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4th August 2012

And the bands sailed on...

Monsters Of Rock Cruise have announced that Saxon, a Geoff Tateless Queensryche, Jailhouse and Stryper have all been added to this year's bill.

The cruise sets off on Saturday March 16th 2013 from Ft Lauderdale/Port Everglades, Florida and returns to the same place three and a half days later.

The bill also includes Quireboys, Tesla, Kix, Y&T, Lita Ford, Great White, LA Guns, Helix and many more. You can read the announcement from MOR below.

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"Dear Monster Fans,

"We want to thank all MOR past and future cruisers for the support we see on Facebook and the internet... It's you guys that are making this the premiere Rock n Roll cruise on the planet!!

"And now, here's the announcement you've been waiting for...

"On a scale of 1-10, these guys rocked a 10 on the Sunset Strip! MTV was playing their video, Radio was their playing the CD... they even took the show on the road across the US.

"Hope you enjoy... JAILHOUSE!!!

"Our next band was with us last year, but almost missed the cruise due to travel issues. In the end we got them aboard and they proceeded to KILL IT!! This year we'll have them aboard for the whole cruise and look forward to a couple awesome performances... Welcome Back STRYPER!!!

"These guys were part of the original Donington festival in 1980 and have been back several times, so it was only fitting to have them on our cruise... All the way from the UK... the Wheels of Steel, Welcome SAXON!!!

"Before we sign off on this announcement.... hahaha... You all know we have one more to announce for our MOR 2013 line up...

"This band has also rocked the Donignton stage and stages all over the world... 30 million in sales, Grammy nominated, billboard charting, holders of the flame. Welcome QUEENSRYCHE!!

"Monsters of Rock Cruise 2013 keeps getting better and better! Spread the word...Thank you for your support!

"Your Monsters of Rock Cruise Team."



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.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
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