June 6, 1981: Kerrang!

Kerrang 1st issueKerrang! is a UK-based magazine devoted to rock music, currently published by Hamburg based Bauer Media Group. It was first published as a one-off supplement in the Sounds newspaper. Named after the onomatopoeic word that derives from the sound made when playing a power chord on a distorted electric guitar, Kerrang! was initially devoted to the new wave of British heavy metal and the rise of hard rock acts. In the early 2000s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. [Wikipedia]

http://www.kerrang.com/

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