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26th July 2017

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Ramblin' Man Fair kicks off in Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent today and Friday is purely for the Metalheads with Graham Bonnet opening proceedings in the afternoon before Y&T and Last In Line crank things up a notch and pave the way for the mighty Saxon to bestow pure Heavy Metal Thunder upon the 'garden of England'.

Y&T are a man down howver as guitarist John Nymann will miss this afternoon's Ramblin' Man Fair and Saturday's Rock & Blues Custom Show after becoming "very ill".

Frontman Dave Meniketti states:

"Though we'll miss him at this weekend's festivals, we all wish John the best on his full recovery and know he will be fine. He's so disappointed, and this is the first time he’ll miss a show in his long career due to illness. John looks forward to returning to the UK with Y&T on the fall tour.

"While this is a shocker to us all, Y&T will power through and play Ramblin' Man Fair and Rock & Blues Custom Show as a trio, with a local UK friend joining in on a few songs to help round out the sound.

"We know that our awesome UK fans will be supportive, and we want you all to know that we're completely ready to kick some ass on these two festivals!"

The UK friend Dave refers to is Scottish born Ross McEwen. Y&T's current line-up is rounded out by drummer Mike Vanderhule and bassist Aaron Leigh.

Y&T released their live album, 'Live At The Mystic', in November 2012 via Frontiers Records and their last studio album, their first in thirteen years, 'Facemelter', was released in May 2010, also via Frontiers.

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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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