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25th August 2017

chris jericho

When Twisted Sister's music video for 'We're Not Gonna Take It' posed the question: "What do you want to do with your life!?", twelve-year-old Chris Jericho knew his answer was also that he wanted to rock... but also that he wanted to wrestle. So he decided he would succeed at both.

Jericho, now a six-time wrestling champion and lead singer of Fozzy, explains his secrets to success in his inspirational book, 'No Is A Four-Letter Word', which is released by Da Capo Press on August 29th.

Chris shows how a smalltown Canadian kid followed his seemingly impossible dreams and, against all odds, made them come true.

'No Is A Four-Letter Word', with a foreword by Paul Stanley, is organized around twenty principles that have guided him through his life and career. Each one features the person who influenced it and the stories and references from Chris' own experience.

There is the Keith Richards Principle - 'Find A Way To Make It Work' - for when Jericho bargained with Vince McMahon for the chance to meet Richards... with an assist from Jimmy Fallon.

The Gene Simmons Principle - 'Always Look Like A Star (or, 'Spend Money To Make Money)' - like when Jericho doled out tens of thousands of dollars on his trademark light-up jackets because that's what Kiss would do.

And the Ted Irvine Principle - 'You Gotta Sell Yourself' - with advice passed on by his NHL-legend father.

Jericho guides readers on his journey and shows them how they can apply these principles to their own lives. Whether it's looking to get a promotion, land a certain gig, meet the girl or guy of your dreams, or become the first-ever undisputed world champion (actually, scratch that last one, Jericho beat you to it), 'No Is A Four-Letter Word' can help you get there.


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is stricylt limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.



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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