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Andy Parker returns to UFO at the PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL in Spain.
UFO - 35th Anniversary CD and Paper Jacket Remaster CDs:
On November 23, UFO's 35th anniversary album which includes their representatieve hits and valuable tracks, will be released in Japan via Toshiba EMI. On the same day, the following Schenker era UFO CDs with paper jacket (remastered) will be released also through Toshiba EMI. Please check out HMV Japan website.
Best: 35th Anniversary (TOCP67823)
Force It (TOCP67826)
No Heavy Petting (TOCP67827)
Lights Out (TOCP67828)
Strangers In The Night (TOCP67830)
Go look at the WEBSITE for more information
German release earlier in the year has been added to the Band
first 'You Are Here' track inclusion on any Various
Artist/compilation release that I know of - Unless you guys know otherwise,
then let us all know.
from Andy Parker can be found here: 'SITN
of additions this week, starting with photos from
Rock Festival from last year which can be found on the 'Rock_prog.com'
archive material added to the Misty Green and Blue website:
LIVE Promo CD from
the Misdemeanor tour of 1985
poster item from the Misdemeanor Tour of 1985 - Berlin GIg Poster
couple of band compilation albums
some digging around, I have found yet another band compilation album
- Masters of Metal
listings can be found on the Band
that there must be loads more somewhere out there - send me the photos/web
of you know of the Tribute release back in 2001 - Although
NEWS, I discovered a re-packaged
version, released in Germany
- PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL - Sala Polyvalente - Granada - Spain
Drummer Andy Parker Back On The Stool For Piorno Rock Appearance
The following brief message has been posted at the UFO
"We are delighted to welcome Andy Parker back into the UFO family!
Andy will be occupying the drum stool in Granada, Spain at the Piorno
from the 'SITN
UFO Catalog Titles To Be Reissued In Japan Only
A selection of titles from UFO's catalog will be reissued in Japan
in exclusive paper sleeve editions on November 23rd through Toshiba/EMI.
Titles to be digitally remastered and reissued include: Phenomenon,
Force It, No Heavy Petting, Lights Out, Obsessions and Strangers In
EMI in Japan are also celebrating UFO's 35th Anniversary with the
- Best 35th Anniversary - 2CD package, due for
release on the 23rd November 2005
plans as yet for a USA or European release
Showtime DVD/CD details revealed
Steamhammer/SPV will issue UFO's live album, 'Showtime',
on 2 DVD and 2 CD sets on
8th in the U.S., November 11th in Germany and November 14th in Europe.
DVD 1: (Live Concert from Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany
on May 13th, 2005)
Daylight Goes To Town
You Can Rock Me
features - Making Of DVD, Slideshow, Discography.
DVD 2: Peppermint Park Studio Session, May 26th, 2005
It Up And Go
Of Studio Songs, Rockboat (Doku), USA 2004 (Doku), History (Interviews),
Bonus Statements (Interviews),
'Mother Mary', 'When Daylight Goes To Town', 'Let It Roll', 'I'm a
Loser', 'This Kids', 'The Wild One', 'Fighting Man', 'Only You Can
'Baby Blue', 'Mr. Freeze', 'Love To Love', 'Too Hot Too Handle', 'Lights
Out', 'Rock Bottom',
'Doctor Doctor', 'Shoot Shoot'.
OFFICIAL SPV website
Paul Raymond Provides Post-Tour Update
Paul has posted the following update at his official website:
"Well, Iím just back from the US tour, still a bit jet-lagged
but very happy about the great reception we got Stateside. Things
started out on the east coast, with sound ticket sales and enthusiastic
audiences. Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, JKB, GLENN HUGHES) stepped in
for Pete (Way - bass) this time, as Barry Sparks had commitments with
Ted Nugent ñ Pete as you all know by now has been refused a
work visa in the U.S. despite spending substantial amounts of money
on lawyers trying to overturn the decision. Jeff is a great guy, easy
to get along with and very professional; he was an asset to the band
and injected energy and dynamism to the show which the audiences seemed
to pick up on and appreciate, also the fact that heís young
and good looking didnít harm us either ñ we nicknamed
him Jeff Beckham!!!
New York - sadly we only did one show on this occasion ñ so
no time for my romantic buggy ride through Central Park but the audience
was possibly even more enthusiastic than last time ñ why was
that I wonder? New cologne, new shirt?!! Who knows, thanks anyway!
