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      03.06.2010 15:58
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      A good channel that used to be much better

      Kerrang TV is one of the many music channels now available on Sky and Virgin Media. I am unsure if it is available on Freeview, as I do not have Freeview in my home.

      Kerrang is a well known Rock Music company that also has its own website, radio station and music magazine. The music channel has been established for many years now, and it used to be one of my favorite channels as I am a big fan of rock music.

      It seems now that Kerrang has become a lot more mainstream, and whilst it does still play some good rock and metal music, old and new, there is also quite a lot of punk, "lighter rock" and some things that seem a bit more pop music than rock. I do still enjoy a lot of the music on Kerrang TV but I do not watch it any where near as much as I used to. It is also now full of a lot more adverts than it used to be.

      The Kerrang TV channel is run mostly by requests, done by the way of telephone choice. You can ring a number and dial in with the code of the music video you wish to see/hear. This costs around £1 a time, so can get quite costly if you request a few videos. Firday afternoons sometimes have a free request show, where you get to call a free phone number to request your video, although you can be waiting quite some time to see your video as the free fridays are very popular with a lot of people requesting songs.

      If you are a fan of heavier music, than some of the time Kerrang TV is a good channel to watch and listen to. I recommend it, but not as much as I used to and due to the changes of the channel, I am only giving Kerrang TV a 3 out of 5.

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      08.06.2009 13:31
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      A very good channel for all rock music lovers! The best one available.

      The amount of music channels available to us is constantly on the increase nowadays. We have channels for every genre you can imagine, hip-hop, pop, indie, club, everything! But there are relatively few rock ones. However, there is Kerrang!

      Kerrang is the only rock channel you'll ever need. Its as simple as that.

      If you're like me, music is a constant need throughout the day, and its the one music channel I could just switch on and leave on all day! They play a wide range music and subgenres within the rock/metal range, so you they will always play something you like. Bands such as My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Blink 182, Trivium and Bullet For My Valentine all recieve frequent air time. So, if you like such bands and everything in between then this really is the channel for you.

      Throughout the day and night, they do specialised programmes, focusing on particular artists or genres, and they often do countdown shows, all of which make compelling and interesting viewing and listening. They often incorporate big names and bands to promote certain shows, for example The Offsprings's 50 Most Dumbass Videos. This adds a nice touch to certain shows, and shows the broad appeal of Kerrang and the shows diversity.

      If you're interested in the rock genre, and you want to find new bands, Id highly recommend watching Kerrang. They have all the classic videos, as well as all the brand new ones, and they also broadcast videos to lesser known bands. So its a very good means through which to discover new bands.

      One slight issue could be the overplaying of certain songs, which can lead to slightly repetitive tracks. Also, the adverts can drag on a bit and are a tad too frequent.

      Overall, if you like rock and metal, this is perfect for you. It will suit you exactly and provide you with all the quality music you'll need! Check it out.

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      08.06.2009 13:14
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      All round great channel for music

      Quite often when I'm sat here on my computer, maybe I'm writing reviews or rating them, I like to have something on in the background. Occasionally I'll have a comedy show on, or maybe a film, but most of the time it's music. And Kerrang is the channel of choice for me.

      Kerrang is a music channel that plays non stop music throughout the day, and through most of the night. It does have adverts every three or four songs, but there are no annoying shows that have practially nothing to do with music. Kerrang specialises in rock music. It doesn't tend to play to much heavy stuff, you get a few Marilyn Manson and System of a down videos but most of the time it's quite light.

      I'm watching Kerrang as we speak and Red Hot Chilli Peppers are currently playing. This is typical of the kind of music you can expect from this channel. There are shows later on at night that specialise in more heavy rock if that's what your into.

      The shows that feature on Kerrang usually consist of countdowns, for instance there is a top twenty rock videos show which is on most days. Over the past weekend they had a Top 100 videos of all time countdown. You get bands and artists selecting their favorite videos. And then you have shows that maybe play just one artist, for instance there have been a few Green Day shows on recently playing all their big hits.

      If your into your rock music this is probably the channel for you. They play all the newest music and all the classic rock songs. It's also a good channel to have on in the background of you've got your mates round and you want something a little more upbeat in the background.

      Overall this is an excellent channel that I enjoy watching or more to the point, listening too. Give it a try.

