metal talk
twitter facebook
Type band name, album name, artists name etc here...
Search all our articles by typing band name, album name, artists name etc here...
news now
metal talk






  LOOPY'S WORLD: PART FOURTEEN - BYE BYE DENNIS, HELLO ADRIAN

Steve 'Loopy' Newhouse

steve newhouse

Pin It
Share |


loopyworld

Home! Home again, I like to be here when I can.

I felt like shit. My girlfriend had left me and I had nothing to do. Even the idea of a jigsaw puzzle wasn't fun.

Paul came over and we would go to the Green Man for a few beers, but even that had changed. Our old hunting ground was now an Irish theme pub and we'd only been gone for a few months. What the fuck?

Article continues below...

 
 


It's a strange feeling coming off a big tour. You spend weeks away from home and your loved ones wishing you were at home, then when you finally get home, all you want to do is be on the road again.

I felt like this every time, and I know it wasn't just me. Paul and I would talk about this a lot.

But of course, we didn't have to sit around for too long.

The band had to go into a studio to record 'Women In Uniform', so we did that at Battery Studios in Willesden with Tony Platt at the controls.

Then there was a call for us to be at the Rainbow Theatre to do the video for the afore-mentioned song.

We all arrived at the right time and I got to set the kit up as I usually did, with Clive saying this was wrong or that was wrong. Having spent a few months in Europe ignoring him I felt we had an adequate working relationship.

At one point on tour he pissed me off so much that when he asked me if I had cleaned the kit, I lied and said “of course, don't you trust me?”

He didn't answer but he couldn't deny the smell of furniture polish. I'd sprayed a whole can of it on his seat. Fuck him.

There were a lot of changes about to happen and I didn't see any of them coming.

Clive had sent me on a mission to get an order for his sticks sorted out, which only took a couple of hours but, by the time I got back, I could see that things had taken a turn for the worse.

In my absence Michael Kenney had been asked to do a video shoot with two actresses, which Rod had pencilled me in for. The idea was for Eddie, in a hospital bed, to sit up quickly toward the camera. Michael was in an Eddie mask with the cameraman sitting on his legs, but he sat up so quickly that he actually head butted the camera and split the skin at the top of his nose. Poor bloke still has the scar to prove it.

But this goes back to Rod being manipulative. He tried so hard to get me, and every other member of the crew, to do stuff that we all felt took us out of our comfort zone.

Another story there I think.

After the shoot was finished a lot of things happened far too quickly.

Pete quit, which I was totally gutted about. He'd been with me for almost the whole thing and I started to feel even more uncertain about my own future. This business can be very fickle at the best of times, but you learn to deal with it.

Then shortly after the video shoot we found out that Dennis had gone and Adrian Smith was the new guitarist.

Again I was gutted. Den had been an inspiration to us all. He was a real friend. He looked after us, especially the crew.

He told me afterwards that he knew something was wrong. He realised during the video shoot for 'Women In Uniform' none of the cameras were on him. I think he may be wrong, having watched the video recently, but it's obviously how he perceives his departure.

Although in Den's defence, some of the photos taken at the video shoot to be used for publicity in the near future always had something over Den's face, Steve's bass machine head, Paul's mic. Have a look when you get the chance and you'll see what I mean.

Den's musical differences will always be a stumbling block, more with Rod than anyone else. We didn't care what anyone listened to, in fact it was refreshing to get away from the continuous crash bang wallop of Heavy Metal, and let's face it, most of the crew had diverse tastes in music. Maybe that's why Den preferred to travel with the crew.

So, with Pete and Den gone it was going to be different, of course.

Adrian had been given a crash course of the band's songs and within a few weeks we took him on the road.

H was a very accomplished guitarist and slotted into the vacant position easily. He was also a good songwriter, which came into its own later.

The guy who got Pete's job was a Welshman called Stuart Hopkins. Although a lovely bloke, he was a mess. I had to share hotel rooms with him and from the second we checked in to the moment we left, our room was always a mess. And I don't just mean clothes being strewn all over the place. There were guitar parts and amplifier bits all over the beds, floors, in the bathroom, in the wardrobe, you name it, there was his mess everywhere.

