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  MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS

mark taylor

Constant gig-goer on the London scene since 1984, can normally be found at the bar or acting like a headbanging lunatic down the front.


31 December 2014: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: Shepherd's Bush Empire
31 December 2014: Status Quo/Chas 'N Dave: O2 Arena, London
30 December 2014: Best Of 2014
29 December 2014: Peter Gabriel: SSE Wembley Arena, London
28 December 2014: Mac Sabbath: Welcome To The Cheesiest And Beefiest Band In The World
16 December 2014: Bernie Torme Video Interview About 'Flowers & Dirt', Gillan, Ozzy And Beyond
11 December 2014: Black Star Riders Video Interview With Ricky Warwick And Damon Johnson
8 December 2014: Quireboys/Down 'N Outz Interview With Paul Guerin And Guy Griffin
5 December 2014: Billy Idol: Eventim Apollo, London
3 December 2014: AC/DC: 'Rock Or Bust'
31 October 2014: Looking For Johnny - The Legend Of Johnny Thunders DVD
30 October 2014: Electic River: 'The Faith & Patience' Plus Video Interview
29 October 2014: The Jim Stapley Band: 'Long Time Coming'
24 October 2014: Patti Russo Video Exclusive On Meat Loaf, Queen And Her New Solo Career
16 October 2014: Chariot: 'Demons And Angels' Plus Video Iinterview And Win Tickets to Metalwave II
8 October 2014: Crucified Barbara: 'In The Red' Plus Video Interview And Competition
2 October 2014: Deep Purple Members And AC/DC's Brian Johnson Attend DVD Launch For 'Celebrating Jon Lord'
1 October 2014: Kissin' Dynamite Video Interview With Hannes Braun And Jim Muller Talking About 'Megalomania'
11 September 2014: Reckless Ambition: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
11 September 2014: In Flames Video Interview With Anders Friden
9 September 2014: Biff Byford Exclusive Video Interview - Scintilla Project: 'The Hybrid' Album And Film Review
8 September 2014: Evergrey Exclusive Video Interview With Tom S Englund And Johan Niemann
8 September 2014: Amulet/Flight: 'Well 'Eavy' Album Launch, The Black Heart, Camden, London
2 September 2014: Black Star Riders - Scott Gorham - Exclusive Video Interview - Legends Of Rock Festival
2 September 2014: Jimi Jamison Obituary
28 August 2014: House Of X: The Borderline, London
26 August 2014: Tax The Heat Exclusive Video Interview
5 August 2014: Helix: 'Bastard Of The Blues'
5 August 2014: Unisonic Video Interview with Michael Kiske And Dennis Ward
28 July 2014: Rogue Male/Toledo Steel: Rock Patch, Merton Manor Club, London
25 July 2014: Blues Pills Interview With Elin Larsson And Dorian Sorriaux
8 July 2014: Steve Hackett Exclusive Video Interview About 'Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall'
17 June 2014: Suzi Quatro: 'Live And Kickin'/'If You Knew Suzi...'/'Suzi... And Other Four Letter Words'
13 June 2014: Uriah Heep Interview With Bernie Shaw Talking About The New Album 'Outsider'
9 June 2014: Bad News - Rik Mayall RIP
6 June 2014: Krokus: 'Long Stick Goes Boom - Live From Da House Of Rust'
29 May 2014: Exclusive Interview With Marc Storace And Chris Von Rohr Of Krokus
21 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With No Sinner
13 May 2014: Exclusive Video Interview With Deborah Bonham
8 May 2014: Alexa De Strange: 'Tits Of Death' EP
8 May 2014: Foreigner/Europe/FM: Eventim Apollo, London
8 May 2014: FM: 'Futurama' EP
6 May 2014: Foreigner Unplugged: Hammersmith Odeon, London
6 May 2014: Sunflower Jam - Celebrating Jon Lord: Royal Albert Hall, London
6 May 2014: Cat Scratch Fever 2: Bernie Torme/Peckham Cowboys: White Lion, Streatham
1 May 2014: The Cringe: 'Hiding In Plain Sight' (Sony/RED) Plus Exclusive Video Interview
29 April 2014: Hard Rock Hell AOR/Prog/Blues 2: Hafan y Mor, Pwllheli
29 April 2014: H.E.A.T: 'Tearing Down The Walls' Album Review And Exclusive Video Interview
28 April 2014: Giants Of Rock Festival, Butlins Minehead
25 April 2014: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin: Borderline, London
25 April 2014: D-A-D Exclusive Video Interview With Jesper Binzer
23 April 2014: The Bermondsey Joyriders: Brian Jones/Johnny Thunders Double A-Side Tribute Single
18 April 2014: Doro Pesch Interview