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        12.06.2003 03:51
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        In my opinion, Kerrang TV is too main stream, playing mostly old nu-metal videos like linkin park, limp bizkit and staind that most people have moved on from now, and the pretty much all the new material they play is in the CD singles charts so people like me cannot watch this channel to find new bands to enjoy. It is ok, but i would much rather it had a range of music from upcoming bands of this kind of music rather than repeating irritating songs that have been at 'number 1' for six weeks like Tenacious D-Tribute and other such tunes that just irritate me. There is a new and much better channel called P-Rock, which has been removed momenterrily but will return to TV soon, and contains some cool old songs that are still good and catchy and also a lot of really good bands that are either new or not very famous yet so people can hear their stuff and get in to them. I would deffinetly recomend you watch this aswell or even instead as Kerrang if you have it but unfortunately, my TV package, NTL does not include this channel so I am stuck with Kerrang and MTV 2, hoping they will play something actually good. It is useful that is is a 24 hour channel so if you get bored or just want to listen to music anytime in the day or night, or even when you are flicking through the channels and decide to see what's on. It is cool that after 10 o clock you can see Xrated and banned videos because if a band you like has a video like this, you will not get a chance to see it otherwise unless you download it. Good points about Kerrang are the magazine, out weekly on wednesday and including interviews from many famous and upcoming bands, gig news, facts and others cool information. The Complation album CD's are not particually amazing but if you enjoy a mixture of sell out bands who are on Kerrang TV and in the top 40 charts then you will enjoy them. There is now a Kerrang DVD out which i am not sure how good it is. Overall, I think
        the TV channel is rather poor, though it does keep me amused when I'm bored with it's old linkin park videos that make me laugh, random songs like 'electric 6-gay bar', and ocasionally, a really good song 'brand new - jude law...' and 'something corporate-if you see jordan' or finch or somthing like that... actual good music! Thank you for reading my review, i apologise if you disagree but it's just my opinion.

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          07.01.2003 23:52
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          • "same songs again and again"

          Now dont get me wrong I like the music that kerrang mucis channel plays but I've noticed that it plays very few different songs as its a mainstream TV program and you get the little kids phoning up every 5 mins and requesting the same song. You know the type of kids, the ones that go round with the mini skateboards shopping with their mums and wears blinkn 182 and linkin park hoodies. They wouldn't know what rock and roll was if it came up and smacked them on the chest, though the picture of chester that is. I tend to like MTV2 alot more than kerrang because it plays alot more music and all the underground stuff as well. Kerrang TV has helped pop/rock music very much so and the kids that listen to the watered down versions of rock and punk, like blink 182 go on to liking better music like rage against the machine and the deftones. Kerrang TV is quite entertaining to watch I have to admit and really I supose in the short run thats all that counts but it, I feel is creating a newwer slightly heavier version of POP music. Once a year the washed out rockers at kerrang hold a KERRANG! TV LIFE IS LOUD AWARDS and that really is pathetic, there is such a lack of choice. I mean for god sake sum 41 nearly won best band in he world award, what a joke. The chilli peppers got it in the end which athough I still dont think they are the best band in the world, there really was no comparasent to the other shoody bands that were elected. I am sorry if I have offended you in anyway or your music but if you do think that sum 41 even come close to the best band in the world you need something called taste. Sorry that this is so short but I am tired though a day of walking through the city and dodging all the little wannabe sk8er bois as avrill lagivne would put it. Thank you for you time

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            16.11.2002 22:48

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            Kerrang TV is not so good - Advantages: It shows some classics - Disadvantages: It doesn't cover the more extreme genres of metal

