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  15th February 2010


Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood recently completed a bike ride across Egypt on behalf of Childline and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

Rod also auctioned off his Flight 666 platinum disc and the band-signed Flight 666 poster but things didn't go so well with the signed guitar, as several of the bidders turned out to be fake and ruined the chances of the genuine bidders.

Rod was very disappointed that a few people would do this, especially during a charity auction where their false bidding deprived such good causes of much-needed funds.

So - he's going to re-auction the guitar again, for a much shorter time.

The guitar will be up for auction between this Monday 15th (6pm GMT) and Wednesday 17th February so if you'd like to own this very collectable authenticated signed guitar and genuinely like to help two very worthy charities, please do come along and bid.

Click for to go to the auction.



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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