Hampton Beach was a great gig again. Mountainís Leslie West
was still in fine form, vocally and musically. So many great fans
out there that night but only ëcos Batttttty had made them come
Pittsburgh ñ what an amazing city! The Rex Theatre was full
of so many devoted fans. I recognised the same faces that come back
year on year ñ your loyalty is really appreciated.
Iíd just like to allay any concerns from those who were there
for the first night in Chicago ñ I still have the use of both
eyes, despite Jeff ës broken bass string coming perilously close
to taking one out! A miss is as good as a mile. For the first time
ever on tour I managed to get out and about in some of your fine cities.
I discovered there was a beach in Chicago! Amazing what you can achieve
when you stop doing drugs! Tanning is our new drug! Jason is way in
front as he lives in Florida and is not averse to using sunbeds in
inclement weather, Phil lives in a beach resort on the south coast
of England ñ so also has an advantage, so any time I have the
chance to soak up some rays, Iím out there!
Then it was on to Vegas. Phil elected to spend the 36-hour journey
on the tourbus rather than flying there (no tanning opportunity ñ
I saw my chance to draw level!) However ... Vegas was WAY too hot
for sunbathing ñ (115 F) so I had to turn my attention to the
tables instead. Aided and abetted by Jeff and my girlfriend (who just
happens to be a London casino dealer) we played blackjack ëtil
the early hours. I won the princely sum of $25 for my labour but at
least the drinks were free! To my amazement I kept bumping into people
who recognised me, they had travelled from Phoenix and as far as Seattle
to see the show ñ however no-one can top our bus driver Armand
from Europe, who had flown (not driven!) from Hanover, Germany to
surprise us backstage.
And so to LA. It was a shorter stay than last year but no less memorable.
The atmosphere at the show was absolutely electric - perhaps down
to an influx of real fans from outlying areas of the city rather than
the audience being full of blasÈ LA musicians? Whatever the
reason, it was a completely different vibe from last year ñ
thank you all, you were amazing.
The Catalyst in Santa Cruz was packed to the rafters again! What an
animated bunch you are! Thanks to the lady on the balcony who put
on a great show for us - if you were there you know what Iím
Back to LA for a weekís break before the final show in Costa
Mesa with the Scorpions. Managed to hook up with my old mate Simon
Wright for an evening ñ he listened to my latest solo CD (at
gunpoint!) and even conceded it wasnít a bad offering for an
old rocker! The rest of the week was spent (yes, you guessed it) SOAKING
UP THE RAYS!
Talking of Costa Mesa ñ I must ìthankî the over-zealous
security staff at the Pacific Amphitheatre for refusing my daughter,
her husband and friends entry backstage and accusing them of stealing
their passes. I realise theyíve got a job to do, but hey.
On a lighter note, what a great audience, I got the feeling that a
lot of people came not only to see the Scorpions, but to see us too
ñ what a reception, and what a great feeling playing in a big
arena again ñ it rocked!
Sorry I havenít mentioned every city we played ñ but
it goes without saying I appreciate the loyalty of all the fans who
came to each of our shows, hope to see you all again soon."
Once again, thanks to all our fans. You rock!î
issued the following update:
We're all back home now after the Summer 2005 tour, and just wanted
to put a big THANK YOU on our website to all of you who showed up
at our concerts between May and July.
We are now putting the finishing touches to the DVD which was filmed
and recorded on May 13th in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. By the way, it's
not pronounced "Wilhem Shaven". It's "Wilhelms Haven".
Haven is an old German spelling for Hafen (harbor) and it was named
after the German Kaiser Wilhelm back in 1900. (See, you get more than
just music from UFO - we give history lessons too!)
We even had some fans from Australia who showed up at our little happening
in Wilhelmshaven. Guys: you truly deserve a big HELLO and THANK YOU!!!!!
Currently we are looking for some old (very old) photos, articles
and posters about UFO. We would like to throw those images in between
the interviews on the upcoming DVD. So if anyone out there has some
of this stuff still flying around, PLEASE scan it and email it to
us (if possible it needs to be in high resolution / 300 dpi). We need
that stuff fast!
July 15th 2005
SET LIST: Mother Mary, Let It Roll, When Daylight Comes
to Town, I’m a Loser, This Kids, Wild One, Only You Can Rock Me, Fighting
Man, Baby Blue, Cherry, Love to Love, Too Hot to Handle, Lights Out,
Rock Bottom. Encore: Doctor, Doctor. 90 minutes.
