Deftones: Chino Remembers Chi Cheng, 1970 - 2013
Deftones frontman Chino Moreno reflects on the brilliant life and tragic death of bassist Chi Cheng, while System Of A Down, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Black Veil Brides, Limp Bizkit, Chiodos, Gerard Way and more pay their respects to the true rock legend.
This week we've got SIX very awesome posters featuring All Time Low, My Chemical Romance, Sleeping With Sirens, Ghost B.C., Pierce The Veil and Iron Maiden.
Feedback: You send us your letters and rocking drawings, Josh Franceschi of You Me At Six goes head-to-head with reader Samantha over whether or not band merch is too expensive in this week's rock ruck, plus your chance to win VIP tickets to the massive Isle Of Wight Festival. Oh yeah and there's this week's Lordi lovin' heavy metal granny! 666 the number of yer nan!
News: From Nashville to number one! Paramore's Hayley Williams let's us in on the personal trauma that sculpted the band's most successful album ever. Slipknot/Stone Sour man Corey Taylor gives us the inside scoop on his spooky new book A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Hell, unlikely agony uncle Danny Worsnop of Asking Alexandria advises you on side projects, moving to America, and boozing, plus the question on everybody's lips; who will pinch the top spot now that crabcore pioneers Attack! Attack! have split? Gripping stuff!
"What else?" we hear you ask! Well... how about this for size: DragonForce's Herman Li and The Defiled's Stitch D hit up California's only metal-themed burger joint and find out what Napalm Death, Dee Snider and Iron Maiden would taste like if they were stuck between two buns. Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba pits his wits against the K! Quiz, we tell you who's number one on the Official Kerrang! Rock Chart (plus Blink-182's Mark Hoppus gives you his own personal chart) and we bring you the latest in the world of Kerrang! TV and Kerrang! Radio. Sum 41 talk losing their drummer, we introduce you to Woking's heaviest band, Palm Reader and give you your chance to vote for your favourite band in the Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2013. Boom.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato tells us about his Guns N' Roses obsession and what makes him go all gooey inside.
Fall Out Boy tell us how to save rock and roll in 11 easy steps and Patrick Stump talks writing songs in a closet ...yes, really.
Young Guns show us their awesome holiday snaps from their mission across the USA - Lads! On! Tour! AND Frank Turner opens up about his Tape Deck Heart and the personal struggle that came with it.
Lives: Hit The Deck special! Don Broco, We Are The In Crowd, Fearless Vampire Killers, Never Shout Never, We Are The Ocean, LostAlone, Title Fight, Devil Sold His Soul, *deep breath* Rolo Tomassi, The JCQ, Canterbury, Army Of Freshmen, Gnarwolves, Pure Love, Bleeding Through, and many more smash Nottingham a new one. Meanwhile, While She Sleeps and Feed The Rhino battered The Borderline and Propagandhi and Comeback Kid crushed the Electric Ballroom.
Reviews: This week we dish the Ks to records from The Wonder Years, Arcane Roots, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, The New Regime, Sharks, Verses and Alter Of Plagues - plus Enter Shikari's Rou Reynolds lets us peek inside his personal notebook in Anatomy Of A Rockstar.
Surely that must be all? NOPE! Killswitch Engage's Adam Dutkiewicz talks new frontman, Jesse Leach, and their UK tour, while Devin Townsend gives you his tips for a life on the road. Oh yeah, and Mallory Knox man Mikey Chapman tells us about getting crushed at his first ever gig watching Linkin Park and Escape The Fate's Craig Mabbitt tells us about getting drunk and walking into windows.
All of that is somehow crushed into this week's issue of Kerrang!, on sale May 1!