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20th April 2012

ronnie montrose

Legendary guitarist Ronnie Montrose will have a live DVD released later this year and believe it or not, 'Live At The Uptown' is the one and only live DVD recording of his career which sadly ended on March 3rd when he sadly passed away after a five-year battle with prostate cancer.

Ronnie and his band created a very wonderful evening filmed at the Uptown Theater in Napa, California on January 27th 2012. This DVD includes acoustic pieces, songs you never heard him perform before, and ones you haven't heard him do for years.

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Ronnie rocked the house with a great set list that included many of his big hit songs, including 'Rock The Nation', 'I Got The Fire', 'Make It Last', '20 Flight', 'I Don't Want It', 'Space Age Sacrifice', 'Rock Candy', 'Bad Motor Scooter' and 'Good Rockin' Tonight'.

'Live At The Uptown' will begin shipping on May 1st and is available as a regular DVD, DVD with limited poster and DVD with limited edition poster (no metallic). The limited edition, numbered poster is 12.5″ x 19″, black Speckletone paper, with three-color — "a very special and historic item!"

'Live At The Uptown' is not a cheap cash-in on Ronnie's death as he recorded the gig specifically for this DVD.



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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