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9th August 2013

bob daisley

Bass player Bob Daisley will be doing a one off book signing for his new autobiography 'For Facts Sake' this Saturday August 10th at the Vintage Guitar Emporium at 65a New Kings Road, Parsons Green, London between 2pm-4pm.

Joining him will be drummer Lee Kerslake who performed with Daisley on the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums and later with Uriah Heep and Living Loud.

Commenting on his Facebook page, Bob Daisley says: "Hi everyone. At last, my autobiography 'For Facts Sake' is ready to roll. It covers my whole life and my fifty-year career in music, and features everyone that I've ever worked with - Chicken Shack, Mungo Jerry, Widowmaker, Rainbow, The Blizzard of Ozz, Uriah Heep, Ozzy (and Sharon) Osbourne, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, the notorious Don Arden, and too many others to mention here.

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"The stories reveal some interesting and, until now, unknown facts about many of these artists and characters, and with more than 460 photos throughout the text, it provides a pictorial view of my journey.

"I'll be at The New Kings Road Vintage Guitar Emporium on Saturday the 10th of August from 2pm until 4pm for an in-store book signing, I hope to see many of you there. My ol' pal Lee Kerslake will be there to meet and greet as well, so come on down!

"Oh come on Brian, let's go to the signing...

"Cheers, Bob Daisley."

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The book covers his whole career, but what will be of interest to most fans is the time spent with Ozzy Osbourne with whom Daisley formed the Blizzard Of Ozz band in 1980.

Daisley tells all on the bitter dispute between himself and the Osbourne camp over unpaid royalties and song writing credits which incredulously resulted in Daisley and Kerslake's parts being erased on a 2002 re-issue of the first two albums and replaced by new re-workings from Robert Trujillo and Mike Bordin in thier place, much to the disgust of fans worldwide.

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The book will be on sale on the day for £18.99.



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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