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23rd August 2017

graham bonnet

The Graham Bonnet Band will be returning to the UK for a November tour and the shows will feature songs from throughout Bonnet's career including his successful time spent with Rainbow and Michael Schenker Group as well as his solo career.

But on this occasion fans will be treated to a mini Alcatrazz set, the band with whom the vocalist enjoyed three US charting albums with between 1983 and 1986.

The line-up of the Graham Bonnet Band is the same that opened this year's Ramblin' Man Fair and includes Joey Tafolla on guitar, bassist Beth-Ami Heavenstone, drummmer Mark Banquechea and keyboardist Jimmy Waldo who was also originally a member of Alcatrazz.

A spokesman told MetalTalk:

"The setlist will have some surprises and an emphasis on Alcatrazz songs... including a couple never performed live anywhere ever and several not played in the UK ever."

Graham Bonnet Band last year released the studio album 'The Book' through Frontiers who have just also released a live CD/DVD, 'Live... Here Comes The Night', recorded at the Frontiers Rock Festival 2016.

Graham Bonnet also appears on the album by EZOO, the project that features himself and Italian guitarist and producer Dario Mollo. The album, 'Feeding The Beast', was released in June through earMUSIC.

MetalTalk's Mark Taylor spoke to Graham Bonnet on his previous visit to London where they chatted about his band and the album 'The Book', plus his colourful career. You can watch that insightful interview again right here:

Graham Bonnet Band will hit the UK for eleven dates starting in South Shields on November 18th. 'Live.... Here Comes The Night' is out now on Frontiers.

You can pick up tickets for the November dates right here.



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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