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14 July 2014

This year 'Legends of Rock - The Originals' will be headlined by none other than Black Star Riders. The band will be performing songs from their recent acclaimed album 'All Hell Breaks Loose' alongside classic Thin Lizzy tracks.

Classic Rock Tours have been putting on festivals since 2005 which have attracted thousands of music folk of all ages in both Europe & the UK including the legendary Rhodes Rock in Greece. Now in their ninth year they're offering the best winter weekend line up around.

So far confirmed for the festival are Black Star Riders, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Snakecharmer, Alabama 3, The Quireboys, Tygers of Pan Tang, Uli Jon Roth, Voodoo Six, The Blockheads, Pat McManus Band, Martin Turner (plays music of Wishbone Ash), The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Curved Air, Mostly Autumn, Bernie Torme and many more. Legends of Rock The Originals Festival is sure to be one of the highlights of 2014.

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The legendary Krusher Joule will be co-hosting the event with Mike Belgrave, and between set entertainment is provided by Gary Rokjok Lewis and the Hells Bells Rock Disco.

A family run concern, Classic Rock Tours runs a think tank of 20 regulars when deciding bands and events. It truly is "hand made by rockers".

The festival will be held at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth's only 5 Star Holiday and Touring Park. They have a Silver David Bellamy Conservation Award. Practical Caravan Top 100 Family Parks recommended, five pennants AA Holiday Centre, and are a member of The British Holiday Parks Association. They have also won the Hoseason's Best Holiday Park in the East of England Award for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 - this is voted for by the customer.

52,000 holidaymakers stay with them each year. They have approximately 430 Holiday homes (including 48 apartments) plus pitches with full hook up for fans bringing their own tourers & also plenty of room for camping with toilet & shower blocks close by.

Accommodation and Tickets:
Ticket Only : £119 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £129.
Own Tents or Tourers £129 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £139.
On Site Accommodation from £129 for 3 days including all gigs. 4 days £159.
Prices are per person.

Deposit payable on booking £50 per person, balance due September 2014.

At the optional Thursday opening night party there is a fantastic line up of Classic Rock Tours house bands - Walkway, Buster James, StoneWire & Four Wheel Drive - playing their own original material + some classic covers thrown in for good measure, from 8pm-2am. To add this storming 4th night is just £30 per person extra including accommodation & tickets or just £10 for gig ticket only.

Accommodation can be booked now & if more guests are added later in the same holiday home the booking can be amended to reduce the price accordingly to reflect the higher number of guests. The more in a home the cheaper it gets!

All homes have full self-catering facilities & there are restaurant & takeaway outlets on site too & an indoor heated swimming pool .

See for more details.



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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