But Stuart knew where every bit was. It was like he filed them in order of what had to be dealt with next.

On tour it was the same. He turned our crew bus into his personal mobile workshop until somebody complained and, slowly but surely, Stuart started to tidy himself and his mess up.

Stuart only lasted for a UK and European tour and finally got fired just before we flew to Japan.

The last time I saw him was just after I got back from Japan. He turned up on my doorstep with a young American guy that I vaguely recognised. I can't remember what Stuart wanted but he told me he was working in a studio in London with Ozzy Osbourne and the young American guy he introduced me to was Randy Rhoads.

As I said, he was vaguely familiar. The real sad thing about this story is the whole conversation took place on my doorstep.

Randy had brought his dog with him and my family's dog had to be shut away in the living room, but my dog barked the whole time that Stuart and Randy where there.

Sadly, we all know what happened to poor Randy. But, as for Stuart, well, as I said earlier, that was the last time I saw him.

Adrian's first big Iron Maiden UK tour was with a French support act called Trust, with one Nicko McBrain on drums.

Now, we all remembered Nick from the McKitty thing and it was amazing how we all kept bumping into each other.

While I had a few days off I was going through a few old albums that I had collected and came across a Pat Travers album called 'Makin' Magic', and there he was again, Nicko McBrain on drums. I'd been listening to this guy for about four years and didn't even know it.

We chatted about the early days of McKitty and Travers a few years later and Nicko told me that when he joined Maiden, it was almost that he had been pointed in that direction. Nick is a great believer in God and felt it was his calling. I call it fate, or Harris, for want of another word. As I said many chapters ago, what Harry wants, Harry gets.

Getting back to the UK tour with Trust. Although they were French, there was never much of a language barrier, mainly because half of their crew were English, but some of the French crew spoke English too. One in particular, a guy called Michael, spoke fluent English and became part of the crew we took to Japan. Again instigated by Harry.

We had some wild nights out with the Trust guys, especially in the West Country, when Nicko introduced them all to Scrumpy, a traditional local cider. Things went very quiet for a few days while they regained their faculties.

In the meantime, Adrian was bedding in nicely but we learned that when he got drunk he took on a different persona, namely Melvin. And Melvin was one of the funniest people I have ever come across. He didn't get up and do anything, but he would say the funniest things.

From what I understand, Adrian is no longer like that. Maybe the love of a good woman changed him, who knows? But it was fun while it lasted.

Then it was studio time again. This time to record the bands second album, 'Killers'. My memory of this time is pretty vague. The album was recorded at Battery studio's in Willesden, North London, with Martin Birch in charge of the production. At least we had a decent producer this time.

My only real memory of the recording process goes like this. During one of the recordings, and I can't remember which song it was, Clive's snare drum developed a rattle. Every other song was OK, we'd had no problem at all but this song was spooked, if you like.

The only answer was for me to lie on the floor in between the cymbal and mike stands and hold the snare in place, remembering to keep my face away from Clive's left leg, which was prone to take off and have a life of its own, and release the snare at the right time.

Thankfully, it only took two takes to get it right. I had visions of still being there, while the rest of the band were in Japan. Other than that, the rest of the album was laid down almost as quickly as the first one.

While we were there Martin had a delivery of the twelve inch version of Black Sabbath's 'Heaven And Hell, which he had produced. It didn't take long for us to fleece him of every copy. If I'm honest, I don't think he cared that much. He seemed really happy working on his new project, Iron Maiden.




Click here for the Loopyworld index, including Steve's tribute to Clive Burr...