18 April 2014: California Breed Exclusive Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
16 April 2014: Ian Anderson Album Launch In London For 'Homo Erraticus'
16 April 2014: The Answer, Sub 89, Reading Plus Exclusive Video Interview
10 April 2014: Edguy: Tobias Sammet Talks About 'Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown'
31 March 2014: Stray: 'Live In Japan 2013' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Del Bromham
13 March 2014: Saxon: 'St George's Day Sacrifice Live In Manchester'
13 March 2014: Belladonna Interview With Dani Macchi
12 March 2014: Anette Olzon, Former Singer Of Nightwish Talks About Her New Album, 'Shine'
24 February 2014: Adrian Vandenberg's Moonkings: Video Interview, Album Review And Competition
29 January 2014: Video Interview With Jill Janus Of Huntress
23 January 2014: Deep Purple: 'NOW What?!' Gold Edition
21 January 2014: No Sinner: 'Boo Hoo Hoo'
15 January 2014: Boston: 'Life, Love & Hope'
15 January 2014: Pink Cigar: 'We're Gonna Get You Out Of Here'
15 January 2014: Leaf Hound: 'Live In Japan' CD & DVD
6 January 2014: Metalworks, With Special Guests From Judas Priest, Uriah Heep, Iron Maiden, Zodiac Mindwarp And More...
6 January 2014: Video Interview With Uli Jon Roth
6 January 2014: Girlschool/Raven: The Garage, London Plus Video Interview With Raven
23 December 2013: The Art Of Metal Book Review
4 December 2013: Video Interview With Marco Mendoza
3 December 2013: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock: 'Bridge The Gap' Plus Video Interview With The Mad Axeman
27 October 2013: Accept: 'Balls To The Wall'/'Metal Heart'
8 October 2013: Richie Blackmore's Rainbow: 'Black Masquerade' Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Doogie White
7 October 2013: Bob Daisley: 'For Fact's Sake Plus Exclusive Video Interview With Bob Daisley And Lee Kerslake
7 October 2013: Video Interview With The Graveltones
26 September 2013: The Sweet: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club, London
26 September 2013: The Temperance Movement Album Launch: Gibson Guitar Studios, London Plus Video Interview
18 September 2013: Def Leppard 'Viva! Hysteria': Video Interview With Joe Elliott And Rick Savage
13 September 2013: The Sweet: Live At The Marquee 1986 Plus Interview With Andy Scott
9 September 2013: Deadly Circus Fire: The Borderline, London
3 September 2013: Tarja: 'Colours In The Dark' Plus Interview
3 September 2013: The Jokers: 'Rock N' Roll Is Alive'
3 September 2013: The Bermondsey Joyriders: 'Noise And Revolution'
29 August 2013: NWOBHM Manorfest 2013, Merton Manor Club, London
28 August 2013: Wacken Open Air Festival 2013
23 August 2013: Deep Purple: 'Slaves And Masters'
14 August 2013: Interview With Anton Kabanen Of Battle Beast
12 August 2013: Ricky Warwick, Camden Underworld, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Anvil: Relentless Garage, London Plus Exclusive Video Interview
12 August 2013: Robin Beck: 'Underneath' Plus Exclusive Video Interview
2 August 2013: Reuben Archer's Personal Sin
31 July 2013: Aerosmith: 'Rock For The Rising Sun' DVD
29 July 2013: Status Quo: Rochester Castle, Medway Towns
29 July 2013: Bon Jovi: London Hyde Park
12 July 2013: Raven: 'Rock Until You Drop - A Long Day's Journey' DVD
11 July 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Britain/The World Record'
9 July 2013: Tracer/Cage The Gods: London Scala
28 June 2013: Mike Tramp, Star Of Kings
27 June 2013: Iron Maiden: MEO Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
18 June 2013: Saxon/Quireboys: Oxford O2 Academy
14 June 2013: Ricky Warwick Interview
14 June 2013: Anvil: 'Hope In Hell'
6 June 2013: The Crunch: 'Down By The Border' Single
28 May 2013: The Temperance Movement, The 100 Club, London
24 May 2013: Trevor Bolder Obituary
10 May 2013: Sound Of Contact Album Launch Party
8 May 2013: Monument: Nambucca, London
22 April 2013: Whitesnake: 'Made In Japan' Deluxe Version
22 April 2013: FM: 'Rockville' and Rockville II'
22 April 2013: Dan Reed, Camden Underworld, London
10 April 2013: Mission To Lars DVD
4 April 2013: Interview With Whitesnake's David Coverdale
29 March 2013: Escape The Fate Interview With Craig Mabbitt
13 March 2013: Clive Burr Of Iron Maiden Obituary
