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5th July 2012

dave grohl

Foo Fighters and Nirvana legend Dave Grohl is to be honoured by his birthplace of Warren, Ohio, with a giant drumsticks sculpture.

Rolling Stone reports that Warren, Ohio isn't satisfied with honouring one of its most famous songs by naming a street after him (which they have already done - Dave Grohl Alley) and have upped the ante by fashioning two 900-pound poplar logs into drumsticks. The sticks actually have feathers etched into them to echo Grohl's trademark forearm tattoos.

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Grohl was born in the town but moved to Alexandria, Virginia when he was young, and eventually settled in Seattle to join Nirvana.

The whopping tribute will be unveiled on Saturday 7th July during a concert at the Warren Amphitheater. There is no word on Grohl actually attending the ceremony, but Rolling Stone points out that he's not currently on tour with Foo Fighters, so he might be available.

Someone has kindly posted a video of Dave's 'frickin'' alley on YouTube and here it is...



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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