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10th April 2013

infectious grooves

In the late 80s, amid an era of genre blending that created hyphenated Metal, the planets aligned and Infectious Grooves was unleashed.

Joining the forces of funk were Mike Muir (vocals) and Robert Trujillo (bass) of Suicidal Tendencies, Excel's Adam Siegel on guitar and Jane's Addiction's powerhouse drummer Stephen Perkins.

They rode the groove for as long as the fickle masses would let them, culminating with a tour opening for Ozzy. That tour would result in Rob joining Ozzy's band and later Metallica.

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Fast forward to 2013 and once again the Groove will be back for a one-off performance at Metallica's Orion Festival in Belle Isle Michigan.

Replacing Siegel on guitar will be none other than Faith No More's Big Jim Martin.

Session man Dean Pleasants will round out the group.

See the video below for Rob Trujillo's comments on the reunion.

If you were a fan of the funk, you won't want to miss this.



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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