26.11.13


Pin It
Share |







 
nightranger NIGHT RANGER TO PLAY RARE LONDON SHOW ON 12TH MARCH
Tickets to see the celebrated San Franciscan rockers at the O2 Academy Islington will be in high demand...

geezer butler BLACK SABBATH'S GEEZER BUTLER BREAKS HIS SILENCE OVER HIS ARREST
Geezer was arrested on Tuesday night after an altercation in Death Valley, California and was booked at the Inyo County Jail...

ramblin man festival BREAKING NEWS: RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR ANNOUNCE SAXON, BLUE OYSTER CULT AND MORE...
A mega announcement from Ramblin Man Fair just dropped...

hate HATE RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LEVIATHAN'
Poland's death/black Metallers Hate are known for their highly dramatic soundscapes...

majesty MAJESTY ANNOUNCE 'GENERATION STEEL' NEW ALBUM AND EUROPEAN TOUR
"We are more than proud of the new record and can't wait to also present these songs live on stage..."

kiss GENE SIMMONS OF KISS SAYS POOR PEOPLE OWE HIM AND WE SHOULD ALL BE NICE TO RICH PEOPLE
"I don't remember the last poor person who gave me a job..."

induction MARTIN BECK'S INDUCTION REVEAL COVER FOR UPCOMING SINGLE
The single. 'Far Beyond The Horizon' is out on February 16th and features some special guests...

cadillac three THE CADILLAC THREE ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE DATES AND GRAMMY NOMINATION
"The UK has become like a second home to us over the past year or so, and we can't wait to come back! We've been working hard on new music for y'all..."

bonafide BONAFIDE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015
With their new studio album 'Denim Devils', the Swedes are set for a spring and summer on the road...

toseland THREE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TOSELAND
A new EP, A UK tour and a world record attempt - Toseland is starting 2015 with a bang...

attila ATTILA PREMIERE VIDEO FOR 'HATE ME'
In this hilarious and unforgettable video clip, Attila trade their microphones and instruments for handcuffs, nightsticks, and cop uniforms...

if all else fails ROCK STARS DEDICATE GET WELL SOON VIDEO TO MONTROSE MUSICIAN
A host of British and American Metal stars combine to wish their comrade Lewis Paton a speedy recovery...

black sabbath BREAKING NEWS: GEEZER BUTLER OF BLACK SABBATH ARRESTED IN AMERICA AFTER BAR BRAWL
He has since been released "after detox and citation," the Inyo County Sheriff's Department said in a press release...

download festival ANOTHER BATCH OF BANDS ADDED TO DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL BILL INCLUDING THUNDER AND EVIL SCARECROW
This year's Download Festival line-up is shaping up nicely with another 24 new acts added to the bill...

steak number eight STEAK NUMBER EIGHT TO EMBARK ON EUROPEAN TOUR WITH PRONG AND HARK
Belgium's post/sludge Metal act Steak Number Eight have announced the dates of their 2015 European tour...

beth hart BETH HART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'BETTER THAN HOME' ON 13TH APRIL 2015
Some artists choose to sing the blues and some artists find that they have to live them as well...

asomvel ASOMVEL ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR MARCH 2015
With the new line-up powering the band to bigger heights, Asomvel are heading out on tour...

dr living dead DR. LIVING DEAD! LAUNCH BRAND NEW VIDEO
'TEAMxDEADx' is an example of the quality Thrash Metal displayed on the upcoming third album...

mabel greers toyshop MABEL GREER'S TOYSHOP RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE FOR 'ELECTRIC FUNERAL'
The band which grew into Yes have reunited and will release a new album in March...

paradise lost PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE
"We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death Metal edge, which is something we haven't done for a long long time ..."

ensiferum ENSIFERUM ADD MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
We're really looking forward to the new Ensiferum album, 'One Man Army', here at MetalTalk...

airbourne AIRBOURNE SIGN WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS
"We're pumped up to have signed on the dotted line to the world's toughest and truest hard rock label..."

vader VADER BRING BLITZ! OVER EUROPE TOUR TO THE UK AND IRELAND IN MARCH
"We come together with our dudes from Hate. We can't wait to bring Hellfire to you soon..."

thy art is murder THY ART IS MURDER ANNOUNCE UK SHOWS SUPPORTING EMMURE
Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be the heaviest tour of the year...

horror holocaust CROSSOVER DEATH SUPERGROUP DENIAL FIEND RE-ISSUE 'HORROR HOLOCAUST' ON VINYL AND IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Ten tales of blood curdling horror that are anvil heavy thrashing death...

wacken EUROPE AND DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCED FOR WACKEN
The sold out legendary German festival announces more details of the mouth-watering bill...

