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6th November 2017

dead daisies

MetalTalk's Band Of The Year 2016, The Dead Daisies, have had a line-up change with drummer Brian Tichy leaving the band to be replaced by former Journey drummer Deen Castronovo.

The Dead Daisies are about to begin the recording of their fourth album which due in early 2018.

A statement from the band reads:

"Deen is here in Nashville with us where we are beginning the recording of the new album today. We'd like to thank Brian Tichy who has decided to pursue other projects next year. We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

"We cannot wait for you guys to hear this new album we are working on! It will be a real bone-shaker!"

Castronovo was a member of Journey from 1998 to 2015 and has also played drums with Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Steve Vai and Paul Rodgers.

The Dead Daisies guitarist Doug Aldrich collaborated with Castronovo in Revolution Saints on their second album, 'Light In The Dark', came was released in October and was reviewed in the very first edition of MetalTalk's brand new audio album review show, You Spin Me Round. You can take a listen right here:

Castronovo was fired from Journey two years ago after he was arrested for a variety of charges involving a former fiancée, including physical abuse, coercion and unlawful use of a weapon. He later spent fifteen days in jail and was sent to rehab for the fifth time, this time for seventy-five days at the Hazelden Betty Ford Springbrook facility in Beaverton, Oregon.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly 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.


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