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This shot was published on the Babymetal platforms today. Here you see them posing with Foo Fighters and by the looks of it they presented their new friends with a bag of Fox masks. Babymetal and Foo Fighters shared the same stage in Osaka today and they will hit Tokyo tomorrow, as they co headline the Summer Sonic Festivals on the biggest stages this year.

Short Babymetal clip of the Osaka show here.

Well I mentioned Sweden Rock Magazine (issue) 8 2017 the other day but here is the full blown cover, and I think it is one of the best that they have ever had. Very nice Ronnie James Dio cover.

Top notch.

Babymetal will co-headline the Summer Sonic Festivals in Osaka (Saturday) and Tokyo (Sunday) with Foo Fighters this weekend. This will be the sixth year that Babymetal perform at the classic festival, and the climb from the smallest stage to the biggest is rock history in itself. The girls presented the Babymetal Summer Sonic t-shirt on their official platforms today. Fans will be aware that Babymetal have specially designed t-shirts for many of their concerts, and that they sell like crazy. They still have the official record for most sold merchandise at Wembley from last year. As for the coolness factor, take a look at this shot that popped up on Japanese blogs today…

Say no more!

The one thing I missed on the amazing Babymetal DVD set “Live At Tokyo Dome” was footage from outside the venue, glimpses of what it looked like when 55,000 fans gathered to the legendary arena on two nights (September 19 & 20 2016, 110,000 in all!). Well we have just been blessed with an awesome historical document on YouTube with plenty of amazing scenes. Having seen this, now I have got a sense of what it looked like and I can really appreciate that. Now this actually opens with the live ending of the second Yokohama Arena Show (December 13 2015) so we get to see the announcement that night of “Metal Resistance” coming out on April 1 2016, the Wembley Arena Show on April 2, and then finally that the tour will end at Tokyo Dome. This alone is awesome to see (I still have to get my hands on the “Trilogy” DVD). Then you get the good stuff from Tokyo Dome. Now I seriously hope that they leave this up on YouTube, this is history.

Watch clip 1 here, clip 2 here. And finally, check out the “Live At Tokyo Dome” trailer here.

Sweden Rock Magazine (issue) 8 2017 is out and it features a nice cover shot of Ronnie James Dio, who came out on top of the Top 100 Best Singers Poll that ends in this issue (Part 1 was presented in issue 7). The Top 10 list: 1. Ronnie James Dio, 2. Rob Halford, 3. Bruce Dickinson, 4. David Coverdale, 5. Ian Gillan (as seen here), 6. Freddie Mercury, 7. Robert Plant, 8. Michael Kiske, 9. Bon Scott and 10. James Hetfield.

The Deep Purple Family has a strong following in Sweden.

Well look at this. I have just discovered a Whitesnake video from when Ian Paice had just joined the band in 1979 for the song “Long Way From Home” (it was released as a single back in the day), a track from the second album “Lovehunter”. Now Paicey did not play on that album so he is going through the motions here and there is not a lot for him to do, but it is interesting to discover a video after all these years. EMI put it up on YouTube in 2009 and it has only registered 173,957 hits at this point, which is pretty pathetic. But then so is the video. There is no way that David Coverdale has linked to this from his platforms, way more people would have seen it if he had. From a pure archaeological point of view, this is still pretty neat.

Watch the video here.

Nice Hendrix cover

Posted: August 15, 2017 in Classic Rock, Magazines, General

Swedish publication Rock´n´Roll Magazine (issue) 5 2017. Major article on Jimi Hendrix and his many visits to Sweden (he did a total of 34 concerts here!). I like this magazine.