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30th March 2011

blaze bayley

Blaze Bayley has posted a statement on his official site saying that he has parted ways with his band.

Blaze has quoted 'financial and medical reasons' as the cause of the split and it is unclear at this stage which direction he will take in the immediate future. You can read the statement in full below.

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"Dear fans,

"Due to financial and medical reasons I've been forced to part ways with the band.

"I will give a full statement in the next few days about my future plans.

"I hope that all my fans will keep on supporting me in my further projects.

"The English dates will be postponed to December but the festivals in Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and the show in Istanbul will definitely proceed!"

Blaze recently rejoined the reformed Wolfsbane and they will release their first record, 'Did It For The Money', in 17 years on April 9th.

Wolfsbane embark on a UK tour which begins on the day of the release, April 9th. They start at the Borderline in London and then are out with Saxon for 11 dates across the country.

09 April Borderline HEADLINE SHOW!! London
10 April Rock City with Saxon Nottingham
11 April Civic Hall with Saxon Whitehaven
13 April Academy 2 with Saxon Manchester
14 April ABC with Saxon Glasgow
15 April Academy with Saxon Newcastle
17 April Academy with Saxon Leeds
18 April Wulfrun Hall with Saxon Wolverhampton
19 April Academy with Saxon Bristol
21 April Princess Pavilion with Saxon Falmouth
22 April Academy with Saxon Bournemouth
23 April Shepherds Bush Empire with Saxon London
03 Dec Hard Rock Hell Prestatyn



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.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
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Size: A4 landscape.


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