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31st October 2012

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Status Quo have just released the rock documentary 'Hello Quo' directed by Alan G Parker. MetalTalk's Mark Taylor recently caught a sneak preview, which he originally reviewed for the Record Collector Magazine's Newsletter, and you can read his thoughts right here.

Hello Quo!: London Soho Fox Screening Rooms, 14/9/12

Status Quo's 'Hello Quo!' goes on sale on DVD and BD on 29 October. And it's the ultimate Quo documentary, clocking in at a whopping 150 minutes. This is one Quoathon that will leave you with a head-banging neck-ache to remember! You may have heard some of the stories forty five hundred times before, but why don't we do it again and again?!

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Told in chronological order, album by album, the story unfolds from their early beginnings at Butlin's Minehead, with a rare account from the twin Harrison sisters, who talk about a young Rick Parfitt teaming with the rest of the band to form the Quo.

From the psychedelic mod leanings of 'Pictures Of Matchstick Men' that inspired a young Paul Weller, who appears in the doc, along with Brian May, Jim Lea (Slade), Jeff Lynne (E.L.O) Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Pete Shelley (Buzzcocks), Midge Ure and Cliff Richard, right through the 70s denim years, we go to the End Of The Road and beyond.

Members past and present talk in candid detail and intriguing honesty, and for a generation brought up on Monty Python, expect some good ole British humour from Parfitt and Rossi. And the best is saved until last, with a magical reunion of Rossi, Parfitt, Lancaster and Coughlan.

The official premiere was held last Monday at London's Leicester Square on October 22nd with the current line up all in attendance along with original drummer drummer John Coughlan as was directer Alan G Parker and below you can see the various interviews from the red carpet as well as a Q&A with the members of Quo recorded after the screening with host Paul Gambaccini.



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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