Linkin Park: Their Full Story, Album By Album
Twenty years ago, Chester Bennington joined the ranks of a then-little-known LA quintet going by the name Xero. The name might soon change, but what Linkin Park would go on to achieve together during the next two decades would change not only their lives, but those of millions around the world. Over 28 pages, we celebrate the story, album by album, of a band like no other…
Plus, we couldn’t possibly deliver the ultimate story of this week’s cover stars without also backing it up with yet another amazing art print for your walls, could we? This week’s work comes from Greg Simkins – check out more of his original art at gregsimkinsart.com.
Elsewhere in the mag: Queens Of The Stone Age’s resident nudist Nick Oliveri talks swinging first, asking questions later; All Time Low guitarist Jack Barakat and new bandmate Kevin Fisher unveil their dark pop project WhoHurtYou; and Skunk Anansie’s Skin takes us inside her soundtrack to a life of raucous rebellion.
In the reviews section, Sum 41 take a darkly personal view of the world on their heaviest album to date, while Irish alt.rock crew Fangclub open their hearts on their second record. On the live front, fresh from tearing up Glastonbury, BABYMETAL bring their new METAL GALAXY to the capital, while French metal masters Gojira explode hearts and minds in Manchester, and Weezer wow London with a blaze of throwback glory.
There’s also an epic Panic! At The Disco pull-out mag, too, featuring 10 brand-new Pray For The Wicked-era snaps. Lovely.
All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, July 10 from all good newsagents.
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