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Chris Dale

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 eighties. Gone is the punky edge, replaced by a classic rock sheen, old frontman Algy Ward now …

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 and quite honestly they’ve been the best band most days but that would be a little biased …

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 guitarists, B; because unlike me he really knows what he’s talking about. This is what he had …

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 chat three times – once with Skunkworks guitarist Alex Dickson and then with Tank guitarist Cliff …

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. Am I absolutely insane to come out here? Yes, quite possibly. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not …

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 had already downloaded it free. Good news or bad? Well, good in that 10,000 people wanted to hear …

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. People know what they’re going to get when they call me to play on a record. They’re going …

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 album! It’s called War Machine… plug, plug (it’s really good, you’ll love it!)… anyway, we got a …

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, of course, a guitar hero. There can’t be a rock guitarist around who hasn’t been …

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 to write about? Steve said he thought I’d be good just ‘cos I spend a lot of time …