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3rd February 2012

gilby clarke

OK, everybody knows that Gilby Clarke was in Guns N' Roses but did you know that he also played guitar for the MC5, Nancy Sinatra, Heart and now Rockstar: Supernova? As a singer, guitarist and songwriter he's an old-school mash-up of Keef, Johnny Thunders, and BB King.

See, the tousled guitar hero was but a 17-year-old Cleveland punk when he split for the sparkly glitz of Hollywood. A fresh-off-the-bus cliché? Nah, Clarkee made it all his own.

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Gilby's European tour kicks off in London on Monday at the Camden Underworld. Also on the bill we have Guns 2 Roses (The official Guns N' Roses tribute band). Gavin Micky Felvus and the G2R boys have played with various members of GNR and visa versa, not just in London but all over the world. I really cannot wait to see what's going to happen Monday night at the Underworld.

In October 2010 Guns 2 Roses jammed with members of the current Guns N' Roses line-up, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and Frank Ferrer. They were then invited as guests on the 2010 Guns N' Roses tour of the UK. Here they are with bass guitar vet Wee Harry Nolan from Witchwood School of Rock.

Gilby's tour dates are:

2/6 - The Underworld - London, UK with Guns 2 Roses and Badmouth
2/7 - Yardbirds - Grimsby, UK
2/8 - Bannermans - Edinburgh, UK 2/9 - The Diamond - Sutton in Ashfield, UK 2/10 - L'Empreinte - Savigny Le Temple, FRANCE 2/11 - Atelier des Moles - Montbelliard, FRANCE 2/12 - Boite A Musique - Wattrelos, FRANCE

Tickets are on sale now and you can get yours by clicking here.



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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