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            Yeah, all right I'll come clean, I like alternative music, thought that doesn't really mean anything anymore does it? I was going to say different to the mainstream but don't bands get counted as mainstream when they start playing on Top of the Pops, what with the likes of Limp Bizkit, Sum 41 and even Marilyn Manson getting into the Top 20 and even 10, who can say what is alternative anymore? So may genres these days, Nu-Metal, Old Metal, grunge, goth, Pop-punk, indie, are any of these 'alternatives'? Of course we are surrounded by people giving it the old 'I'm more alternative than you na na na' rubbish, but can it be true? Is alternative becoming the new mainstream? Are Britney J-Lo and Westlife condemned to being the new alternative? Frightening? I think. Anyway, for Gods sake I'm digressing again, cant someone stop me doing this? If I'm going way off can someone give me a shout? We all know Kerrang as the biggest alternative music mag around, there have been others discarded along the wayside, but Kerrang and to a lesser extent, Metal Hammer are always hanging around the newsagents shelves. Due to crapness reasons and too much jumping on the bandwagon nonsense I've given up on Kerrang an occasional look when I'm in the supermarket to see what bands are touring but that's it. Doing it again Dammit!! Could this be the reason for the Kerrang music programme on Sky (its number 454 by the way), a contender to the crown that MTV2 was previously holding, but who cuts the mustard, who wins the banana, who gets the last fondant fancy in the box? Kerrang TV is on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and purports to bring us the best in new and old alternative music, though it must be said its mostly metal music, but hey nowt wrong with that, certainly harder music than that other station, the new Oasis song, pardon me if I don't believe that should be any where a alternative music
            station. It claims to tell us that all the music is picked by us the viewer, you see its a kind of pay to watch, they give you the telephone number, each song is then listed on a rolling list at the bottom of the screen with a code number next to it that you then put into the telephone. But beware it costs 50p a go, so you've done all that and then you sit back and wait for the song of your choice, and wait and wait, and then wait a bit longer. You could be waiting hours to see your song when eventually it would have come up anyway! But what about the music they play, well its quite a mix, it does play quite a lot of the nu-metal and that awful American 'skunk' music,(ska/punk for all you oldies), but occasionally a few gems come along, the classic Guns and Roses, Metallica and even Slayer have been known to pay a visit. You can see the full lists of songs that are available to select on Ceefax 666, clever, no? It also has some interesting little things to it as well, every now and then they will hold competitions, Trash Idol is a cringe making idea whereupon they get members of the public to ring up and sing along to some songs and then there's the after 10pm slot.Quite a good idea this one, you get to see all the videos that cant be seen before the watershed, Slipknot end up in there quite a bit as does Metallicas wonderful 'Whisky in the Jar, with its lesbian scenes! Certainly useful if you're a bit of an oldie like me who likes this stuff but don't particularly want to your kids to see it But mostly its just pure music all the way, which is just the way I like it, adverts certainly aren't as prolific on this channel as some of the others, in fact Kerrangs own adverts are quite funny, the guy in the paper bag with the huge exclamation mark usually makes me chuckle! And the best bit? No presenter!!! Just a chap who tells you about the competitions and stuff, no awful Juliette Vallet (old dog who
            used to present SuperRock), or that Zane chappy off of MTV2, no one dribbling on about the 'band of the moment' or trying to make jokes and failing badly. No interviews with bands who usually end up making themselves sound really stupid or adopting crap attitudes..I like it!! The worse bit? I think the producers of Kerrang are telling us a bit of a porky, the programme is so obviously on a loop its untrue, if it was really chosen by 'us' I can guarantee all we would be seeing is back to back Sum 41, Slipknot and Limp Bizkit when the kids get home from school. Of course the record companies have an influence on who and how many times a video gets played, do they really think we are that daft? So is it any good? Well yes it is, especially for all you Nu-Metal fans, it doesn't go on constantly in our house, Except when my daughter is watching it, but I will flick over in between shows to see if there is anything cool on. I think Kerrang are a bit stuck though, as I mentioned earlier, there are so many genres around someone is not going to like it, the punks are going to want to see more punk, the Nu-Metallers just want that, the old metallers the same, and lets not mention the goths, cos they don't get a look in, and playing the Sisters of Mercy for one week does not count! If you want to see the indie stuff as well then I think you are definitely better off watching MTV2, which I can see us coming under the old corporate influence at the moment, way too much mainstream stuff, even VH1 Classic plays more rock than MTV2!. So there you have it, it totally depends on what you like, personally for me, they don't play enough heavy stuff, but if you've got a 12yr old with a hankering for flares and a Papa Roach T-shirt, that's who you will find stuck in front of the TV!!

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              19.08.2002 22:16
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              Next time you're flicking through the many channels of your Sky Digital package you may stumble across a man with a paper bag over his head prancing about. No you haven't stumbled across some bizzare porn channel. The chance are it's a promo spot for Kerrang. Sky Digital offers quite a few music channels beside's MTV but most of them cater for the happy likes of S Club 7 and the usual chart pop as well as the naff ibiza tunes or the happy hardcore of Scooter. No one should ever have to listen to Scooter all day long turning Supertramp classics into works of complete crap. Fo those of us that like our music loud and actually played with proper instruments you have Kerrang. For those that don't know, Kerrang is the magazine that caters for all things rock from the likes of Slipknot through to Metallica. A lot of people like this music but often don't find their tastes catered for on the likes of Top Of The Pops. That's probably because the sight of Slipknot screaming out some satanic sounds would have the granny's choking on their tea. The format is simple, you get hard and heavy music 24/7. The beauty is that you get to see videos for bands that you're unlikely to hear on the radio. It may turn you onto new sounds or give you a bit of diversity. I have to say that the majority of artists featured on the channel are those I've never heard of. But everyone now and again you also get treated to some classic rock tracks, the other day I tuned in to find the stunning video for Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box playing. I suppose the downside to the channel is that there are no real programme schedules. There's no real news programmes or features on artists but that kind of thing costs money. For a channel like this to operate you need advertising and Kerrang has a lot of it but no more than you find on any other Digital channel. You can't really complain because without it there'
              d be nothing to complain about. However the channel does try to give a bot of variety and the best thing at the moment is Trash Idol where viewers are invited to call in and give their rendition of the current top video. It can be pretty amusing to hear some people who are obviously drunk or can't hold a tune try and keep up with 'Tribute' by Tenancious D. Life is Loud is the motto of this channel and hopefully it'll continue getting louder.

