K1721: Green Day – And How Gilman Street Changed Rock Forever
Three decades ago, a teenage BIllie Joe Armstrong would lead a band that would soon be known around the world as Green Day on to the tiny 924 Gilman Street stage. What followed in that corner of California’s Bay Area would change rock music forever. With help from the scene’s biggest names,
Kerrang! look back on the years that punk broke in a venue like no other on Earth…
What a lovely cover, eh?
Elsewhere, for all you Converge fans, we’ve got a brilliantly insightful, career-spanning interview with one Jacob Bannon in the mag, as well as a stunning J. Bannon x Thomas Hooper x BRLSQ ‘Sanctuary’ art print, which was displayed at Full Bleed Exhibition as part of Roadburn Festival 2017. For more of Jacob’s artwork, see Jacobbannon.com.
That not enough for you? Well, Daron Malakian reveals all on his Scars On Broadway return, as well as updating us on the status of System Of A Down. We also look at why rock needs to save its live homes now, and take a deep dive into the band taking the country by storm: Dream State.
In the reviews section, Svalbard raise their fists and scream back at the ills of 2018 on their equally inventive and furious second album, Lamb Of God go back to their roots on their old-school covers album, and Cancer Bats return to destroy with a four-night London bonanza.
Our posters this week come in the form of a Black Veil Brides special. Yep, that’s right, we’ve got five epic, brand-new posters of the band.
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 9 from all good newsagents.
Download Festival have announced A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and a further 17 bands for 2022, plus day splits!
System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian believes that “being vaccinated helped minimise my symptoms and suffering” after testing positive for coronavirus.