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LATEST ALBUM and TOUR

24th Feb 2012 in Germany and Japan
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

UFO - Entering the UK Mid-week charts at Number 38 and then a new entry in the UK Rock Album Charts at Number 1 -

The UK Indie Charts at Number 9, The UK Music Album Charts at Number 63, The German Music Album Charts at Number 55 -

The Swedish Official Music Charts entered at 59 - USA Billboard Independent Album Charts at Number 152

 


 

The UFO Official website have announced their USA tour beginning in November

UK 2013

21st February - England - Bath - Komedia
22nd February - England - Bournemouth - Academy
23rd February - England - Portsmouth  - The Pyramids
24th February - England - Oxford - Academy
26th February - Wales - Cardiff  - Coal Exchange
28th February - England - Holmfirth  - Picturedrome
1st March - Scotland  - Glasgow - ABC
2nd March - England - Preston - 53 Degrees
3rd March - England - Birmingham - Institute
5th March - England - London  - Forum

then onto europe

6th March - France - Caen - Le Cargo
8th March - Spain  - Madrid - Caracol
9th March - Spain - Bilbao - Rock Star Live
10th March - Spain - Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
12th March - France - Bordeaux - Theatre Barbey
15th March - Germany - Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
17th March - Germany - Wuppertal - Börse
21st March - Germany - Berlin - K17

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO website

 

The UFO Official website have announced their USA tour beginning in November

USA 2012

15th November - Chicago - IL - HOB
16th November - Milwaukee - WI - Shank Hall
17th November - St. Charles - IL - Arcada Theater
18th November - St. Charles - IL - Arcada Theater
20th November - Orangevale - CA - Boardwalk
21st November - San Francisco - CA - The Independent
23rd November - Santa Cruz - CA - The Catalyst
24th November - Agoura Hills - CA - Canyon Club
25th November - San Diego - CA - Brick By Brick
26th November - Tempe - AZ - Club Red
28th November - San Juan Capistrano - CA - The Coach House
29th November - Los Angeles - CA - Key Club
30th November - Las Vegas - NV - Boulder Station Casino
1st December - Corona - CA - Marquee 15

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO website

 

FEBRUARY 2012

24th Feb - Florida - Ft. Lauderdale - Revolution Live
25th to 28th Feb - Florida/Bahamas - Monsters Of Rock Cruise

UK TOUR - MARCH 2012

Europe - APRIL/MAY 2012

The opening band on the UK leg of the tour will be


except at the shows marked with a *

15th March - UK - Cambridge - The Junction
16th March - UK - Edinburgh - HMV Picture House
17th March - UK - Newcastle - 02 Academy
18th March - UK - Leeds - 02 Academy
*20th March - UK - Dublin - Academy
*21st March - UK - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
*23rd March - UK - Milton Keynes - The Stables
*24th March - UK - Tavistock - The Wharf
25th March - UK - Bristol - 02 Academy
27th March - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
28th March - UK - Norwich - Waterfront
30th March - UK - Manchester - HMV Ritz
31st March - UK - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
*1st April - UK - Southampton - The Brook
3rd April - UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
4th April - UK - London - HMV Forum

 


TOUR MAP

Opening band for the European leg of the tour will be



except at the shows marked with a *

* 26th April - Czech Republic - Prague - Rock Cafe
* 27th April - Germany - Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
* 28th April - Germany - Malchim - Mecklenburger Motorradtreffen
* 30th April - Poland - Warsaw - Progresja
2nd May - Germany - Metzingen - Festkelter
3rd May - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
* 4th May - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage
5th May - Germany - Bochum - Matrix
7th May - France - Cleon - La Traverse
8th May - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei

10th May - Germany - Detmold - Stadthalle
*11th May - Italy - Mantova - Palabam (w Judas Priest)
12th May - Germany - Ingolstadt - Westparkcenter
13th May - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7
15th May - France - Vaureal (Paris) - Le Forum
17th May - Holland - Uden - De Pul
18th May - Holland - Sneek - Bolwerk
19th May - Holland - Kerkrade - Rocktempel

Please note that if you see shows listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on
the Official UFO tour page


PREVIOUS TOURS

Seven Deadly Tour 2012: Monsters of Rock Cruise | UK 2012 | Europe 2012 | USA 2012

Best of A Decade Tour: USA May 2011 | Europe 2011 | USA September 2011

The Visitor 2010 World Tour : UK Winter 2010 - Summer Week - UK & Europe - BRAZIL May/June 2010

USA 2009 | The Visitor Europe - Summer 09 | UK 09 | Europe - Winter 09

Monkey Puzzle World Tour : THE MONKEY PUZZLE TOUR 2006 | 2007 TOUR | USA 2008

You Are Here Tour : YOU ARE HERE TOUR 2004/2005




 

 

A full range of t-shirts from the recent USA, UK and European tourdates are now available online from http://www.ufo-music.info/shop.htm
All prices include postage/shipping

 

 


December 2012


 

21st December 2012

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS - Thank you for your support and countless e-mails that have helped contribute to this site over the past year

TRISTAN

 

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20th December 2012

Visit the newly created Paul Raymond Project dedicated page with album reviews and Sound Clip links

 

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18th December 2012

GET VOTING!

REVIEWERS' full selection

2012 ... what a year?! The Diamond Jubilee, The Olympics, The Leveson Enquiry...But was it any good for music?

Our intrepid band of reviewers have spent the year listening and learning and now it's show and tell as they weigh up their favourites.

Our listing shows the complete diversity of view this year, making overall Top 5 placings for albums and gigs especially hard!  So a diverse year, maybe, but with little consensus on what constituted a really great album or gig...

Top 5 Albums

1.  MARILLION Sounds That Can't Be Made

Epic, powerful, emotional and packed full of lengthy numbers that do not extend their welcome, back to the glory days of 'Brave' and 'Marbles'. Includes some of Steve Rothery's best and heaviest guitar work for years

2.  RICHARD HAWLEY Standing At The Sky's Edge

In terms of scope, breadth and mood, this is probably Hawley's most ambitious collection yet. And he pulls it off. Crescendos of sound and spiralling guitars are counterpointed with angelic choirs and miserable observation. Great stuff.

3.  SHINEDOWN Amaryllis

Modern rockers who have an ear for melody and a love of big riffs. I’d be amazed if this album didn’t make most year-end lists.

4.  WALTER TROUT Blues For The Modern Daze

Great to see Walter getting back to what he does best following a couple of ill-advised forays into more contemporary rock fare with 'The Outsider' and the very ordinary 'Common Ground'. BFTMD does what it says on the tin and delivers in spades the hard-edged blues that he's known (and loved) for with peerless, stinging fretwork throughout.

5.  UFO Seven Deadly

UFO Seven Deadly (SPV) - Every track a winner - UFO tour the UK in February 2013 ©2012 Noel Buckley (Chief Photographer)

On Seven Deadly, the songwriting is consistently high, Mogg's voice has found a new plateau and guitarist Vinnie Moore might just be starting to fulfil his potential.

You can cast your own vote from 17 December to influence the final selection of Top 5 albums VOTE HERE

 

"The Best of 2012" is featured on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on Sunday 30 December, 22:00 (repeated Friday 6 January and Sunday 8 January, 22:00)

We'll be giving away a selection of albums as part of this show.  Listen in to win!

 

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17th December 2012

 

Paul Gray, ex-bassist with UFO and The Damned talks British hard rock/punk rock

A great Interview with Paul revealing his time and relationship with Phil Mogg and taking over bass guitar duties in UFO from Billy Sheehan

Paul joined UFO in February 1983, so this interview marks the 30th anniversary of this time - Unbelievable!!
Paul played bass for the last time in December 1987 at the METAL HAMMER CHRISTMAS PARTY

ADDITIONAL stories of Paul's time with UFO can be READ HERE

 

 

CONCERT REPORT - 1st December 2012 - Marquee 15 - Corona - CA

The last night of the USA live tour

UFO at Marquee 15 in Corona, California on December 1, 2012. Having been a fan of UFO since the late 70's, it was strange to realize that UFO and myself had never been in the same venue at the same time. I decided to rectify that situation by seeing the boys belt out the classics as well as some stuff off their BRILLIANT new cd, Seven Deadly! Having previously seen the band that was direct support to UFO on this evening and being completely underwhelmed by them, I decided to arrive at the venue shortly before UFO were to go on. The Marquee 15 was as full as I've ever seen it! I saw some of the "smaller" women being hoisted overhead and essentialy "crowd surfing" in order to get to the restrooms! The crowd seemed more than ready for UFO to get started. As UFO was introduced, everyone was on their feet and a roar of approval was presented to the band. A few quick comments from Phil and then it was,"Mr. Parker". They tore into Lights Out. Pretty ballsy move to start with one of your biggest hits but they had the mother of all setlists waiting for us. Phil commented that there were some sound issues on Lights Out which were evident but they seemed to correct them because they proceeded to go through some of the "new classics" like Wonderland, Fight Night, Burn Your House Down & Mojo Town as well as the "old classics" and the sound was as good as any show I've ever attended. UFO had the crowd eating out of their hands so to speak. The crowd consisted of some 20-somethings as well as lots of 40 & 50-somethings and let me tell you...THEY WERE LOUD!!! The roar from the crowd never stopped. As I listen back to my recordings of the show you can here the crowd just going nuts...non stop. At times, Phil would stop to tell a joke or a story, ever the front man. If the band took more than a few seconds between songs, the chant of U-F-O would start...THIS CROWD WAS PUMPED! All the players were in top form I must say. Can Phil's vocals really be getting better with age? I thought he was perfect, I couldn't have expected better. Paul, Andy & Rob were energetic, animated and seemed to be having a blast. Vinnie...I've been a fan of Vinnie since 1986. I was excited to see him become a member of UFO but was unsure how he would fit initially. No need to worry! Seven Deadly is as good an UFO cd as there is in my humble opinion and I was thrilled to see them play some of those songs live. Vinnie was spot on all night. He seemed inspired and appeared to be having a great time on stage. Trying to shoot stills of him was extremely difficult as the guy is ALWAYS on the move. He sounded awesome and during the "old classics", he paid the appropriate amount of homage to Michael's work but still put his mark on them. I'm sure he earned a lot of respect this night and gained some fans....a class act. There seemed to be some issue with doing Cherri at about the mid show point...don't know what but they decided not to do it. So, they finished the show with it and it was the best version of that song I've ever heard. They definitely moved it UP on my list of favorite UFO songs! In summary, the band were top notch. I was so impressed. The crowd was wild (bunch of damn crazy old people!) which made it difficult to shoot stills and video but hey I'll take it! Glad to see the boys can still whip 'em into a frenzy! If you get half a chance to go see them GO!!!
                                                                       Steve Amaon, Temecula, California

UFO in Concert - 250 live photo, spread over 4 pages, taken in Corona on the last night of the USA live tour

VIEW ALL PHOTOS - ©2012 Photos by Steve Amaon

 

Over 90 reviews posted by UFO fans on the USA 2012 tour

 

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15th December 2012

Very interesting interview with Andy Parker, speaking about the ban, the latest album release
and all about 'wanting his monkey back'

“Wonderland” follows in a similar pattern, but what is the world is Phil singing about? I mean what is it about wanting his monkey back?
(Laughter) That’s a million dollar question, isn’t it? You’re asking the wrong person, but he did tell me that he saw a story somewhere about this bar where they had a monkey, a pet monkey. And the monkey turned violent, and tore somebody’s hair off or something like that. So, somebody had to come for the monkey I guess, and take the monkey away. I think that’s the story behind it.

