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29th November 2008


Following up on November 19th posting, there is a Rockpalast/WDR webpage of the


I have also been told that approximately 1 hours filming was recorded at the Festival of UFO's set,
with 6 HDV camera's.


'This Kids - Vinnie Moore' on my YouTube page has just clocked up its 30,000 hit, so the 'UFO' word is spreading

For a detailed view of 'Age Range' or 'Countries', I have created a dedicated page, interesting reading.


and finally the posters page has been updated, including this from 1982, UFO as Special Guest:


I also see that 'Starfighters' were support - maybe this is where the band met future guitarist, Rik Sanford? Interestingly UFO's then guitarist in 1988, 'Myke Gray' (who'm Rik replaced) secured a support slot with 'Ozzy' on the '1988 UK Club Tour' with his newly re-formed band 'Jagged Edge' - MORE



19th November 2008



have an excellent video posted from the


where Vinnie speaks about the atmosphere, how he plays and the unmistakable sound of UFO.




12th November 2008

Some excellent Photos posted by Dave Musson on a


Vinnie Moore at UK's Guitarfest in Birmingham


photo copyright 2008 - Dave Musson


8th November 2008


Interesting Interview with Phil and Vinnie from Reality Check TV at Rocklahoma


7th November 2008

Vinnie appears at NEC UK GuitarFest, Birmingham's NEC. B40 1NT - Tonight at 7.15pm

A few interesting additions to the archives...

Rik Sanford

Finally tracked down a photo of Rik, UFO's guitarist in 1988. An interesting METAL FORCES INTERVIEW

and Rik's replacement in the same year:

Tony Glidewell

Tony Glidewell

and now a poster from a decade earlier

New 1975 poster added to the POSTERS page


5th November 2008

REMINDER: VINNIE MOORE at UK GuitarFest, Birmingham's NEC. B40 1NT. - Friday 7th November





6.30 - 7.10 PM QUIREBOYS

7.15 - 7.55 PM VINNIE MOORE


8.45 - 9.25 PM THUNDER (DANNY, LUKE & BEN)



1st November 2008

Archive Updates - Going back to the early eightees

Pete Way and his train set

and a few years later

UFO tour 1984

Finally, after many requests from UFO fans, I have managed to scan the 1984 Tour Programme

After more research, the 1984-1987 UFO era - Family Tree has been updated.


Moving rapidly on to 2002, Magazine Cover CD - UFO, Fighting Man




29th October 2008

steVe has some amazing additions to his website:

Thanks steVe


15th October 2008

Mustaine and Moore To Headline GuitarFest 2008!

Vinnie Moore

NEXT EVENT: VINNIE MOORE at UK GuitarFest, Birmingham's NEC. B40 1NT. - Friday 7th November


11th October 2008

History Archive added from December 1987
'Metal Hammer XMAS Party', The only live gig performed by UFO that year was at London's Astoria. Mike Gray, who went onto perform with 'Jagged Edge', 'Taste', 'Bruce Dickinson' and 'Skin' - above photo copyright - Tony Mottram

Does anyone have any other photos/info on Myke Gray - if so contact me


7th October 2008

NEWS from the Official UFO website regarding the continued EMI album releases.

The next batch of UFO remasters from EMI will be released on 19th January 2009
The albums will contain the following bonus tracks

No Place To Run
Gone In The Night (alt. version) (Previously Unreleased)
Lettin’ Go (Recorded at the Marquee, London 16/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)
Mystery Train (Recorded at the Marquee, London 16/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)
No Place To Run (Recorded at the Marquee, London 15/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)

The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent
Long Gone (Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London 29/01/81) (Previously Unreleased)
Lonely Heart (Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London 29/01/81) (Previously Unreleased)
Makin’ Moves (Recorded at the Marquee, London 15/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)

Heel Of A Stranger (Non album B-side of the Chrysalis 45 'Let It Rain')
Doing It All For You (Recorded at the soundcheck, Birmingham Odeon, 26/03/83) (Previously Unreleased)
We Belong To The Night (Recorded at Oxford 25/03/83) (Previously Unreleased)
Let It Rain (Recorded at Oxford 25/03/83) (Previously Unreleased)


6th October 2008

An interesting interview with Neil Carter, who joined UFO in time to appear at Readings Rock Festival on 23rd August 1980 and went on to record what a lot of UFO fans regard as one of the best 1980's releases - 'The Wild, The Willing and The Innocent', 'Mechanix' and 'Making Contact'.

It seems that Phil Collen, who at that time was with 'GIRL' (now with 'Def Leppard'), introduced Neil to UFO. Neil remained with the band until April 1983 before joing 'The Gary Moore Band'.

GIRL live on tour as special guests of UFO


1st October 2008

Another 'SOUNDTRACK' item added to the newly created webpage. This time, a 'Rock Bottom' clip was used in an episode of the TV show Supernatural - 'SOMETHING WICKED', Season 1, Episode 1


"Rock Bottom", Performed by UFO


September 2008

25th September 2008

I came across this website a couple of weeks ago and started to contribute to the UFO web page. Since then and over 1,000 edits (got into the top 10 list by the way) and the section is looking good.

What I love, and inspired me to contribute is the 'Timeline' feature.

Go over the website and start contributing yourselves. Its important to ensure that UFO get an accurate site. When I first logged in there were only two or three albums on their, and as you can see, they are all now 'present and correct'.


23rd September 2008

While we wait for the NEXT installment of all things UFO, I return back to the ARCHIVES

31 NEW entries added to the ARTICLES page, with a lot from the early ninetees - All now marked *NEW

One highlight for me was the uncovering of a missing 1992 line-up photo - Those of you visit the 'Pictorial Family Tree' pages, will be familiar with the following graphic:


To make the web pages complete, I have been trying to get hold of every UFO line-up since conception and one such was the 1992 - 1993 line-up with Jem Davis (Keyboards)

UFO 1992

Left to right: Clive Edwards - Laurence Archer - Pete Way - Phil Mogg - Jem Davis

Taken from the article:

'High Jinks and Deranged Madmen'

Thanks to Malcolm for the ongoing scans - keeping me busy to the early hours... Cheers Mate :-)


17th September 2008

Last Nights episode of

had UFO's CHERRY playing in the bar

Be patient while the 'flash' video loads

and looking back 28 years...

