Archive

This is one that’s bugged me for a while. How many drummers auditioned for KISS when Peter Criss departed the band in 1980 and who were they? © This article is copyright MetalTalk.net 2015 and is not to be reproduced in part or full without prior written permission. Updated September …

Mark caught up with keyboard legend Rick Wakeman, just as the news was breaking that the Crystal Palace Garden Party had been cancelled due to a rotting stage. Check out our front page for the news item on this… INTERVIEW: MARK TAYLOR Hi Rick. You were due to headline at …

What better way to kick start your year than with two European metal heavyweights. Words: Brian Boyle, Pictures: Dani Kammler If the Metal gods had done their job properly, Accept would not be playing second fiddle on any bill anywhwere. Having announced their arrival in 1983 with their iconic ‘Balls …

“I hate magic, about 99% of it I can’t stand.” Wait, wait, hang on… I’m curled up in the drawing room of The House Of Magic, one of the most unique and spectacular venues ever, and home to Simon Drake, the UK’s leading cult illusionist and magician with a career spanning …

Heavy Metal highwaymen of the high seas Alestorm have had their contract with Napalm Records extended and will be starting work on their fifth album as soon as they are in a reasonably sober enough state to do so. And in true Alestorm style, the band have signed their new …

He’s pressed the button on the National Lottery show, he’s received the OBE from the Queen, he opened up Live Aid in 1985, he’s sold over 128 million records and counting and he’s about to set off on his final Electric tour with the iconic band he co-founded forty-nine years …

A hot Bank Holiday weekend in England brought the return of Washington’s finest, Queensrÿche, and the atmosphere inside Bilston’s Robin, Sheffield’s Corporation and London’s O2 Academy was scorching as the three venues played host to a band still very much on top of their game and experiencing an extraordinary resurgence. …

Diamond Head are about to set off on the longest North American tour in their illustrious and lengthy history. The first gig is on 2nd November in San Francisco and the last and twenty-eighth performance takes place on 4th December at a secret venue and location. All will be revealed …

It was a sparkling occasion last Wednesday in Anaheim, California when the third annual Hall Of Heavy Metal History inductions produced a night of a thousand stars in more ways than one on an occasion that will be talked about for years to come. The world premiere of the new feature length documentary film …

ZZ Top, the self proclaimed little ol’ blues band from Texas, haven’t played in Scotland very often in their near fifty year career so when they announced that they were returning there was a buzz of excitement north of the border. Words: and Pictures: Ian Sutherland The surprising thing was …