If it happened in rock, we were there. For over four decades Kerrang! has been on the frontline of heavy music in all its weird and wonderful forms, and that incredible history is now coming to a coffee table near you!
Kerrang! Living Loud: Four Decades On The Frontline Of Rock, Metal, Punk, And Alternative Music is a chronological warts’n’all story of the music we all love as told through the pages of Kerrang! and those who were there to see it all unfold.
With a foreword from Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, this bible of alternative music features exclusive interviews with the most important bands in our history, including Def Leppard, Linkin Park, Biffy Clyro, Evanescence, Muse, Skunk Anansie, Judas Priest and many, many more.
Published on April 6 by DK, Living Loud was written by K!’s senior commissioning editor Nick Ruskell. Pre-order your copy now.
“It’s been part of my life for longer than it hasn’t, from picking up my first issue aged 10 – 1994, issue 501, KISS cartoon cover drawn by Ray Zell – to spending the past 20 years lucky enough to work for them,” says Nick. “Kerrang! completely changed my life, and continues to be a huge part of it. For countless others – both readers and bands – it’s played a similar role.
“The impact Kerrang! has had on the world can’t be measured. It has spent four decades helping to define the landscape of rock music. If it happened anywhere in rock music, it can be found in the pages of Kerrang!.
“This book is a celebration of Kerrang! and its history, and also of the music we championed and the musicians we loved, and continue to love. Their music was important to us, just as the support and love from Kerrang! and those who have worked there mattered to them. Just ask Lars Ulrich…”