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW

 

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13th December 2012

READ FULL RELEASE

 

More photos added to the recent UFO tour page from Club Red - Thanks to Tom Sullivan

 

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7th December 2012

This months Classic Rock magazine (December 2012) has just hit the stores with

THE BEST 0F 2012 The Ultimate Review of the Year and a short interview with Phil Mogg

 

Classic Rock Magazine nominated UFO as one of the Top Twelve albums of the year and the winner announced
at the end of last month, RUSH 'Clockwork Angels'

This month the magazine includes all the Top 50 releases of the year.

 

UK Tour list

 

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3rd December 2012



Co-hosts of VH1's "That Metal Show", Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson, were both introduced by a master of ceremony. Trunk mentioned he had flown over 3,000 miles just to see UFO. Jamieson went onto say how much love Trunk had for them. Jamieson mentioned it was his first time seeing the band perform. Trunk followed up by thanking everyone for their support of their television and radio show.

UFO invaded Key Club.
Photo credit: Sareth Ney

oduced UFO, they arrived on stage. After everyone's cheers, Mogg went onto say it was one of the most expensive introductions they have had yet. Then, he joked of an alternate method for the next time and the crowd laughed. "Lights Out" was performed, shortly after.

"Love to Love" seemed to have received the most love, during UFO's performance. Shortly after Mogg's introduction, the crowd cheered and went onto sing along with him. As De Luca entertained by hovering over the front row, as hands reached for his bass.

During "Too Hot To Handle", a female audience grabbed the shoulders of two members of those in the front row and managed to make her way onto the stage. She was quickly apprehended, as UFO continued on.

De Luca started "Rock Bottom" with a solo, as the rest of UFO soon followed. As Mogg sang the title, he clapped his hands above his head and the spectators applauded with him. Then, they sang the song's title during each chorus.

As UFO left the stage after "Rock Bottom", audience members chanted UFO's name several times for an encore. They ended their concert with "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot". Mogg thanked everyone for attending as they handed set lists and guitar picks to those they could reach.

"Mother Mary", "Fright Night", "Wonderland", "Cherry", "Let It Roll", "Mojo Town", "Burn Your House Down", "Only You Can Rock Me", "Hell Driver" and "Venus" were also part of UFO's set.

READ FULL REVIEW and PHOTOS

 

LAST CONCERT at Marquee15

 

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2nd December 2012

LAST NIGHT Marquee 15 - Corona - CA

Marquee 15 Venue
Stage Set-up

 

After last nights appearance in Carona, the USA Tour 2012 is now complete.

ALL the tour posters have been added to the POSTER PAGE

With 2012 being one of the most successful in terms of album IMPACT with'Seven Deadly' reaching high in the charts.

Over the next week, reports and photo's from the USA tour will be continually added with any new UFO news for 2013.

We look forward to the UK tour in February, followed by Europe.

Here are NEW photos and a concert review from the first show of this USA tour

READ FULL REVIEW and PHOTOS

STAY TUNED for tomorrows post...

 

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1st December 2012

LAST NIGHT OF THE TOUR

1st December - Corona - CA - Marquee 15

 

Caught UFO at Key Club with my TMS partner Don Jamieson and Tom Morello. Great hang and a great show. Tom was so into it he even left our seats in the VIP and joined me on the floor for the second half of the show. A truly rocking night for sure and the band was in top form. Vinnie Moore is just unreal, you gotta see him wail on old UFO and his own stuff. They will be back for E Coast US dates next year. 2 more W Coast dates including Vegas tonight before they return to the UK. Just amazing songs and Phil Mogg and the whole band sounded great. I thank them for letting me intro them, always a great honor being the super fan I am.

EDDIE TRUNK Website

 

 

UFO at The Independent - San Francisco - CA

Photo ©2012 cdgImagery | cdgImagery website | facebook

 


November 2012


 

30th November 2012

TONIGHT: 30th November - Boulder Station Casino - Las Vegas - NV

 

 

 

Venue Poster

 

UFO at The Independent - San Francisco - CA

Photo ©2012 Susan J Weiand | Rock Photography website

 

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29th November 2012

TONIGHT: 29th November - Key Club - Los Angeles - CA

 

REVIEW: UFO at The Canyon

UFO is undoubtedly one of the most underrated, yet influential rock bands, and while it may never receive 20 million ticket requests for its concerts, as Led Zeppelin did back in 2007, if it’s still recording relevant new material and crossing oceans to play small gigs to satiate American demand...
...UFO is more worthy of our respect now than ever. 

READ FULL REVIEW | Above photo ©2012: Heber Pelayo

 

 

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28th November 2012

TODAY: 28th November - The Coach House - San Juan Capistrano - CA - (above photo from last years concert)

 

CONCERT REPORT

CANYON CLUB: Concert Report, pictures and videos from "2012 Concerts"

...Great sound, great crowd, just an all-around incredible night of live music for the post-Turkey Day weekend. Excellent playing by the entire band. And, as expected, Vinnie Moore was ON FIRE!! ...

...This is definitely one of the best live heavy rock/ metal performances out there! See this band if you get a chance!!

VIEW 2012 WEBSITE

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27th November 2012

UFO - Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

 

VIEW ALL 15 SHOTS - all photos copyright 2012

 

UK TOUR update

4Bitten, melodic hard rock band based in Athens, Greece, is hugely proud to announce European & UK tour dates as special guests with British rock legends UFO. The tour takes place during February-March 2013 & currently takes in UK, France, Spain & Germany, plus further dates yet to be added. The tour will be a blistering start to 2013 for the band, having enjoyed an exciting 2012 with the release of 2nd album 'Delirium'.

READ MORE

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26th November 2012

TODAY: 26th November - Club Red - Tempe - AZ

 

 

NIGHT BEFORE LAST:

Photos from Agoura Hills in California

 

 

UFO spotted on the billboard in California

 

 

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25th November 2012

TODAY

25th November - San Diego - CA - Brick By Brick

 

Backstage Interview with Paul Raymond at The Independent, San Fransico

 

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24th November 2012

TONIGHT: 24th November - Canyon Club - Agoura Hills - CA

 

Last night

VENUE POSTER

 

 

 

 

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23rd November 2012

 

TONIGHT: 23rd November - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz - CA

 

Backstage at The Arcada Theatre - UFO (Nov 18, 2012)

 

9 Minute Feature containing an Interview ith Andy and Vinnie back stage at the Arcada,
along with fan reaction and concert footage

Advertised as:

"Commentary, fan reaction and an interview with Andy Parker & Vinnie Moore from the international supergroup UFO,
during Nov. 18th, 2012 show at The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL. and which was part of their current U.S. tour.

Filmed and Edited by Mario Salazar (www.mariosalazarphotography.com)
"

 

 

BACK HOME IN THE UK

The BBC broadcast TODAY - UFO's Paris Theatre, London concert from 1975

 

 

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22nd November 2012

TODAY: REST DAY for the band - Next concert tomorrow:

23rd November - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz - CA

 

Photos added to the tour page

 


Rob De Luca -Vinnie Moore - John "Byrd" Kempf - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Paul Raymond

 

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21st November 2012

TONIGHT : The Independent - San Francisco - CA

 

 

 

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20th November 2012

TONIGHT : Boardwalk - Orangevale - CA

 

UFO on stage at ARCADA THEATER - 18th November

 

Paul Raymond to release a new solo album titled "Terms and Conditions Apply" early next year

NEW PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT ALBUM: Due for release on 28th January 2013

Paul Raymond, songwriter, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist of legendary cult hard rock outfit UFO has inked a deal with Cherry Red Records’ new hard rock imprint label Hear No Evil for his new solo album with The Paul Raymond Project.

The new album, entitled “Terms & Conditions Apply” is set for a worldwide release on January 28, 2013.   It will mark the sixth release by the group and features a guest appearance from Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, Scorpions) on a cover of ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ and by Reuben Archer (Stampede, Wild Horses, Lionheart, Lautrec) on ‘Love Is Blind’.

Paul Raymond is set to play some select regional solo UK shows to promote “Terms & Conditions Apply” in the New Year, including a special headline launch show at London’s Borderline venue on Friday 1st February, before resuming his duties touring with UFO.  The shows will feature Stampede vocalist Reuben Archer amongst other special guests and will showcase the new material as well as UFO classics. Regional dates are yet TBA.

Paul Raymond is primarily best known for his work in UFO, having joined the band’s ranks in 1976. Beginning with “Lights Out” in 1977, to date Paul has appeared on 11 UFO albums, including the incendiary double live “Strangers In the Night”.  In a varied career, he’s also been a key member in a number of acts, including 70s legends Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, Michael Schenker Group and Waysted.

The Paul Raymond Project (PRP) was first formed in 1989 in Japan featuring original lineup of Frank Di Mino (formerly of Angel) on lead vocals and Masoyoshi Yamashitu (Loudness) on bass.  Paul spent 1990 writing new material, inspired by the resurgence of straight-ahead blues/rock led by bands such as the Black Crowes and the Quireboys, until, joined by guitarist Andy Simmons, the third incarnation of the project released “Man on a Mission” through Zoom Club records.  It was to be nine years before Paul and Andy joined forces again and recorded “Virtual Insanity” as UFO had once again intervened. In 2010, together with bass player Mark Coles and drummer Tony Steel, they began working on “Terms & Conditions Apply”.

SOURCE

Paul's interview

 

The Borderline, London - 1st February 2013

 

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19th November 2012

Band travel 2,000 miles to the West Coast today for tomorrow's concert: 20th November - Orangevale - CA - Boardwalk

 

House of Blues, Chicago - REVIEW

Setlist
1. Light’s Out
2. Mother Mary
3. Fright Night
4. Wonderland
5. Out In The Street
6. Let It Roll
7. Mojotown
8. Burn Your House Down
9. Only You Can Rock Me
10. Love to Love
11. Hell Driver
12. Venus
13. Too Hot to Handle
14. Rock Bottom
15. Doctor Doctor
16. Shoot Shoot

 

Vinnie Moore
Phil Mogg
Paul Raymond

Rob DeLuca
Andy Parker

 

 

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18th November 2012

TONIGHT: 18th November - Arcada Theater - St. Charles - IL

 

 

CONCERT REVIEW:

15th November 2012 - Chicago - IL - House of Blues

 

Vinnie Moore
Paul Raymond
Phil Mogg
Rob DeLuca

Almost a year and a half exactly to the day of their last visit to Chicago, UFO returned to the House of Blues to kick off another tour. Since their last visit they released a new album and this time out they had a different bass player. ..

