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‘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 …
Scream For Me Sarajevo

Recently I’ve been chatting to Martin Swan and John Allerton, both soldiers in the British Army as part of the United Nations force in Sarajevo in 1994. These two men risked their lives to take Bruce Dickinson and his crew and band, including myself, out of Sarajevo after the concert …

Back in December 1994, Bruce Dickinson and his Skunkworks band played the most unlikeliest of gigs when they performed in Sarajevo in the midst of the Bosnian war. The concert, and all that surrounded it, has now been immortalised in possibly the greatest rock movie ever, ‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’, …

Chris Dale, MetalTalk columnist, bass player for Bruce Dickinson, Tank, Atom Seed and many others is holding an eBay sale of much of his personal rock trivia collection. “I’ve been a hoarder of rock memorabilia over the years as a bass player, backline technician and fan,” says Chris. “I’ve been …

PAT TORPEY (1953-2018) Tribute by Chris Dale and news of Celebration Evening, 23rd May 2018 Pat Torpey on drums, 1992 – Photo: Petra Leusmann “I read the news today, oh boy…,” as his favourite band once said. Pat Torpey, drummer of Mr Big has passed away at the age of …

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have often said in recent years that the four original characters of the Demon, the Starchild, the Catman and the Spaceman are the definitive image of KISS. These characters were created by the original KISS members, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss …

Along with a new album in ‘Lost On The Road To Eternity’, Magnum have a new drummer in the shape of Lee Morris, formerly of Paradise Lost and Marshall Law. I caught up with him to find out what makes him tick… So Lee, how did you get started as …