...Has anyone come across a long running Television series named "Insight"? It seems that back in 1980, there was an episode titled: Seventeen Going on Nowhere (1980) (USA TV). I would like to get more information, so if anyone knows anymore or even has a copy of the episode, drop me an e-mail.

Here are the details that I have managed to uncover (made me create a dedicated SOUNDTRACK page)


15th September 2008

A Dean Guitars video from Rocklahoma with Vinnie has been posted by Dean Guitars


13th September 2008

Vinnie is in Germany tonight appearing at:

Hausmesse - Frankfurt - Germany - 5:30pm



5th September 2008

Interview with

Paul talks about his hard-hitting new rock album
and about the virtually insane touring schedule which he has recently completed with UFO
An interesting interview with Paul touching on the creation of his new album, chats about some of the tracks that appear on Virtual Insanity, the recent USA tour, the summer shows, favourite songs to perform live. Paul also looks briefly back over his career and touches on the 40th Anniversary for UFO in 2009.

Paul Raymond Project

On Paul's website, there is a dedicated page to the PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT album, VIRTUAL INSANITY which contain soundclips and ways to purchase.

Having listened to the tracks, this is definately a rocks album that all UFO fans will love. FANTASTIC.
Go visit the site and order your copy. You will NOT be dissapointed.


4th September 2008

Vinnie Moore appears at Music Korea 2008 today


UFO Discussion Featured In Latest 'Shockwaves Skull Sessions' Podcast

EPISODE 10 - Built for Comfort

For the tenth installment of the "Shockwaves Skull Sessions" podcast, host Bob Nalbandian is joined by guest Martin Popoff (author of "UFO: Shoot Out The Lights"), and rock music heavyweight Brian Brinkerhoff as they explore UFO from 1970 through 2006.



1st September 2008

More Articles added/updates


2004 - UK Tour Advert | 2000 - Covenant UK dates | 1980 - NO PLACE TO RUN Japanese Ad

October 1980 - Couldn't Get It Right Single release | 1979 - UK Hammersmith Odeon Ad

1979 Strangers - On Tour and On Record Ad | 1976 - No Heavy Petting Ad

I have also set up a page titled 'Which Year' for adverts that have dates (week day and date) but not YEAR
Can You Help?


August 1978 - Too Heavy to Interview?, BEAT Instrumental

1983 - End of the Trail, Hit Parader | 1979 - 'UFO do it on the road' CIRCUS weekly

Thanks to Thanks to Mal for the scans

August 2008

28th August 2008




Opening song - Mother Mary

Pete Way looks in good form, refreshed with a better haircut, reminicent of the old days!

Love to Love from LEYENDAS (Posted Yesterday) - Great sound and Video


27th August 2008



UFO at Leyendas del Rock 2008 - Love To Love

Rock Eyez REVIEW from Rocklahoma

and PHOTO page
(Photos by Mark Balogh & Brian Rademacher)

Added to the USA Tour 2008 page



26th August 2008

UFO guitarist, Vinnie Moore has scheduled dates in KOREA

September 4th to 6th - Music Korea 2008 - Incheon - Korea

September 7th - Seoul Hard Rock - Seoul - Korea - clinic and performance

as well as six dates in Germany during September

September 13th - Hausmesse - Frankfurt - Germany - 5:30pm
and September 14th - Hausmesse - Frankfurt - Germany - signing session
September 15th - Rockland - Witten - Germany - 7pm
September 16th - Session - Walldorf - Germany - 7pm
September 17th - Lindberg - München - Germany
September 18th - Musik-Schmidt - Frankfurt - Germany - 7pm


UFO-Leyendas del rock-Mazarron-2008


24th August 2008

Whilst we wait for News on last nights Festival appearance in Spain, I have added to the articles pages, thanks to Malcolm Sowerby from Liverpool for the scans. One very interesting photo, was an early UFO line-up

May 2007 - 'FIRIN' ON ALL SIX' | August 2000 - 'Pete Way Interview' BURRN! Rock Magazine

1992 - FREE ROCK, Article | 1991 - 'BOCHUM, ZECHE Gig Report' | 1991 - 'LA BALADA DEL REGRESSO'

1986 - UFO Report, Bravo Music Magazine | 1985 - UFO, ENFER Magazine

February 1985 - UFO Article, ENFER Magazine | 1983 - Article, CONECTE

June 1979 - Japanese Article, Rockshow article | September 1980 - Japanese Article, Music Life

September 1978 - MUSIC LIFE, japanese article | 1978 - UFO IN CONCERT, Rockshow article

November 1978 - MUSIC LIFE, japanese article | November 1978 - Japanese Article, Rockshow article

18th August 1977 - High Flying British Quintet Hits Home with 'Lights Out', CIRCUS


15th August 2008

Added Two photos to the USA 2008 tour page.

Photos taken by Jay West Photography at the


South Texas Rockfest (Saturday July 12th 2008)



14th August 2008


Just posted on YouTube, an Interesting cover version of 'Love to Love'.


