So. There’s a headline that gets to the knotty root of my teenage rock’n’roll obsessions.
Buy the latest issue of Planet Rock Magazine, on newsagent shelves now! It has my none-more-epic Metallica cover feature, an account of the group’s earliest blitzes across Europe, in the words of Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett. There’s sex, there’s drugs, there’s revelations galore. It was a huge thrill to write the piece, and I hope you’ll enjoy it.
The tragic death of Grant Hart and the release of the Savage Young Du box set, meanwhile, gave me the chance to write the story of Husker Du and their blistering blast of corrosive melodicism for Kerrang! magazine a few weeks back. The design team did an extra-stellar job on the piece, and it was a pleasure to revisit the back catalogue of a band who soundtracked every twist of misery through my teenage years.