Category Archives: Great People

Absence makes the heart grow…

A year of self-imposed exile comes to a close when the active life I led resumes from afar. I bought a ticket for my first ever open air-festival. It’s in the Czech Republic and is called Brutal Assault, here is … Continue reading

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Truth will always triumph over fiction

The most engaging whilst interviewed is, in my opinion, Johnny Rotten, singer of The Sex Pistols. I say that because, like myself, he is very working-class and upfront about things. He’s also very clever and articulates content very well. There … Continue reading

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Super groups/super bands, ever wondered what they are?

There are different types of bands. The regular band that will keep its name but the line-ups may change to varying degrees. Fusion bands where two or more may join together and super groups/super bands, which is a conglomeration of … Continue reading

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The post ‘Cliff Burton’ Metallica…is it or was it ever disharmonious?

I can’t decide whether the primary factor in play is obstinacy or sensitivity but even though it’s more than 31 years since Cliff was taken from Metallica and everything else he cherished, I still don’t listen to the music they … Continue reading

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NWOBHM -a misnomer?

Bruce Dickinson, whose real name is Paul Bruce Dickinson, singer of Iron Maiden has brought out an autobiography entitled ‘What Does This Button Do?’ I am close to the 100 page mark and found something of interest which I thought … Continue reading

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‘The Great Kat’, ‘Kat’, and…?

Some people say I’m a pussy. I say you are what you eat. Pete Steele – Type O Negative. Depending on who you are and what you like, you may have a gender-based view of the bands you prefer not … Continue reading

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A day to forget…

December 12th is not a date any Pantera fan wants to remember for reasons that are better left unsaid. Should you no longer recall how events unfolded on that very sad day, the link below shows how tragic it truly … Continue reading

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Ever wondered what Bruce Dickinson was like before he joined Iron Maiden?

TNWOBHM is canonical, beyond the big guns still playing today there were many established bands that have been lost in the midst of time. Samson, run by the drummer named ‘Thundersticks’ was were Bruce Dickinson was poached by Iron Maiden, … Continue reading

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The English can be rather creative it seems…

What on earth do we make of this?

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Poor old Martin…

Switzerland’s greatest band, that being Celtic Frost of course, has sadly lost their bassist Martin Eric Ain. The formally named Thomas Gabriel Warrior, has written a tribute here,  https://www.triptykon.net/triptykon/News.html  . When a rock or metal star dies, we have to look … Continue reading

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