kerrang goes on one massive tour with Rancid, Pennywise, AFI, New Found Glory, Alien Ant Farm and The Ataris, and joins Medadeth for their first ever concert in Poland.

Cover stars Stereophonics get eight pages, profiling their ten year journey from formation to performing at Donnington, a journey which Kerrang says had several mistakes, countless arguments and one near riot.

In concert reviews, Kerrang went to see Weezer, supported by Jimmy Eat World, whose album gets reviewed.

If books are you thing, a biography of Motley Crue by Neil Strauss get five stars.

Unsurprisingly, cover stars Stereophonics upcoming gigs at Donnington Racetrack and Millennium Stadium in Cardiff are named as gig of the week.

The magazine ends with an advert for the following edition of Kerrang, which has a free CD and meets Rancid.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : KERRANG – 22.6.2002

Matt Bellamy of Muse is the cover star of this edition of Kerrang, which promises to reveal his dark side.

In news, Joey Jordison of Slipknot is unmasked, as he reveals his sideband Murderdolls.

Kerrang looks at the best of the web, and with the World Cup ongoing, lists a website dedicated to ugly footballers as their website of the week.

Cover star Bellamy gets five pages, revealing that he brought ouija boards into school as a ten year old.

There is a look at actors trying to be rock stars, as Jack Black and Jared Leto have gone into the recording studio with their respective bands.

Barney Greenway of Napalm Death shows Kerrang around his house, including a poster of Aston Villa’s 1996 League Cup winning team, and a Villa mug he has had for 12 years.

In album reviews, Dreamland by Robert Plant gets 3 out of 5.

In boxsets, both Buffy and spin-off show Angel both get 4 out of 5.

In upcoming concerts, Queens Of The Stone Age were gig of the week, while Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Vines were recommended.

The magazine ends with an advert for the following week’s edition of Kerrang, which offers free stickers.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : KERRANG – 31.10.1985

It’s Halloween 1985, and Kerrang has Joe Perry and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on the cover. I’m not making a joke about that.

Meanwhile, this issue comes from with a 32 by 23 poster of Ronnie James Dio.

In news, Dee Snider and Alice Cooper happily pose for a photo after bumping into each other at the studio when recording their respective albums.

In gig news, AC/DC will begin 1986 on a short UK tour, beginning at …… Whitley Bay Ice Rink.

Aerosmith, planning a big comeback, get a five page spread. They would later have chart success in 1986 with their collaboration with Run DMC, a rerecording of ‘Walk This Way’

In ads, there is a full page advert for John Parr’s album ‘Hotter Than Fire, Tougher Than Rock’ featuring the hit ‘St Elmo’s Fire’

It’s a very ad heavy issue, with Kerrang taking the opportunity to promote their own branded clothing such as t-shirts, vests and baseball caps. Trendy.

MAGAZINE ARCHIVE : KERRANG – 21.2.1985

A large crowd, montage the shape of the continent of South America of Iron Maiden in Brazil, as Kerrang reports from the Rock In Rio event.

Meanwhile, Kerrang does a report as they visit the set of The Tube. The accompanying photo is of Cronos from the band Venom, with a new friend he met ……… Cliff Richard.

In adwatch, there is an advert for a tour by Bryan Adams, where he will be touring the UK as a support act for Tina Turner, taking in Brighton, Bournemouth, Wembley, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham.

In news, Glenn Frey recently made his acting debut in Miami Vice.

Eight pages are dedicated to Rock In Rio, mainly focusing on Iron Maiden, but also including Queen and AC/Dc.

In posters, the back cover is a poster of a singer called Ann Boleyn. What she is up to now is unkown, but it’s doubtful she suffered either of her namesakes fates of being executed, and then having her name given to West Ham’s ground.

Not sure what was the worst fate.