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17th August 2011

the muppets

Alkaline Trio, Weezer, My Morning Jacket and OK Go plus many others are featured on 'Muppets: The Green Album, which is a collection of songs written specifically for or performed by the Muppets, and culls from a deep catalogue of fan favourites.

The album is released on August 23rd and is currently streaming online. You can take a listen by clicking here.

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The Muppet Show enjoyed a five-year run on CBS from 1976 to 1981 and was a big hit in the UK. Everyone from Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne to Stevie Wonder, Liza Minnelli and pianist Victor Borge made guest appearances on The Muppet Show, introducing kids to Heavy Metal, soul, funk, jazz and classical music.

You can see Alice Cooper's appearance on the show below.

OK Go kick off the album with a trippy, extended version of the Muppet Show theme song. Weezer and Hayley Williams of Paramore trade verses in a wistful version of 'Rainbow Connection'. Andrew Bird's whistling and string arrangements reach well into the heart of 'Bein' Green.' And Rachael Yamagata's version of 'I'm Going To Go Back There Some Day'.

A new Muppet movie written by Jason Segel, with songs by Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie, is due in November. 'The Green Album' is nothing less than essential listening. have always maintained that Animal the Drummer was based on Motorhead's Phil Taylor.

phil taylor animal
Animal from The Muppets   Phil Taylor from Motorhead



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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