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8th April 2017


Fozzy have unleashed the first single from their forthcoming seventh studio record. Check out the electrifying new music video for the track 'Judas' right here.

'Judas' will serve as the official theme song for the WWE event 'NXT Takeover: Chicago' on May 20th.

Fozzy frontman and WWE Legend Chris Jericho offers his take on the 'Judas' music video, telling us:

"For such a dark and sexy song like 'Judas', we wanted a dark and sexy video to match... and we got that and more.

"In one take we filmed a unique, visually stunning masterpiece that combines an incredible song, psycho clowns, hot chicks, a man on fire and a great rock'n'roll band, all in one tasty video morsel. What more could you want... a giant rabbit holding balloons?

"Oh yeah, we've got that too!"

Fozzy began their 'Judas Rising' tour last week, kicking things off May 5th in Virginia Beach, VA. You can catch them in the UK at Download on 11th June and The Craufurd Arms in Milton Keynes on June 13th. Here's all the scheduled tour dates:

May 5th: Virginia Beach, VA: Lunatic Luau
May 6th: Canton, GA: The Revival
May 7th: Charlotte, NC: Carolina Rebellion
May 9th: Knoxville, TN: The Concourse
May 10th: Louisville, KY: Trixie's Entertainment Complex
May 11th: Milwaukee, WI: The Rave
May 12th: Ashwaubenon, WI: Green Bay Distillery
May 13th: Dubuque, IA: Courtside Sports Bar & Grill
May 14th: Somerset, WI: Northern Invasion
May 16th: Pittsburgh, PA: Diesel Concert Lounge
May 17th: Lancaster, PA: Chameleon Club
May 18th: Patchogue, NY: 89 North Music Venue
May 19th: Asbury Park, NJ: House Of Independents
May 20th: Winchester, VA: Blue Fox Billiards
May 21st: Morgantown, WV: Mainstage Morgantown
May 23rd: Flint, MI: The Machine Shop
May 24th: Joliet, IL: The Forge
May 25th: St. Louis, MO: Fubar
May 26th: Pryor, OK: Rocklahoma
May 27th: San Antonio, TX: River City Rockfest
May 28th: Dallas, TX: BFD Festival
June 11th: Download – Donington, UK
June 13th: The Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, UK
June 24th: Auburn, WA: Pain In The Grass


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt 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.



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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