... Just like last time, long-time Chicago rock DJ Byrd (now no longer at WLUP) came out and introduced UFO. When the curtains parted the band was all on stage and they opened with one of their classic hits, "Lights Out" and the crowd was full of bobbing heads and cheers. The band sounded flawless and Phil's voice sounded as good as ever. The two guitar delivery of Vinnie Moore and Paul Raymond made for a really full sound and both of them are very skilled players with Paul also handling all keyboard duties. They quickly followed with "Mother Mary" which was another old favorite and it sounded every bit as good as the previous song.

The band stopped playing for a minute so Phil could talk to the crowd and he informed them that they'd now be playing some new songs. They started with "Fight Night" and "Wonderland" from their new album, Seven Deadly. They sounded even better live than they did on the album. From there they kept going with some new songs mixed in some old ones. No matter what they played the crowd was into it and heads never stopped bobbing around and many fans sang along to the choruses of their old favorites.

READ CONCERT REVIEW

 

Photo credits: MXV - View More

 

 

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17th November 2012

TONIGHT: 17th November - Arcada Theater - St. Charles - IL

 

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LAST NIGHT: Shank Hall - Milwaukee - WI

 

SHANK HALL

 

 

UFO at House of Blues on the opening night - ROCK BOTTOM

 

 

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16th November 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL RAYMOND

 

House of Blues - Photo taken from 'Out In The Street'

LAST NIGHT - HOUSE OF BLUES, Chicago - Out In The Street returns to the set list after a two year absense (last played on 'The Visitor Tour'),
a Mogg/Way composition, first performed in 1975 on the 'Force It' tour

 

TONIGHT: 16th November - Milwaukee - WI - Shank Hall

 

VIEW TOUR PAGE

 

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15th November 2012

'Seven Deadly' North American tour starts TODAY

 

TONIGHT: 15th November 2012 - Chicago - IL - House of Blues

 

 

Full Page Interview with Andy Parker

 

You Can Read the full article on-line over three pages

 

VIEW TOUR MAP

 

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14th November 2012

PRESS RELEASE

 

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13th November 2012

Legendary rockers UFO kick off
'Seven Deadly' North American tour this week

UFO is one of the most beloved and respected bands from the 1970s era of classic hard rock and metal. Fronted by dynamic vocalist Phil Mogg, backed by powerhouse drummer Andy Parker, and driven by guitarist/keyboardist Paul Raymond and guitar icon, Vinnie Moore, the band remains as addictive as ever.

Guitarist Moore commented on the upcoming tour:

"It's been quite a while since we've toured in the USA and I'm really looking forward to it. We have not played here since the new record came out and it's going to be exciting to play some of the new tunes. And it is always great to see our awesome fans!"

READ MORE | READ MORE

 

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12th November 2012

USA Tour starts this upcoming Thursday - VISIT THE TOUR PAGE - 3 DAYS TO GO! from NOW!!

 

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5th November 2012

2012 Seven Deadly Design 1
2012 Seven Deadly Design 2

The Official UFO website have revealed the new USA Tour t-shirts

Advance Orders Now Being Taken For Nov/Dec 2012 Tour Shirts
T-shirts ordered here will be posted out between 16th and 20th November
from Milwaukee and Orangevale - DETAILS

 

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1st November 2012

In a little over two weeks UFO hit the road for their USA live 2012 tour

USA 2012

15th November - Chicago - IL - HOB
16th November - Milwaukee - WI - Shank Hall
17th November - St. Charles - IL - Arcada Theater
18th November - St. Charles - IL - Arcada Theater
20th November - Orangevale - CA - Boardwalk
21st November - San Francisco - CA - The Independent
23rd November - Santa Cruz - CA - The Catalyst
24th November - Agoura Hills - CA - Canyon Club
25th November - San Diego - CA - Brick By Brick
26th November - Tempe - AZ - Club Red
28th November - San Juan Capistrano - CA - The Coach House
29th November - Los Angeles - CA - Key Club
30th November - Las Vegas - NV - Boulder Station Casino
1st December - Corona - CA - Marquee 15

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO website

 

VIEW TOUR MAP

 


October 2012


 

31st October 2012

Classic Rock Awards

Voting for the Classic  Rock Roll of Honour 2012 has now closed.
Winners will be announced at the event on November 13 2012.
Thank you to Orange Amplification, Currencies.co.uk and all our partners.

 

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29th October 2012

UFO have four more shows added to the March 2013 tour schedule

6th March - France - Caen - Le Cargo
8th March - Spain  - Madrid - Caracol
9th March - Spain - Bilbao - Rock Star Live
10th March - Spain - Barcelona - Sala Bikini

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO website

 

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26th October 2012

There is still time to vote for ALBUM OF THE YEAR

UFO Seven Deadly LP

Seven Deadly has been nominated for the
ALBUM OF THE YEAR award at CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE



You can VOTE for the album now at
http://awards.classicrockmagazine.com/album-of-the-year/ufo

 

MORE DETAILS BELOW UNDER 14th August entry

 

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10th October 2012

 

UFO announced as one of the bands to appear at the Sweden Rock Festival in June 2013

 

 


September 2012


 

28th September 2012

In the Family Tree section, there are various missing line-up photo's, indicated by:

so it was very pleasing to have discovered a live shot of the UFO #20 line-up, featuring David Jacobsen,
who stood in for Paul Raymond on Keys and Rhythm Guitar in July 1986 during the bands USA tour

 

Atomik Tommy M, David Jacobsen and Phil Mogg
The above photo appeared in BURRN! magazine November 1986, although the photo's were taken in LA on 27th July 1986 at Santa Cruz, Auditorium

Set List

 

MORE in the Family Tree section

 

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14th September 2012

 

Japanese Magazine - Young Guitar - Vinnie Moore Interview

 

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11th September 2012

 

SPV / Steamhammer release a PRESS RELEASE earlier today with news that UFO will be touring the UK in February 2013

The Official UFO website has also posted the news

UK 2013

21st February - England - Bath - Komedia
22nd February - England - Bournemouth - Academy
23rd February - England - Portsmouth  - The Pyramids
24th February - England - Oxford - Academy
26th February - Wales - Cardiff  - Coal Exchange
28th February - England - Holmfirth  - Picturedrome
1st March - Scotland  - Glasgow - ABC
2nd March - England - Preston - 53 Degrees
3rd March - England - Birmingham - Institute
5th March - England - London  - Forum

 

Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO website

 

 

 


August 2012


15th August 2012

Following up yesterdays nomination, more details emerge today

The Classic Rock Roll Of Honour is back for its eighth year with six categories, UFO have been nominated as one of the bands to
produce the Album Of The Year 2012 - Other bands nominated for the same award are
Alice Cooper, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin Rain, Joe Bonamassa, Tremonti, Mastodon, Opeth, Rush, Slash, The Union and Van Halen

Other five Catagories:

Best New Band:
Ancient VVisdom, Casablanca, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Cory Branan, Ghost, Monster Truck,
Phantom Limb, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, The Civil Wars and Tracer

Reissue Of The Year (sponsored by Alchemy): Heart, Howlin’ Wolf, Jethro Tull, Judas Priest, Nick Cave, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, the Small Faces,
The Who and Whitesnake

Film/DVD Of The Year: George Harrison, Mission To Lars, Mott The Hoople, Pink Floyd, Rock Of Ages, the Rolling Stones and Searching For Sugar Man

Band Of The Year: Black Sabbath, Guns N’ Roses, Joe Bonamassa, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rush and ZZ Top

Event Of The Year: Aerosmith kiss and make up, Black Sabbath reunite, Boss and Macca get silenced, Download 2012,
Ginger Wildheart raises £250k, Lou Reed and Metallica, Queen and Adam Lambert, and the return of classic Status Quo

 

You can VOTE for the album by clicking here

 


 

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14th August 2012

 

UFO Seven Deadly LP

Seven Deadly has been nominated for the
ALBUM OF THE YEAR award at CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE



You can VOTE for the album now at
http://awards.classicrockmagazine.com/album-of-the-year/ufo

 

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7th August 2012

The UFO Official website have announced their USA tour beginning in November

USA 2012

15th November - Chicago - IL - HOB
16th November - Milwaukee - WI - Shank Hall
17th November - St. Charles - IL - Arcada Theater
18th November - St. Charles - IL - Arcada Theater
20th November - Orangevale - CA - Boardwalk
21st November - San Francisco - CA - The Independent
23rd November - Santa Cruz - CA - The Catalyst
24th November - Agoura Hills - CA - Canyon Club
25th November - San Diego - CA - Brick By Brick
26th November - Tempe - AZ - Club Red
28th November - San Juan Capistrano - CA - The Coach House
29th November - Los Angeles - CA - Key Club
30th November - Las Vegas - NV - Boulder Station Casino
1st December - Corona - CA - Marquee 15



Please note that if you see dates listed elsewhere
they are not finalised until they appear on the Official UFO website

 

 


July 2012


 

21st July 2012

ARTICLES ADDITION: Italian Magazine Metal Maniac - June 2009 - Flying High Again

 

Thought it would be cool to add a NEW section to the Misty Green and Blue website

Concert Programmes

This will also include related items such as: Articles, Posters, Tickets & T-shirts

Related article
Poster
Ticket
T-shirt


Lets start with the 'California World Music Festival' page from April 1979

 

POSTER ADDITIONS

1977: UFO Banned Lights Out billboard

 

1985 Metal Hammer - German poster - Atomik Tommy M and Paul Raymond

VIEW ALL POSTERS

 

Track 2, Side 2: UFO - High Flyer

I really didnt think there were any more singles to be un-earthed, but Harry Becker has sent me this Thai release from 1975

 

 

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19th July 2012

ARTICLES ADDITION: Italian Magazine Metal Maniac - January 2006 - Feature + SHOWTIME review 8/10

 

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16th July 2012

UFO - Non Related

I dedicate today to Deep Purple, founder member Jon Lord, who sadly passed away today

Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002.

 

Jon passes from Darkness to Light.

Jon Lord 9th June 1941 – 16th July 2012

 

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14th July 2012

ARTICLES ADDITION: Brazilian Magazine - Andy Parker Interview from February 2010 - VIEW

 

The Star - TimeOut

 

 

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12th July 2012

Since posting (9th July entry below) the 1971 Rock Festival Photo book, I have had a really great response -
there seems to be a real interest in the bands history alongside the current news/updates as 'Seven Deadly' has shown us,
with positive reviews from the album as wel as this years tour in the UK and Europe.

