K!1750 – 12 Months In The Life Of Kerrang!’s Person Of The Year, Mike Shinoda
Sixteen months on, for many, the pain of Chester Bennington’s passing remains. That Mike Shinoda can count himself chief amongst those still suffering, while also providing a guiding light for the Linkin Park Family, makes him a special personality. A totem of strength, of solidarity, and of celebration, he is Kerrang!’s Person Of The Year…
Plus, to mark Mike’s return to the K! cover as our Person Of The Year, we’ve got an exclusive art print of the man himself, ready for your walls. Just add Blu-tack.
Elsewhere in the mag, Alice In Chains legend Jerry Cantrell takes our career-spanning Kerrang! Interview, while As It Is frontman Patty Walters faces your questions in the toughest grilling of his life. On top of that, Deaf Havana’s James Veck-Gilodi remains in the business of misery, and Halestorm, In This Moment and New Years Day collectively get stoked about their just-announced UK arena tour.
Over in the reviews section, New Jersey punks Can’t Swim prove themselves masters of misery on their brilliantly gloomy second album, and Slipknot’s All Hope Is Gone gets the reissue treatment. On the live front, Greta Van Fleet’s extraordinary rise continues as they hit a new, electrifying peak in Manchester, Pagan convert newcomers into their church of turbo-punk, and Basement leave Glasgow, um, beside themselves.
All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang! – which you can get anywhere in the world when you order online through Newsstand. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, November 28 from all good newsagents.
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