Speaking of Covers, I still get loads of e-mails asking about the SPUN film:


with Linda Strawberry singing 'Love to Love'



9th August 2008

Some excellent 'Downtown Alive! photos from Joe D


7th August 2008


Vinnie spraying Phil for BUGS - Long Gone with New photos from the event



Rehearsals at the Hix Bros Music Studio in Aurora, Illinois on 1st August


6th August 2008

Mr. Parker has posted a 'DIARY UPDATE' on his website


AURORA - Get Involved photos


Jeff Kollman and Paul Raymond



5th August 2008

Some excellent UFO shots taken by Keenan Johnson:


Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg and Paul Raymond

MORE PHOTOS from Keenan


ALSO, Thanks to Glenn Tredinnick , Aurora, Illinois, USA
for the ticket, poster and Vinnie performing with BOC, photos:



4th August 2008

UFO performing at Downtown Alive Rocks The Fox in Aurora, IL

Lights Out
Natural Thing
Mother Mary
Long Gone
Hard Being Me
Only you Can Rock Me
This Kids
Aint No Baby
When Daylight Goes To Town
Baby Blue
Too Hot To Handle
Love To Love
Rock Bottom
Doctor Doctor
Shoot Shoot



ufo clip of UFO performing LIGHTS OUT


ufo clip of UFO performing at Aurora - Ain't No Baby


Vinnie appeared on stage as Special Guest to Blue Oyster Cult


2nd August 2008


2nd Aug - USA - Aurora - IL - 8:30pm - UFO - Downtown Alive Rocks The Fox


July 2008


22nd July 2008

Eddie Trunk


YouTube - EDDIE TRUNK posts an Interview with Phil Mogg and Paul Raymond at Rocklahoma



21st July 2008

Rocklahoma UFO 2008

PHOTOS from John Fulca



20th July 2008

Fort Worth photos from Steve and Tami Armstrong (via Jimmy Krabbe)


19th July 2008

UFO banner

South Texas Rockfest photos from Carolyn


18th July 2008


Two further photos added shot from Wayne Stoll



17th July 2008


Great Stage shot from Wayne Stoll - Thanks Wayne - I have added a larger size photo to the tour page.


The YouTube videos posted at Rocklahoma were shot directly off the 'Huge stage monitors', as shown above



16th July 2008

A lot of new entries today, starting with

Eddie Trunk

EDDIE TRUNK has a dedicated webpage to ROCKLAHOMA, with photos, interviews, video uploads and a lot of great related EVENT news and reports:

and has this posted on his website:

13-Jul-08 Day 5 - Best Day of Bands

"UFO turned in a strong set that featured all the 70's classics plus one new song from each of the last two new CDs. Jeff Kolman filled in on bass and did a good job. The band only had 60 minutes but did a great set in unreal heat on stage. They are now headed back to England with one more US date in Aurora, IL in early August. The guys told me next year marks the 40th anniversary of the band and they are planning some special stuff. Phil also told me the next studio CD will be an all out heavy album with no ballads. They hoped Pete would get it together to make it for what should be a special 2009 for UFO!" - Eddie Trunk



Thanks to John Andrews for sending in some photos of the FT. WORTH concert
John has also posted 'Daylight Goes To Town' from Fort Worth on ufo- the link can also be found on the same page


as well as some from the South Texas Rockfest

Finally, two short ufo clips of UFO performing at Rocklahoma, shot off the huge festival monitors:


click on the images above



15th July 2008


Thanks to Russ - 200 photos posted from The Ridglea Theatre in Texas.

Moving onto Rocklahoma 2008, a couple of videos have been posted on YouTube, great camera angles:



Only You Can Rock Me and Lights Out

The Official UFO website have posted photos from Rocklahoma:

Paul Raymond, Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg, Andy Parker and Jeff Kollman

Onstage - MORE PHOTOS at the Official Website


14th July 2008



Rock Bottom and Light Out

South Texas Rock Festival - YouTube Videos


13th July 2008


TODAY: UFO are playing at Rocklahoma Festival - Pryor - OK - USA - 13th July 2008


12th July 2008


TODAY: UFO are playing at South Texas Rockfest - San Antonio - Texas - USA - 12th July 2008


11th July 2008

UFO poster

TONIGHT: UFO are playing at Camel Rock Casino - Santa Fe - NM - USA - 11th July 2008

[s-i-t-n] member, Jimmy Krabbe has sent me the first photos of the UFO Summer USA Tour from Fort Worth, Texas
along with a review - Thanks Jimmy

First YOUTUBE Videos to emerge from the Ridglea of 'Ain't No Baby', 'Lights Out', 'Love to Love' and 'Doctor Doctor'


10th July 2008

Fort Worth police raid pirating operation - Co-incidence that UFO were in town???
Those bootleggers will do anything!!!

TONIGHT: UFO are playing at The Scout Bar - Houston - TX - USA - 10th July 2008

We welcome Jeff Kollman who is filling in on bass guitar for UFO. Jeff's first gig was last night (9th July) in Ft. Worth

Unbelievable to think how quickly time passes - its been three years, almost to the day that

Jeff last played with UFO on their USA tour in July 2005

(Above photo: Jeff Kollman playing with UFO at the Comstock Rock Fest in Nebraska, USA, July 16th 2005)


9th July 2008

First date of the UFO 5 day USA Festival Tour tonight in Texas

9th July - USA - Ft. Worth - TX - The Ridglea Theater - Support band Blood of the Sun
10th July - USA - Houston - TX - The Scout Bar
11th July - USA - Santa Fe - NM - Camel Rock Casino
12th July - USA- San Antonio - TX - South Texas Rockfest
13th July - USA - Pryor - OK - Rocklahoma Festival


7th July 2008


Downtown Alive! 2008 POSTER


6th July 2008


South Texas Rockfest

Five POSTERS added with the countdown to UFO's USA appearences, starting in three days time:

9th July - USA - Ft. Worth - TX - The Ridglea Theater
10th July - USA - Houston - TX - The Scout Bar
11th July - USA - Santa Fe - NM - Camel Rock Casino
12th July - USA- San Antonio - TX - South Texas Rockfest
13th July - USA - Pryor - OK - Rocklahoma Festival


5th July 2008

Going back 34 years - A gem of an Advert - NME from June 8th 1974:

Chrysalis Records advert for the newly released album, 'Phenomenon' wirth a rare photo with Paul Chapman appearing alongside Michael Schenker. Also shows the mini-tour dates.

Also on the back of this advert - I have placed a scan of related musical happenings of that same week - few interesting names cropping up such as Be-Bop Delux, John Lennon (signing in at hotels under the name 'Dr. Winston'), Rory Gallagher, Paul McCartney and Wings, Elton John, etc etc. Also Wurth Open Air Connection - Nazereth playing US dates with Blue Oyster Cult back in 1974.