camden rocks CAMDEN ROCKS 2015 ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ACTS
The bands include Trail of Dead, Funeral For a Friend, Heavens Basement, The Dictators, Black Spiders and more...

all that remains ALL THAT REMAINS LAUNCH #thisprobablywontendwell PICTURE COMPETITION
This unique competition marks the release of new studio album 'The Order Of Things' out on Feb 23rd...

blues pills BLUES PILLS ANNOUNCE SPECIAL & LIMITED LIVE ALBUM
"It felt like all the puzzle pieces came together up until one moment, this experience at Freak Valley festival..."

giants of rock EXCLUSIVE: MINEHEAD GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL STAGE TIMES ANNOUNCED
Following on from last year's highly successful inaugural event, this year boasts a diverse range of classic rock acts...

titanfest TITANFEST ANNOUNCED FOR MAY IN LONDON - FIRST BANDS REVEALED
Titanfest now sees some of the most respected and time-hardened Metal musicians working side by side with the next generation of the emerging UK Metal scene...

joe lynn turner JOE LYNN TURNER ANNOUNCES UK AND NORTHERN IRELAND DATES THIS SPRING
Legendary rock and roll singer Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple fame is pleased to confirm details of his intimate acoustic 'An Evening With...' tour...

wildfire festival EXCLUSIVE: WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES FIFTY BAND LINE-UP
Wildfire is known for bringing the best in Scottish talent to Wiston Lodge, and there is one name everyone at Wildfire HQ agreed should be on the bill...

kiss KISS GET ANIMATED IN COLLABORATION WITH J-POP IDOLS MOMOIRO CLOVER Z!
Just when you thought the Metal world had gone insane enough with Babymetal...

joe lynn turner JOE LYNN TURNER TO PLAY UK FESTIVAL DATES AT... 80s REWIND FESTS!
With shoulder pads at the ready, Joe Lynn Turner has been announced to perform at Rewind Scotland and again a month later at Rewind Festival South...

ronnie james dio RONNIE JAMES DIO FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED
The weekend will include a public memorial service, a celebrity bowling tournament and the inaugural Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and BBQ...

von hertzen brothers VON HERTZEN BROTHERS TO RELEASE SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM, NEW DAY RISING, ON MARCH 23RD
"I've never been prouder of anything we've done. Together we raised the bar to a whole new level..."

amorettes THE AMORETTES LINE UP EXCLUSIVE NORTHERN IRELAND SHOW
See The Amorettes at the Diamond Rock Club in February, before they go on tour opening for Black Star Riders and Europe...

walkway WALKWAY RELEASE SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR 'STREETWISE'
The single is the first release from their second studio album. Walkway will support Status Quo in June 2015...

motley crue MOTLEY CRUE REVEAL DATE OF FINAL SHOW AND FINAL TOUR LAST LEG DETAILS: NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW
Motley Crue are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector's album package...

art of anarchy PRESENTING ART OF ANARCHY FEATURING SCOTT WEILAND, BUMBLEFOOT, JOHN MOYER OF DISTURBED AND JON AND VINCE VOTTA
Poised to become one of the biggest new bands of 2015, Art Of Anarchy is redefining the rock supergroup...

jettblack JETTBLACK RETURN WITH A BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
Jettblack get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February...

dead kennedys DEAD KENNEDYS FANS PERFORM PUBLIC SEX ACT LIVE ON STAGE
"This was something definitely different to see at a punk concert..."

evil scarecrow EVIL SCARECROW'S MISSING TRACK FINALLY RELEASED! A MESSAGE FROM DR HELL!
Evil Scarecrow have just released a new, old version of 'Robototron', which they feel is the definitive version of their most popular track...

eddie and the hot rods BREAKING NEWS: ORIGINAL EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS LINE-UP REFORM FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY
This will be the first time all original members have played a full show together for over thirty years...

carthagods CARTHAGODS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING TIM "RIPPER" OWENS, RON THAL AND MARK JANSEN
"It's been a long time that we look for this occasion to finally satisfy our fans..."

paddy goes to holyhead EXCLUSIVE: PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ANNOUNCE FINAL CONCERT FOR ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
Sadly it's the end of an era as Paddy Goes To Holyhead have announced that they are to play their final gig...

