K1722: Pearl Jam – "We've Earned The Right To Speak Our Truths…"

PLUS! Ice-T, Neck Deep, Slayer, PVRIS, Mike Shinoda, Don Broco, Svalbard, Beach Slang and loads more!

K1722: Pearl Jam – "We've Earned The Right To Speak Our Truths…"

Pearl Jam give very few interviews. But, ahead of their first shows on UK soil in four years, George Garner speaks to bassist Jeff Ament about his new solo record, Heaven/Hell, and the past, present and future of the Seattle rock legends...

This week's issue also comes with a classic PJ art print, courtesy of artist Ward Sutton, who has reproduced his classic Pearl Jam print from 1998. See for more of Ward’s work!

Elsewhere in the mag, gansta rapper/actor/author/label chief/Body Count frontman Ice-T recounts coming close to death, while also reflecting on his remarkable career with a brilliantly insightful interview. On top of that, we look at The Daily Mail's complicated war on emo some 10 years on; Svalbard's defiance in troubled times refuses to be defeated; Neck Deep's Ben Barlow pauses for breath in a whirlwind year, and Rob Damiani of Don Broco reminds us all that it doesn't hurt to put those phones away at gigs once in a while…

In the reviews section, meanwhile, Jonathan Davis steps away from his day job in Korn to show off his musical palette, and Biffy Clyro turn off the amps for their brilliant MTV Unplugged album. On the live front, Slayer decimate California as they kick off their final world tour in brutal fashion, Swedish metal spirits Ghost stun their disciples in New York, and Tonight Alive throw a feel-good party in their hometown.

We've got five classic Slam Dunk shots for you this week, too, featuring Fall Out Boy, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco, Paramore and New Found Glory all playing the festival over the years.

The new issue of Kerrang! is available anywhere in the world when you order online through Newsstand. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, May 23 from all good newsagents.

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