30 years on from then, we have a 'You Are Here' advert from 2004


and a 3 page UFO Pete Way interview/article from BURRN! sometime in late 2006


4th July 2008

Nakita Productions throws another great party. K-ZEP Classic Rock Radio and Nikita Productions brought a San Antonio Favorite UFO to Rock Siesta Fest in Hemesphere Park - Slide show with music -


3rd July 2008

I stumbled across this photo of Phil from 80sRockPhtos.com


The UFO official Website have added to their Merchandise shop, mugs with the USA tour logo. As you can see, I am enjoying a mug of tea, c/o PG Tips...

...what better than to read an old version of

Goldmine, 'Tuning In Their Obsessions' - 1979 article


27th June 2008

Official UFO Würth Open Air 2008 Festival Photos



26th June 2008

Additional Würth Open Air 2008 Festival Photos


25th June 2008

I have been getting various e-mails regarding the 'Metal Moments' interview link that numerous fans have been hearing about during the UFO 2008 USA Tour. I have created a web page with an excerpt from the show with a link to the actual podcast. Interesting listening, just to remind us all of the various UFO line-ups through the years. A Vinnie Moore track also features.

World of Metal on the Metal Moment Podcast with Host, Chiaki Hinohara.



24th June 2008

Other Wurth Open Air Festival Photos added



23rd June 2008

Festival Photos added


17th June 2008

UFO poster

Poster added for the forthcoming German 'Wurth Open Air' Festival this weekend.


'Misty Green and Blue' is still busy updating the 'archives vault' and added two new website links, a trip back in time...

...U.F.O. / Blind Petition
Graz, Orpheum, 4.6.2004

UFO ~ Inverness Ironworks ~ 21st March 2007


8th June 2008

UFO Drummer Excited About Completing First Tour With the Band in over 25 Years

Andy Parker has added a Diary Update on his website - 2nd June 2008


3rd June 2008

Three additional USA Summer Tour dates announced:

9th July - USA - Ft. Worth - TX - The Ridglea Theater
10th July - USA - Houston - TX - The Scout Bar
2nd Aug - USA - Aurora - IL - Downtown Alive Rocks The Fox

Here is the updated list:

21st June - Germany - Künzelsau - Würth Open Air
9th July - USA - Ft. Worth - TX - The Ridglea Theater
10th July - USA - Houston - TX - The Scout Bar
11th July - USA - Santa Fe - NM - Camel Rock Casino
12th July - USA- San Antonio - TX - South Texas Rockfest
13th July - USA - Pryor - OK - Rocklahoma Festival
2nd Aug - USA - Aurora - IL - Downtown Alive Rocks The Fox
23rd Aug - Spain - Puerto de Mazarron (Murcia) - Leyendas Del Rock

Please see the UFO OFFICIAL WEBSITE to check for any changes


2nd June 2008

Paul Raymond News

Paul wil be releasing his upcoming rock album titled, 'VIRTUAL INSANITY'
under his solo name of 'PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT

MORE details


Next batch of remastered UFO releases

The next batch of remastered UFO releases go out in the US on July 8 - one week after the UK release date (July 1st) on EMI which include the following bonus tracks:

Lights Out
Lights Out (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)
Gettin' Ready (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)
Love To Love (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)
Try Me (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)

Hot ‘N’ Ready (recorded live in Columbus 17/10/78 - previously unreleased)
Pack It Up And Go (recorded live in Columbus 17/10/78 - previously unreleased)
Ain’t No Baby (recorded live in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 14/10/78 - previously unreleased)

Strangers In The Night
Hot ‘N’ Ready (recorded live at Youngstown, Ohio, 15/10/78)
Cherry (recorded live at Cleveland, Ohio, 16/10/78)


From 'melodicrock.com' FORUM

Author: Alex Harvey
Date: 05-29-08 15:39

I worked on the UFO re-issues. All the 2" master tapes were examined and played from top to toe in a search for unreleased, different mixes or alternate versions...alas their were none! Hence the reason for bonus live material over any studio tracks. The live stuff has not been released before - I personally mixed the tracks with the Abbey Road engineer - all taken from the original 2" masters. The Roundhouse tracks have been bootlegged before but they came from a dodgy unbaked 1/4" flat board mix.

The 'Obsession' tracks were all recorded by Ron Nevison - Six shows on that particular run of dates were recorded - but remained in the EMI vaults, unmixed until now. There were literally a hundred boxes of recordings to work through and every show - including soundchecks and encores - was recorded in glorious multitracked stereo.

'Strangers...' does not have more bonus material because the CD running length had reached 76 minutes...that's why the 'Obsession' release includes the version of 'Pack It Up And Go'.

By the way, the reason that the 1st three albums had plenty of bonus tracks was because they were there to be found. In fact there were actually several more tracks that didn't make the cut and were discarded for various reasons...including some nice Schenker instrumental stuff.

We had extensive discussions with producer Ron Nevison and members of the band about studio outtakes and unreleased tracks for 'Lights Out' and 'Obsession' including rehearsal tapes but alas nothing was kept or indeed recorded - Nevison went straight into recording the albums with no pre-production. He and the band turned up in the studio and they commenced recording the songs right there and then.

Look out for further developments with the next batch of re-issues - the Chapman era. Tape research will commence shortly. Maybe - just maybe - there'll be some buried treasure.

Finally, there is a planned box set to finish off the series next year....I can tell you that one of the planned discs will be a DVD featuring choice and vintage footage.



29th May 2008

Vinnie Moore News

VM will be appearing in Chile:

May 30th - Santiago - Chile - Teatro Arena

May 31st - Valparaíso - Chile - Teatro Municipal - Guitarfest

Check for updates on the 'Official Vinnie Moore Website'


24th May 2008

Vinnie Moore News

Reminder that VM will be appearing in Florida:

May 24th - Sam Ash Music - Sarasota - Florida - Sam Ash Music Store

May 25th - Seminole Music & Sound - Florida - Seminole Music & Sound



23rd May 2008

Great to see that gig reviews and photos are still being sent in from the recent USA 2008 tour - Thanks to Jorge (from Mexico City), travelling a long way (The route: Mexico City - Chihuahua - El Paso TX - Las Vegas NV)

Here then is the Railhead gig review and photos - Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas


Anyone got any photos from the last gig, The Grail, Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814 on 9th May 2008 to add to the tour page?


