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British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor releases her fifth studio album, 'Wild', on 30th September via Axehouse Music.

Recorded in Nashville and produced by the renowned Kevin Shirley, 'Wild' sees Joanne Shaw Taylor upping her game with her most diverse and best album yet.

Featuring raunchy rockers such as 'Dyin' To Know' and 'Ready To Roll', the album also has its jazzy elements with 'My Heart's Got A Mind Of It's Own' as well as unique interpretations of the classic 'Summertime' and David Bowies 'Wild Is The Wind'. Taylor also wears her emotional heart on her sleeve with such open numbers as 'I Wish I Could Wish You Back', 'No Reason To Stay' and 'Wanna Be My Lover'.

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joanne shaw taylor

Last month Joanne appeared as special guest to Joe Bonamassa for a string of UK dates and MetalTalk's Mark Taylor was fortunate enough to chat to her in central London for an exclusive interview to talk about the making of 'Wild', her diverse musical tastes and expectations for the future on a personal and professional level.

You can watch that interview right here:

Joanne is currently out on the road in the States with fellow Black Country rock star Glenn Hughes. She will be returning to the UK for a headlining tour in October with rising young blues guitarist Aaron Keylock as support.

More dates have recently been added in January too including a performance at the Great British Rock And Blues Festival in Skegness on January 22nd and Londons Shepherd's Bush Empire on January 27th. Tickets are available here.

'Wild' is out 30th September 2016 on Axehouse Music and here's the brand new video for 'Dyin' To Know'.

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January 2017 UK dates:
19th January: Gateshead, The Sage
20th January: Glasgow, AB1 - Celtic Connections Festival
21st January: Manchester, Academy 2
22nd January: Skegness, The Great Rock & Blues Festival
26th January: Sheffield, City Hall
27th January: London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
28th January: Birmingham, Town Hall


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.



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