Special thanks to Harry Becker who, has sent me so much over the past weeks - I will be adding all this to the website in due course,

starting with a 1972 photo of UFO drummer, Andy Parker in Japan

 

Three years on and a photo of UFO performing at'The Open Air 1975 Festival'
6th September 1975 with Danny Peyronel on keys

 

This is the back cover from the 1st edition of UFO Landed Japan 1971 Foldout Cover Album,
recorded live 25th Sep 1971 at the Mugen Free Sound Festival (ROCK FESTIVAL: JAPAN PHOTO BOOK 1971),
sold at the Mugen Festival one year later (1972) . The 2. Edition have a plain white cover with no pictures at the backside.
The 3rd Edition isnt a foldout album.

 

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9th July 2012

ROCK FESTIVAL: JAPAN PHOTO BOOK 1971

 

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6th July 2012

Three additions today: Two concert reviews from earlier this year and an eight page article from 2004

German concert review: 'Stadthalle', Detmold - 10th May 2012

English Translation can be found HERE

 

UK concert review: 'The Ritz', Manchester

 

ARTICLE section update from 2004

POPULAR 1 NR 369

8 page UFO feature with discography - July 2004

 

 


June 2012


 

29th June 2012

Continuing the quest for rare UFO releases, another Thai 3-track EP - ST-289n- 1975

The cover artwork however is a Pink Floyd image (Wish You Were Here) but features all UFO tracks:

High Flyer, Doctor Doctor and Rock Bottom

This is in direct contrast to the 16th June posting below, regarding the bizarre discovery

of a RARE Thailand U.F.O. 7" EP with the UFO LINE-UP picture sleeve which featured NO UFO songs

 

Many thanks to Harry Becker for the continued supply of scans and information - Harry has created a dedicated

1977 lights out tour webpage

 

Visit Harrys UFO page

 

 

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26th June 2012

Uncovered the missing Thai single from 1975

Top Teen Talent T.002 - Thialand

Three artist e.p. with UFO as track 1

Side A: UFO "Rock Bottom" (6:30)

Side B: STATUS QUO "Back Water"/ JOHNNY WINTER "My World Turns Around Her"

 

MM - Polish magazine just before UFO disband in 1983 with Billy Sheehan on Bass

Magazyn Muzyczny 1 - 1983 - Duran Duran, UFO, Electra, ABC, Hendrix, Krzak - VIEW

 

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21st June 2012

Exciting purchase from e-bay, is this ROCK FESTIVAL Japanese Photo book from 1971

ROCK FESTIVAL: JAPAN PHOTO BOOK 1971

The photo book features rock artists who played in Japan in 1971 -
UFO feature on 4 pages and show the band line-up of Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Pete Way and Mick Bolton, all shot in black and white

STAY TUNED - I will post these pages soon

Other page updates include:

Various Pin Badges added to the BADGES page

Another single uncovered from Australia

Let It Rain / Heel of a Stranger, You'll Get Love

Australian 7" black vinyl, paper sleeve Chrysalis/Festival label K-8644 (CHS2576) - 1982

This and other updates can be foud on the SINGLES Page

 

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20th June 2012

Eight Rare LP editions
from the far east, added to the DISCOGRAPHY section

ECHOES - AS 71 - ASIAN LP
All Green Cover - KOREAN LP - 1033
1979 - UFO Special DJ - JAPANESE White Label PROMO
HIGH STEREO - 7866 - ASIAN LP
UNION - TD 2101 - TAIWAN LP
KONG MEI - KM-2172 - TAIWAN
TD-1820 UNION - TAIWAN
1971 - EARTH LABEL - RS524

VIEW ALL IN DETAIL HERE

 

RARE SINGLE Additions

 

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18th June 2012

UFO - Special guests to JUDAS PRIEST at PALABAM, Mantova, Italy - photo ©2012 Roberto Fontana

PAGE UPDATE FROM LAST MONTHS CONCERT

 

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16th June 2012

DISCOGRAPHY ADDITIONS

Over the past weeks, the DISCOGRAPHY section has been updated with rare and varied album covers and singles.

No Place to Run was the largest section, due to the various cover changes (six coloured titles for example)

Some exciting finds such as promo white labels

Japan Promo - White Label, REDWAX
Japan Promo White Label
Japan Promo White Label
Japan Promo White Label

Audio Cassettes

Making Contact cassette
Turkish issue
Japan Promo - Mechanix
Force It - Poland

Various other sections were Japanese additions or eastern european, all too many to mention here, so by browsing the pages,
may be the best way to re-discover what could be in your own personal record collection.

 

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Finally in the album section, all eleven of the 'Back To Black' vinyl's were added

 

For those of you who are famailiar with the SINGLES page from the DISCOGRAPHY section, you will see that
there are various missing images indicated by:

One of these is the elusive Thailand release with four artist E.P.

e-bay has come to the rescue, not just with this but has also supplied better quality images for four other EP singles

Super Star T.926 - Thialand

JOHN MILES "Highfly" / UFO "High Flyer" / ABBA "Mamma Mia" / JONATHAN KING "Una Paloma Blanca"



ROYALSOUND - TKR 353

Dream Weaver (Gary Wright) /
High Flyer (UFO)
Dream On (Aeromsith) /
Fanny (Bee Gees)

Express Songs EXP.179 - The Best Of UFO

Rock Bottom / Doctor Doctor, High Flyer

Express Songs EXP. 163 - Thialand

THE DIVERSIONS "Fattie Bum-Bum"
THE DRIFTERS - "There Goes My First Love"

UFO - "High Flyer"
POLLY BROWN - "Your My Number 1"

 

The following item is a RARE Thailand U.F.O. 7" EP with UFO LINE-UP picture sleeve ONLY BUT...

... there contains no UFO song!!! - Strange

 

Here is the e-bay link if you are interested in bidding for them, they are rare, so shoud go to a good home for any serious vinyl collector.

Looks as if its from the same seller

 

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14th June 2012

Two postings today, the first a concert review from France and the second, another 'Seven Deadly' album review

July 2012 - RockHard Magazine - France - The WHEEL, concert Review


 

"What 'Seven Deadly' is, with its soulful vocals and muscular blues-powered guitar riffs, is a classic rock album in both senses of the term."

READ MORE

 

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13th June 2012

August 2012 Issue

 

- READ the Interview




©2012

 

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12th June 2012

Four magazine additions from around the world, starting with a USA magazine feature with Andy Parker


2012 - MetalManiac

2006 - TerazRock

2004 - RockHard

 

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11th June 2012

Andy Parker - UFO Drummer

Part 2 of ANDY PARKERS UFO Tour Diary - 2012 EURO Tour - A round-up of highlights from the UFO European tour,
including news of the deep impression we made in East Germany,
and how we nearly didn't reach Italy in time to play the Judas Priest gig.

above photo ©2012 Franky Bruyneel

 

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9th June 2012

Part 1 - 2012 UK Tour - Something we all look forward to on this fansite is Andy Parkers 'Diary Update'.
A refreshing insight from within the band during the tour.

 

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8th June 2012

Magazine Additions

Six varied articles, starting with 3 Russian (CYRILLIC) Magazines - InRock

2000 - InRock #2
( KING CRIMSON/BLACK SABBATH/
UFO/ROGER WATERS/
URIAH HEEP )

2002 - InRock #8
(KEN HENSLEY/BLACK SABBATH/
BLIND GUARDIAN/UFO/THERION/
ARENA/TONY LEVIN )

2009 - InRock #36 - 2009 (#3)
DREAM THEATER/VINNIE MOORE - UFO/
PINK FLOYD/DEEP PURPLE/DWEEZIL ZAPPA/CANDLEMASS


1983 - Rock '83,
Polish magazine

1989 - H/M, Italian magazine -
Rare interview for this year (Not aware of any others conducted during this period)

2008 - Oldie-Markt, German magazine
Equivalent to the UK magazine
'Record Collector' - November and Dec. Issues

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6th June 2012

Lots of catching up with various site updates, Poster additions, Discograhy updates (album and band compilations)

DISCOGRAPHY UPDATES - band compilations

 

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1st June 2012

June 2012

 

This month has a 4 page feature with a frank and open interview with Andy Parker

 

 

 


May 2012


 

31st May 2012


June 2012 edition of RockHard Germany (issue 301) has a live review from The Matrix, Bochum, Germany
Thanks to Heiko for the Bochum Scan

 


UK Magazine - JUNE 2012 VOLUME 22 :NO. 04

 

 

 

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30th May 2012

A brace of three reviews from the European tour, along with photo's:

Concert Review/Photos - Bolwerk/Sneek - Netherlands

Following up on 19th May entry below, Peter Mondria has written a
Special UFO Concert Report (posted on the tour page)
as well as posting some new photos whiich can be viewed on Peters website
Cheers Peter

 

Concert Review

UFO, The Wheel, Nightrain im Konzert (Ingolstadt, Mai 2012)

German Review - ENGLISH TRANSLATION

 

Photographs

Westparkcenter - VIEW 26 PHOTOS

 

Concert Review - Stadthalle - Detmold

German and English Review

 

 

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24th May 2012

This months Classic Rock magazine, June 2012 (issue 172)...

 

...has a cover CD with 'Fight Night' (track 2) taken from UFO's latest album 'Seven Deadly'

CD Contents

A brilliant CD called The Spirit Of Radio, featuring 15 summer anthems from
Joe Bonamassa, Chris Robinson, UFO,
Flying Colours, Killing Joke, Casablanca, Halestorm, Ginger, Europe and more…

You can get the new interactive Classic Rock on your iPad and iPhone here:
http://goo.gl/z4Yhu (in the UK) or here http://goo.gl/YUnR9 (for the US)
but to get hold of the CD, you need to buy the issue

 

De Pul - Holland

Continuing with our daily series of photos from Franky

Vinnie Moore at De Pul in Uden, Holland, last week - photo ©2012 Franky Bruyneel

 

Phil Mogg - 1977

Trip down memory lane...

...1977 article / photo on ebay

 

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23rd May 2012

De Pul - Holland

Continuing with our daily series of photos from Franky

Rob De Luca at De Pul in Uden, Holland this time last week - photo ©2012 Franky Bruyneel

 

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22nd May 2012

JUNE 2012 - TWO NEW ALBUM REVIEWS for Seven Deadly' - One from Holland (4 stars) and the other from Brasil (9/10)

JUNE 2012 - LUST FOR LIFE - Holland (4 stars)

 

JUNE 2012 - ROADIE CREW Brasil (9/10)

 

 

De Pul - Holland

Continuing with our daily series of photos from Franky

Paul Raymond at De Pul in Uden, Holland on Wednesday night - photo ©2012 Franky Bruyneel

 

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21st May 2012

The last show on the current tour - Kerkrade in Holland

 


PHOTOS from The Rock Temple

 

 

De Pul - Holland

Phil Mogg at De Pul in Uden, Holland on Wednesday night - photo ©2012 Franky Bruyneel

 

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20th May 2012

The band head home TODAY after a really successful EUROPEAN tour, covering over 4,000 miles in just over 3 weeks

 

Le Forum CONCERT REVIEW and PHOTOS


The Forum Concert Review

 

OTHER PHOTOS on MetalTraveller - flickr

 

De Pul - Holland

Vinnie Moore and Phil Mogg at De Pul in Uden, Holland on Wednesday night - photo ©2012 Franky Bruyneel

More tomorrow - Stay Tuned

 

ALL EUROPEAN TOUR PHOTOS and Concert Reports etc, can be read here

 

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19th May 2012

LAST DAY OF THE TOUR

Lots of entries today with photo's, reports, reviews and posters


TODAY: Rocktempel - Kerkrade - Holland

 

PHOTOS - Last Night - Bolwerk, Holland

UFO was absolutely fantastic last night in Bolwerk/ Sneek, all the bandmembers looked happy and they really enjoyed themselves. Stunning very long version of Shoot Shoot. At the end of the show Vinnie played the intro of Zepp's Whole Lotta Love and Andy fill in after a few seconds. Absolutely Fun!!
Took my 13 years old son to the gig. The boys were very friendly to him. Andy give him a drumstick and Vinnie give him a plectrum, even met Batttttty - the sweetest woman on earth. Hope I find some time to write a review in the next couple of days - Peter

Thanks to Peter Mondria for the following concert photos - VIEW



De Pul - Holland

I have just received some photo's from Franky Bruyneel and, as always, stunning photography.

