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14 January 2014

The iconic radio station, launched in 2000 by Tommy Vance and a bunch of rock music visionaries, will be back on the air on Monday, January 20, broadcasting 24/7 from its new home at 'The Cape Of Good Hope' in Central London.

TotalRock pioneered the concept of a specialist rock radio station in the UK, and established an enviable reputation for launching the careers of bands and DJs alike.

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An acclaimed feature of the original station was all day mini-festivals called TotalFest, and on Wednesday January 29 and Thursday January 30 the return of TotalRock is celebrated with two 'TotalFest Unplugged' events.

A 3-band bill each night will be headlined respectively by Little Angels frontman Toby Jepson and The Treatment playing acoustic sets before an invited audience.

These filmed performances will be aired live by the station and streamed live on the new TotalRockTV channel from 8pm.

The new station will actively support the best new UK rock and metal bands by offering exposure to their music and interviews on its Radio and TV and social media platforms.

Programme Director Tony Wilson and Managing Editor Malcolm Dome are supported by a 25-strong team of passionate and dedicated presenters a number of whom have been with the station since it started.

Additionally, many happy returns to Tony Wilson who just celebrated his 70th birthday in style at The Cape, with an acoustic set from Mia Klose and received birthday messages from the likes of Toni Iommi, Rob Halford and King Diamond.



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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