Happy birthday Kerrang!

By | Published on Wednesday 1 June 2011

Kerrang! is thirty years old this month, and to celebrate the magazine will today publish a top 30 countdown of what its editorial team think are the most influential rock and metal bands of the last thirty years. Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Napalm Death, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, Green Day and Marilyn Manson will all be in the list, but in what order man, what order? There’ll be other anniversary style editorial in the latest edition of the mag plus a free CD of ‘Kerrang! anthems’.

The title’s Editor In Chief Phil Alexander told CMU: “When the first issue of Kerrang! was printed 30 years it ago, it’s no exaggeration to say that it changed the world as we know it. It was the first magazine to cover the heavier end of music and to do it with the same passion and positivity as those that read it. I should know: I bought the first issue of the magazine! In the last three decades the magazine has proudly supported every major rock band on the planet. We’re delighted that so many of these artists have joined us to celebrate our birthday on the Kerrang! Forever CD. It’s a heavy duty compilation that genuinely celebrates the very best of Kerrang!’s world”.