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                19.06.2002 00:08

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                Do play some good music videos but the cos is too expensive! - Advantages: Variety of music, Plays stuff you don't see elsewhere, Plays the whole of the video - Disadvantages: Cost, Number of advertisements, Costs more than they say if you ring from mobile phone

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                03.04.2002 00:10
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                When the channel was launched all those months ago on Sky Digital, channel 454 it was nice to see the alternative crowd were being catered for, now I don’t dare tune in. If I do it’s either Wait And Bleed, Marilyn Manson’s pathetic Tainted Love cover or what seems like half an hour of totally pointless adverts that are completely wasted on the channel’s target audience. Do the disassociated teens of this country really care about Aquafresh toothpaste and Quilted Velvet toilet roll? If you’re familiar with Kerrang! Magazine then you’ll already know about the music it covers. This being punk, metal and all its sub genres, nu, trash etc and I actually have to credit the channel with being quite diverse. They have songs from everyone from Ash to Slipknot to Green Day to System Of A Down. The channel itself takes on the same principals as the magazine but the term alternative that it prides itself on readily becomes somewhat of a contradiction. The channel is supposedly there to provide a change to the pop and r ‘n’ b that dominates the British charts, but when rock music is becoming the music of choice for all those ten-year-old teenyboppers you see loitering outside Manchester’s Marks And Spenser’s you really have to laugh. If they wanted to be really to be alternative then country and western is the way forward. Not that I’m complaining though, well only a little bit. The channel is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week due to the automated way it is ran. This being by the viewers. The way videos are shown on Kerrang is by the audience phoning in (09067 533 433) and on their phone, typing the three-digit code that follows all the available tracks. These are shown both on screen and on Kerrang teletext page 150. Oh by the way, you have to pay to request a video. Kerrang charges 75 pence a minute and expect to be on the phone for 1 minute at the least. Once selected, videos can
                take anything up to 4 hours to be played. Hardly worth it really, you could download the video from the Internet faster. The channel is reasonable if you don’t mind watching the same song about ten times in one hour. But if you enjoy ‘alternative music’ then watch MTV2, it’s by far the better of the two and dedicates shows to specific fields of music and even shows live gigs. Occasionally, Kerrang will take a video off their selection list and bring it back at a later date; I can’t wait for Nickelback's “How You Remind Me” to get stacked away in the Kerrang archives. Recently they’ve reinstated Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana and Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) by Green Day this can be pleasant with regards a change but within a week they’ll be so overplayed it will spoil the song. This is why I hardly watch the channel anymore and if I do, it’s only the odd ten minutes here and there. After 10.30 you’ll be able to watch the ex-rated videos Kerrang couldn’t show during the day. Pretty much just Slipknot and Marilyn Manson and don’t expect anything too taboo, there aren’t any orgies or mass killings, which you would expect – or is that just me? Don’t expect any truly underground music on Kerrang, no matter how much they pledge allegiance to music they are a business and want people to phone in. But if you just have ten minutes to kill, give it ago.