24 January 2013: Pig Iron: 'Pig Iron IV'
24 January 2013: Snakecharmer: 'Snakecharmer' Plus Interview With Micky Moody And Neil Murray
22 January 2013: Sin Tonic: 'Bottom's Up' EP
22 January 2013: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - The Movie' (DVD)
17 January 2013: Paddy Goes To Holyhead: Merton Manor Club, London
17 January 2013: Jaguar: The Old Blue Last, London
1 January 2013: Thin Lizzy/Quireboys: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: Europe: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
31 December 2012: TNT/Stampede/Neonfly: Camden Underworld, London
28 December 2012: Best Of 2012
27 December 2012: Magnum/Trillium: Islington Academy, London
26 December 2012: Video Interview With Bob Catley Of Magnum
21 December 2012: Damon Johnson Of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders Chats To Mark
14 December 2012: FM: 'Only Foolin'' EP
13 December 2012: Michael Schenker: Temple Of Rock Live DVD
10 December 2012: The Rolling Stones, O2 Arena, London
6 December 2012: Gong/Enochian Theory, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
6 December 2012: Vega/Tainted Nation: Borderline, London
28 November 2012: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
28 November 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road, Rock Patch, Twickenham, London
28 November 2012: Motörhead: Brixton Academy, London
19 November 2012: Interview With Enochian Theory
8 November 2012: Neal Schon: 'The Calling'
8 November 2012: Kirk Blows: Hammered
8 November 2012: Michael Anthony: Words And Music - Excursions In The Art Of Rock Fandom
3 November 2012: Martin Turner - No Easy Road: My Life With Wishbone Ash And Beyond
3 November 2012: Black Country Communion: 'Afterglow'
17 October 2012: Spider: 'The Complete Anthology'
15 October 2012: Sweet: 'New York Connection'
12 October 2012: Interview With Andy Fraser, Formerly Of Free
8 October 2012: Joe Bonamassa: Siam Pavalai Theater, Bangkok, Thailand
8 October 2012: Sunflower Jam: Royal Albert Hall, London
8 October 2012: Gaskin: 'Edge Of Madness'
4 October 2012: Demon Dude's Revenge: 'An Adolescent Fantasy (Vol 1)'
3 October 2012: Tygers Of Pan Tang: 'Ambush'
3 October 2012: Jon Lord: 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra'
2 October 2012: Video Interview With Glenn Hughes
1 October 2012: Anvil: 'Back To Basics', 'Still Going Strong' 'This Is Thirteen' Re-Releases
28 September 2012: Magnum: 'On The Thirteenth Day'
26 September 2012: Tokyo Blade/Deep Machine: Borderline, London
10 September 2012: Thin Lizzy: Under The Bridge, London
4 September 2012: Dio Disciples/Monument/Hostile: Islington Academy, London
4 September 2012: Video Interview With Monument
30 August 2012: Scorpions: Wacken Festival
30 August 2012: Video Interview With Weapon
28 August 2012: UDO: Wacken Festival
15 August 2012: Weapon/Heavy Metal Kids: Merton Manor Club
13 August 2012: Reuben Archer's Big Birthday Bash: Novotel, Wolverhampton
13 August 2012: Queen With Adam Lambert: Hammersmith Odeon, London
31 July 2012: Soundgarden/Black Stone Cherry/Cold Chisel/Iggy Pop: Hard Rock Calling, London
30 July 2012: Sebastian Bach: Islington Academy, London
21 July 2012: Night Ranger: Islington Academy, London
18 July 2012: Richard Marx: 'Inside My Head'
17 July 2012: Jon Lord Obituary
13 July 2012: Glenn Hughes/Fish: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
2 July 2012: Dio: 'Holy Diver' Deluxe Re-Issue
2 July 2012: Taurus Trakker: 'Building Ten' Album Launch, 12 Bar Club, London
2 July 2012: The Zombies: Jazz Cafe, Camden, London
28 June 2012: Lita Ford: 'Living Like A Runaway'
28 June 2012: Horisont: 'Second Assault'
20 June 2012: Video Interview With Sanguine
19 June 2012: Video Interview With Sebastian Bach
30 May 2012: Interview With The Legendary Rick Wakeman
18 May 2012: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
17 May 2012: Micki Free: 12 Bar Club, London Plus Video Interview
16 May 2012: Quireboys/Pat McManus: Borderline, London
16 May 2012: Saxon: 'Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken'
9 May 2012: Video Interview With Gotthard
8 May 2012: Video Interview With Mick Underwood
3 May 2012: Mick Underwood's Glory Road: Merton Manor Club
