My First Love: Jon Anderson on Duane Eddy

“I fell in love with Rebel Rouser by Duane Eddy. That was released in 1958 when I was 14.

“That was the age when you’re a rebel without a clue. When you’re like Marlon Brando’s character in On The Waterfront, rebelling for the sake of it. When you identify with James Dean, because your parents don’t understand you.

Rebel Rouser became the soundtrack for me being a teenager who thought he was a rebel. It was raw. It was rock ‘n’ roll, and an instrumental that really left its mark on me.

“Of course, I grew out of the rebellious phase of my life and discovered the joy of love in the wider sense. But that song still stays with me – and the sax solo is amazing!”


Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He died in 2021