The good: virtually every member of Firehouse, Ratt and Cinderella
was in the wings as UFO showed Cadott why it is so highly regarded
amongst the hard rock crowd. One of the most underrated bands in rock
history, Phil Mogg and his band of able bodies played all the hits
and more, with Mogg’s voice continually impressing and reputation
as a party hound. Vinnie Moore, while not that other guy (more on
him later) shredded everything in sight, while drummer Jason Bonham
had little trouble living up to the reputation of his late father
(John Bonham of Led Zeppelin for those of you not following along).
The bands meat-and-potatoes power rock went down very well here, showing
once again that big guitars and big choruses are the right formula
here, not jamming or overblown arrangements.
The bad: well, guitarist Michael Schenker’s not here anymore, is he?
Time to get over it, and get over the fact that bassist Pete Way has
visa troubles, and drummer Andy Parker has retired from the road.
This is a very good version of UFO, and I was impressed with what
the band did during its 90 minutes onstage.
Best songs: “Too Hot to Handle,” “Lights Out.”
I would have liked to have heard: “On With The Action.”
Heard during the set: “how old is that guy?” Directed towards late
50-ish singer Mogg, who showed off his rippling biceps and well-formed
chest once his shirt came off in the 100-degree heat.
Additional notes: I also saw the band on July 24 in San Francisco.
Virtually the same set, save for “Mr. Freeze” replacing “Fighting
Man” in the set, and the addition of “Pack It Up (and Go)” and “Shoot
Shoot,” which were sandwiched around “Doctor Doctor” during the encore.
Good crowd, and the band, to my ears anyway, sounded great once again.
Vinnie Moore and Jeff Kollman
Tues July 5th - Farmingdale - NY
* Wed July 6th - NY -
July 7th - Hampton Beach - NH -
July 8th - Baltimore - MD -
House Of Rock
July 9th - Philadelphia - PA -
July 12th - Cleveland - OH -
House Of Blues
July 13th - Pittsburgh - PA -
July 14th - Milwaukee - WI -
15th - Cadott - WI -
16th - Comstock - NE -
Comstock Rock Festival
July 18th- Chicago - IL -
House Of Blues
July 19th - Chicago - IL -
House Of Blues
July 21st - Las Vegas - NV -
House Of Blues
22nd - Los Angeles - CA -
House Of Blues
23rd - Santa Cruz - CA -
24th - San Francisco - CA -
31st - Costa Mesa - CA - Orange County Fair -
(with The Scorpions)
*Special Guests - The
Confirm U.S. Dates With UFO
THE LIZARDS, hot off the heels of a recent European tour with IAN
HUNTER and UFO, will now be performing a series of gigs in the U.S.
The dates and venues are as follows:
5th July - Farmingdale, NY at The Downtown
6th July - New York, NY at BB Kings
7th July - Hampton Beach, NH at Casino
8th July - Baltimore, MD at House Of Rock
9th July - Philadelphia, PA at The Trocadero
12th July - Cleveland, OH at House Of Blues
13th July - Pittsburgh, PA at Rex Theater
14th July - Milwaukee, WI at Shank Hall
18th July - Chicago, IL at House Of Blues
19th July - Chicago, IL at House Of Blues
The Lizards, featuring Bobby Rondinelli (BOC/RAINBOW/BLACK SABBATH)
and Mike DiMeo (RIOT), will also be performing at the Sweden Rock
Festival on June 10th, and will be playing selections from their latest
release Cold Blooded Kings.
The band will also be appearing with hard rock legends MOUNTAIN at
BB Kings on June 29th.
Stage Pass - Live & Rockin' - Volume 1
featured on this compilation are recorded live!
and Roll All Nite - Kiss 2. I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick 3.
Spirit of Radio - Rush 4. All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
5. Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd 6. Burnin' for You - Blue ÷yster
Cult 7. Fool for the City - Foghat 8. Superstition - Stevie Ray Vaughan
9. Only You Can Rock Me - UFO
history is a long, involved and very interesting one with many musicians
passing through either from somewhere or on their way somewhere else.