Franky was one of the photographers who contributed to UFO's 'Best of A Decade' album booklet - I will post other photos in the following days...

...here is a taster. Photo of UFO drummer, Andy Parker at De Pul in Uden, Holland on Wednesday night - Thanks Franky - photo ©2012 Franky Bruyneel

 

Le Forum CONCERT REVIEW and PHOTOS

UFO Paris - Vaureal Le Forum 15/05/2012 - FRENCH REVIEW + PHOTOS and VIDEOS

 

Le Forum POSTERS

Series of POSTERS from Le Forum

 

Seven Deadly REVIEW

"I get a similar level of excitement taking in songs like “Steal Yourself”
and “Year Of The Gun” that I did when first hearing “Force It” and “Obsession” from the band.
“Seven Deadly” doesn’t reinvent the UFO wheel - it merely promises a series of well-crafted, hook-oriented
arrangements with proper production and should be mandatory for all hard rock followers from 10 to 100."

READ MORE - Seven Deadly Album Review - 5.5/6

 

La Traverse CONCERT REVIEW and PHOTOS

From the first French Concert at Traverse in Cleon, France

French CONCERT REVIEW + photos | Set of PHOTOS

 

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Dedicated to UFO fan and [s-i-t-n] member tOdd

 

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18th May 2012

TODAY: Bolwerk - Sneek - Holland

 

Z7 have posted...

...UFO concert photos on their Forum Photo Gallery

 

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17th May 2012

TODAY: De Pul - Uden - Holland

 

Westpark Centre have posted their UFO Concert photos on their Gallery Page

 

 

Finally a series of photos taken in Mantova, Italy

VIEW PHOTOS - © photos Roberto Fontana

 

 

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16th May 2012

UFO European Tour 2012 - Holland

TODAY: Band travel to Uden Holland for tomorrows show

 

LAST NIGHT PHOTOS from Le Forum

 

CONCERT REVIEW from Meisenfrei

Dutch Review along with photos - © Tekst & Foto's: Markus Hagner

Markus has also posted a REVIEW in English

as well as 70 + PHOTOGRAPHS

Above photos © Markus Hagner

 

 

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15th May 2012

TODAY: France - Le Forum - Vaureal (Paris) -France

 

Stunning Photo's from Palabam - VIEW PHOTOS - ©2012

 

 

UFO thrilled the audience

CONCERT REPORT from Ingolstadt: | 40 + PHOTOS: VIEW

 

 

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14th May 2012

TODAY: Band travel to Paris (Vaureal), France

 

A couple of concert reports just in:

CONCERT REPORT: Matrix - Bochum - Germany VIEW

 

CONCERT REPORT: Rock Cafe, Prague ENGLISH | CZECH

 

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13th May 2012

TODAY - Z7 - Pratteln - Switzerland

 

PHOTOS from Palabam, Montova, ITALY

 

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12th May 2012

TODAY: Westparkcenter - Ingolstadt - Germany

 

LAST NIGHT:

PALABAM, Mantova, Italy

 

CONCERT REPORT from Blues Club, Bremen

 

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11th May 2012

TODAY: PALABAM, Mantova, Italy

The band drop down to Mantova Italy...

...travelling over 1000km

and will be special guest tonight to Judas Priest

The last time that UFO and Judas Priest toured together was back in 1979 when UFO were touring in the USA promoting their 'Strangers In The Night' album and Priest were on their 'Hell Bent for Leather Tour'. Both bands headlined whilst the other supported.



May 3rd 1979 Original advert
(note Paul Chapman was UFO's guitarist but the
Michael Schenker line-up photo was used)

MORE DETAILS on this and tonights show can be found HERE

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS from LAST NIGHT: Photos and Report

 

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10th May 2012

TODAY: Stadthalle - Detmold in Germany

 

Paul Wisdom With BFBS Rocks plays 'ANGEL STATION' from Seven Deadly

 

CONCERT PHOTOS

Opening show of the tour - Rock Cafe in Prague - View all 12 photos

 

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9th May 2012

Travel day today as the band head to Stadthalle - Detmold in Germany

 

Catching up on some concert photo's

 

Another 12 shots but this time from last Thursdays show in Siegburg at Kabanas Live Club Koncert-Galeria

 

RockTimes have posted a Concert Report from

 

Vinnie Moore and Paul Raymond - View REPORT and PHOTOS

 

 

UFO in Cleon - FRANCE

 

 

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8th May 2012


TODAY: Meisenfrei - Bremen - Germany

 

UFO at Bluesgarage - View more pictures and REVIEW - English translation HERE

 

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7th May 2012

Mid-way point of the tour

TODAY: La Traverse - Cleon - France

 

 

 

Venue Billboard

 

 

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6th May 2012

 

TODAY: Band head to Cleon, France for tomorrows concert at La Traverse

 

 

SOME AMAZING PHOTOS from PROGRESIA can be Viewed HERE

due to copyrigt, I can only supply the link

 

 

Marcin Rybacki Concert Review

 

 

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5th May 2012

TONIGHT: 5th May - Matrix - Bochum - Germany

 

 

Interesting Vinnie Moore Interview conducted by Marcin Rybacki backstage in Progresia

Concert Report from Marcin will be published here tomorrow

 

UFO - live in Metzingen

photo © PaulBossenmaier 2012 - View REPORT, SET LIST and PHOTOS

 

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4th May 2012

TONIGHT: 4th May - Bluesgarage - Hannover - Germany

 

PHOTOS from Metzingen in Germany - Includes link to Video with VM jumping off stage to play his solo!!

 

Andy Parker at the Rock Cafe in Prague - VIEW ALL PHOTOS

 

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3rd May 2012

TODAY: 3rd May - Kubana - Siegburg - Germany

 

25 cool photos at at Progresja can be found HERE

photo ©2012

 

VIDEO - Let It Roll - Progresja

 

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2nd May 2012

TODAY: Kelter Metzingen, Germany

 

PHOTOS from Progresja - Warsaw - Poland

 

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1st May 2012

LAST NIGHT: Progresja - Warsaw - Poland

 

TODAY:

Band travel 760 miles (1216km) to Poland (date number 5 on the above map) for tomorrows concert at Kelter Metzingen, Germany

 

 


April 2012


 

30th April 2012

TONIGHT: 30th April - Progresja - Warsaw - Poland

 

UFO at Mecklenburger Motorradtreffen - Malchim - Germany a couple of days back (28th April)

 

 

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29th April 2012

 

TODAY: Band travel 500 miles (800km) to Poland (date number 4 on the above map) for tomorrows concert at Progresja - Warsaw

 

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28th April 2012

TONIGHT: Open Air Festival - Mecklenburger Motorradtreffen - Malchim - Germany

On stage at 11pm MORE INFO

 

PHOTOS from Thursday night at the Rock Cafe in Prague

 

 

Andy Parker - Short Interview with

Music preview: UFO

Legendary British rockers come back for more

 

 

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27th April 2012

TONIGHT: Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau - Germany

 

LAST NIGHT: UFO at the Rock Cafe - Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

 

BURRN! Magazine - Straight in the top 10 charts - NEW ENTRY at Number 9 - May 2012 Issue

 

 

VIEW FULL CHART

 

 

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26th April 2012

UFO Back on the Road - TONIGHT: Rock Cafe

 

The 18-date tour kicks off at the Rock Cafe in Prague, Czech Republic

 

 

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21st April 2012

 

June's 2012 Issue of UK's Classic Rock Magazine - UFO is the only band that has a full page LIVE REVIEW feature
- most bands have a sixth pagearea review with Joe Bonamassa coming close with a half page

Please go and support the magazine by going out and buying a copy or go online

and check out the DIGITAL VERSION for iPad or iPhone (with bonus material)

 

Here is a sampler of the page:

You can also order by SUBSCRIPTION

 

ALSO - There is a 'Welcome Back' feature in the same issue for...

...ex-UFO guitarist Myke Gray and his Red White & Blues band

Another reason to get your copy

 

 

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20th April 2012

European Tour Page is now LIVE

The 18-date tour kicks off at the Rock Cafe in Prague, Czech Republic

 

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19th April 2012

One week to go

The European Tour Page will be uploaded in the next few days - Keep on visiting

 

VIEW TOUR MAP

 

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10th April 2012

Thought I would post this as it's a rare colour photo of UFO back in 1970

Andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Pete Way - Mick Bolton

THE DECCA YEARS - The release is due for May 1st 2012

Previously I had only seen a monochrome poster in the German Music Magazine 'POP'

 

MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE PHOTOS

 

UK TOUR photos:

The UFO Official website have posted some great photo's by Helen Bradley Owers

 

UFO - Tavistock Wharf - 24th March 2012 - ©2012 Steve Clark

 

 

 

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9th April 2012

 

Wolverhampton - 31st March 2012 photos ©2012 Pete Key

 

ticket

 

Pass

 

gettyimages

 

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8th April 2012

Andy Parker from in London - ©2012 Keith and Sals, all rights reserved

 

 

Noel Buckley photos from in London

 

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7th April 2012

More photos and reviews from the UK tour will be added over the next couple of weeks leading up to the Euro Tour

First off - Wolverhampton this time last week (Sat 31st)

UFO at Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

VIEW ALL PHOTOS

from the same show, the following Live Review is posted on two websites:

OTHER Live Reviews:

 

Catching - up on the latest Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World:

RELIX - Rearview Mirror

Phil Mogg Interview

RELIX - USA - April/May 2012 issue
REARVIEW MIRROR section

Here is an exerpt from the feature:

to read the rest of the interview, you can buy or subscribe here

 

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6th April 2012

Backstage on the last night of UFO's UK dates at in London

Gus G (Ozzy, Firewind) - Monica Castedo-Lopez - Vinnie Moore - Herman Li (Dragonforce)

 

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5th April 2012

UFO last Night at the in London

The sound was stunning, the band performed amazingly - A great way to finish off the UK 2012 leg of the tour.

