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steve newhouse


Ok, where do I start? At the beginning I guess, so let me introduce myself.

Born Steve Newhouse on May 1st 1957, in the London Borough of Hackney, I had the nickname of Loopy given to me some twenty years later by the same guy who introduced Paul Di'Anno to Steve Harris in a pub in Leytonstone. We'll come to that guy in a while.

The rest, as they say, is history (his story???) or at least it's somebody's story.

But it's not my story; it goes something like this...

Part One - The Fine Art Of Being In The Right Place At The Right Time
Part Two - The Birth Of The Beast
Part Three - When Five Became Eight
Part Four - The Earth Is Getting Greener
Part Five - Recording Demos At Minus 20 Degrees
Part Five A - Recording Demos At Minus 20 Degrees Revisited
Part Six - The Fun Begins
Part Seven - The Music Machine
Part Eight - Enter Smallwood
Part Nine - The Beginning Of The Rest
Part Ten - Recording The First Album
Part Eleven - Touring
Part Twelve - Reading And Beyond
Part Thirteen - Kiss In Europe
Part Thirteen B - Kiss In Europe Part 2
Part Thirteen C - Kiss In Europe Part 3
Part Fourteen - Bye Bye Dennis, Hello Adrian
Part Fifteen a - More Or Less
Part Fifteen b - Japan 1981
Part Fifteen c - That's The End Of Me Then
Part Sixteen a - The Prodigal Son Returns
Part Sixteen b - The Prodigal Son Returns
Part Seventeen - Jersey: That Little Island In The Channel
Part Eighteen - Nassau And The Recording Of Powerslave
Part Nineteen - Fort Lauderdale And Home

A Tribute To Clive Burr
Fun And Banter With Dennis Stratton
Metalwave 2013: Original Iron Maiden Crew Reunites For Dennis Stratton's Iron Maiden Years



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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