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  CHRIS DALE'S METAL MELTDOWN

TAKE YOUR PICK COMPETITION


1st December 2011


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How about a competition? It is Christmas after all.

Guitar picks, we all love them, don't we? It's one of Metal's unwritten rules that guitarists must have plectrums (or plectra) with the band's logo printed on one side and the autograph of the guitar hero on the other. These picks must then be stuck in a row on the mic stand and occasionally thrown out to the adoring fans.


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They are the most desirable item in the super-fans' collection.

Back in the day, I used to kind of collect picks at gigs. I'd be down the front, trying to catch anything thrown off the stage, especially at Kiss shows. Oh, look, I've given you a clue already.

So the competition question is have a look at the autograph side of the picks I collected in the 80s and early 90s below. How many rock star autographs can you read?



I reckon you should easily be able to get ten of them. Can you get 15? Will anyone get them all right? I doubt it myself.

Send your answers 1-21, as many as you can guess, to chris@sacktrick.com before the end of 2011. I want to know the guitarist or bass player's name and the band they were in.

In the unlikely event of a tie breaker the winner will be the one who correctly guesses the most correct bands too. Bear in mind it'll be the band that the guitar hero was in at the time I caught the pick that counts, so some of those band hoppers could be pretty tricky.

As a prize he winner will get two Mr Big pics, a Billy Sheehan and a Paul Gilbert from the recent 'What If' world tour, to start (or add to) their own pick collections.

Good luck and have a very Metal Christmas!

01.12.11

MORE CHRIS DALE'S METAL MELTDOWN COLUMNS HERE...

April 2015: Undiscovered Kisstory: The Kiss Drummer Auditions Of 1980
March 2015: Matthew Trippe RIP - The strange case of the man who would be Nikki Sixx
November 2014: Kiss: 'Love Gun' Deluxe Edition
October 2014: Mr. Big – Live Review at Koko, London
September 2014: Mr. Big: 'The Stories We Could Tell' album review
September 2013: Intensive Bass Course with Billy Sheehan
August 2013: Booking Agents vs Promoters
July 2013: Rock and Metal Pub Quiz
June 2013: Communication Tips For European Festivals, Or How To Learn A Language In An Evening
May 2013: Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013) RIP
April 2013: Daily Mail Columnist Richard Littlejohn Sinks To New Low With Anti-Heavy Metal Article
April 2013: The Future Of Classic Bands
March 2013: Smashing Pumpkins Video Shoot
Febuary 2013: Ten Years On Total Rock
January 2013: Kiss Follow Up To Monster 2013
December 2012: Kiss Reformation Magick
November 2012: Exclusive Interview With Geoff Tate
November 2012: Morally Worrying Session
October 2012: Kiss 'Monster' Review
October 2012: The Best Invention Of All Time
September 2012: A Conversation With Rudy Sarzo
August 2012: Scream For Me Sarajevo Part 3
July 2012: Scream For Me Sarajevo Part 2
June 2012: Scream For Me Sarajevo Part 1
May 2012: Managers v Producers
April 2012: Kiss 'Monster' Album Preview
March 2012: London Venue's Nazi Past?
February 2012: How Not to Join the Ozzy Osbourne Band
January 2012: Metal Evilution
December 2011: Take Your Pick Competition
November 2011: The Pandora's Box Of Pop
October 2011: Tank Tour Diary 2011
September 2011: Festival Stage Collapses
August 2011: Bruce Air, The Early Days
July 2011: European Festival Round-Up
June 2011: Bernie Torme Proud To Be Part Of MT Ozzy Article
June 2011: Who's Your Favourite Ozzy Guitarist?
May 2011: Japanese Tsunami Disaster
April 2011: 10,000 Tank Albums!
March 2011: Death Metal Session!
6th February 2011: Gary Moore (4th April 1952 - 6th February 2011)
February 2011: Recording Bass at Steve Harris'
January 2011: A Column About Columns



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