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from Tim Henderson
of BW&BK Magazine
edited by HardRadio

9/20/17 Page 2

Leica Camera and longtime HardRadio friend Nikki Sixx have combined their enthusiasm for photography and rich visual storytelling with two new releases in October. Leica Camera will debut a special LEICA Q NIKKI SIXX EDITION CAMERA as well as host the musician's first-ever photo exhibit, Conversations With Angels, at the Leica Gallery Los Angeles. Sixx's affinity for street photography is the result of his experience on the streets as a runaway and past drug abuse. Now sober 17 years, Sixx uses his Leica cameras as tools to link his challenging past experiences with stories of hope through capturing images that speak to his strong and meaningful connections to his subjects. "I've been a storyteller all my life - as a lyricist, an author and especially as a photographer. When I'm shooting my subjects, I'm looking to capture more than just an image. I want to tell their stories," says Sixx. To celebrate his dedication to photography and the role Leica plays in this creative outlet for Sixx, Leica Camera will release the Leica Q Nikki Sixx Edition, a limited edition release of the rock star's own full-frame compact camera. The Leica Q "Nikki Sixx Edition" is a rock-star take on Sixx's beloved Leica Q camera featuring a black snakeskin finish on leatherette with a laser-engraved Nikki Sixx signature. The Leica Q "Nikki Sixx Edition" is priced at $5250. For more information, visit leicacamerausa.com. Conversations With Angels will be showing from October 4th through November 5th at Leica Gallery Los Angeles. For details visit leicagallerylosangeles.com.

On Thursday, September 21st, the official screen printed concert posters from every stop on the first leg of METALLICA's EUROPEAN WORLDWIRED TOUR will be available. These seven (one poster was created to represent both dates in Cologne) posters featuring artwork by Brandon Heart (Copenhagen), Maxx 242 (Amsterdam & Paris), Jeff Soto (Lyon), and Ken Taylor (Cologne) will be available tomorrow at 1:00 PM PDT. Posters are exclusive to Fifth Members. Limit one of each product per customer. Head to Metallica.com for more information.

Warner Music will release IRON MAIDEN'S THE BOOK OF SOULS: LIVE CHAPTER on November 17th worldwide (through BMG in the US). This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during The Book Of Souls World Tour, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download.

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