The audience were enthusiastic and gave the band a great welcome, including the DragonForce Guitarist - Herman Li - (in a interview published in
'Metal Hammer' magazine that Vinnie Moore as one of his favourite guitarists as well as having most influenced his guitar playing) and Gus G. (Ozzy/Firewind)

I should have taken more photos, but I enjoyed the concert so much that the time flew by - besides thee were so many professional photographers,
so looking forward to seeing the Pro Shots - however HERE are the few I did take

HIGHLIGHTS of this tour - The inclusion of four 'Seven Deadly' songs, bassist Rob De Luca, the vibe on stage with all muscians clearly having fun especially the 'Mun Kay' show in Brighton - hilarious - WONDERLAND

The band hit the road again later this month (26th April), starting in Prague, so will keep you posted on the progress.

 

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4th April 2012

LAST NIGHT OF THE UK 2012 TOUR

TONIGHT: hmv Forum - London

 

 

LAST NIGHT: Concorde 2 - Brighton - photos and review

 

 

Visit this flickr site for some great photos of UFO in Wolverhampton - ©2012 Richard Ward


 

BBC Radio Interview with Andy Parker - Incorrectly billed as an interview with Phil Mogg - its actually Andy Parker

Once you click on the link, skip forward directly to the interview: 38.25

 

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3rd April 2012


TONIGHT: Concorde 2 - Brighton

 

Loads more photo's from Southampton:

The Brook, Southampton

 

 

 

AUDIO Interview with ANDY PARKER

 

Latest album eviews

Album Review from Greece


 

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2nd April 2012

 

LAST NIGHT: The Brook, Southampton

I caught up with UFO last night in Southampton, the 'Home of the British Navy' as Phil informed the audience. It was also 100 years almost to the day that the Titanic set sail from the Southampton docks - The rest is History - The show was without doubt this was one of the best shows that I have attended. The inclusion of the four new songs from Seven Deadly made it so - "Fight Night', "Wonderland", "Mojo Town" and "Burn Your House Down" all sat comfortably alongside the classics, highlighting just how great UFO is live.

This was the first tine that I had seen Rob De Luca play with the band and I was totally knocked out by his playing, his interaction with the other band members on stage and just how he immersed himself in every track - It felt right to see him with UFO - You guys have got to go and see this line-up play this set.

Rob with UFO on the Mosters of Rock Cruise

Other highlights for me was Venus, Helldriver , 'Love to Love' and and the storming 'Rock Bottom' - Stunning Set.

Phil is such a great front-man - His humour always strikes a chord with us Brits - and the banter between him and the crowd makes the show relaxed and fun.
His vocals performance never dissapoints - A legend.

Andy Parker played a storming set, briming with energy and panache - such a great musician, the powerhouse of the band.

Vinnie Moore as ever, played out of this world, along with Paul Raymond, who's keyboard work and rhythm guitar gives UFO that unique sound.

I would just love for this whole tour to be caught on DVD - UFO are firing on all cylinders and this needs to be captured - 11/10

 

 

Catching - up on the latest Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World:

REVOLVER'S - Lust for Life

REVOLVER - Lust for Life
Seven Deadly review - 4/4

 

OXMOX Germany magazine
Seven Deadly Review - 5 out of 6 points

OXMOX is the biggest city magazine for Hamburg and surrounding area in Germany

 

 

A new Magazine named ROCK iKON created by Mark Crampton (founder of rock mag 'Riff Raff') have a 'Seven Deadly' review

Website | facebook page

 

The picture of Rob and Vinnie posted above was taken by 'Missie Tong' on

Here are more stunning photo's from the CRUISE

Vinnie Moore

 

Paul Raymond

 

Rob De Luca

 

VIEW MORE - ©2012 Missie Tong

 

 

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1st April 2012

TONIGHT: The Brook - Southampton

 

 

 

Photos from Newcastle - View more on the Tour Page

Photo ©2012 David Wala

 


March 2012


 

31st March 2012

TONIGHT: Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton

 

LAST NIGHT: HMV Ritz - Manchester

 

PHOTOS from TAVISTOCK

 

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30th March 2012

TONIGHT: HMV Ritz - Manchester

 

 

PHOTOS taken of UFO at Rock City - Nottingham

Sean took the photos for

Click HERE to View All Photos

©2012 Sean Larkin Photography

 

Catching - up on the latest Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World:

This Months UK Classic Rock

 

HARDLINE - GERMANY

HARDLINE magazine - Germany

 

 

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29th March 2012

LAST NIGHT

Mojo Town was again played last night in Norwich, along with 'Fight Night', 'Wonderland' and 'Burn Your House Down'

 

Another batch of concert photo's from DevonJohn, this time from from 02 Academy in Bristol - VIEW PHOTOS

 

Catching - up on the three latest Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World:

GUITAR PLAYER - USA

Guitar Player - USA - APRIL 2012 issue

 

Coolibri - GERMANY

COOLIBRI is the biggest city-magazine in the Ruhr area of Germany.
Monthly circulation approx. 150.000 copies SEVEN DEADLY

 

Classic Rock - GERMANY

Classic Rock Germany magazine - March/April

Classic Rock Germany - Seven Deadly Review

Thanks to Gregory for the Classic ROCK - Germany scans

 

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28th March 2012

TONIGHT - Waterfront - Norwich

 

LAST NIGHT: Another NEW SONG added to the set list

MOJO TOWN performed live, making this the fourth song from 'Seven Deadly' to be included - the first three tracks from the album + 'Burn Your House Down'

The songs are so strong that it seems a corner has been turned, the only criticism that surfaces from time to time is the lack of new
material being played live but having four new songs from the album means that the third of the set is fresh - Perfect

 

ULTIMATE CLASIC ROCK have annouced their 'Top Albums of 2012 (so far)
- Impressive range of artists with UFO in at number 4,
alongside two ex-Beatles, Springsteen and Van Halen

VIEW WEB ARTICLE

 

 

REVIEW: 02 Academy - Bristol

 

 

DevonJohn has uploaded 8 pages (159 photos) from The Wharf in Tavistock - VIEW PHOTOS

 

Also from 'The Wharf':

Vinnie Moore and Paul Raymond at The Wharf, Tavistock - ©2012 Dave Glaves

View More UFO photos on flickr

 


Interesting interview with Paul last month | English Translation

 

 

 

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27th March 2012

TONIGHT: Rock City - Nottingham

 

UFO Concert Review - Venue: 02 Academy, Newcastle  Date: 17 March 2012 - copyright of The Mayfair Mall Zine

 

Previous Concert: Photos from Bristol taken by Ian Janes...

...along with 'The Steel Daffodil' blog on Sundays concert

 

Series of Photos added to the UK Tour Page - Academy - Dublin - ©2012 Paul M. Reynolds - Cheers Paul

 

Another set of photographs from Dublin

Interesting perspective - Thanks to Kate

 

Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World

Denmark
Metalized - Denmark

 

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26th March 2012

I was planning on attending the Milton Keynes gig o nFriday but sadly got the 'Man Flu' - you know what we guys are like with that!!
but it knocked me sideways for the full weekend - hence the lack of posting over the past two or three days - What a time I missed by all accounts
and [s-i-t-n] member Paul Alex, cheered me up no end with his UFO Official Guestbook entry:

"They were majestic. A funny venue for a rock n roll band, all seater local venue, but they tore it up from start to finish. Great set, great sound and great atmosphere made for a special night. You all know the set, the new 3 sitting very comfortably in a really well balanced set. Phil and Vinnie in full flow and sharing some light hearted moments, Vinnie sitting on some poor sod and Phil taking Wolfie's front row seat "to see what they (the band) look like" leading to some knockabout banter with Andy taking a full part.


To cap a great evening, a few of us old stagers waiting outside were invited in and after 32 years loyal service finally met the guys. Brilliant, brilliant evening - Paul"

What a gig to miss!! - I have 'retrospectively' put together the daily postings, that I missed over the weekend (24th/25th) below

 

LAST NIGHT: UFO at the 02 Academy in Bristol

 

Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World

Germany
RockHard - Germany

 

 

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25th March 2012

TONIGHT - 02 Academy - Bristol

 

LAST NIGHT:

UFO in Tavistock - Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

 

Milton Keynes

23rd March

PHOTOS captured by [s-i-t-n] member Rich (Wolfie to his friends) from Clasic Rock Photography including the photo of
Phil posted above on the 26th entry

Richard Ward has once again taken some superb photo's of the band at Fridays Milton Keynes Concert

HERE ARE A FEW of my personal favourites posted on the TOUR PAGE - VIEW ALL 80 PHOTOS

Thanks Wolfie

 

 

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24th March 2012

TONIGHT: The Wharf - Tavistock - SOLD OUT

 

 

26 photos taken by Mark K. Doyle Photography of UFO in Belfast

 

Another excellent set of photographs, and the first set that I have seen from Leeds - taken at the O2 Academy

View MORE - ©2012 Danny Gartside Concert Photography

 

DUBLIN SET LIST

 

 

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23rd March 2012

TONIGHT - Milton Keynes - The Stables

 

Photos from Belfast

 

UFO in Dublin - Vinnie Moore, Phil Mogg, Andy Parker, Rob De Luca, Paul Raymond

 

Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World

Norway
Scream magazine - Norway

 

Czech Issue of rock +

rock + magazine - Feb/March 2012 issue

 

 

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22nd March 2012

BAND Travel today for tomorrows appearance at the SOLD OUT concert, The Stables in Milton Keynes

 

View from the Balcony at The Academy in Dublin

 

Catching - up on the three latest Magazine Reviews / Issues around the World

eclipsed magazine - April 2012 issue

 

Hungarian Issue of Hammer World

Hammer World magazine - April 2012 issue

 

Japanese Issue of BURRN!

BURRN! magazine - April 2012 issue

 

MORE TO FOLLOW TOMORROW

 

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21st March 2012

TONIGHT: Spring & Airbrake - Belfast

 

Venue Poster

 

LAST NIGHT: Acedemy, Dublin

 

PHOTOGRAPHS from Edinburgh

 

54 minutes with … Phil Mogg: 'By the time we reached the gig no one could talk'

The frontman for hard rock stalwarts UFO on playing his promoters at football, meeting fans in the dole queue and the ubiquity of 'heavy snow'

High-flying … UFO in their heyday, with Phil Mogg at the rear. Photograph: Paul Cox/London Features

You've been UFO's singer for more than 40 years now. What's it like being the singer in a hard rock band once you reach your 60s?

It's not as much fun. Travelling's a pain now. When you start, you're full of excitement and prepared to go anywhere, and you're not very interested in money – getting paid doesn't really matter as long as you're doing the gig. Whereas now it's: are we getting paid? How much are we getting paid? Because in the mid-80s I ended up completely skint.

Were you screwed on the contracts, in time-honoured 70s-rock-band fashion?

We screwed ourselves. Because it was fun.

