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Features Meet KennyHoopla, the leader of pop-punk’s new generation

Rock music has always been there for KennyHoopla, even when it felt like nothing else was. As he prepares to release his thrilling mixtape, SURVIVORS GUILT, with collaborator Travis Barker, Kerrang! gets to know the shy star hell-bent on putting pop-punk back on top…

Features Recovery and Redemption: The rise and rise of Trash Boat

The story of Trash Boat vocalist Tobi Duncan is one you couldn’t make up – or wouldn’t want to, anyway. With his band preparing to release their career-defining third album, Don’t You Feel Amazing?, he charts the personal agony that has inspired him to seize his breakout moment with everything he has…

Features Believe The Hype: Spiritbox are the hottest band in the world

They’re the band that every rock and metal fan can’t stop talking about. And now, the most anticipated debut album of 2021 is nearly here. In a world-exclusive interview, vocalist Courtney LaPlante reveals the full story of Spiritbox, and the emotional journey of Eternal Blue that will make everyone question the meaning of heavy’…

Features Don Broco: How darkness and despair led to Amazing Things

Think you’ve got Don Broco all figured out by this point? Wrong. On fourth album Amazing Things, the Bedford crew are angry – about racism, climate change, social media and more – and they’re not afraid to let it all out…

Features "The beauty of not understanding it is letting it stay alive": The untold story of Tool's Lateralus at 20

It’s an album that, even 20 years on from its release, continues to captivate and confuse fans the world over. Two decades on from its release, Kerrang! and Tool bassist Justin Chancellor search for answers to the enigma that is Lateralus…

Features twenty one pilots return: The world-exclusive comeback interview

After their most daringly ambitious chapter yet with 2018’s Trench, twenty one pilots took a minute to step back and reflect. Now, with shiny and colourful” album Scaled And Icy on the way, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun lift the lid on a new era that finds them enjoying more creative freedom than ever before…

Features Royal Blood reborn: “It was obvious I would lose everything”

With Number One albums and huge arena shows to their name, Royal Blood stood at the top of the rock world. Behind the scenes, though, Mike Kerr was falling apart. He and bandmate Ben Thatcher talk pulling back from the brink, the power of friendship, and reinvention of the self and sound on new album Typhoons…

Features No Music On A Dead Planet: How rock is answering the climate crisis call

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, and a pivotal climate change conference later this year, our special Kerrang! Cover Story sees journalist Greg Cochrane from the Sounds Like A Plan podcast speak to the artists, festival bosses, labels and record stores united in finding the answers to the biggest question facing people across the planet right now…

Features Brotherhood, burnout and belief: How Greta Van Fleet took on the world – and won

Greta Van Fleet’s rise to rock’s big leagues felt, to its four young members, like being shot out of a cannon”. So when burnout and a global pandemic brought them back down to Earth, how did they not only keep the train on the tracks, but return with an album of epic proportions and ambition? Josh and Sam Kiszka take us inside The Battle At Garden’s Gate, and the fight to block out the world…

Features The Offspring: Why SoCal's punk legends remain rock's ultimate gateway band

From underage drinking to Smash’s monumental success to being a stepping stone for teenage punks, The Offspring might’ve become elder statesmen after nearly 40 years in the game, but they’re still a voice for a new generation.

Features As Above, So Below: How Beartooth raged through hell to deliver their heaviest album ever

There was hope amongst the heaviness as Caleb Shomo started work on Beartooth’s ripping fourth album, Below. Unfortunately, a tortuous 2020 stoked old feelings of fear and doubt. Here, however, the Ohioans explain how tapping into metal’s dark side laid a path back into the light…

Features “The jokes about millennials aren’t real. Young people want a better future”: Rise Against’s fight for the Nowhere Generation

The world’s in a bad shape, but for millions of us it’s never been that great, facing obstacles at every turn while constantly being told we’re not doing enough. Rise Against’s new album is a warcry for the Nowhere Generation, and frontman Tim McIlrath is leading the charge.