'Alien Relations' attempts to make sense of the phenomenon that is
Featuring tracks from most of the major protagonists in the UFO saga
- this album is a compendium release to the existing UFO catalogue
tying loose ends up and pointing the casual listener in directions
they may otherwise not have considered. For true UFO fans this just
serves to illustrate that UFO are back for record companies to feel
that they can make more money out their success!!!
Way - 'Too Hot To Handle (Live)'
Waysted - 'The
Wild, The Willing & The Innocent'
Paul Raymond -
Project 'Lights Out'
The Plot - 'Need
Sloman - 'Joe Public'
- 'Hold On'
Pete Way - 'Crazy'
Raymond Project - 'She's On A Roll'
- 'Heaven Tonight'
Waysted - 'Dreams'
Artist - VARIOUS ARTISTS
UFO - ALIEN RELATIONS - MAJCD062
Released date: 09-05-2005
- BENJI / ROCKHARD FRANCE
Northern Germany - Friday, May 13, 2005.
a live DVD at their show at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven.
Benji of RockHard magazine in France was one of the 700 happy few
to attend the UFO DVD live recording in Wilhemshaven, a town chosen
for a lot of good reasons (mainly because of all facilities with the
organisation : the management and the record label based in Germany,
it was obviously easier to organise everything), and of course, because
the venue was really cool.
The setlist was simply the same as on the last european tour in March
last year, but it was the goal in fact, to keep a trace of this great
tour... with Pete on bass, of course ! The lights were superb, the
sound crystal clear, the audience very good, and all this has been
captured by 8 TVcameras.
If the UFO supporters love to know more about this special gig, +
a few exclusive pics + a very, very interesting and friendly -45 mns-
interview with Pete, they can buy the next RockHard French issue (in...
french) for 7 euros (in Europe, p&p included) at this address
ROCKHARD /CO STRASS
60 RUE BRANCION
The plan is to make, at least, a 3 pages article about the event.
Benji has sent us these pictures and as always its very much appreciated
News - UFO have announced a SCANDINAVIA AND EUROPEAN tour - 2005 as
05th - Sweden - Silja
Fri May 06th - Germany - Aschaffenburg - Colos
08th - Germany - Bochum - Matrix
Tue May 10th - Germany - Mechernich - Burg
Fri May 13th - Germany
- Wilhemshaven - Pumpwerk
- DVD RECORDING
Sat May 14th - Netherlands - Zoetermeer - Boerderij
Sun May 15th - Netherlands - Weert - Bosuil
Tue May 17th - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7
Wed May 18th - Germany - Augsburg - Spectrum
check the OFFICIAL
UFO website for updated and additions
RECORDING FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2005!!
A very special mega event is awaiting rock music fans in
Northern Germany on Friday, May 13, 2005: British rock legends UFO
are due to record a live DVD at their show at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven
. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history,
to be kept in the tradition of their legendary live album Strangers
In The Night...
DVD News from the official
digging around in the Misty Green and Blue Vaults
and have uncovered
more amazing MEMORABILIA. Enjoy
with a 1982 North American tour Mecanix
of PIN BADGES
more excellent finds - Swedish Posters
- One from 1977 and two from 1978
April 1973 - Is this the earliest gig
of the latest...
Of Metal 2004
2000 publicity photo
- Article based on the Vanishing
of Michael Schenker
PROMO Jigsaw puzzle
YOU ARE HERE Neon Signs from Hong Kong (advertised
in your front room, open the window, put on the CD and blast out 'The
News from the official
There will be a long awaited UFO 2005 DVD release later in the year.
Filming will take place in May in Germany - full details to be announced
along with the next round of tourdates!
The really interesting part is that UFO want YOUR feedback to know
which songs you would like them to perform on the DVD, with the emphasis
on songs which have never been played/recorded live before.
They plan to record YOUR top choices in the studio and have the session
So.... please email your choices to email@example.com
with 'UFO DVD' in the subject line.
All very exciting.
is my vote, difficult but I have taken one track from each album and
added a few from 'You Are Here'. I also added 'Rock Bottom' and 'Love
To Love' as it would be so great to watch the new line-up perform
these two UFO anthems in the studio.
in Chronological order… Let me know your thoughts.