The minute the money came in, it went out again?

Yeah. In the early 80s, we did four nights at Hammersmith (1). Nine months after that when everything fell apart, I ended up having to go to the dole office. I'd never been before. There was a bloke in front of me in the queue. He looked and said: "Aren't you with UFO?" I said: "Yeah." I was already very embarrassed going there. He said: "What are you doing here?" I said: "Same as you. I need some money." I was absolutely brassic. At the same point I ended up sleeping round a friend of mine's because I was so skint. That's when you think: "Shouldn't I have some sort of a royalty?" A lot of that was us doing albums we thought somebody else paid for. Then when you look into it you realise all that studio time, we were actually paying for. Nobody on management had taken the time to explain to the band: "No, you're paying for it." Which was stupid on our part.

In old interviews with you, there are copious references to cocaine (2). Is that where the money went?

It was very popular in that time. We must have done a lot for Peru! The thing with bands is that every night is like a party night, so you never have the chance to get over the hangover you had before, so you continue that cycle. There's no time for recuperating and there was no one there to say: "Don't you think it would be a good idea if you stopped this?" That sort of realisation doesn't kick in until you reach rock bottom. Mid-80s I went to see a doctor in Notting Hill Gate. I says [Mogg holds up his hand and makes it wobble]: "I think there's something wrong with me." He says: "Mr Mogg, what are you drinking?" I says, "Beer, some wine, maybe later in the evening some spirits," He says: "Tut tut tut. Mr Mogg, you must monitor yourself." I've never forgotten that.

So, you were drinking and snorting your way around the world. How did you manage to play gig after gig after gig after gig, then?

The band was pretty physically fit. On the early German tours we'd bet the promoter the gig money for a game of football in the afternoon (3) – which we'd win. So we'd have a five-a-side, then we'd start the party early, then we'd do the gig. We'd get up next morning and get straight back into it. There weren't any slouchers in the band.

Did you ever think, when UFO were selling out arenas, "I've stopped being a jobbing musician. I'm now a rock star"?

I don't think we ever thought of ourselves as rock stars. We were just a bunch of blokes playing in a band and getting to a reasonably successful level. Mind you, a couple of members thought they were rock stars. But they didn't last long. (4)

You always saw yourself as a "people's band", did you?

Oh, absolutely. Once you lose touch with your audience or start taking it for granted you're really screwed. That goes for overdoing drinking and drugs. An audience can normally sniff you out if you've gone fake. That's why we never had limos.

What was the worst gig you ever played?

I know what that is. A real dark one. We was doing a concert with April Wine (5), and the following day we had another one with Fleetwood Mac in San Bernardino – this is the late 70s, just starting to kiss the 80s – and we'd run out of something or other (6). Our bus driver called another guy who was driving to the gig with April Wine. He said he had certain substances, and we should meet at the next truck stop. So we got there, and this guy comes along with a briefcase, chock a block with stuff. "Oh, this is great," we said. And it was a bit like one of those movie scenes where they chop out a line that goes from here to next week. In our bravado, we were: "Yeah!" But by the time we reached the gig no one could talk. We were absolutely rigid. Time to come on, and we couldn't move. We were onstage, absolutely stationary. I was going [Mogg sings expressionlessly through side of mouth, the rest of his face unmoving]: "Rock bottom, rock bottom". It was one of those where you think: "I ain't doing that again."

So This Is Spinal Tap isn't altogether unfamiliar to you?

We did a gig where we got lost, in one of those arenas. Nobody knew the way to the stage. The tour manager didn't even know. The tour manager at that point was a Liverpool guy called John, God bless him, who was extremely funny. John, during that period, would have all the gig money in a suitcase. Then he'd go and get a hooker. The next morning we'd be asking if he had the gig money. "No, I fell asleep. She's nicked all the fucking money." So you're stuck with no money, and you have to phone the agent to get them to send some money out. Very Spinal Tap.

Did you get bitter in the 80s as your star faded and pop-metal took over the world?

That's the breaks. It never bothered me. Didn't seem to bother the band. It's about being happy with what you've got – I won't go into Buddhism now – but I don't think envy ever came into it. I didn't particularly like all that stuff anyway.

The guitarist most fans associate with UFO is Michael Schenker (7). Is he as, well, unpredictable as he appears to be from reading about him?

Michael's on the wagon or off the wagon. He's not been drinking for about eight years, and whenever I've bumped into him he's been fine. Michael's fixated on knowing what he wants and anything else goes by the by – he's full of surprises. I remember Michael sharing a flat with me in Palmers Green when he first came over. And stealing the rabbit out of the back garden from a couple of doors down – they were fattening it up for Christmas. Then he moved along the road, and took the rabbit home because he wanted to spare it. He came round to mine and said: "The rabbit is shitting everywhere!" He didn't actually think that might happen.

With all that's under the bridge between the two of you, is it easy to forgive and forget?

You forget most stuff. You remember the good. The thing with Michael is that 90% of the time he'd come up with some stunning solos. Most of his solos contained melody – not just a load of notes for the sake of it. All the rest of it didn't really matter because his playing was so great.

It seems you were prone to saying unwise things onstage (8). Would that be fair?

It's basically cock-ups. You know when you say something and regret it immediately. The worst cock-up was doing one of those very leftwing colleges when we had a heckler at the front who heckled and heckled and heckled. And in the end we got him up on stage and gave him the mic, to give him his 10 minutes of chat. Then he went back down in the audience and continued to heckle. I got offstage, had a word with him. Well, it was more physical than that. But with that, the audience was against us. It was total mayhem. Bottles were flying, glasses, the lot. That's when you know you've overstepped. Never do that in Glasgow. That was an early lesson in where not to go and what not to say.

Is it difficult to be an age-appropriate hard rock singer, when so much of it is about aggressive sexual display?

You have to twist it around a little bit and make it not so in your face. I couldn't possibly wear skintight leather trousers now or light blue jeans, because your dick hangs out and it looks a bit embarrassing on an older person, if you see what I mean. There are certain things I wouldn't dream of doing anymore. (9)

Seven Deadly by UFO is out now on Steamhammer. They tour the UK until 4 April. Details: ufo-music.info

(1) In the 1980s, all hard rock bands visting London played the Hammersmith Odeon (now the Apollo). Nowhere else. No one knows why.

(2) Some just comment on the amount of cocaine. Others try to be subtle, and make reference to "heavy snow" throughout the piece.

(3) It must be a metal thing. Iron Maiden can field a handy five-a-side team. Iron Maiden also play UFO's Doctor Doctor over the PA before their shows.

(4) UFO have been through 39 members, according to Wikipedia.

(5) They were Canadian. There's no reason for anyone other than fans of 70s hard rock to have heard of them.

(6) He doesn't mean wet wipes.

(7) Legendary German metal guitarist, who walked out of the band mid-tour in 1978, without warning anyone. Two popular versions of this story hold that he either ran off to join a Christian cult, or that he didn't speak good enough English to explain that he wanted to leave, so he just left. He returned to the band in 1995, and again walked out mid-tour. And again rejoined.

(8) Dedicating the song Lights Out to the Toxteth rioters in 1981; having a pop at the qualities of Detroit, onstage in Detroit.

(9) Should you wish to see heavy rock singer with no conception of age-appropriate behaviour, try David Coverdale of Whitesnake.

 

 

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20th March 2012

TONIGHT: Academy - Dublin

 

READ FULL REVIEW

 

Photos from Edinburgh - ©2012 Rob from Scotland

 

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19th March 2012

TODAY: Band travel to Ireland for their Dublin concert tomorrow

 

METAL

REVIEW: LAST NIGHT at the 02 Academy Leads

UFO Leeds O2 Academy Sunday 18 March 2012

Just back from tonight’s UFO gig at the O2 in Leeds. Man, they really turned it up to eleven tonight with an absolutely first rate performance. This was another one more time I’ve seen them over the years than I’ve had hot dinners and they do not disappoint. From Let it Roll all the way through to Shoot Shoot this was a band right on it for night on two hours.

The Heavy Metal Kids...
... get hold of an album to see what’s really what.

Just about 9pm it was time for the main event. Phil Mogg, Vinnie Moore, Andy Parker, Paul Raymond and Rob De Luca open it up with Let It Roll and it’s quite obvious that we’re all in for a good night. Phil sounds great and then we get two songs off the new offering Seven Deadly as Phil says there have been some “complaints” about not enough new stuff so it’s Fight Night and Wonderland next.

It’s a nice tight, powerful performance although after I’m a Loser and This Kids some of the crows stood near me start to whine that there are no “classics.” C’mon boys – UFO are not a band that has to trade on “classics” with enough bona fide other stuff to fill a dozen set lists and then some.

Saving Me proves that point and a fine rendition of Burn Your House Down (another off Seven Deadly) simply reinforces that. The new stuff sounding crisp and clean and right at home already...

... READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW

©2012 Metal

Let it Roll
Fight Night
Wonderland

I’m a Loser
This Kids
Saving Me
Burn Your House Down
Only You Can Rock Me
Love to Love
Venus
Too Hot to Handle
Lights Out
Rock Bottom
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Doctor Doctor
Shoot Shoot

Vinnie tried to do Boogie for a bet with Phil. Got a big cheer for the couple of minutes that he did! - Russ Schultz Whitehouse

 

Edinburgh - hmv Picture House

 

Monsters of Rock Cruise

Some amazing photo's taken by Brian on the 'Monsters of Rock Cruise earlier this year - ©photos Brian Ronald - VIEW MORE

 

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18th March 2012

TONIGHT - 02 Academy - Leeds

 

Last Night

REVIEW

 

 

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob De Luca - Paul Rymond at hmv Picture House, Edinburgh

 

 

PHOTOS from hmv Picture House

 

 

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17th March 2012

TONIGHT: 02 Academy - Newcastle - UK

 

LAST NIGHT

Fight Night and Wonderland were part of the set list in Edinburgh

 

 

Thursday

Photos from the opening night in Cambridge - Great light show

 

Review: British rock legends UFO still not resting on their laurels

photo © Kev Hedges

Read this and view more photo's

 

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16th March 2012

TONIGHT: 16th March - HMV Picture House - Edinburgh - UK

 

DAY 2 - A 340 mile journey from Cambridge to Edinburgh

 


TOUR MAP

 

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15th March 2012

UK Tour Starts TODAY

TONIGHT: The Junction - CAMBRIDGE - UK | TOUR PAGE

 

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14th March 2012

UFO - Seven Deadly - Sweden Top 10 Hard Rock Charts - #7

OFFICIAL CHARTS WEBSITE | VIEW FULL CHART

 

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13th March 2012

Molten Magazine have a review in the latest issue 4/5

 

 

Support the magazine and go and buy

 

 

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12th March 2012

UFO start their UK Tour on Thursday this week - ALL relevant tour updates will be posted on the TOUR PAGE

 

 

