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Judas Priest’s tenth studio album, ‘Turbo’, has received a thirty-year anniversary boost with a 3-CD box set, featuring the original nine track album re-mastered and an unreleased live concert recording from the ‘Fuel For Life’ tour in Kansas City. There’s also dynamic new cover art, featuring the original classic imagery …

When I think of the Quireboys, murky visions of a smoke filled back street dive bar with a bunch of vagabonds sitting around a table with nowhere else to go come to mind. An empty bourbon bottle lying on its side, it’s contents long since gone, an ashtray full of …

‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’, the movie about the unlikeliest music concert ever, when Bruce Dickinson took his band into the war-torn Bosnian capital in 1994, was screened in London last night with a special Q&A session with Bruce also taking place. The movie, inspired by bassist Chris Dale’s MetalTalk writings …

The O2 Forum in Kentish Town is filled with black-clad music fans seemingly looking for a musical celebration of the previous day’s winter solstice. Words and Pictures: Ash Phoenix Their love and loyalty for one band is reflected in the crowd’s appearance. Everywhere you turn, you can see huge Fields …

For once, the best Skunk in town wasn’t to be found on the windswept backstreets of Brixton. Words: Andy Rawll Pictures: Eric Duvet Our homecoming heroes lit up the academy with a smoking hot performance of songs old and new, their conscience still keen, their passion unbridled and their energy …

Michael Monroe recently played an exhilarating set full of high energy rock n’ roll at the Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena in London. Mark Taylor: Photos by Noel Buckley After his set we managed to pin down the hyperactive frontman for a lengthy chat in the bustling Virgin …

On this beautiful sunny day, my initial waking thoughts were “ooh, what a great day to be at the coast”. After the ‘morning mind fog’ cleared, a sudden realisation stormed in – the coast? Brighton! Sonia Waterfield – Monday 4th April 2011 Today is the first day out of a …

Jazzers, popsters, groovers, but to the bottom of their souls, rockers, Toto surprised and delighted a sodden yet sated near-capacity crowd with a mix of venerable hits, AOR album classics and favourites from the Porcaro family scrapbook. Words: Andy Rawll, Pictures: Eric Duvet This return to the UK is part …

When I found out I was going to be interviewing one of the nicest dudes in the biz, I was a very happy MetalTalk writer. Marco Mendoza oozes charm in bucketloads and his heritage is incredible, playing with Sabbath’s Bill Ward, Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy and many others. His bass …

Guitarist James Stevenson has had a forty year career playing in some of the best known punk, rock and alternative bands around, from Generation X to The Cult, The Alarm to Bowie supergroup Holy Holy and more. MetalTalk’s Mick Burgess caught up with him after his recent tour with Gene …