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14th August 2017


Revitalised Scots Rockers Gun have announced an exclusive hometown show to promote their upcoming 'Favourite Pleasures' album which is due for release on Friday 15th September.

MetalTalk's Brian Boyle gave the album ten pints out of ten last month and you can see what he had to say about 'Favourite Pleasures' in his review right here.

A post on Gun's official Facebook page last week explains that anyone who pre-orders the 'Favourite Pleasures' album from the official Gun online store before 5:00pm on Thursday 24th August will be entered into a draw to win tickets for an exclusive free album launch show to be held at Glasgow's Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox on Thursday 14th September, the day before the album's official release.

The show will combine tracks from the new album as well as a generous helping of classic songs, so is an exclusive chance for all Gun fans to be able to see the band in a small and intimate setting.

Don't worry if you've already pre-ordered via the official online store however, because you're already included in the draw and don't need to do anything.

All those who are entered in the draw will be emailed more information and a weblink after 5:00pm on Thursday 24th August and the ticket link itself will be live from 9:00am on Friday 25th August. There are only 400 tickets available (with a maximum two per person) and they're available on a strictly first come, first served basis.

If you miss your chance to see the band here, don't worry because the band have already lined up a trio of dates in Manchester, London and Glasgow in December. Tickets are available right here.

You can hear the title track from 'Favourite Pleasures' here, as well as 'Silent Lovers', the second single from the album:

You can also see Gun live here:
aturday 26th August: Chepstow Castle, Chepstow
Saturday 2nd December: The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
Friday 8th December: Club Academy, Manchester
Saturday 9th December: Electric Ballroom, London

Tickets are available right here.

'Favourite Pleasures' tracklist:
She Knows
Here's Where I Am
Favourite Pleasures
Take Me Down
Silent Lovers
Black Heart
Without You In My Life
Tragic Heroes
Go To Hell
The Boy Who Fooled The World

Gun are:
Dante Gizzi – Vocals
Jools Gizzi – Guitars
Tommy Gentry – Guitars
Andy Carr – Bass Guitar
Paul McManus – Drums


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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