22nd May 2008


Scrubs is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American situation comedy/comedy-drama - Here is a Trailer with Doctor Doctor used for the soundtrack

Thanks to Elliot who put the trailer up on YouTube so anyone who hasn't got Sky TV can watch.


21st May 2008

“UFO” rocks the Key Club
Live Review


19th May 2008


YouTube video of Mother Mary / Long Gone from Rail Head at Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas


17th May 2008

Visit Zero Down's website


UFO fan, Ian Dickson has informed me that there isnow a UFO APPRECIATION FACEBOOK. Ian is co administrator.


16th May 2008

. .

Two additional videos found on 'YouTube' shot at 'The Catalyst' and added to the current 'Love to Love' one posted on the 8th May entry below. 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Shoot Shoot'. A great jamming section in the later.

You would have seen some of these photos posted on the 'Official UFO - Photo section' website, taken at 'The Catalyst' in Santa Cruz. Here are some others sent to me by D.J. Dougherty

The Catalyst Photos by D.J. Dougherty


15th May 2008

Vinnie Moore Clinic Updates

and photos at

Brick by Brick Photos


+ YouTube Vids


14th May 2008


Some Cool photos from Mark in Arizona


13th May 2008


Concert Review from Curt at the Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon

and photos

can be viewed here from Scott


12th May 2008

Confirmation for the following Summer Tour dates

21st June - Germany - Künzelsau - Würth Open Air
11th July - USA - Santa Fe - NM - Camel Rock Casino
12th July - USA- San Antonio - TX - South Texas Rockfest
13th July - USA - Pryor - OK - Rocklahoma Festival
23rd August - Spain- Puerto de Mazarron (Murcia) - Leyendas Del Rock


Kelly has sent more photos from the Catalyst


11th May 2008

Are you having withdrawl symptoms? Hopefully, here is some relief


Review and Photos from ElectricWiz

and from


UFO lands in Seattle

and finally a photo

from Rain~ at El Corazon in Seattle


10th May 2008

Well here we are, the band have completed their USA 2008 tour, travelling over 7,000 miles since starting on the East coast in Baltimore on 9th April 2008 to the last gig of the tour at 'The Grail'.

I honestly can't remember a tour that has been so enthusiastically received by fans and the 'UFO Live in 2008' web page has been filled with reviews, pictures, video, radio, articles and posters every single day since, including the nights off that UFO didn't play, totalling 30 straight entries
Thank You all for your support, such is your love for the band.

Thanks to Rob De Luca for fitting in both Musically and Personaly, you have helped to keep the ship sailing :-) - Safe Journey home to you Rob and to the rest of the band and crew.

For me, the pleasure has been in sharing the fun time over the tour. I will continue to post new material - Lets look forward to some Summer Festivals and some surprise tours - We wait with interest... Tris

Footnote: I know this entry has actually been posted before UFO hit the stage on their last gig (The Grail) of this tour, as it's 1.00am here in the UK, so I can :-)

We have a number of entries today:

Seattle Gig Review - thanks to WES

and a ticket from the same show from Mike Beery with a little background as to why the ticket says 'Crocodile Cafe'

El Corazon, Seattle

Moving back to Santa Cruz, thanks to SKID for this ticket


'The Catalyst' - added to the Tour Page

Other PHOTOS added

from Javier at 'The Catalyst' in Santa CRUZ


and finally, as promised, here is PART 2 of Axe's photos:


Photos from The CATALYST - Thanks to AXE - PART 2



9th May 2008


Photos from The CATALYST - Thanks to AXE PART 2 - tomorrow


8th May 2008

Three additions today as UFO nears the end of their USA 2008 Tour:

UFO banner

PHOTOS from The Independent, San Francisco


Also a couple from 'Rock and Roll Geek's', Mark Butler - Cheers Mark



And finally...

...One the best YouTube postings of UFO performing Love to Love at The Catalyst - Great Sound



7th May 2008

Three Southern California shows reviews from Chris and great photos from Steve


6th May 2008


Vinnie and Suzanne in Santa Cruz - See review for both 'The Catalyst' and 'The Independent'

Also, earlier on in the tour...


...more photos from Wildhorse Saloon


5th May 2008


Siesta Fiesta - Hemisfair Park PHOTOS


4th May 2008



Good day..i just got back to my hotel. The band litterly rocked Santa Cruz..This picture is 30 mins old..

Have a great day,

Kelly - MORE


3rd May 2008

More Photos added - POP's, Sauget - IL


2nd May 2008

The Monkey Puzzle Review added HERE

Eddie Trunk has posted some photos from the Starland Ballroom and
backstage with Phil Mogg LINK at this location


1st May 2008

UFO at the Pop's

UFO at the POP's - photos


30th April 2008

Busy day - 4 items below, South Texas Rockfest, New Tour Banner, Video of 'Ain't No Baby' and a review from Arizona

UFO has been confirmed for the first annual South Texas Rockfest, set to take place on July 11-13
(the same weekend as the similarly themed Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma) at the
Javelina Harley-Davidson Festival grounds, 29078 IH-10 West Boerne, TX 78006

UFO will perform on Saturday July 12th 2008 along with the following bands:

UFO will then play at Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, the following day, Sunday July 13th 2008
- see 4th April entry below


ufo - USA 2008 Tour Page



Now a Video posting on YouTube

Great Camera Angle, Good sound and a Fabulous track...


