Hi there! Welcome to the third issue ofBullet - the ONLY magazine publishingrock’n’roll noir.
We believe rock’n’roll isn’t just music, it’s an attitude that canpermeate every aspect of your life. That’s why the writing in Bulletcovers fiction and non-fiction. We imagine it as the sort of placewhere James Ellroy and Lester Bangs sit happily together.It’s loud, noisy and above all swinging. We hope you enjoy it.In this issue we’ve got 15 new short stories from writers from aroundthe world. The response to the notion of rock’n’roll noir has hadglobal resonances and we think we’re on to something big here.Rock’n’roll is so obviously the bedrock of so many people’s lives,but that’s not surprising, after all it’s been around for over fifty years. In that time it’s influence on the world has been immense. And now there’s a rebirth going on, a rediscovery of the music thatis drawing deep on its blues roots. We’re trying to ride that waveand take rock’n’roll into new worlds of writing. We’ve also incorporated some non-fiction, intelligent criticism ofstuff that’s happening now that is of special interest to Bulletreaders. We’ve got reviews of new albums by Jawbone, the BlackKeys and others. What we’re trying to do is put new stuff into abigger context and provoke some intelligent thinking on rock’n’roll.There’s some great new noir out which we think you should knowabout. Pulp Originals and Point Blank Press are doing a fine joband we look at some of their new stuff.You’ll see at the back of the mag our line of T-shirts celebratingBullet Heroes. The latest to join those hallowed ranks is IcebergSlim, in our eyes, the greatest black american writer and one ofthe greatest writers ever. Full stop. Find out more about him in ourtribute to the guy.Hope you like this issue and remember ….. keep on rockin’.
Keith Jeffrey Editor