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19th April 2012

the treatment

The Treatment, the Cambridge five-piece who recently completed a full European tour with Steel Panther, have been confirmed to guest with Kiss and Motley Crue on the hottest US rock tour of 2012.

Called simply 'The Tour', this run of 40-plus US/Canadian dates features rock legends Kiss and Motley Crue going head to head live for the first time since 1982. The Treatment, favourites of Crue bassist Nikki Sixx since their debut 'Drink, F**k, Fight' single/video, were invited to join a run of arena dates starting July 20th in Virginia that may soon be extended due to incredible out-of-the-box demand.

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"Frankly, our involvement with 'The Tour' is something that hasn't truly sunk in yet", says Treatment vocalist Matt Jones. "People may be wondering how a bunch of 19-year-olds from the UK have been offered such a wonderful opportunity, and all we can say is, we have a dedicated team around us and we work hard at what we do...

"And of course big thanks to Kiss and Motley Crue, especially Nikki Sixx, who played us on his US radio show straight away. Their support means a lot to us - those guys are living legends!

"We're proud to be representing the British rock scene in the US, 'cos when it comes to rockin' music, we have a long and proud tradition in the UK. We will do everything possible to fly the flag and play our part."

In addition, The Treatment have the following events lined up for the next few months:

· Release of five-track covers EP, 'Then And Again', in celebration of Record Store Day on April 21st; this release will initially be limited to 300 autographed copies.

The track-listing for the EP – a choice selection of 70s covers – is as follows:

Motorbikin' – Chris Spedding
Let's Work Together – Canned Heat
Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra
Run Run Run – Jo Jo Gunne
Take Me Back 'Ome – Slade

· Festival appearances in the UK (Download, June 9th) and Europe (Earshaker Days, Basel, Switzerland June 23rd and Graspop, Dessel, Belgium June 24th).

· UK dates with rock royalty Thin Lizzy in Leamington Spa (The Assembly, May 15th) and Guildford (G Live, May 16th).

· New digital single scheduled for June 4th 2012 – a re-recorded version of 'Nothing To Lose But Our Minds', the original of which can be found on the band's debut 'This Might Hurt' album, released through Spinefarm Records in September 2011. The B-side of the single will be a newly recorded cover of the Electric Light Orchestra's 'Evil Woman'.



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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