...'Ain't No Baby', shot at House of Blues, Chicago - 19th April 2008


REVIEW added from The Clubhouse in Arizona


29th April 2008


The Northern Lights Theater, Milwaukee - REVIEW

along with a

Vinnie Moore

Vinnie Moore INTERVIEW


28th April 2008


Eddie Trunk talks about the 'House of Blues', Chicago gig

UFO video links added - 'Rock Bottom', 'Lights Out' and 'Too Hot To Handle'
@ B.B. King Cafe
, NY city, 11th March 2008


27th April 2008


Some amazing photos and video footage from House of Blues in Dallas


26th April 2008

Vinnie Moore Radio Interview


25th April 2008

MORE USA 2008 TOUR PHOTOS - House of Blues, Dallas



Short Blog Review


Showtime UFO

Showtime DVD-HD Review from Piercing Metal


Festival News

Although, waiting for Official Confirmation via the UFO website, news has appeared from The Beacon News:

UFO booked to headline new Aurora classic rock fest

"AURORA -- Now the truth can be told: the secret headliner for the new Downtown Alive! Rocks the Fox festival is hard-rocking British band UFO.

The band, led by Phil Mogg and Pete Way, will provide the explosive finale to the new end-of-summer classic rock festival, scheduled for Aug. 1 and 2. Other acts for Rocks the Fox include Blue Oyster Cult, Molly Hatchet, ARRA, Dbl. Shot and AC/DC tribute act Problem Child.

Rocks the Fox is a new event this year. According to Dale Hazlewood of the Mayor's Office of Special Events, the idea was to build on the success of Blues on the Fox, the weekend festival that kicks off Downtown Alive! each summer.

And with extra funds this year, made available when the Midwest Literary Festival was canceled, the idea of another weekend event to bookend Blues on the Fox was born.

The contract with UFO was signed months ago, but under the agreement city officials couldn't talk about their secret headliner until now. But even without that big name on the marquee, Hazlewood said the free downtown festival has drawn attention from around the country.

"We're getting tons of calls, a dozen or so a week" he said. "People keep wanting to know how to buy tickets. They're having a hard time wrapping their heads around it."

Last year's Blues on the Fox, headlined by the Robert Cray Band, drew 10,000 to 12,000 people each day. It's likely this year's blues fest, with big names like Elvin Bishop and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, will bring in at least that many, if not more. And Hazlewood said the new Rocks the Fox festival is expected to match that attendance."

Beacon News


Downtown Aurora, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506



24th April 2008


Added HOUSE OF BLUES, Chicago - ux4484's Photo-Log and Show Review

and a HOB, Chicago

ticket from Hans


UFO related:

Lauren Harris' eagerly anticipated debut album, "Calm Before The Storm" - The CD version of the album will be released worldwide on June 23 through Demolition DR2 Records and will include an extra bonus track, a cover of UFO's "Natural Thing" and a seperate DVD disc which will include the showreel, two full promo videos and slide show.

Lauren is the daughter of IRON MAIDEN's Steve Harris, who guests on various tracks of the album, the first time he has played on any recording other than those of MAIDEN.

"Calm Before The Storm" track listing:
01. Steal Your Fire, 02. Your Turn, 03. Get Over It, 04. Like It Or Not, 05. From The Bottom To The Top
06. Let Us Be, 07. Hurry Up, 08. Come On Over, 09. Hit Or Miss, 10. See Through, 11. You Say
12. Natural Thing (UFO cover - bonus track)

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/laurenharrisuk


23rd April 2008

The band have now covered some 3,000 miles out of the total of 7,300 miles of this USA tour and I see that Vinnie has posted some information regarding the current USA tour on his 'Official VM Forum':

"Regarding Phil, yes he has been sick with a flu. The last 4 or 5 shows have been a struggle for him. In Chicago he was close to passing out onstage. He is getting better but not 100% as of yet. I am sure he should be a lot better tomorrow after our day off today. It seems almost impossible on tour to not come down with something. Honestly, I have had a bug also but it didn't hit me as hard as it did Phil. I am really happy to have the inevitable tour cold/stomach virus behind me now". VM.

All credit for the band to soldier on, not like us guys with a regular job, who can rest at home and stay in bed for a few days, whilst we recover. :)


22nd April 2008

Crooked Music - BB Kings, NY Concert Review added

Another blog - Byrds Blog

Already there is a lot of 'Audience Recorded' material (Bootlegs) floating around on the Internet. As they are in the public domain, I have decided to post 5 tracks, the first being a 'compilation' of the 'Starland Ballroom concert. I personally have mixed views, its great that there is a 'hunger' from the fans out there for as much 'UFO' music as possible and it's great for the band to have as much exposure as possible - Hence this website, my passion for the band. On the other hand, I am very protective and do not like to see money being made with no benefit to the five band members, crew, management - 'UFO family'. I guess its a sign to all involved that UFO are important both musically and personally, so for the benefit of the 'Misty Green and Blue' fans,

HERE ARE some live tracks from
'UFO LIVE in the USA'
. Tris


21st April 2008

Thanks to Wade for these photos at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville as well as a gig report



20th April 2008

San Antonio's EXPRESS NEWS has an interesting interview with Andy Parker, to publicise the 'Siesta Fest'


bbticket ..

Two tickets added - one from BB Kings and the other from The Wildhorse Saloon

and this excellent site from Steve Byland:


Steve Byland has this excellent set of webpages dedicated to the Medina Concert



19th April 2008


I received this from Glenn yesterday but didn't get a chance to post it - 'Let It Roll'...

"Last night UFO were fantastic in Milwaukee. Just to let you know they opened the show with Mother Mary and then did Long Gone. I was surprised that I quite a few in the crowd went nuts. As the boys come out for the encore, they had a impromptu meeting and Phil said “We were just discussing what to play next and decided to mix things up a bit” They then ripped into Let It Roll followed buy Doctor Doctor and then Shoot Shoot"

Glenn Avery


18th April 2008

Concert Review and PHOTOS from REX Theatre in Pittsburg


17th April 2008

UFO Medina

Added 4 posters to the USA Live in 2008 Tour section along with:

fanatstic poster for Siesta Fest


16th April 2008

A picture log from Gail at both the Starland Ballroom and

another at BB Kings in NY


Normal Misty Green and Blue updates continue with an addition of the February 1986 Press Kit


15th April 2008


A weekend with UFO! A review


UFO Vinnie Moore

Review and pictures from the Starland Ballroom

Banner montage by Tristan


14th April 2008



Review posted from 'the Tangier'


13th April 2008

Love to Love Video from the opening date of the USA LIVE in 2008 tour - Club Mate


12th April 2008

Thanks to RICHARD TROCCHIA JR for his Starland Ballroom review before shooting off to BB Kings


11th April 2008

Addition of a web page dedicated to the USA tour



10th April 2008

First USA gig last night at Club Mate in Baltimore with set list containing
'Long Gone', 'Aint No Baby', 'Pushed To The Limit' and my favourite, 'Heavenly Body'

Full Set List - Long Gone - Mother Mary - Hard Being Me - Pushed to The Limit - This Kids
Only You Can - Ain't No Baby - Heavenly Body - Baby Blue - Too Hot To Handle
Lights Out - Love to Love - Rock Bottom - Doctor Doctor - Shoot Shoot



May 2008 Issue of UK's CLASSIC ROCK magazine has a FREE 14 track Live CD.

