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chris nelson

My name is Chris Nelson and I present the Sunday lunchtime show Switchblade Serenade on ARFM rock radio.

I've been a rock and Metal fan all my life, but my true love is melodic rock and AOR. I've worked for numerous radio stations in my career and met most of my idols and interviewed them during that time.

It all started with seeing my first band, Black Sabbath, way back on the Heaven & Hell tour at a place they used to call the Cow Shed (Bingley Hall, Stafford) in 1980 and its been non stop gigging from there.

My column for is called 18 & Life, where I ask your favourite artists 18 personal questions about themselves so if there's anyone in particular you want to know more about, contact me on my Facebook page, or at my email address Rock ON!

16th December 2014: Pete Lesperance Of Harem Scarem
2nd November 2014: Tave Wanning Of Adrenalin Rush
15th September 2014: Robert Sall, Work Of Art
5th August 2014: Carsten Lizard-Schulz, Vocalist For Evidence One, Midnite Club, Syndicate And Others
27th June 2014: Chris Green, Rubicon Cross And New Tyketto Guitarist
10th June 2014: Pekka Heino Of Finnish Band Brother Firetribe
28th May 2014: Tommy Denander (Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, BB King, Don Henley)
19th May 2014: Tony Martin, Former Black Sabbath Singer



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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