grateful dead BREAKING NEWS: GRATEFUL DEAD TO RE-UNITE FOR 50th ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL CONCERTS
The reunion, billed "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead", will feature the band's surviving members...

nazareth BREAKING NEWS: VOCALIST LINTON OSBOURNE LEAVES NAZARETH
"I am no longer a member of Nazareth. It didn't work out, for me, or for the band..."

napalm death NAPALM DEATH LAUNCH NEW SONG 'HOW THE YEARS CONDEMN' ONLINE
"Lyrically it's a departure from the rest of the new album as it's self-reflective... We are not invincible - Nor are we indestructible. There are choices - points of return..."

lordi LORDI ANNOUNCE UK DATES FOR TOUR FORCE ONE
Lordi bring 'Scare Force One' to the UK for ten dates in the Spring...

nightwish NIGHTWISH REVEAL TRACKLIST & FORMATS OF 'ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL'
The new studio album, released on 30th March, is available in several tasty formats...

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN LEADER STEVE HARRIS' MANSION BACK ON THE MARKET AT KNOCKDOWN PRICE
The mansion boasts its own pub called the Horse and Cart as well as an indoor swimming pool...

pete way EXCLUSIVE: ALL PARTIES IN BATTLE BETWEEN FIN MUIR AND PETE WAY OF WAYSTED GIVE A RESPONSE
"I can confirm that this appalling defamation is completely without foundation..."

death angel DEATH ANGEL ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW AND DATES WITH QUEENSRYCHE AND ARMORED SAINT
Los Angeles Heavy Metal legends Armored Saint will join both acts for a special London show at the Electric Ballroom...

udo dirkschneider U.D.O. TO PLAY ENGLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DONKEY'S YEARS
Germany's favourite rock god Udo Dirkschneider has announced three exclusive shows for the UK...

california breed CALIFORNIA BREED HAS GONE THE WAY OF BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
After a great first album, the departure of a superstar drummer, and very little touring, California Breed is extinct...

kamelot KAMELOT SIGNS TO NAPALM RECORDS; NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
In support of this highly anticipated release, Kamelot will hit the road for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour...

the gentle storm ARJEN LUCASSEN AND ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN'S NEW BAND THE GENTLE STORM REVEAL TOUR DATES AND ALBUM DETAILS
"We'll perform some Ayreon classics together and premiere a couple of songs that will be on our upcoming album..."

jimmy page JIMMY PAGE IN FIGHT WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS OVER HOUSE RENOVATION
The pair are neighbours and have fallen out over Williams' plans to revamp his multi-million pound mansion...

ac dc AC/DC CONFIRMED FOR GRAMMY'S BUT WHO WILL FILL THE DRUM STOOL? HERE'S THE CONTENDERS...
Mark Taylor lays down the betting odds of who exactly will be filling the drum stool on AC/DC's upcoming World Tour...

hard rock hell SAXON ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9 WITH ROCK GODDESS, PIG IRON AND MORE
Hard Rock Hell, aptly titled 'House of Horrors', are pleased to welcome Heavy Metal Titans Saxon back into their realm...

dark funeral DARK FUNERAL TO RELEASE 7INCH & DIGITAL SINGLE 'NAIL THEM TO THE CROSS' IN FEBRUARY
The single is available as a hand-numbered 7inch limited edition of which 500 copies are on black vinyl and 500 on blue vinyl...

santa cruz SANTA CRUZ TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MARCH 9th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
Santa Cruz will also play five UK dates as main support to Amaranthe...

tygers of pan tang TYGERS OF PAN TANG TO HEADLINE GARAGE DAYZ RE-VISITED ALL DAYER IN LONDON
A mouth watering bill not only from bands that were a huge influence to bands like Metallica and Megadeth....

truffle TRUFFLE TO PLAY SPECIAL SOUTH COAST GIG WITH SIEGE, TOLEDO STEEL AND KODIAK JACK
Tickets are priced at only $7.50 for a night that promises to be full of faces from the area past and present....

