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15th May 2013

scott ian

You can now be in with a chance to win a signed Jackson JS32RT Dinky in Transparent Black.

Five Jacksons are up for grabs when you purchase a ticket to Scott Ian's Speaking Word Tour 2013. Each night all ticket buyers will be entered into a raffle with one lucky winner winning a bag of merch. Each winner will then be entered into another raffle which will see 5 ticket buyers win a Jackson guitar signed by Scott. Further details can be found at

Scott Ian will be heading out for a full UK 'Speaking Words' tour next May/June 2013. The tour comes in light of his highly successful spoken word evening at The Garage, London in November 2012.

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"My first 'Speaking Words' tour and I get to do it in the UK and Ireland? Really? Wow, how fucking cool is that!!! My one-off show in London went so well and now I get to speak words at you all over the place. Thank you for having a superior sense of humour.

"I'm calling it 'Speaking Words' because the pretension of saying I am doing a 'Spoken Word' tour is too much to bear. This ain't no poetry reading. This isn't an evening of sensitive discourse.

"It's an evening of ridiculous truth. It's me talking (swearing) about this insane life I've led over the last 31 years, the people I've met and the shit that's happened. And when I'm done swearing, you can ask me anything you want, the floor is yours. Cheers my friends, see you in May and June." Scott Ian.

In a career spanning three decades, Scott Ian, as the co-founding member of Anthrax, helped to create the New Wave of American Heavy Metal or as it's more commonly known, Thrash Metal, in the mid-80s. Scott is widely known as the face of Anthrax, and for being a constant and extremely recognizable figure in the worlds of music, poker, comics, movies and television.

In a rare outing Scott will do a spoken word performance. The show is very entertaining and funny, filled with stories from his 30+ years of travelling around the world. The night concludes with a Q & A where the audience gets to ask Scott what they want to know.

Scott Ian's 'Speaking Words' tour will be sponsored by Metal Hammer magazine.

"Geek, author, guitarist, icon: when it comes to recounting the history of Metal, Scott Ian's the man - catch him while you can" Alex Milas – Editor, Metal Hammer.

Fri 24 May Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 25 May Cardiff The Gate
Sun 26 May Gloucester Guildhall
Mon 27 May Plymouth White Rabbit
Tue 28 May York The Duchess
Wed 29 May Rugby The Vault
Sun 02 Jun Stoke Underground
Mon 03 Jun Manchester Sound Control
Tue 04 Jun Newcastle The Cluny
Wed 05 Jun Glasgow The Arches
Thu 06 Jun Cork Cyprus Avenue
Fri 07 Jun Belfast Limelight 2
Sat 08 Jun Dublin Button Factory
Mon 10 Jun Bournemouth O2 Academy
Tue 11 Jun London The Garage

Tickets cost £15 (£16 London) subject to booking fee. Please see individual venue for ticket info.



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.

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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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