1 May 2012: Europe: 'Bag Of Bones'
25 April 2012: Video Interview With Tracer
24 April 2012: UFO/Heavy Metal Kids: Kentish Town Forum, London
23 April 2012: British Steel Festival VI: Underworld, London
20 April 2012: Audio Interview With Biff Byford Of Saxon
18 April 2012: H.E.A.T: 'Address The Nation'
18 April 2012: Vain/Furyon/Stala And So: Underworld, London
18 April 2012: Micki Free Electric Blues: 'Tattoo Burn'
12 April 2012: Gyspy Pistoleros: 'Forever Wild, Beautiful And Damned! Greatest Hits Volume 1'
9 April 2012: Angel Witch/Grand Magus/In Solitude: Islington Academy, London
7 April 2012: Video Interview With Serenity
5 April 2012: Audio Interview With Joey Tempest Of Europe
31 March 2012: Video Interview With Joakim Bróden Of Sabaton: US Tour Definitely Goes Ahead
29 March 2012: Video Interview With In Solitude
28 March 2012: Video Interview With Kissin Dynamite
28 March 2012: Video Interview With The Hype Theory
22 March 2012: FM: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
21 March 2012: Neonfly/The Morning After: Islington Academy, London
1 March 2012: Judas Priest/Lamb Of God: Fort Canning Park, Singapore
28 February 2012: Video Interview With The Trews
27 February 2012: Argent: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
27 February 2012: The Trews/The Virginmarys: Highbury Garage, London
24 February 2012: UFO: 'Seven Deadly'
13 February 2012: The Hype Theory: Highbury Garage, London
10 February 2012: Steelwing/Skull Fist/Vanderbuyst: Camden Underworld, London
9 February 2012: Anvil: 'Strength Of Steel', 'Pound For Pound' And 'Worth The Weight' Re-Releases
6 February 2012: Virgin Steele: 'Age Of Consent'
30 January 2012: Pink Cigar: 'Generation Next'
29 January 2012: Space Ritual: The Borderline, London
19 January 2012: Audio Interview With Michael Schenker
16 January 2012: Chickenfoot: Brixton Academy, London
11 January 2012: Saint Jude: Scala, London
9 January 2012: Video Interview With Praying Mantis
9 January 2012: Praying Mantis: London, Merton Manor Club
2 January 2012: Uriah Heep/Snakecharmer: Shepherd's Bush Empire
29 December 2011: Alter Bridge/Black Stone Cherry: Wembley Arena
29 December 2011: Slade: London, Koko
24 December 2011: Deep Purple: Glasgow SECC
21 December 2011: Best Of 2011
21 December 2011: X-UFO Video Interview
21 December 2011: X-UFO: Ruislip, Tropic Club
16 December 2011: Coldspell Video Interview
15 December 2011: The Quill Video Interview
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V Photo Gallery
13 December 2011: Hard Rock Hell V, Pontins, Prestatyn
12 December 2011: Girlschool Video Interview
9 December 2011: Tony Clarkin Of Magnum Video Interview
8 December 2011: Lizzy Borden Video Interview
8 December 2011: Michael Monroe Video Interview
2 December 2011: Nightlord, Hysterica, Stuka Squadron: London
1 December 2011: Riot: 'Immortal Soul'
26 November 2011: Freedom Call/Arthemis: Camden Underworld
24 November 2011: Glenn Hughes: London, Leicester Square Theatre
22 November 2011: Blackfoot: London, Islington Academy
21 November 2011: Magnum: 'Evolution'
20 November 2011: Stray: London, Royal Standard
19 November 2011: Peter Frampton: Hammersmith Apollo
15 November 2011: Leaf Hound: London, Borderline
14 November 2011: Manowar: London, Brixton Academy
12 November 2011: LionSex Video Interview
11 November 2011: LionSex 'Get It' Album Launch: London
11 November 2011: Saxon Biff Byford Video Interview
7 November 2011: Anvil Audio Interview
4 November 2011: Iron Claw: 'A Different Game'
2 November 2011: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: London
1 November 2011: The Answer/Gentlemans Pistols: London, Garage
28 October 2011: Audio Interview With Soley Mourning
26 October 2011: Soley Mourning: 'Zaire'
24 October 2011: Joe Bonamassa: London, Hammersmith Apollo
23 October 2011: Chickenfoot: 'III'
13 October 2011: Beth Hart And Joe Bonamassa: 'Don't Explain'
11 October 2011: Derek Sherinian: 'Oceana'
3 October 2011: Pink Cigar: Notting Hill Arts Club
29 September 2011: Linkin Park: Bangkok, Activ Square
17 September 2011: FM's Pete Jupp Video Interview
7 June 2011: Black Country Communion: '2'
3 October 2010: Audio Interview With Tank



