The 50 best albums of 2023
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2023.
As you're probably aware, it's the time of week where we reveal what's in the latest issue of Kerrang! Magazine - and this week it's a proper rock juggernaut.
Josh Homme is not a man known for pulling punches. It's this uncompromising attitude that has underpinned Queens Of The Stone Age's two decades as a swaggering, no-bullshit rock'n'roll gang. And this week, they're coming for the UK. In the mag, Kerrang! goes the distance with their leader...
And the cover looks like this:
Let's face it, Josh Homme is cooler than all of us.
Elsewhere in the mag, Good Charlotte twins Benji and Joel Madden explain why they still like underdogs, we pick Weezer hero Rivers Cuomo's wonderfully weird brain, Electric Wizard get sinister, and Larissa Stupar of Venom Prison surprises us with her music tastes. Also, Of Mice & Men tell us all about their new album with bass player turned vocalist, Aaron Pauley, and there's some pretty exciting Fall Out Boy news from Patrick Stump.
There's more, too! Rise Against reign supreme in London, Damnation takes over Leeds, and Arcane Roots conquer the capital. All before we give Iron Maiden's new live album the K-rated treatment, and guess what? It rules!
And for those with tired looking walls, we've got some vibrant posters for ya! Featuring the likes of PVRIS, Creeper, Nothing But Thieves, Asking Alexandria, Sleep On It and Enter Shikari.
All this and more will be available in the shops and on newsstand on Wednesday, November 15.
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