Titled 'Maximum Overdrive' and includes bands - Whitesnake, Fleetwood Mac, Motley Crue, Heaven and Hell, Mott The Hoople, Van Der Graaf Generator, Twisted Sister, Saxon, Haert and UFO

Track 09 - Only You Can Rock Me, taken from 'Showtime' on Steamhammer/SPV

There is also a feature 'The 50 Best LIVE Bands... EVER!' with UFO coming in the top 20 at 20 topping bands such as Rush, Deep Purple, Metallica, DIO to name but a few. These votes were taken by other Rock bands and artists.


4th April 2008

Eddie Truck, who hosted the official Rocklahoma 2008 press conference on March 4 at the world-famous Whisky A-Go Go in Hollywood, California - UFO have been added to Sundays line-up of Rocklahoma! on Sunday July 13th

at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma, OK, off Highway 6



28th March 2008

NEW DATE ADDED - 21st June - Künzelsau - Germany - Würth Open Air


10th March 2008

OFFICIAL UFO Announcement

With Pete having been denied a working visa to the USA
the bassplayer who will be standing in for Pete
on the April/May tourdates
will be
from the Sebastian Bach Band and Spread Eagle

Rob De Luca

Rob De Luca is the bassist/backing vocalist in the SEBASTIAN BACH BAND.
The Bach band toured as direct support for GUNS N' ROSES on their "2006-07 Chinese Democracy World Tour".


APRIL - 2008
9th April - Baltimore - MD - Club Mate
10th April - Poughkeepsie - NY - The Chance
11th April - Sayerville - NY - Starland Ballroom
12th April - New York - NY - B.B. King's
13th April - Akron - OH - Tangiers
15th April - Pittsburgh - PN - Rex Theater
16th April - Nashville - TN - Wildhorse Saloon
17th April - Milwaukee - WI - Potawatomi Casino
18th April - Medina - MN - Medina Entertainment Center
19th April - Chicago - IL - House Of Blues
21st April - Sauget - IL (near St. Louis) - Pops
22nd April - Oklahoma City - The Diamond Ballroom
23rd April - Dallas - TX - House Of Blues
24th April - San Antonio - TX - HemisFair Park LINK
26th April - Las Vegas - NV - Boulder Station Casino
27th April - Ventura - CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
28th April - Pheonix (Tempe) - AZ - The Clubhouse
30th April - San Diego - CA - Brick By Brick

MAY - 2008
1st May - Santa Ana - CA - Coach House
2nd May - Los Angeles - CA - Key Club
3rd May - Santa Cruz - CA - The Catalyst
4th May - San Francisco - CA - The Independent
7th May - Seattle - WA - El Corazon
8th May - Portland - OR - Aladdin Theater
9th May - Coeur D'Alene - ID - The Grail


VINNIE will be playing at the Frankfurt Musik Messe in Germany on March 13th, 14th, 15th 2008

Vinnie Moore


March 2008

5th March - An Official UFO Statement

"The US embassy in London has turned down Pete's application for a working visa - even though the respective authorities in the US homeland had already approved it.
The US embassy did not say why they turned down the application.

We will now start to make arrangements for a bass player to stand in for Pete
on the USA tourdates, and will let you know shortly who this will be.

Comment: It's unbelievable, and re-enforces the fact that history has a habit of repeating itself: FBI KO UFO tour


Thanks to Patrick over in Canada for the WALK ON WATER POSTER and the LIGHTS OUT POSTER + Flyer

ADVERTS: 1994 - Japan Tour T-shirts, 1978 - Only You Can Rock Me, 1977 - Lights Out

1977 - Alone Again Or, 1975 - Japanese Advert, 2000 - Covenant, 2006 - Classic Rock

2006 - Classic Rock MP advert, 2006 - Astoria Advert, 2007 - March '07 UK tour dates


I have been updating the web pages and I think that I have found the earliest UFO article:

16th October 1971 - UFO sighted over Japan

other articles added:

1981, Living After Midnight, Rockin' till Dawn --- 1980, UFO's New Face --- 1997, UFO & VIP's

1997, Back on Track --- 2006, Primate Investigations --- 2007, Best of 2006 --- 2008, ReIssues

Two poster additions:

1977 German tour poster from Siggi and a 2005 (USA tour) from Batttttty - Thanks

February 2008

February 27th 2008

Article added from August 1975 - Persecuted by Bad Luck



Added the translation into English - 1977 is going to be our year !


UFO/DIO/Ex-AC/DC Drummer To Play With UFO Tribute Band - Thursday February 28th, 2008
UFO/DIO/ex-AC/DC drummer Simon Wright will perform with the UFO tribute band ROCK BOTTOM on Thursday, February 28 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California. According to Wright "they [ROCK BOTTOM] are a dedicated bunch of musicians intent on recreating the glory days of UFO — the 'Strangers in the Night' album."

In a September 2007 interview with Get Ready To Roll!, Simon Wright — who first played with UFO on the "Walk On Water" tour and stood in for Andy Parker again last year [March 2007 - TOUR photos] after Andy broke his leg — was asked about how the two UFO tours compared (the first being with Michael Schenker on guitar, and then this recent one with Vinnie Moore).