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elo BREAKING NEWS: JEFF LYNNE'S ELO ANNOUNCE HUGE GIG AT WEMBLEY STADIUM
Sunday's Glastonbury performance was another triumph to add to the list of successes Jeff has notched up in this, the fifth decade of his career...

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The Last Stand is now available to pre-order on Limited edition Double Gatefold coloured vinyl...

led zeppelin LED ZEPPELIN CLEARED OF STEALING RIFF FOR 'STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN'
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ripper owens WAS BREAKING NEWS: RIPPER OWENS REFUSED UK ENTRY FOR FRIDAY'S WILDFIRE PERFORMANCE
"Although we are trying everything we are able, we have little hope of changing the minds of such a powerful UK agency."

meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN GO ALL THE WAY WITH NEW ALBUM: LISTEN TO THE FIRST EPIC TRACK HERE
Screw politics - it never made a positive difference but these two did!!

twisted sister TWISTED SISTER FEATURE IN FIRST METAL MELTDOWN, A NEW SERIES OF CONCERT DVDs ABOUT TO LAUNCH
"This performance captured herein just two months after AJ's death really was about our way to help memorialize the great AJ Pero..."

richie ramone RICHIE RAMONE ANNOUNCES UK AND IRELAND TOUR FOR LATE 2016
"Richie saved the band as far as I'm concerned. He's the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band."

tesla TESLA TO RELEASE 'MECHANICAL RESONANCE, LIVE!' AS SUMMER TOUR WITH DEF LEPPARD KICKS OFF
"Making this new live album of 'Mechanical Resonance' was a reminder of the innocence and creative beginnings of Tesla..."

inglorious INGLORIOUS "HIGH AS A KITE" AS SECOND ALBUM GETS UNDERWAY AND DEAD DAISIES AND STEEL PANTHER TOUR DATES APPROACH
"No feeling or buzz I have ever had in my life will compete with that immense feeling of pride and happiness..."

airbourne AIRBOURNE ARE 'BREAKIN' OUTTA HELL' WITH THEIR NEW ALBUM AND HEADLINE TOUR OF AMERICA AND EUROPEAN DATES WITH VOLBEAT
These latest tour dates will only add to their reputation for incendiary live performances – maximum energy, maximum entertainment...

uriah heep URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCE RE-ISSUE OF ALBUMS AND NEW 2016 TOUR DATES
"This time we really let our hair down, if you like! We decided that there would be no restrictions whatsoever."

kiss KISS CAPTURE FULL LIVE EXPERIENCE WITH AUGUST RELEASE OF 'KISS ROCKS VEGAS'
"KaBOOM! We blew up the Joint at The Hard Rock in Vegas like never before. We are very proud of this and know that you will be blown away as well."

aerosmith WAS BREAKING NEWS: STEVEN TYLER ANNOUNCES AEROSMITH FAREWELL TOUR
Stand by for social media to go into overdrive and keep checking MetalTalk as we'll have more news on this when there is some...

yes WAS BREAKING NEWS: JON ANDERSON, TREVOR RABIN AND RICK WAKEMAN REUNITE TO FORM ARW: UK TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
"I'm so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago. It's going to be a musical adventure on so many new levels."

marillion MARILLION REVEAL DETAILS OF THEIR NEW ALBUM AND IT'S GOT A VERY NAUGHTY TITLE
"We don't know how many more albums we'll make, or how long we'll live. Everything has to be the best it can be."

frontiers metal festival PRIMAL FEAR, LABYRINTH, VANDEN PLAS, LORDS OF BLACK AND MANY MORE ANNOUNCED FOR FRONTIERS METAL FESTIVAL
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status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO GUITARIST RICK PARFITT AIRLIFTED HOME FROM TURKEY
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meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF "RESPONSIVE AND WELL" AFTER COLLAPSING ON STAGE LAST NIGHT
"He extends his heartfelt thanks for everyone's support and well wishes, and is expecting a speedy and full recovery..."

foo fighters FOO FIGHTERS SUING BRITISH INSURANCE COMPANIES OVER CANCELLED GIGS
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status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC II - ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD' PLUS HUGE BBC HYDE PARK SHOW
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meat loaf MEAT LOAF AND JIM STEINMAN REUNITE: NEW ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBER
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meat loaf WAS BREAKING NEWS: MEAT LOAF COLLAPSES ON STAGE IN CANADA
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black sabbath BLACK SABBATH LAST EVER UK TOUR: TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE 9.00am FRIDAY
We've been seeing reports all week that the dates are sold out but this is absolutely not the case...

