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Farewell to Kerrang!, the lone champion of working-class metalheads

Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 8 July 2020

IN THE FIRST decade of the 21st Century, the British rock magazine Kerrang! ran a small weekly item called "Stimulants". Secreted away at the bottom of a page, the piece contained snippets of interest from the previous seven days. Submissions ranged from "a phone call from Ozzy Osbourne" to "alcohol poisoning at the Iron Maiden aftershow party". Rarely did its revelations trouble the Society editor of the New York Times.

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