"Well, first of all, you're talking about two incredible guitarists, with different personalities," Simon said. "In '95/'98 the band had just kinda reformed again, so I think there was more pressure around, for all — but we managed to do some great shows. Michael was outstanding. So was Vinnie this past year. Things seemed a lot more relaxed this time, but still very tight and professional. Vinnie is an exceptional guitar player and a great bloke."


February 26th 2008 article added from 11th October 1973 - The Stolen Guitarist


Showtime UFO

February 25th 2008 - Today, SHOWTIME HD-DVD released on SPV in Europe

Another article added - 1977 is going to be our year !

+ I have been busy with the scanner and added 37 others, bringing the overall total way passed 200.







Showtime UFO

February 22nd 2008 - Today, SHOWTIME HD-DVD released on SPV in Germany


Gig Poster page - Updated


More details are emerging, regarding the HD-DVD, Showtime:

HD Exclusive Content
• Documentary on the band's 2004 American tour
• Additional interviews
• Additional studio recordings

Release dates - Germany: February 22nd 2008
Europe: February 25th 2008
USA: April 8th 2008


Originally released as a two-disc DVD in 2006 by SPV Records, the indie distributor is planning an even more elaborate package for the disc's HD DVD debut
Extras shared with the former DVD include two documentaries, six bonus songs, additional band interviews, a still gallery and discography.
Exclusive to the high-def version will be previously-unreleased studio recordings, an additional documentary on the band's 2004 American tour, and more interviews with the band.

Disc Features:
• 2 Documentaries
• Band interviews
• 6 Bonus Performances
• Slideshow
• Discography

HD Exclusive Content:
• Documentary on the band's 2004 American tour
• Additional interviews
• Additional studio recordings



Please see the OFFICIAL WEBSITE TO CHECK details

APRIL - 2008
9th April - Baltimore - MD - The Thunderdome
10th April - Poughkeepsie - NY - The Chance
11th April - Sayerville - NY - Starland Ballroom
12th April - New York - NY - B.B. King's
13th April - Akron - OH - Tangiers
15th April - Pittsburgh - PN - Rex Theater
16th April - Nashville - TN - Wildhorse Saloon
17th April - Milwaukee - WI - Potawatomi Casino
18th April - Medina - MN - Medina Entertainment Center
19th April - Chicago - IL - House Of Blues
21st April - Sauget -IL (near St. Louis) - Pops
23rd April - Dallas - TX - House Of Blues
24th April - San Antonio - TX - HemisFair Park LINK
26th April - Las Vegas - NV - Boulder Station Casino
27th April - Ventura - CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
29th April - tba
30th April - San Diego - CA - Brick By Brick

MAY - 2008
1st May - Santa Ana - CA - Coach House
2nd May - Los Angeles - CA - Key Club
3rd May - Santa Cruz - CA - The Catalyst
4th May - San Francisco - CA - The Independent
7th May - Seattle - WA - El Corazon
8th May - Portland - OR - Aladdin Theater
9th May - Coeur D'Alene - ID - The Grail


ARTICLES page 41 updates


Article from The Classic Rock Magazine website on Feb 7th:

Joe Bonamassa abducted and Free’d by UFO!
Classic Rock went to see US blues whizz Joe Bonamassa play a small gig to 80 people at the BBC’s Maida Vale studios last night, and was astonished to learn that Mr B. once ‘depped’ (ie stood in for) Michael Schenker at a UFO gig. “Just for one gig,” he joked in front of the invited audience. “I mean, can you imagine me with a Flying V?”

But it was to be a fateful meeting. “After the gig, Pete Way gave me a cassette he’d made of Free. It blew me away from the opening notes. I was writing songs for my first solo album at the time, and it was like I had to stop the car, get out, set fire to the car, and get a new car…”


There is an article written about the audition in the Feb. 2012 issue of Classic Rock magazine featuring Joe on the cover.
Here is a quote from the article...

C.R.: Little known Joey Bones Fact #1: he almost joined U.F.O..

"Back in Sept. or Oct. of 1996, Joe was invited to Columbus, Oh. to rehearse with UFO. In Joe's head he was just filling in on guitar to help audition drummers or something. The drummer that day, Jerry Shirley, remembers things differently:

"Pete (Way, bass) needed a drummer to audition this hot young guitar player to see if he was right for UFO", says Jerry. "I thought Joe was brilliant. Joe turned up with a Flying V having learned Lights Out and a handful of other tracks". At the end of the day, Pete Way changed his life. "Pete turns to me and says, have you ever heard of a guitar player named Paul Kossoff? Your vibrato reminds me a lot of him".

He gave Joe a mixed tape of Free to listen to on the way home. Joe said "Ultimately, it changed my life".


OK, as we are eagearly awaiting the USA tour, Showtime HD-DVD, I have been busy updating this website, starting with an interesting 1979 SOUNDS music paper interview with Phil Mogg:



January 2008


Best for last:




Vinnie Moore page Update - Dean Vinman VM2000 News


Paul Raymond has updated his website, adding his 7th Newsletter - Photos, News and 'looking ahead' to the upcoming U.S.A. tour, possible Japan visit and Russian tour just passed


Dean TV Vinnie Moore

3 Video's of Vinnie Moore Interviews added to the VM NAMM page

18th January 2008

Vinnie will be at the DEAN GUITARS booth from 1pm - 2pm (Central USA) on Friday 18th January
(9pm - 10pm UK time (GMT))


Vinnie Moore



MORE details on the Dean Signature 'VINMAN2000' guitar - NEW PAGE for VINMAN2000



Vinnie Moore will be at the 2008 NAMM show in California
for the official launch of his new signature model DEAN VM-2000 guitar

DEAN GUITARS will also be announcing a signature Vinnie Moore bridge pickup
which will be available as part of the signature guitar and also sold separately.

Meet Vinnie at the DEAN GUITARS booth from 1pm - 2pm on Friday 18th January
and on Saturday 19th January
and also at the
ENGL booth at 3pm on Friday 18th January where he will be signing autographs.



14th Jan - PETE WAY interview posted on his website


Wishing you all a Very Happy 2008 from Misty Green and Blue - Tristan

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