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Chris Dale

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: The Pandora’s Box Of Pop

THE PANDORA'S BOX OF POP A Creepy Hallowe'en Tale Of The Horrors Of Pop MusicSo it's a bit odd, right, but a mate rang up and asked me if he could store a...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Festival Stage Collapses

Disaster struck this year with stage collapses at three festivals. In total, nine people were killed and almost two hundred injured. In allthree cases, the causes were sudden freak wind storms.On...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Tank Tour Diary 2011

At last the Tank tour kicked off this Summer in support of the very well received new album 'War Machine'. Tank has come a long way since it first formed in the early...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: European Festival Round-Up

I've been to a fair few festivals this year, too many to review every band but here's my best of each festival.On most of the shows I've been working for Mr Big...

CHRIS DALE’S METAL MELTDOWN: BERNIE TORME PROUD TO BE PART OF OZZY

I just got an email from Bernie Torme on the subject of the Ozzy guitarists' article.Of course Bernie's opinion is a little more valid than mine. A; because he's one of those...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Who’s Your Favourite Ozzy Guitarist?

I think this is one of the big debates in rock. I have this debate with Metallers on a regular, probably weekly, basis with several different people.So far this week I've had this...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Japanese Tsunami Disaster

Yes, that's right. MetalTalk.net is the only Metal website to send a journalist to Japan in the wake of the Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuclear disaster to report on how the rock scene has been affected....

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: 10,000 Tank Albums!

Just before the new Tank album 'War Machine' (with your humble narrator on bass) came out, we got news that it had leaked out to filesharing sites and that over 10,000 people...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Death Metal Session!

I play bass for odd rock/metal projects every now and then. I'm not a prolific session player as such, I don't get asked to play for pop bands or make trendy albums....

CHRIS DALE’S METAL MELTDOWN: EPISODE TWO: RECORDING BASS AT STEVE HARRIS’ HOUSE

So right, where in the whole wide world would you want to record Heavy Metal bass? At Steve Harris' house, right?That's where we did the drums and bass for the new Tank...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Gary Moore (4th April 1952 – 6th February 2011)

Gary Moore (4th April 1952 - 6th February 2011)Terrible news. Gary Moore has died. There are no details yet, it seems he died in his sleep on holiday in Spain. Tragic.Gary Moore was,...

Chris Dale’s Metal Meltdown: Episode One: A Column About Columns

So, when Steve Goldby, editor of Metal Talk.net, asked me to a column here I didn't really understand what he meant. Why me? What kind of column? What did he want me...

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