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Photo of Tim King from Soil

Chicago heavy rockers Soil were formed in 1997 but didn’t find mainstream success until the release of their second album ‘Scars’ in 2001 which featured the hit single ‘Halo’. Original vocalist Ryan McCombs left in 2004 to be replaced by A J Cavalier who remained with the band until 2010 …
Iron Maiden

PIPPA LANG spends a weekend at London’s 02 Arena in the company of IRON MAIDEN, and lives to tell the tale of thirty years on the edge of the Maiden Family, with references to the ‘hilarious debacle’ of her first interview with the band in 1980. Words: Pippa Lang “Of …
Guns N Roses

The story started when Axl Rose allegedly posted on his Twitter account, claiming the band were cancelling all shows. A hacker is said to have broken into the account of Axl Rose and used his account to break the news, however organisers say the tweet, which asked fans to contact show …
Diamond Head, Robin2, Bilston, Thursday 18th August 2016

Formed in 1976, deep inside The Black Country in the town of Stourbridge, Diamond Head were a major part of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement and fresh from last weekend’s Bloodstock Festival where they put in a highly memorable performance on the Friday night they headed …
Ozzy, Pete Way, Andy Parker

I first became aware of UFO early in their career at a youth club in Harlow in Essex where I grew up. We had a great rock room known as ‘the blues room’ away from the main hall playing chart and pop music. Words and Photos: Tony Mottram I had …
Steve Vai

With tales of Nobel Laureates and Hot Chunks plus bee keeping secrets. In the wake of the release of re-recorded and contemporised archive ‘Modern Primitive’, guitar maestro and artistic guru Steve Vai opens up his Jewel Box to discuss his creative process, his latest projects and his apian passion. Interview: …
Photo of Pete Way on stage

With the recent news that the legendary Pete Way has passed away, MetalTalk looks back at a 2015 interview where Pete spoke about his many years with UFO, his solo album, the mysterious Mr Squirrel and selling Vinnie Moore’s shorts at the merch table in Prague. Interview: Tony Conley My chat …
Photo of Dirty Thrills

Jutting from the edge of the artistic hub that is London’s West End, Denmark street has long been an ever-evolving entity within London’s bustling music scene. Dubbed the British “Tin Pan Alley”, the street became populated with music publisher’s offices before a swift turnaround in the 60s that brought a …
Exit Eden - Photo: Christian Barz

Taking a bunch of well known hit pop songs, pumping them up symphonic Metal style and putting four gorgeous, talented women out front to sing them. That’s an idea Jim Steinman would be proud of! EXIT EDEN: RHAPSODIES IN BLACK Release 11 August 2017 (Napalm Records) Words: Ian Sutherland This …
Blizzard Of Ozz

Former Ozzy Osbourne bassist Bob Daisley is suing the Black Sabbath frontman for $2 million in unpaid royalties. Daisley filed a suit against Ozzy and his company Blizzard Music Limited according to documents released after their filing at a Nevada court on Monday (August 8th 2016). Daisley has a songwriting …