Whilst rummaging through the Rockbrat archives I found some old RAM newspapers (Rock Australia Magazine) from the 1970s. In the issue from December 9, 1978 if this full page ad promoting the 'If You Want Blood' LP. Thought I'd share......
This photograph originally appeared in issue #8 of the Frehley's Comet Fan Club newsletter 'Comet Watch'. John and Marsha Z from Megaforce are in attendance at the signing as is Eddie Trunk, now well known as a DJ, author and host of That Metal Show. Photo: Ron Akiyama
This ad for Kramer guitars appeared in an old issue of Circus magazine from 1984 and it certainly takes me back. As a teenager I used to stare at this ad though green eyes thinking that the dudes in the photo had it all. Two metalheads both sporting shag haircuts, wearing muscle shirts and posing … Continue reading Classic Rock Pic From The Past: KRAMER GUITARS ADVERTISEMENT – Circus Magazine (1984)
It’s 2040 and Deep Purple are on tour. A remarkably youthful looking Ritchie Blackmore attributes his good health to several years spent in the cryogenic deep freezer – a privilege that as this photo confirms, was not afforded to his band mates. It’s a roadside stop and the boys break out the thermos of tea, … Continue reading Classic Rock Pic From The Past: Deep Purple on Tour
After a couple of years hibernation, by 1985, Ace Frehley was starting to make himself visible again in the public domain. Musically, there was a bootleg that came out with his band that was recorded at NYC’s L’amour, with speculation rife amongst the KISS fanzines at that time about Ace’s actual appearance – what did … Continue reading Classic Rock Pic From The Past: Ace Frehley and Laney Amps – Unmasked in 1985
This hair-raising shot of eternal Rockbrat favourite Mr Blackmore is priceless. What is going on here ? Surly Blackmore looks as miserable as all hell standing outside this dingy Holiday Inn, arms folded and hoping to get back inside his hotel room quick. 'Here stand next to this white shit box' the photographer asked. Sure … Continue reading Classic Rock Pic From The Past: Ritchie Blackmore – 1981