deep purple WAS BREAKING NEWS: DEEP PURPLE DRUMMER IAN PAICE SUFFERS A STROKE IN SWEDEN; MISSES PURPLE GIGS FOR THE FIRST SINCE SINCE 1968 FORMATION
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metaltalk t shirts THIS SUMMER'S MOST SIGNIFICANT METAL FASHION ITEMS ARE HERE
The great news is that now, after many, many requests, we finally have MetalTalk t-shirts available for you...

status quo WAS BREAKING NEWS: RICK PARFITT OF STATUS QUO SUFFERS HEART ATTACK AFTER TURKEY GIG
Rick is being treated in a hospital in Turkey and whilst his condition is serious, he has already demanded his customary cup of tea with two sugars and a sweetener...

maiden IRON MAIDEN PART COMPANY WITH ED FORCE ONE: SEE BRUCE SAY "GOODBYE" ON VIDEO HERE
"I'll miss the big bird but the show must go on and it certainly will."

grave digger GRAVE DIGGER ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
"We'll present a huge and intensive Metal package live on tour, as well as on our album. 36 years of Grave Digger – Metal is alive. Forever!"

lounge kittens THE LOUNGE KITTENS RELEASE THEIR VERSION OF AC/DC's 'DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP'
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john otway OTWAY IN THE PARK: JOHN OTWAY JOINS LINE-UP OF CHICHESTER'S PRIORY PARK FESTIVAL
John Otway's addition to the bill confirms this eclectic new festival's place as a must-go-to-event...

queen QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT TO PLAY THAILAND FOR THE FIRST TIME
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hrh prog HRH PROG 5 ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS
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as lions AS LIONS GEARING UP FOR FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH USA TOUR
The London five-piece will be bringing their explosive live show on a huge US arena jaunt alongside Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and Sixx:A.M during October and November...

bitches sin BITCHES SIN TO RELEASE BOTH VERSIONS OF 'INVADERS' AS ONE PACKAGE, 'ULTIMATE INVADERS'
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"It's pretty incredible to see how the label has become a real force in metal music over the years and now, in a new chapter for the band, it's exciting for Paradise Lost to be a part of Nuclear Blast!"

heart HEART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN JULY - METALLICA'S JAMES HETFIELD MAKES GUEST APPEARANCE
"James just took the song on, and what he added was perfect with a bite and a rock accent."

crucified barbara CRUCIFIED BARBARA SADLY CALL IT A DAY
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motorhead saxon SAXON WITH PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY AT METAL HAMMER'S GOLDEN GODS AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON
Lemmy, creator and leader of Motörhead, was paid tribute to in fine style tonight by comrades whose respect he had unconditionally earned...

amon amarth AMON AMARTH VIKING CRUSADE TO TOUR UK AND IRELAND THIS AUTUMN WITH TESTAMENT AND GRAND MAGUS ON THE BILL
"We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can 'Raise Your Horns' together with us to glory!"

download festival EXCLUSIVE: BLAZE BAYLEY GUESTS WITH DISTURBED AT DOWNLOAD AS NIGHTWISH SHINE AT THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
"Bloody hell, you should see what you look like from here. Like the Battle of Agincourt with more blood and more booze."

download festival IRON MAIDEN DRUMMER NICKO McBRAIN: "BRUCE DICKINSON IS MY HERO"
"I mean, just listen to the performance of 'Death Or Glory'. You know, that's just a little bit of what he gives in these live shows. And we're all having such a great time."

download festival AMON AMARTH BLITZ THE LEMMY STAGE AT DOWNLOAD AS ORGANISERS WORK HARD TO CLEAR TRAFFIC CHAOS
"We've opened up additional entrances to South Car Park. We’re working as fast as we can to get you off the roads."

download festival GHOST PULL OUT OF DOWNLOAD AT THE LAST MINUTE
It's still raining valkyries and hellhounds at Download and Derbyshire Police are warning of a severe traffic build up in the area which will cause serious delays...

eric clapton ERIC CLAPTON SUFFERING FROM INCURABLE DAMAGE TO HIS NERVOUS SYSTEM AND IS STRUGGLING TO PLAY GUITAR
"I've had quite a lot of pain over the last year. And I've had to figure out how to deal with some other things from getting old..."

megadeth EXCLUSIVE: NIKKI SIXX JOINS MEGADETH FOR 'ANARCHY IN THE UK' AS TRIPLE H IS PRESENTED WITH FIRST 'SPIRIT OF LEMMY' AWARD
"The real fact is I can feel Lemmy here right now, sitting in that big, dark cloud over there, drinking Jack and Coke probably..."

iron maiden EXCLUSIVE: IRON MAIDEN LAND AT EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT FOR SUNDAY'S DOWNLOAD HEADLINE APPEARANCE
Weather and wind conditions prevented the aircraft from flying directly over the festival site..