weapon WEAPON (UK) TO PLAY EURO TOUR WARM UP LONDON GIG AT 1980s TICKET PRICE
"To celebrate the past 35 years, introduce our new drummer Darren Lee, warm up for our European dates and more importantly to thank YOU for your support..."

ensiferum ENSIFERUM UNLEASH TWO NEW VIDEOS ON EVE OF LAUNCH ON NEW ALBUM
Today Ensiferum unveils the official new video for 'One Man Army''s title track as well as an in-depth "making of" clip...

autograph AUTOGRAPH RELEASE FIRST NEW SONG IN OVER 25 YEARS
Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable and essential...

hayseed dixie HAYSEED DIXIE REACT TO CHARLIE HEBDO ATTACKS WITH NEW VIDEO AND START MASSIVE TOUR THIS WEEK
On the eve of the "Hair Down To My Grass" Tour, Hayseed Dixie release 'We're not Gonna Take It' video in tribute to the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists...

skarlett riot SKARLETT RIOT TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE THIS MONTH AND NEW ALBUM IN FEBRUARY
Following on from their hugely successful debut album Skarlett Riot return with the riff-packed, hood laden 'We Are The Brave'...

furyon FURYON CHANGE RELEASE DATE OF SECOND ALBUM
What's to be expected is more explosive guitar riffs and solos in well-crafted song form...

bomber music BOMBER MUSIC ARE OFFERING A NUMBER OF FREE RELEASES
The UK Punk Rock Record Label have a selection of the best underground acts for your listening pleasure...

steve hackett STEVE HACKETT ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM 'WOLFLIGHT' OUT ON 30TH MARCH
The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom...

adrian smith IRON MAIDEN'S ADRIAN SMITH ROCKS UP IN CHISWICK WITH DOOGIE WHITE, ANDY BARNETT AND DAVE 'BUCKET' COLWELL
MetalTalk's first Gig Of The Week for 2015 turned up two major surprises as a great night was had by all...

sabaton SABATON ANNOUNCE "SABATON OPEN AIR" WITH POWERWOLF AND CIVIL WAR
Tickets are on sale now for this special event in Germany in July...

pig iron PIG IRON ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
'Sermons From The Church Of Blues Restitution' will be released worldwide via OYR on 2nd March and will be preceded by a high value four track EP...

sonata arctica SONATA ARCTICA ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LONDON SHOW FOR 'ECLIPTICA OVER EUROPE TOUR 2015'
"On these shows we'll perform 'Ecliptica' in its entirety as well as assorted hits from our catalog..."

skalmold SKALMOLD UNVEIL NEW SPRING TOUR DATES WITH ELUVEITIE AND WIND ROSE
For those who didn't catch the Viking/Pagan Metallers live on tour, here's another chance...

nathan james NATHAN JAMES OF TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA IS THE NEW LEAD SINGER OF INGLORIOUS
Nathan is now looking forward to moving forward with his own band...

36 crazyfists 36 CRAZYFISTS REVEAL VIDEO FOR 'ALSO AM I'
36 Crazyfists can be seen in the UK in February on their headlining tour...

t rex TYRANNOSAURUS REX ANNOUNCE DELUXE CD & VINYL REISSUES FOR 3 ALBUMS + LIMITED EDITION 7" SINGLES
These new editions will contain substantial previously unreleased material...

tony iommi BLACK SABBATH LEGEND TONY IOMMI TELLS ALL ABOUT HIS CANCER BATTLE
"In the good old days there was cocaine everywhere. This time we had tea and coffee and health drinks..."

cradle of filth CRADLE OF FILTH PROVIDE UPDATE ON THE RECORDING OF THE LATEST ALBUM
Things are shaping up nicely for the new album wiht lots of activity in darkest Suffolk...

def con one DEF CON ONE ANNOUNCE CRUSHING HEADS TOUR
British Metallers Def Con One can be seen across the UK in 2015...

manowar MANOWAR RETURN TO BRAZIL FOR THE MONSTERS OF ROCK FESTIVAL IN SAO PAULO ON APRIL 26, 2015
"We played the Monsters Of Rock Festival in São Paulo in 1998 and I remember that during the sound-check two of my speakers on stage actually caught fire..."

