Monsters of Rock - Leather and Metal Signed Limited Edition
Hand Signed by Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford plus at least one artist from every year of the festival including Kirk Hammett - Metallica, Biff Byford - Saxon, Duff McKagan - Guns N' Roses, Joe Elliott - Def Leppard, David Coverdale - Whitesnake, Dee Snider - Twisted Sister, Ian Gillan - Gillan, Bernie Marsden - Whitesnake, Danny, Luke, Harry and Ben - Thunder, Mick Box - Uriah Heep, Ian Paice - Whitesnake, Roger Glover - Rainbow, Dave Snake Sabu - Skid Row, Brian Tatler - Diamond Head, Dave Brock - Hawkwind, Simon Wright - AC/DC, Fish - Marillion, Craig Goldy - Dio, Steve Vai - Whitesnake and Dave Lee Roth band, Geoff Tate - Queensryche, Ricky Warwick - The Almighty, Ginger Wildheart - The Wildhearts, David Ellefson - Megadeth, Myke Gray - Skin, Nick Holmes - Paradise Lost and Neil Murray of Whitesnake
Hardback Slipcase Limited Edition (350 copies)
New & Unread
Published and shipping late April 2020
Written by rock journalist John Tucker with supplementary material from the festivals official PR Judy Totton and the festival's promotors, this epic book takes us on a journey from the very first Monsters of Rock in 1980 to the last event in 1996. Measuring 300mm square and featuring more than 600 pages covering each year of the festival with interviews, information, set lists and many never before seen photographs from the archives of rock’s greatest photographers. The book also features an introduction by Def Leppard front man Joe Elliott. This version also comes with a unique XL size T-shirt, poster, art prints and a recreation of the original programmes from 1980 and comes in a metal slipcase.
"MONSTERS OF ROCK, Castle Donington’s annual pilgrimage for the rock/metal community, began life in 1980 as an impressive way to round off Rainbow’s ‘Down To Earth’ tour which had commenced the previous September in America: one stage, seven bands and 35,000 expectant fans.
It was supposedly a one-off, but its importance as an event cannot be overstated. The Donington racetrack was perfect as an outdoor venue, being relatively central in the UK and having easy road and rail access. The following year’s event, with AC/DC headlining, drew a much larger crowd and from then on Monsters Of Rock became a fixture on the calendar, so much so that as soon as one year’s closing fireworks had died away journalists and fans alike were speculating on possible acts for the following year’s bill.
Over eighty different bands played the UK’s Monster Of Rock stage – or stages, in some years – between that first event and the final show in 1996, and the roll-call is spectacular: Iron Maiden, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Motlëy Crüe... The list goes on and on, and includes AC/DC with their record-breaking three headline shows and Metallica, the only band to appear on four separate occasions. And although some bands, for whatever reason, failed to hit the mark on the day, others were simply spellbinding.
There was rain, there was mud, there was sunburn and, of course, there was tragedy when two young men lost their lives. But overall Monsters Of Rock was the embodiment of hard rock, heavy metal, call it what you will, and this book is a celebration of the festival’s glory days."
Artprints: 15 x 300 square artprints, posters, reproduction 1980 programme and newspaper.
Binding and size: Threadsewn, 300mm square
Cover materials: Hard back book, 3000 micron greyboard with recycled red leather cover and white foil embossed logos.
Number of pages and paper type: 588 pages, 160gsm silk artpaper.
Slipcase: Silver, aluminium slipcase with die cut logo
Format: Hardback Edition
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