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  GUN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 'FAVOURITE PLEASURES' - LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK HERE
16th June 2017



rock meets classic

Gun are to release their seventh studio album, 'Favourite Pleasures', on September 15th. The record was made in the band's own Morse Code studios in Paisley.

"We wanted to go back to our rockier roots and I think we've achieved that," says frontman Dante Gizzi.

"Gun will always have tons of melody – over the years that's been instilled in us and it's what we love and we love playing those songs live – but I think with this one, we've become tougher.

"I'm also looking forward to playing Glasgow's Barrowland, The Electric Ballroom in London and the Academy in Manchester – we have had great gigs at all these venues and it's two years since we played the Barrowlands – a venue we were born to play."

And Dante is quick to offer credit where it's due:

"The introduction of new guitarist Tommy Gentry has added so much more to the band and to the sound, and it's a welcome change," he says. "This is the toughest album we've done in a while. It's up there with 'Swagger' and 'Taking On The World'.

"These songs mean so much to us and now that they're ready, we can't wait for people to hear them and see them live." asserts Dante. "Of course, we'll be playing the hits, but these songs stand up to those and then some."

rock meets classic

The first song out of the traps is the album's title track, which you can hear below. As told by Dante, with a glint of mischief in his eye:

"The title was inspired by a friend of ours who was into S&M, big time, and it was a side of him that not many people knew about. He'd go on tour working with us, and whatever his weekly per diem was, it would be spent in a day on hookers and sex shows the moment we hit Amsterdam and Hamburg and all those places.

"Those were his favourite pleasures... mine are a lot different from that."

From the pile-driving opener 'She Knows' to the infectious, glam-stomping of 'Here's Where I Am', this is the Gun you know and love.

But there's a new Gun here too - 'The Boy Who Fooled The World', resplendent in naked honesty, is a little-seen look at another side of the band as they go back to a time of innocent ambition, hungry to break out and seize the world.



'Favourite Pleasures' tracklist:
She Knows
Here's Where I Am
Favourite Pleasures
Take Me Down
Silent Lovers
Black Heart
Without You In My Life
Tragic Heroes
Go To Hell
The Boy Who Fooled The World

Catch Gun live:
Saturday 17th June: Stone Free Festival, The O2, London
Saturday 2nd December: Glasgow Barrowland (Headline Show) Friday 8th December: Manchester Club Academy (Co-Headline with InMe) Saturday 9th December: London Electric Ballroom (Co-Headline with InMe)





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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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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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