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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 …
Cover of Brice Dickinson Skunkworks album

Fernando Souza discusses the qualities that constitute a ‘good album’, and why Bruce Dickinson’s ‘Skunkworks’ is one of the most underrated albums of all time. How do we define a good album? The Oxford Dictionary of English defines ‘good’ as an adjective to describe something pleasant, enjoyable or satisfying. The …
Queensryche in 2015

Veteran bay area thrash Metallers Death Angel love London. This is something that singer Mark Osegueda tells the crowd in Camden’s Electric Ballroom a lot over their short thirty minute set. Maybe too much as they could possibly have fitted in another song in that time and what we got …
Photo of Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson was back at his day job as Head Of Cardiff Aviation around nine hours after departing Wacken’s Main Stage on Thursday night after a triumphant final night of Iron Maiden’s 72-date Book Of Souls World Tour and he walked right into a blazing row with the Government, along …
Photo of Iron Maiden at Wacken 2016

The Book Of Souls World Tour came to an end last night as a global viewing audience of twenty-seven million Iron Maiden fans joined the 85,000 in attendance at Wacken to witness an absolutely stunning performance. After seventy-one gigs across six continents and thirty-five countries, Maiden put on their best …