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Kiss Belgrade poster

Were KISS kidnapped in Belgrade in 1997? Ultimate Guitar website ran an article a little while back in 2017, where they labelled a tale about KISS getting almost kidnapped in Serbia on the 1996-97 Re-Union Tour as purely an urban myth which had begun with unsourced allegations on a Bosnian-Serbian …
Van Halend at the Brown M&M Story

I love a good Rock and Roll legend as much as anyone else, it is just that I have my doubts about the accuracy of many of them. One of those tales is that of Van Halen’s brown M&Ms. Words: Chris Dale The story goes that Van Halen had stipulated …
Bruce Dickinson flies a Lancaster

Shortly before I joined Bruce Dickinson’s solo band he asked me, “Are you afraid of flying?”. I said “No”. Neither of us was fully explaining ourselves. I assumed that he meant we might go on some flights on tour. You can’t swim to America. There’s no ferries to Japan. That …

Strings. It’s all a big mystery isn’t it? Every guitar hero and bass god has them, they make the sound that we rock to but what are strings? Words: Chris Dale How are they made? Why are some thick and some thin? What gauge strings do AC/DC use? Can I …

This is one that’s bugged me for a while. How many drummers auditioned for KISS when Peter Criss departed the band in 1980 and who were they? © This article is copyright MetalTalk.net 2015 and is not to be reproduced in part or full without prior written permission. Updated September …

‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’, the movie about the unlikeliest music concert ever, when Bruce Dickinson took his band into the war-torn Bosnian capital in 1994, was screened in London last night with a special Q&A session with Bruce also taking place. The movie, inspired by bassist Chris Dale’s MetalTalk writings …

‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’, the movie about the unlikeliest music concert ever, when Bruce Dickinson took his band into the war-torn Bosnian capital in 1994, will be released on DVD in June, along with the film’s soundtrack. This must-see documentary, inspired by bassist Chris Dale’s MetalTalk writings of 2012 includes …

A Mission To Play Heavy Metal In The Bosnian War, December 1994 Back when I was in Bruce Dickinson’s band, I woke up way too early one day with the phone ringing. It was Bruce. “Morning!” he said chirpily. I looked through the curtains. He was right. “Yeah, morning!” I agreed. …

A Mission To Play Heavy Metal In The Bosnian War, December 1994.  Re-Cap: In Part 1 of this feature I was telling the rambling tale of the time I went to Bosnia with the Bruce Dickinson band during the Siege of Sarajevo. In Part 2 we pick up at dawn …

In parts 1 and 2 I’d been going on about the time I went to Sarajevo during the Bosnian War with the Bruce Dickinson band. We pick up the tale with a day off in the besieged city after the gig… Your Humble Narrator So, what do we do on …