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24th April 2017

diamond head

Dimaond Head founder and leader Brian Tatler will be making a one-off personal appearance at Base Studios Venue in Stourbridge next Sunday, 30th April 2017, in which he wil be telling stories from his forty-year career in Heavy Metal.

Brian will be talking the audience through his career in the music industry, how he started Diamond Head, the highs and lows, the bad management decisions, the inner band dynamics and to then inspiring and becoming friends with the biggest Metal band on the planet, Metallica.

And of course, the songs and stories behind them that made it all happen.

There will be a Q&A section at the end and Brian will be signing any fans material. There will also be Diamond Head merch as a raffle prize on the night.

This will be a seated event with alcoholic drinks and barista coffee available on the evening.

Please note the earlier start time of a 6.00pm arrival with an aim of a 6.30pm start so we can all be not so evil and be in work the next day.

Diamond Head undertook their biggest ever tour of North America late last year and after the resounding success of the jaunt, have been re-booked for further Stateside apearances this year. You can read all about the 2016 adventure right here.

All Diamond Head tour dates for 2017 are as follows with the possibility of further dates to be added.

status quo

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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