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This is it. The Legend of the Black Rose. The Whiskey in the Jar. The definitive discussion on Irish hard rock kings, Thin Lizzy. Join Bob Nalbandian, Metal Blade Records CEO and Founder Brian Slagel, and rock music journalist-connoisseur Jon Sutherland for an extraordinary discussion around one of the greatest hard rock bands ever. This 90-minute conversation ranges across the band's entire history. You'd be a fool to miss it.

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Brian Slagel
As a music-starved kid, Brian Slagel got sick of watching the local metal scene being ignored by the major labels. Working days at legendary metal emporium Oz Records and nights putting together one of the first metal fanzines, The New Heavy Metal Revue, Slagel asks some distributor friends if they'd be interested in circulating a compilation of unsigned bands if he put it together. The distributors said yes and Metal Blade Records was born. Putting in long 17 hour days between Oz and Metal Blade, Slagel pieced together the bands that would grace the label's first release: The New Heavy Metal Revue presents Metal Massacre. The first pressing featured the first recordings of Ratt, Steeler, Malice, Bitch and Metallica, featuring the very first rendition of "Hit The Lights." Slagel founded Metal Blade Records in 1983 and released albums by Warlord, Bitch, Armored Saint and Slayer.Today, Metal Blade remains one of the top independent heavy metal record labels and is home to such metal titans as Cannibal Corpse, As I Lay Dying, Lizzy Borden, Fates Warning, and GWAR.

Jon Sutherland
Jon Sutherland: rocker, journalist, storyteller, coach, author, and more...
Accomplishments: He's run over 176,000 miles (Holy Shit!), attended thousands of concerts, written hundreds of published articles and interviews as well as three books and is currently working on a rock and roll memoir from a fan's viewpoint.