Iron Maiden Present The Ultimate Download Preview!
Iron Maiden are the Donington house band, and this weekend they make their return for their third Download headline slot. Kerrang! travelled to Lisbon for a sneak preview of what's in store during their set... Spoiler warning: It's going to be incredible!
This week we've got SIX awesome posters of some of our 50 Greatest Rockstars In The World Today including Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Letlive's Jason Aalon Butler, Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile, Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale and Mr Dave Grohl from a little band known as the Foo Fighters. Ready your walls for rock'n'rooooll!
Feedback: You send us your rocking letters and drawings and let us know what you thought about last week's 50 Greatest Rockstars list. Reader Vicki goes head to head with Pierce The Veil's Vic Fuentes over homophobia in rock. Plus we've got a letter from a dog, a heavy metal granny, and the chance to win a burger with The Blackout. Yeah... this week is weird!
News: Fallout Boy sit down and tell us about getting back on the road Tonight Alive's Jenna McDougall gives us the inside scoop about the anguish behind their new record, Michael Starr of Steel Panther talks tats in Damage Ink, and Kerrang! goes onsite at Donington to inspect how Download prepares for the arrival of 100,000 rock fans!
Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach pits his wits against the K! Quiz, we being you the Kerrang! Rock Chart (who's number one this week?!) and tell you how you can watch the Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2013 live from your bedroom, or livingroom, or toilet for that matter...! Oh yeah and we LOL at Don Broco's ridiculous spoof music video and blink-182 man Mark Hoppus tells us what he's got in store when he presents the awards this week.
Features: Slipknot, Enter Shikari, Satyricon, Young Guns and Jared Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars help you plan your Download 2013! From early morning roar-alongs with Architects and having a pint with Down, to face painting and ostrich burgers - 25 things you absolutely cannot miss across the weekend.
We talk global domination, fame, fortune and future with Sleeping With Siren's frontman Kellin Quinn. Cancer Bats' Liam Cormier tells us the songs that saved his life and we introduce you to the Scottish rockers tearing up Download, States Of Panic.
Lives: Green Day and All Time Low conquer Emirates Stadium, Muse conquer Etihad Stadium and A Day To Remember conquer Koko. Basically there's a lot of conquering going on from some of the best bands in the world. Not to mention Megadeth, Fucked Up, Middle Class Rut and loads more.
Reviews: We dish the Ks to the latest and greatest from the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, Lemuria, The JCQ, Gnarwolves, Dinosaur Pile-Up, and talk anatomy of a rockstar with We Are The In Crowd's Tay Jardine.
Gigs: This week we chat to Jimmy Eat World about life on the road and Kids In Glass Houses man Aled Phillips tells us why you probably shouldn't get in a car with him. Plus the latest dates from the likes of Funeral For A Friend, Visions Of Disorder, The Darkness and Limp Bizkit. Oh and Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack tells us about his first ever show, watching Billy Idol and Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson takes on the ultimate rockstar test.
All of that is crushed into this week's Kerrang! Now to go and sort out our tents and wellies...