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8th September 2017

whitney shoes

MoonSugar, the UK/American fashion retailer curated by designers with a taste for the darkside, have today launched a pair of shoes that will enable you to conquer the world.

Whitney Wild Show Girl Heels are named after Hall Of Heavy Metal co-presenter Whitney Alyson Ribbins and completely based on the footwear Whitney wore on the Main Stage at Wacken Open Air last month when Ross The Boss was presented with the very first Global Metal Ambassador Award.

whitney shoes
Heel And Kill!

Whitney told MetalTalk:

"Shoes have been my favourite fashion accessory since I was three-years-old and fashion has remained a huge influence since.

"I have always loved the connection between certain music eras and those times' iconic fashion statements so to have Moonsugar name a pair of shoes after me that are symbolic of today's rock and Metal scene means so much to me.

"It's an enormous privilege to provide inspiration and empower people and I am so grateful to Moonsugar for recognising the demand and acting on it."

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Heels Of Fire

Moonsugar co-owner Kara-Jay Matthews told us:

"MoonSugar is the home for the alternative soul. It's about showcasing diversity through style and fashion. Let the outside you be a reflection of your true inner you. Don't hide the madness.

"The Whitney Wild Show Girl Heels truly reflect this. They are bold, proud and loud. When wearing heels we always say 'Go High or Go Home' and at 8cm and up, they really are super high and designed and made for the real show girls.

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Kara-Jay Matthews of Moonsugar

"Named after a real show girl, Whitney Ribbins. If anyone has seen this mad soul on stage at Wacken Festival, or parading around backstage owning her style, look and herself you would know these shoes fit the bill perfectly. Whitney is not afraid to be herself and she makes the world more of a special place.

"Give a girl the Whitney Wild Shoe Girl Heels and she will be able to conquer the world."

Whitney Wild Shoe Girl Heels are available from Moonsugar right here and are already selling fast.

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Black Wind, Fire And Heel

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The Gods Made Heels Of Metal


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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