Talk of the day (Babymetal, Ian Gillan, Dio, Mats Karlsson)

Posted: October 20, 2019 in About this blog, Babymetal, Books, Classic Rock, Cool stuff, Deep Purple Family, Jämtland (County), Magazines


Got some chart positions of physical sales for “Metal Galaxy”. It entered the US chart at #13, Germany and Australia at #18 and the UK at #19. Babymetal stuff is coming in all the time now (it is great to be a collector) and the magazines you see here (PMC #15 and Hedoban #24) as well as the special edition of the CD is all coming from Japan. Su-metal has a great quote in the PMC magazine, “The snail climbs Mount Fuji without a break”.


Wymer Publishing in the UK is to release a book that features Ian Gillan on December 6 called “Ian Gillan – A Visual Biography”. I guess we may see a second edition with another title and a cheaper price tag later on?


US journalist Cherry Bomb has published a story on Ronnie James Dio at the Metal Injection site, using quotes from my big 2001 interview (which was posted on this blog on August 20 2012). The title of her story is “Holy Diver! Ronnie James Dio´s 1978 Close Encounter With a UFO in Connecticut”.


220 Volt guitarist Mats Karlsson will have his first solo album out on December 6 (I guess you could read the Ian Gillan book while listening to it since they hit us on the same day). It is titled “The Time Optimist”.

(Regarding Babymetal, thank you for your support Kalle – my image of said items)

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