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                  03.03.2002 01:12
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                  Kerang is a music channel for all lovers of rock and alternative music. The slogan being 'life is loud' should tell you that it's not exactly a quiet peaceful music channel. Kerrang comes from the magazine which has been out for ages again featured on all the rock and alternative music bands and then they decided to make it a channel where viewers could vote for all their favourite bands from ages ago until now. A whole day of kerrang is quite a lot for those not used to it but some songs may not be great even though my relatives are addicted to the channel. SELECTING A VIDEO _________________ Like most of the music channels on cable/sky they have a system of videos being voted. The selection numbers go along the bottom of the screen next to the song telling you which number to press in when phoning. The lines are really expensive though for this channel and the rest, it's 75 pence a minute and believe me they will keep you on for at least 3 minutes, I know from experience of phoning, they say lots of things you already know to mwaste time and get more money obviously. Number to phonwe for kerrang: 09067 533 433 The video doesn't automatically come on though it depends what time you are phoning in to vote for. If you phone through the day you will be waiting for a time between 2-4 hours, at night it doesn't take as long. The channel for sky digital viewers to see Kerrang on is 454 just key this in and you will automatically see the channel. This channel isn't just non stop music though they have their charts, the weekly K-10 charts with the top ten videos voted that week. On the channel they advertise Kerrang magazine telling everyone what's in it and also they advertise kerrang events and gigs coming up, or when the chart is on they will tell you when the artist is coming to a town near you. If it's tour information you are looking for then it's best
                  to get the magazine which you can buy in music stores or from shops and then you can order it which is probably cheaper and it;s straight to your door. The selecrion lists change all the time on this channel they bring videos back and take some off so that the same videos are not selected all of the time. I do sometimes get annoyed with hearing the same videos now though, some videos I just know before even hearing the song I have seen them that much. Videos that are voted regularly are Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Slipknot, System Of A Down, Linkin Park and many others that are not as well known, but by Kerrang playing the videos they are getting these bands known but not too much, because when a band like this gets too commercialised they tend to move into mainstream music. I do like Kerrang though, I think it plays good music and it's nice that a channel can be dedicated to rock and alternative music instead of the usual cheesy pop which gets very irritating.

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                    Kerrang......the magazine has been going for what....? like 20 years! so it was only a matter of time before they made the hugely favourite magazine into a hugely favourite channel, for all us Sky Diital viewers. And what a channel it is!!! Taking the ever-growing alternative scene, and handing it to all of us fans in handy bite-sized pieces, may not sound like a good idea, but it is!! Easy viewing for the couch potato fan....like me!!! Of course i can't go on about how great this channel is, without giving you SOME information can i?!?!..... *ORDERING A VIDEO* Well firstly, the channel itself is very much like The Box, or Smash Hits...excpet it doesn't cater for your average pop-fan....no, this is full blown hardcore alternative music....of course that's not to say, they don't play the mainstream alternative...becaues they do...but i have yet to see a bad song put on there. Anyway, if you watch The Box, then you will know how you arder songs. You pretty much just ring up the hotline, and put in the 3 digit code that accompanies each song. it's as easy as that. unfortunately, you have to wait at least 2-3 hours to see the video you "ordered", played. And you are also guarenteed to see said video before that anyway, so it is a pretty bad operational system they have going on..... *CHANNEL CONTENT* When i say channel content, i don't just mean about the videos they show. This little category includes the other bits and bobs they have going on..... Top ten : Everytime more videos are added to the channel, they show a top ten list, for the previous week/s.....seeing as the video adding is spontaneous, this means that you may see the same top ten, a little TOO much...especially as they show it every 15-30 minutes....well they used to. Competitions : Every couple of weeks/months, the channel has competitions....they used to be more common, but a
                    s time has progressed, they have becomre sparser...so we haven't seen much lately....but the prizes are/were always good....Ozzfest Swag Bags, stuff like that........ Adverts : When the channel first started almost a year ago, there was NO adverts in between the songs...then they added one...the compensation one i believe...then they started adding more, and now they have quite aa few adverts they show....over, and over, and over.....this can be pretty annoying...especially since it take up precious video time!!! Which isn't a good thing....and the adverts do get boring very fast. now on to the big thing....the videos!!! : The first couple of weeks after the Kerrang channel started, were some of the best times i have ever had watching telly!!! they started out with the likes of Aerosmith, Blink-182, Feeder, Slipknot, Nirvana, Spineshank and a host of other big-name bands...but they stated getting a bit monotenous......the channel needed livening up...so they added more.....and soon bands like New Found Glory, Cypress Hill and other great bands were getting some airplay!! this was great for both the viewer and the band, especially NFG, who gained wuite a few fans through the channels decision to add 'Hit Or Miss'......and lately, there has been some great songs added.....Bowling For Soup, A and Marilyn Manson, Not to mention KoRn and Muse..... I think it's great that the channel decides to promote bands like Hell Is For Heroes and other small abnds as well....by putting videos on there, they are helping the band to get somewhere.... But one of the problems with a channel like this is that, after seeing a video for the hundreth time, you get fed up with it!! This is why the channel started taking off videos. the first to go was 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana....but the videos are never gone for good....they are always brought back a couple of months later...in fact if i am correct
                    , then 'SLTS' is on Kerrang! Tv for the 4th time!!! So really this isn't a bad channel to watch...in fact it is rather brilliant!!! So if you ever need a dosage of punk-rock/metal/rock/ to brighten up a gloomy day....just pop your telly on channel 454...you'll soon be smiling!!!

