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2nd August 2011


What started as a simple post from Ginger Wildheart has resulted in securing funding for his next album in less than SIX hours. All by the power of his fans and social media.

Through PledgeMusic, Ginger was releasing four different formats of his next album; triple album download only for £10, Deluxe 3CD Set for £20-25, signed Deluxe 3CD Set for £25-20 and a very limited edition (300) package where your name appears on the CD liner notes, plus vinyl edition of the albums for £100-110.

Plus the people that pledged money up front would choose which tracks appeared on the general release CD. Watch the launch video below - it's very entertaining.

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There was a limit of sixty days set for the target, but it seemed Ginger fans couldn't wait that long and it's been fascinating to watch how quickly people pledged their support. It was all confirmed about 30 minutes ago, by one single tweet from Ginger:

"WE DID IT!!! I can honestly say, without a shred of dramatic intent, that I fucking LOVE you lot. Truly Thanks for keeping it real."

You'd think that it would take 100s of thousands of people following him on social networks for this to work. Nope, he had just over 5,000 followers on Twitter and around about the same on Facebook. OK then, there must have been loads of news articles written about it... nope wrong again, not one that I could find.

It's a mystery as to how this has gone so quickly, but it does prove that there is absolutely no science whatsoever to social media.

To find out more information and pledge while it's still open, head over to

Oh yeah, and 10% of the pledges will go towards Save the Children, so everyone's done their bit for charity too.




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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