motorhead EXCLUSIVE: MOTÖRHEAD TRIBUTE TAKES PLACE AT DOWNLOAD IN POURING RAIN
Our reporting team have described the sound as: "Brutal. As though the band are here in the flesh, really playing. Everyone has raised a horned salute."

motorhead MOTÖRHEAD DAY TO BE CELEBRATED IN LONDON IN JULY
"20th July has been chosen as it was their first date at the Roundhouse in 1975, hence the venue in Camden..."

sabaton SABATON RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'THE LOST BATTALION', FIRST SINGLE FROM 'THE LAST STAND'
'The Lost Battalion' is the name given to nine companies of the United States' 77th Division during the battle of the Argonne in 1918...

aerosmith AEROSMITH FRONTMAN STEVEN TYLER REVEALS DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 'WE'RE ALL SOMEBODY FROM SOMEWHERE'
American fans can experience live versions of the new tracks, in addition to signature hits throughout the limited-run, 19-city solo tour...

fields of nephilim FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM REVISIT 'ELIZIUM' AT THE SUMMER SOLSTICE SHOW
Fields Of The Nephilim revisit their most iconic album for the first time since its release...

ben ash acm CARCASS'S BEN ASH JOINS ACM LONDON'S TEACHING FACULTY
The Academy of Contemporary Music is extremely excited to bring its unique brand of education to London...

exodus EXODUS ANNOUNCED FOR 'BATTLE OF THE BAYS' UK SHOWS WITH OBITUARY
"We can't wait to see you all in the pit on such an epic, heavy tour!! Look out Europe you've been warned..."

twilight TWILIGHT FORCE TO RELEASE 'HEROES OF MIGHTY MAGIC' ON AUGUST 26th
"While we are still staying true to the essence of Power Metal, the songs, sounds and magic adventures have all evolved from the once drake hatchling into a colossal arcane arch-dragon..."

dark funeral DARK FUNERAL ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR
Dark Funeral will go on the road with their label comrades Krisiun and Deserted Fear...

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK'S FIRST M2TM FINALS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The bill for the August spectacular is starting to fill up as quality fresh blood joins the line up from the Metal 2 The Masses finals...

wakrat RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE BASSIST SIGNS WAKRAT TO EARACHE RECORDS
"We have put a shit load of blood and sweat into this and we want it back! Our mission is to attack modern music and smash the grid. Unapologetic, unrelenting, unbridled and uncensored..."

alter bridge ALTER BRIDGE SIGN WITH NAPALM RECORDS
"We are very excited to see what the future brings and look forward to reconnecting with our fans in 2016..."

stone free STONE FREE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FULL SCHEDULE AND FURTHER ADDITIONS TO THE BILL
Wilko Johnson headlines the Indigo at The O2 on Sunday, with many more additions to a full and varied programme...

wolf hoffman WOLF HOFFMANN RELEASES 'SCHERZO' – THE FIRST SINGLE FROM 'HEADBANGERS SYMPHONY'
"I have always incorporated classical music in my songwriting with Accept, especially with 'Metal Heart', but I constantly felt there was so much more that I could do..."

barb wire dolls BARB WIRE DOLLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'DESPERATE' OUT ON 22nd JULY 2016
The album is released via Motörhead Music. After seeing Barb Wire Dolls live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and placed them under his supportive wing...

epica powerwolf EPICA AND POWERWOLF ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN TOUR: LONDON TICKETS ON SALE NOW
"I really can't wait to be back on the road again and to see the music, the energy and our lovely fans become one. Until then!"

rock am ring BLACK SABBATH ROCK AM RING PERFORMANCE CANCELLED AFTER LIGHTNING STRIKES
Festival organizers vowed to resume the open-air event but local authorities revoked their license in the interests of fan safety...

queen and adam lambert QUEEN AND ADAM LAMBERT AT ROCK IN RIO, LISBON: PROFESSIONAL VIDEO FOOTAGE ONLINE HERE
"There's never going to be another and I'm not replacing him. That's not what I'm doing..."

ac dc AC/DC GO DOWN A STORM AS THEY STRAT THEIR STUFF IN LONDON
"Axl was amazing! His voice was incredible and he commanded the stage; plus they came on fifteen minutes earlier than scheduled!"

