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  • Black Sabbath Logo Black Sabbath 50 Years Birmingham Exhibition

    A new exhibition about the band finally cements Birmingham’s reputation as the centre of a global musical phenomenon. ‘Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years’ runs at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 26 June to 29 September. A blockbuster exhibition devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham. Music […]

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  • Slayer Cover Artist Dies

    Lawrence Carroll created the cover art for Slayer’s Reign In Blood, South Of Heaven, Seasons In The Abyss and Christ Illusion. Lawrence Carroll, the artist who designed and created four of Slayer’s most iconic covers, has died at the age of 65. The news was confirmed by the Karsten Greve Gallery and his friend Jason […]

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  • Led Zeppelin Documentary Announced

    via Rolling Stone Surviving members filmed new interviews for Bernard MacMahon film, currently in post-production and due out to celebrate band’s 50th anniversary Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have participated in a new documentary celebrating the band’s 50th anniversary. The three surviving members filmed new interviews for director Bernard MacMahon’s […]

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  • The Devil Has All The Best Tunes

    Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste The old adage 'the devil has the best tunes'certainly rings true when it comes to Rock N Roll. In fact, it is a byline which we here at Rue Morgue Records proudly throw around with some of our advertising collateral. That's 'cos it is something [...] Continue Reading
  • Mötley Crüe The Dirt On The Dirt

    Too Fast For Love I’m one of those old-timers who was around when the Crüe had just released their debut album. And I am talking about before they were signed to Elektra. I guess it would have been sometime around 1982 when the usual route coming home from school would mean a stop at my […]

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  • Metal Blade Records And Me

    Posers Must Die! I have been reading the book based on the Metal independent record label Metal Blade by Brian Slagel. The book, ‘For The Sake Of Heaviness: The History Of Metal Blade Records’ by the aforementioned Slagel is certainly hitting close to home on many levels. For one, it is fascinating learning about the […]

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  • Mötley Crüe The Dirt On Netflix

    So come now children of the beast… Be strong And Shout At The Devil! Rock biographies are some of my fave books. I have an ample collection and in time, Rue Morgue Records will be stocking a bunch of the better ones right here in our store. For the longest of times, Led Zeppelin’s Hammer […]

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  • A Piece Of Led Zeppelin History

    The original studio console used to record Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven is heading for auction at Bonhams next month. The Helios console, which was also used by the likes of Bob Marley, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones, is expected to fetch a six-figure sum when it goes up for sale in London on […]

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  • Black Sabbath Logo Black Sabbath To Be Honoured By Birmingham

    Geezer. Ozzy. Tony. Bill. Made in Birmingham 1968. Eight words set to immortalise ‘Iron Man’ rock legends Black Sabbath in trendy stainless steel. And all complete with images of the band members as you’ve never seen them before. Plans are afoot to give the chart-topping ‘Paranoid’ stars a ‘Metal Bench’ that would be handmade in […]

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  • The Ramones Museum Berlin

    Hey Ho, Let’s Go! The Ramones Museum was one of the first destinations I wanted to check out whilst I was in Berlin. And sure enough, I got to visit it on my first day in the city. After doing the old Google Maps shuffle and plotting how to get there, I managed to find […]

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