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6th December 2011


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Early 2011 saw the beginning of a great new classic rock band. Well, we say new, in fact these guys have played with some of the biggest names in rock history.

Now working together to bring to life some true classic tracks with a playing pedigree that most can only dream of, 2011 was the year X-UFO come out to play. The band features card-carrying UFO members Laurence Archer, Danny Peyronel and Clive Edwards, with Rocky Newton, from MSG.

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Laurence (guitar and vocals) also played with Phil Lynott's Grandslam, Stampede and Tarzen; Danny (lead vocals), the original UFO keyboardsman and vocalist with the Heavy Metal Kids and Tarzen; Clive (drums) was with Wild Horses, Pat Travers, Uli Jon Roth and Lionheart and Rocky (bass and vocals) was with the Michael Schenker Group, Royal Blood (Alex Masi) and Lionheart.

Between them, these boys' track records range from writing hits for UFO, Thin Lizzy, MSG, Meatloaf and even David Gilmour, to singing vocal harmonies on Def Leppard's mega-classics 'Pyromania' and 'Hysteria'. As you can see the band's pedigree is in no doubt and as for the show you can expect some great classics based around the UFO album 'Lights Out In Tokyo' and 'No Heavy Petting' and spanning the ultra-classic UFO years.

The band are fired up and ready to go, so prepare yourselves for a cracker of a show with X-UFO!

X-UFO recently played superb and well received sets at both the Aero Rock Festival in Bulgaria and at the Hard Rock Hell Festival in Ibiza as well as a sold out show in Milano a few weekends ago and are just about to release a new Live CD, recorded in Hannover, Germany with legendary Producer, Steve Mann, which will be available very soon. This includes blistering new recordings of UFO classics 'Lights Out', 'Only You Can Rock Me', 'Rock Bottom', 'Doctor Doctor' and more!

The band are busy writing new material for a studio CD early in 2012. Check out their latest promo clip...

Catch X-UFO live at the following dates;




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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