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN RELEASE OFFICIAL PERFORMANCE VIDEO FOR 'DEATH OR GLORY'
"He came over before we started recording and we wrote 'Speed Of Light' and 'Death Or Glory'."

alestorm ALESTORM SIGN NEW CONTRACT WITH NAPALM RECORDS... IN RUM
"Unfortunately we only had white rum left (all the good stuff had already been drunk), so our signatures are invisible. We'll leave that one to the lawyers to sort out."

ac dc AC/DC ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED US TOUR DATES
"This band has got a ton of energy and you're going to see a fusion of all that terrific chemistry that we have felt ever since rehearsals in Lisbon..."

ricky warwick RICKY WARWICK & THE FIGHTING HEARTS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
"We can't wait to get back out there and play a full length set and I am delighted that my old friends Vice Squad will be special guests..."

johnny rotten JOHNNY ROTTEN: "I WAS BANNED FROM THE BBC FOR SPEAKING OUT AGAINST JIMMY SAVILE SEX CRIMES."
"If you said anything you'd be off playlists, but that didn't bother me as I was doing a good job of that independently..."

bad company WAS BREAKING NEWS: BAD COMPANY ANNOUNCE THE SWAN SONG UK TOUR WITH THREE ORIGINAL MEMBERS
"Returning to the UK with Bad Company where it all began 40 plus years ago is full circle for the band and the fans. It's always a pleasure to play in the UK."

saxon WAS BREAKING NEWS: SAXON ANNOUNCE UK TOUR WITH FASTWAY AND GIRLSCHOOL
"I think this line-up is unique, you don't wanna miss it. Looking forward to battering some halls... Welcome to the Metal church!"

dead daisies WAS BREAKING NEWS: THE DEAD DAISIES ANNOUNCE UK FESTIVAL HEADLINE APPEARANCE AND DEBUT US HEADLINE GIG
"We have had some amazing bands perform at Planet Rockstock over the years and the Dead Daisies are right up there with the best of them."

wildfire festival WAS BREAKING NEWS: WILDFIRE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE HORRORFLY STAGE
"For those that often think we don't do heavy, the latest additions should change that perception..."

sabaton SABATON AND ACCEPT ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF 'THE LAST TOUR'
"'The Last Tour' will be the biggest and best tour of Sabaton ever. It is the tour we have been looking forward to do for all these years!"

manowar MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FIRST DATES OF THE FINAL BATTLE FAREWELL TOUR
The tour promises to be monstrous in terms of both number of dates and production and the first nine dates will be in Germany beginning on Novermber 24th 2017...

pink floyd PINK FLOYD POSTAGE STAMPS UNVEILED TO COMMEMORATE FIFTY YEARS OF THE BAND
The stamps are available to pre-order on the Post Office website and will be physically available in 8,000 UK post offices...

the tubes THE TUBES ANNOUNCE 'MONDO PULP' UK TOUR FOR OCTOBER
"I embrace my British heritage; the beer and the fish and chips and the best rock and roll fans in the world..."

fear factory FEAR FACTORY ANNOUNCE INTIMATE BLOODSTOCK WARM-UP SHOW IN BRIGHTON
This performance will precede their highly anticipated appearance at renowned Catton Park based metal festival...

tax the heat TAX THE HEAT ANNOUNCE FURTHER UK TOUR DATES INCLUDING AS GUESTS TO TERRORVISION
'Fed To The Lions' shows a band bursting with creativity and energy - previous singles 'Some Sympathy', 'Highway Home' and 'Fed To The Lions' sit alongside future classics...

sinsaedum JOEY JORDISON AND DRAGONFORCE'S FRED LECLERCQ REVEAL NEW BAND, SINSAENUM
"Joey Jordison sent me an SMS to ask what I was up to, so I told him about those death Metal songs..."

manowar WAS BREAKING NEWS: MANOWAR ANNOUNCE FINAL BATTLE: NEXT TOUR WILL BE THE FAREWELL TOUR
"We are calling all Manowarriors to prepare yourselves now and to join us for The Final Battle!"

bloodstock BLOODSTOCK CONFIRM MORE BANDS
Bloodstock festival is excited to announce another batch of bands for August's event at Catton Park...

jared james nichols JARED JAMES NICHOLS' NEW SINGLE AND OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ONLINE NOW - LISTEN HERE
"We're really excited about the brand new kick-ass single," says Jared. "I'm positive it'll kick-start the shows into high gear."

moonsorrow FINNISH PAGAN METALLERS MOONSORROW OFFICIALLY ENDORSE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR DOCUMENTARY ON BAND'S HISTORY
Fans from as far apart as the US, Hungary and the UK took part in writing an unofficial biography of the band...

the dead daisies WAS BREAKING NEWS: THE DEAD DAISIES NEW ALBUM 'MAKE SOME NOISE' UNLEASHED 5th AUGUST
"The record is a straight up rock n' roll record. Very raw and punchy. We didn't do lots of overdubbing of the guitars which I loved..."

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