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Girl Catalogue re-released

Just before the latest lockdown, Girl guitarist Gerry Laffy snuck across town to sit on the MetalTalk sofa, but was wise enough to keep a social distance from interviewee Mark Taylor, for a chat about all things Girl related. This included the recent releases on Cherry Red Records of their …
Jimi Hendrix performs with his 1967 Gibson SG on The Dick Cavett Show. 9 September 1969

Gibson guitars are to release two signature guitars, the Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony and the Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White. “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” – Jimi …
Blackmore's Night - Christmas EP

Christmas is a special time for so many people across the globe and, irrespective of age, is filled with wonder and a sense of wellbeing. There is a heady nostalgia for simpler and better times and that is probably needed more this year, than it has been in decades, as …
Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons

The past five years have been pretty grim for lifelong fans of Motörhead. With the classic line up of Lemmy Kilmister, Fast Eddie Clarke and Phil ‘Philthy Animal’ Taylor all sadly departed, surviving members of the most recent line up Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell are now the bands front …
Photo of Steve Perry

Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer and Journey frontman Steve Perry will release a stripped back version of his 2018 album ‘Traces’ on 4 December via Fantasy Records. ‘Traces’ was Perry’s first new album in 25 years. Perry has taken his favourite tracks from the album and stripped away things …
Photo of Evanescence

Evanescence will join the stream team when they perform a Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio 5 December 2020. The show will be at 1 pm PT, 4 pm ET, 9 pm UK or 10 pm CET, with the performance available until midnight (ET) the following Tuesday. Safely assembled from …
Photo of Alter Bridge, O2 Arena, London.

Contrary to popular belief, the COVID-19 lockdown has had some positive results. And one of them is a new product from everyone’s favourite Alternative Metaller’s Alter Bridge. Alter Bridge: Walk The Sky 2.0 (Napalm Records)  Release Date: 6 November 2020 Words: Brian Boyle But don’t wet yourself at the expectation …
Photo of Iconic Eye

Iconic Eye will release the five-track EP ‘Back From Behind the Sun’ 4 December 2020, their way of saying they are back. Iconic Eye – Back From Behind The Sun RP Release Date: 4 December 2020 Words: Mark Rotherham ‘Back From The Sun’ features new singer Janey Smith, who has …
Photo of Metallica on the All Within My Hands Foundation gig

The All Within My Hands Foundation has become an integral part of who Metallica are, since it’s formation in 2017. Although they have shown to be charitable throughout their career, it was with this foundation, named after the closing track of their 2003 album St. Anger, that they would formalise …
Photo of Joel Hoekstra

Joel Hoekstra returns with the second album from his solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13, with ‘Running Games’ due for release in February 2021. Hoekstra told MetalTalk: “Years ago, I released three solo albums of mainly instrumental guitar music. “With Joel Hoekstra’s 13, I am working on something that showcases my …