Phenomenon - Space Child (Schenker/Mogg)
Force It - High Flyer (Schenker/Mogg)
No Heavy Petting - Reasons Love (Schenker/Mogg)
Lights Out - Just Another Suicide (Mogg)
Obsession - Pack It Up and Go (Way/Schenker/Mogg)
No Place to Run - Lettin' Go (Way/Mogg)
The Wild The Willing and The Innocent - Profession of Violence
Mechanix - The Writer (Chapman/Mogg/Carter)
Making Contact - When Its Time To Rock (Chapman/Mogg)
Misdeameanor - Mean Streets (McClendon/Mogg)
High Stakes - Back Door Man (Archer/Mogg)
Walk On Water - Dreaming Of Summer (Schenker/Mogg)
Covenant - Miss The Lights (Schenker/Mogg)
Sharks - Crossing Over (Schenker/Mogg)
You Are Here - The Wild One (UFO)
4 Bonus tracks to showcase Vinnie and Jasons contribution to UFO
You Are Here - Mr. Freeze
You Are Here - Messing Up The Bed
Phenomenon - Rock Bottom
Lights Out - Love to Love
difficult choice for the band to make but an interesting one.
moved the details of SPUN to HERE
will be pleased to hear that Paul Raymond has had his 'Man On A Mission'
album digitally remastered on Zoom Club Records which was released
eight weeks ago. Details below - note Phil appears on two tracks.
RECORDS PRESS RELEASE:
On a Mission - P.R.P
Paul Raymond Project
Track list: Deep Space / Scream Blue Murder / My Radio / Man On A
Mission / Face Of An Alien / Sacred Ground / Lights Out (for
the millennium) / Can't Let Go / Living On The Outside /
She's On A Roll / Shining Star / Flights Of Fancy
Featuring singer Phil Mogg on two tracks - one of
which is a millennial update of the UFO classic 'Lights Out' - and
the guitar find of the year in the decidedly Schenker-esque Andy Simmons.
and surprisingly varied, 'Man On A Mission' is the sound of an accomplished
musician kicking back and letting loose on an album that's very much
a labour of love. Digitally Mastered.
Wallis (UFO'S guitarist of1972) speaks about 'how he joined the band'
in a 2002 interview
Contact badge added
Petting, Lights Out, Obsession and Misdeameanor posters added to the
spent the last 3 days adding to the Various Artist COMPILATION
section that have the appearance of UFO tracks,
from the Greatest Hits Rock released three months ago
back to the Axe Attack series in 1980.
special tour programmes have come to light - first two with UFO and
the Rutgers Athletic Center
Theatre 7th Anniversary Celebration Weekend - December
the Backstage Pass
Thatre, Passaic NJ - February 29, 1980
OZBOURNE & UFO CONCERT TICKET
Square Garden - April 5 1982
of you send
in scans of the recent
UFO european/festival or USA tour tickets of 2004 to add to the page?
information on the earliest UFO poster I have on record
and back to last
Bang-Your-Head poster added
ARCHIVE PHOTOS added to the PHOTOS
June to Octobers News to NOT
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you back to the Summer
some great live shots
from the Bang Your Head Festival - photos ©Andreas
Contact and Let It
Rain t-shirts added
of t-shirts, Vinnie Moore has a great selection of his own:
Memorabelia addition updates - posters:
poster / 1983
tour advert / Washburn
Rock Festival Programme
start the year with recent web discoveries and some unearthed web
pages that I missed earlier this year...
Sparks and 20 Questions
the The Nuge Board, Rock & Roll Forum
some excellent UFO
photos from the eightees...
Paul Chapman - image copyright ProTech
album review from Maximum
Metal's Ken Pierce on 13th Dec 2004
following from Vinaya
Saksena's last Summer
Rock Interview with Phil is worth
REVIEW TOUR REVIEW from PARIS,
earlier this year
end up with a short fan review I came across earlier today.
have already read this but John sums up the feel of a brilliant album.
'You Are Here'
This could be the rock album of the year.
rocks like the UFO of old or early Van Halen. It's what rock music
is supposed to be.
lineup is phenominal minus Michael Schenker, thankfully.
Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Paul Raymond are back from the original lineup
and they've added Jason Bonham and Vinnie Moore.
Vinnie open up for MSG and he blazed then but was very progressive
in the way he played. Now he's straight up rock and is very impressive.
He's one of the best right now if not The best.
Jason Bonham's drums are awesome with every instrument getting it's
share of the limelight which is good when Bonham is kicking ass.
I am loving this album and recommend it to any fan of what rock used
to sound like.
©2004 John Carpenter
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