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Kiss, with Gary Corbett

Gary Corbett, KISS Keyboardist, needs our help (and the funny story of how I met him and joined his dream band). Words: Chris Dale Gary Corbett was the offstage keyboard player for KISS during the Crazy Nights and Hot in the Shade era. He also played onstage on Paul Stanley’s …
Photo of Atom Seed

You may have read in the first part of this article that I was part of a band called the Atom Seed that was caught up in the hype of the music industry of the early 1990s. Atom Seed and the Music Industry in the Early 1990s Words: Chris Dale …
Photo of Atom Seed

Someone recently asked me how I thought the music industry had changed in the UK for young musicians since the 1990s. Unfortunately, I haven’t been a young musician since the 1990s, so I can’t tell you what it’s like to be one these days. But from what I have seen, …
Paul Cunningham, Atom Seed Singer Passes away

Paul Cunningham, best known as the vocalist with early 90’s Rockers Atom Seed, has passed away. Atom Seed formed in London in 1989, storming the scene with energetic live performances and a 5K debut album, ‘Get In Line’. The flame was short lived however and even after securing a major …
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 …