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30 July 2014

There have been quite a few unmistakable characters that Heavy Metal has given us over the years. On Tuesday 16th December 2014, an impressive amount of these renowned names will unite as the Metal All Stars, for a special one-off concert at O2 Academy Brixton, London.

This special one-off London concert will feature sets that include renditions of all the performing artists' respective classics.

The Metal All Stars was put together by Gabe Reed Productions as a way to give the world's Metal fans an opportunity to see Metal legends in one blockbuster show. "As a Metal fan," says Reed, "this is the show that I always wanted to see - two and a half hours of relentless, legendary Metal!"

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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Monday 4th August from All tickets are priced £27.50 + booking fee. A special presale for O2 customers will start at 9am on Friday 1st August.

The artists are really looking forward to the Metal All Stars London concert as much as the fans are. As Zakk Wylde stated, "The Metal All Stars are back and we are going to kick some major ass!" Additionally, James LaBrie, "I am psyched to be a part of the Metal All Stars tour with an incredible collection of singers and musicians. Come on out and let's make it a memorable kick ass evening that is going to rock!"

It's not often that such a stellar cast is assembled to share one stage. London will get a chance to get a mega-dose of Metal when the 2014 Metal All Stars hit the Brixton Academy this December.

Further big name guitarists will be added to the bill shortly. The organisers say - "Get ready for some big surprises and watch this space!"

Metal All Stars
Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society)
James Labrie (Dream Theater)
Geoff Tate (Formerly Of QueensrŸChe)
Dave Ellefson (Megadeth)
Joey Belladonna (Anthrax)
Ross The Boss (Manowar)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Carmine Appice (Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge)
Cronos (Venom)
Kobra Paige (Gene Simmons Records' Kobra And The Lotus)
Gus G (Ozzy)
Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath)
Blasko (Ozzy, Rob Zombie)
Plus Many More Names To Be Confirmed!

Metal All Stars
02 Academy Brixton, London
Tuesday 16th December 2014



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.

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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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