saxon SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER OUT OF HOSPITAL, UDO'S SON TO STAND IN ON RESCHEDULED UK DATES
A positive start to 2015 for Saxon...

randy bachman RANDY BACHMAN ANNOUNCES 'HEAVY BLUES' ALBUM WITH NEIL YOUNG, JOE BONAMASSA AND PETER FRAMPTON
"Don't do the same thing and say it's a new album... Stop, get out of the box, do something fearless, be fierce, be ferocious, reinvent yourself..."

marilyn manson MARILYN MANSON PREMIERES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'DEEP SIX'
The first single from Manson's forthcoming album 'The Pale Emperor' was directed by surrealist artist Bart Hess...

uriah heep URIAH HEEP ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE PACKAGE
'Live At Koko, London 2014' is on its way in February 2015, along with plenty more chances to see Uriah Heep live...

absolva ABSOLVA ANNOUNCE FIRST TOUR DATES FOR 2015
"We're very lucky to be able to add my brother Luke Appleton of Iced Earth on second guitar for these tour dates..."

dark funeral DARK FUNERAL UNLEASH NEW SONG & VIDEO 'NAIL THEM TO THE CROSS'
A new dawn rises and Dark Funeral open the gates to a new chapter of furious, intense and merciless Black Metal...

almighty THE ALMIGHTY CLASSIC EARLY ALBUMS TO BE OFFICIALY RE-LAUNCHED COMPLETE WITH EXTENSIVE BONUS CONTENT
The first two Almighty Re-issues will be made available via Spinefarm Records on February 9th 2015...

36 crazyfists 36 CRAZYFISTS ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY 2015 HEADLINE UK TOUR PLUS NEW ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED
This month-long outing aligns with the February 16th release of the group's sixth album, 'Time And Trauma'...

ac dc AC/DC ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN DATES
Tickets for AC/DC at Wembley will go on sale from 9.30am Wednesday 17th December...

eric martin ERIC MARTIN CONFIRMS RESCHEDULED UK TOUR DATES AND ADDS FOUR NEW SHOWS
Eric will play thirteen shows in the UK and Ireland over a two and a half week period to make up for the unfortunate circumstance that caused the cancellation...

manowar MANOWAR ANNOUNCE WARSAW, POLAND AS NEXT DESTINATION ON 2016 WORLD TOUR
Manowar return to Poland after their debut performance there in 2014...

exploited THE EXPLOITED ARE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE
Great news that the punk legends are back and ready to go following singer Wattie Buchan's heart attack...

rainbow RAINBOW RELEASE 'A LIGHT IN THE BLACK' NEW 6 CD/DVD BOXSET
This career box set covers the entire Polydor career of Rainbow, featuring rare and unheard tracks as well as fan favourites and the famed concert at Monsters of Rock in 1980...

metalhead FEATURE FILM 'METALHEAD' STREAMS ONLINE AT VIMEO-ON-DEMAND IN SELECTED COUNTRIES
The award-winning film 'Metalhead' has a classic soundtrack and dark intense performances...

electric wizard ELECTRIC WIZARD ANNOUNCE ROUNDHOUSE LONDON SHOW FOR MAY 2015
Electric Wizard will also appear at the Un Tune Music & Arts festival, Berlin...

alan parsons THE ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT ARE CONFIRMED FOR LONDON 02 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE ON MARCH 18TH
The greatest hits show will be the first UK concert in over ten years for the prog luminaries...

scott stapp CREED'S SCOTT STAPP CLAIMS HE IS ON A MISSION TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT OBAMA
A tape of a 911 call from relatives has emerged, detailing another extraordinary happening in the continued downward spiral of Creed's Scott Stapp...

kk downing KK DOWNING LAUNCHES WORLD'S FIRST EVER HEAVY METAL FRAGRANCES
"I think I just woke up one morning and thought of the word 'Metal'..."

hellfest HELLFEST ANNOUNCE ANOTHER WAVE OF BANDS PLUS WEEKEND TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT
The second wave of bands have been confirmed for Hellfest in Clisson, France...

metal talk
© All written site content is copyright MetalTalk.net 2008-2015, unless otherwise stated, and is not to be used without prior permission.
Ads raid data recovery