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                      Kerrang, the most famous rock magazine in the UK started in April. Good idea I thought, Kerrang, the rock music lovers bible, having its own TV channel. When I first turned it on I was gutted to see that it was exactly the same as 'the box' in its concept. For those of you who have never seen or heard about 'the box' or 'Kerrang TV' then I will explain it to you.... So lets say your watching Kerrang TV, song names come up at the bottom with numbers next to them. If you see a song that you like/would be willing to pay 50p to see on Kerrang, you write down the number that is next to the song. Then you phone the Kerrang TV Hotline and when prompted, type in that number on your phone. Then you wait for your song to come on. Sounds easy, huh? Well let me tell you, it's not. Once you've phoned to Hotline and entered your code you have to wait for hours to come on. Plus, most of the time, some poor person will of phoned up 2 hours before you and be waiting for that song, so basically there getting double the money for 1 song. Anyway, back to my review, In Kerrang Magazine it reviews bands that have songs that are said to be 'classic'. On Kerrang TV there is no trace of any of these so called 'classics' Also, it would be better if they did a program like MTV2's 'Most wanted chart' which plays the most requested songs for that particular day. That would keep at least one viewer (me) entertained for a while. I also think that there should be more heavy music on Kerrang TV instead of streophonics a Feeder etc. I expect this is just a ploy to keep all of the mainstream music listeners watching for the 3 minutes they are on for. In Alternative/Rock/Metal/Punk music Kerrang TV doesn't even come close to the all powerful MTV2, simply because Kerrang has a limited selection of music that get played over and over again for a week until a few new so
                      ngs get loaded onto Kerrang. MTV2 also has power over Kerrang Tv because it has absolutely no adverts except for its own (like the BBC). On Kerrang all you seem to be getting is adverts, adverts and more adverts. On the whole, if you want a decent music station that plays thebest and latest in the alternative music, watch MTV2

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                        I am a huge fan of Kerrang Magazine and I rush down to the newsagents every Wednesday to get my self a copy of the new issue, basically because it’s packed with all the latest news and information on top bands. Now you can imagine my joy when I heard that there was going to be a whole Kerrang TV channel! When the channel finally came on I was like wow, this channel is the best but as the weeks went on I found that Kerrang didn’t really change their videos enough, so I ended up seeing the same videos over and over again! Like wait and bleed by Slipknot, now you must have realized if you have this channel the pure amount that that song gets played, it must be nearly like 20 times a day! Other channels like MTV2 don’t play the heavy stuff I like but at least they have a selection, well I say they don’t play it- they do just there’s only the one show- The Riot- that plays the heavy stuff like Soulfly and Fear Factory. The songs on Kerrang get changes once a week, some get taken off and some get added, it’s usually about 5-7 songs each way. Over all I am slightly disappointed with the channel in that they are repetitive, but I still love it because its there and I can sit down and watch some good music if I want to.

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                        28.10.2001 05:48
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                        K! just moved to 454 on Sky Digital (they do it to confuse me!!) and is one of those music channels where you phone the premier rate number and select the song you want to hear. Then, if you have picked a popular one it will be on soon, if you have picked one that no one else picked then you have to wait for hours to see it (an you invariably miss it!!). I know that they say that they "can't stop it, each track is selected by you" but how can that work? If you watch what people are phoning up for (ok, I am sad!) then you often get the same number a few times in a row or at least very close together. So really that means that if I phoned up 5 times in a row for a song I liked, then that somg should be on five times in a row. This has never been the case to my knowlege - maybe someone else has seen it happen - if so I would be happy to be wrong. The playlist is really good with only one or two rubbish ones that don't belong on K! - they are probably there to give people like me something to moan about. Most nu-metal bands are listed and thankfully there are more and more older tracks creeping their way in - Def Leppard, Iron Maiden etc have all made recent appearances so there us something for everyone (everyone that likes rock/metal that is). They occasionally run competetions, don't have too many adverts and have a weekly updated list of the top ten most requested songs. In conclusion: everything is good except I am skeptical about this phoning up malarky!

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