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11th March 2012

Looking at the amazon album BEST SELLER charts today

Seven Deadly is still selling really well two weeks after release

UFO remain number 1 as the best sellers in the Hard Rock category
An impressive number 15 in the US (Hard Rock & Metal) category - Top 10 (#9) in the German and Austrian charts - Top 40 of the French & Japanese Charts

#15
#1
#9
#38
#10
#36

Positions numbers at close of play - 10th March 2012 - USA (15), UK (1), Germany (9), France (38), Austria (10), Japan (36 Hard Rock Charts)

 

ONE MONTH ON SINCE RELEASE - 27TH March 2012

#7
#23

One Month since the release of Seven Deadly and still the album remains in the Top 10 UK Amazon chart and the French Amazon Chart at #23

 

 

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10th March 2012

TERAZ-Rock, March 2012 Issue

 

Thanks again to our friend, Gregory in Poland for the above scans

 

CLASSIC ROCK & MORE - Album of the week

 

 

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9th March 2012

UFO enter the Swedish Charts at Number 59

OFFICIAL CHARTS WEBSITE | VIEW FULL CHART

 

Sweden Rock Competition

 

Translated screen capture - VIEW WEBSITE

 

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8th March 2012

UFO, 'Seven Deadly' at #152 in the Billboard Indie Charts

A truly amazing Chart week for UFO - Entering the UK Mid-week charts at Number 38 and then a new entry in the UK Rock Album Charts at Number 1,

The UK Indie Charts at Number 9, The UK Music Album Charts at Number 63, The German Music Album Charts at Number 55 and now

entering the USA Billboard Independent Album Charts at Number 152

 

Spanish Magazine - ThisIsRock

 

4 PAGE INTERVIEW SPREAD with Paul Raymond

 

pages 70/71

 

Album Review from the same issue of ThisIsROCK

 

 

As the follow up to March Issue of Italian Magazine, Metal Maniac award 'Seven Deadly' - 8/10 as posted below on 7th February entry

 

UFO have a double-spread in April's issue of the magazine

 

Paul Raymond Interview in April's issue of Metal Maniac

 

March 2012 issue VIEW HERE

 

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7th March 2012

Aarddshock, Magazine, Holland

 

Double page Interview with Paul Raymond from this months magazine

 

COMPETITION to win 1 of 3 UFO - 'Seven Deadly' CD's - READ MORE

 

The Best in Heavy Metal and Hard Rock Album Art

Every week REIGN IN ART post over a dozen of the best hard rock and heavy metal, cd/album releases of the week. 
Readers give the album cover art A PENTAGRAM RATING OF 1 TO 5 and at the end of the week the winner is chosen by the votes.

Here were the final standings

Thank you to those who cast their vote in making UFO - Seven Deadly the 'Album of the Week'

VIEW ALL VOTING FIGURES

 

VISIT WEBSITE | REIGN IN ART

 

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6th March 2012

"Seven Deadly"  enters the  offiicial german media control charts at #55

 

VIEW FULL CHART

 

German Magazine Rocks

Covermount CD - Track 10 - Fight Night

 

4 page feature

 

Half page with Lars Lehmann

 

Album Review - READ

 

READ ARTICLE

 

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5th March 2012

 

List of UK Rock Chart number-one albums of 2012 - Wiki

 

It seems that UFO keep coming up on top in various charts / poles - This one from Czech radio:

Van Halen, Chickenfoot or UFO - UFO comes out on top!!

 

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4th March 2012

UFO have reached Number 1 in the BBC Official Top 40 Rock Chart

VIEW FULL TOP 40 Rock CHART | VISIT BBC ALBUM CHART

 

and an amazing #63 in the UK albums chart - VIEW ALL Top 100 | View Official Chart Website

FACT: That's the highest position that any UFO album has reached in the UK charts for 29 years.
That album was " Headstone - The Best of UFO" in September 1983

 

Here are the Official Charts Company listings for the TOP 40 Rock & Metal Albums to 10th March 2012

VIEW FULL LISTING | official charts company

 

#9 Independent Album Chart - VIEW FULL LISTING | official charts company

 

UK Charts | VIEW Number 1's this week

 

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2nd March 2012

Exciting NEWS released yesterday - The Mid-week Official chart update produced by the

BBC Radio 1 & 2 for the UK's National charts is that UFO entered at Number 38 - WOW!! That's an amazing achievement

with only 3 days before the Official Charts get announced on Sunday evening

VIEW BBC Official Album Chart Update | VIEW PDF

 

TOTAL ROCK RADIO - UK
Thu 1st Mar 21:00 - 23:00
Rich Davenport's Rock Show
This week's guests on the show are Paul Raymond of UFO (interview plus Paul's choice of tracks from the new UFO album "Seven Deadly"
and classic tracks) Lee Small of Shy (interview with 2 songs from the recent self-titled Shy album, and a track from Lee's new solo album "Jamaica Inn")

looks as if this is repeated:
Sat 3rd Mar 08:00 - 10:00
Rich Davenport's Rock Show

 

You can hear the show here, streamed:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH PAUL RAYMOND where Pau touches on the recording process
time spent in the band since 2003. The tracks Paul chose:

Waving Goodye, I'm a Loser, Just Another Suicide, Fight Night

His new solo album due for release in mid/late summer - 'Terms and Conditions'

Having listened to the show, I am pleased just how the two 'Seven Deadly' tracks have stood up against the classic songs - Great Stuff!!

 

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1st March 2012

New Month, New Tour, New Magazine Features - Two from Germany:

Heavy Magazine - Germany

Heavy, Germany - Interview
Heavy, Germany - Review
Heavy, Germany - contents
Heavy, Germany - tour dates

 

Break-Out Magazine - Germany

Break-Out, Germany - Interview
Break-Out, Germany - Review

 

 

 

9/10 Review for Seven Deadly - ALBUM SPOTLIGHT

 

Finally, some photos from

 

Eddie Trunk Introduces UFO

 

UFO

 

Andy Parker

 

Paul Raymond

 

Vinnie Moore

 

 

Only You Can Rock Me - photo photo - Eric Holshouser

 

UFO: Vinnie Moore - Andy Parker - Phil Mogg - Rob De Luca - Paul Raymond

Monsters of Rock Photos by Steve O'Connor except where stated - Thanks Steve

 

 


February 2012


 

29th February 2012 - It comes once, but once every four

Seven Deadly has now hit all stores and retail outlets worldwide, the band have returned from their Monsters of Rock Cruise
and we all look forward to the forthcoming 2012 tours, starting in a couple of weeks (15th March) in the UK

 

 

REGION
Music Category
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HARD ROCK
2
1
ROCK
66
17
Overall MUSIC chart
(all categories)
77
47

Music Category of 'Hard Rock' for all regions USA, UK - Breaking the Top 50 in the UK

I was watching the AMAZON US sales yesterday just as Seven Deadly was being released and by mid-day (Night UK time) iit ranked 227

I was amazed and very happy to see that overnight, the album hit the top 100,
reaching 77 for the Music sales overall in the Amazon US Charts

AMAZON also publish their MOVERS AND SHAKERS chart:

Amazon US - MOVERS AND SHAKERS chart: The biggest gainers in Amazon sales rank over the past 24 hours

 

 

 

photo ©2012 - Eric Holshouser

 

DAILY REVIEWS / INTERVIEWS


METAL HAMMER - Poland - Double cover issue

 

Paul Raymond Interview

Metal Hammer Concert advert from METAL MIND Productions

Album Review to come in the following months issue of MH - Poland - Thanks Gregory

 

Six new Internet reviews:

Artist of the Week -
Includes A Conversation With UFO's Vinnie Moore

 

 

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28th February 2012

 

TODAY - USA and Canada Official Release

 

TODAY: Final day of the Monsters Of Rock Cruise - 25th to 28th Feb (Florida/Bahamas)

 

INTERVIEW

Andy Parker Interview - READ MORE

 

Signs are that Seven Deadly is selling really well, ending yeserday at Number 1 in the Amazon Charts under the

Music Category / REGION
HARD ROCK
1
1
1
ROCK
19
-
15
Overall MUSIC chart (all categories)
51
46
64

Music Category of 'Hard Rock' for all three regions UK, Germany and France

 

... also an independent:

Coming in at Number 1, CD Top 10

Seven Deadly is Number 1 in the Destiny Records best sellers

 

DAILY REVIEWS

Rock Hard, Germany - Cover

 

UFO – “Seven Deadly” (Steamhammer/SPV)

Holy crap, these guys started in 1969 – making the band 43 years old, although the guys themselves are decidedly older! However, like a vintage wine, age has made them all the more reason to savor. Amazingly still with 3/4 of their classic line-up i.e. Phil Moog, Andy Parker, Paul Raymond, what is even more endearing about this seminal hard rock band is how the sound on this album has reverted to those early years, incorporating a blues feel on ‘Year Of The Gun’ that was very much that era along with bands like Deep Purple. Ever the ones to surprise people, these pensioners even manage to sound heavier on ‘Mojo Town’ than I remember on previous albums with all the band in fine form and Moog’s voice on ‘Fight Night’ sounding just like it did when I heard him on “Strangers In The Night” back in the 70s! Special mention goes to the ‘new’ kid Vinnie Moore, who has had some big shoes to fill be it in Michael Schenker and Tonka Chapman, but his guitar work on this album has been exemplary, incorporating elements of both these legends while defining himself in his own right, yet within that aforementioned UFO sound. With a flower power cover to boot, UFO have returned to their roots – now go wake the dead - copyright 2012

 

GERMAN | ENGLISH

 

 

UfO - Seven Deadly - UFO return with another album of unreleased songs. Using the same formula as the previous album, "Seven Deadly" bet on a mix of hard rock, blues and southern rock. In the opening track, we have one of the highlights of the album, "Fight Night" picks up in the vein of a hardaco bursting with beautiful riffs and a grip more rhythmic with a strong rock and roll atmosphere in the air. "Wonderland" is a hard rock more punching, striking with a riff and a driven faster, showing that the guys are standing firm. In the wake of the album we have is a tour of the blues and southern rock with some hard tracks here and there, songs like "Mojo Town," "Year Of The Gun" and "The Last Stone Rider" were made to the bohemians of the rock and roll make their cold beers to the sound of great songs. We can not fail to mention the ballads "Steal Yourself" and "Angel Station", both with a bluesy air that permeates the entire disc. No doubt a great record that one of the greatest hard rock bands of the scene at all times, a highly recommended album! - HARD FOREVER

 

Finally a few photo's

UFO at Revolution Live last week

 

Vinnie Moore - Phil Mogg - Andy Parker - Rob DeLuca - Paul Raymond

 

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27th February 2012

 

TODAY - UK and European Official Release

 

 

 

 

TODAY: The Monsters Of Rock Cruise - 25th to 28th Feb (Florida/Bahamas)

 

Three UK magazines hit the stores over the weekend to co-incide with UFO's UK release day

 

Powerplay Magazine - Review

To read the full review, Powerplay is in the UK shops or can be ordered HERE

 

March April 2012 - Classic Rock Society - Issue 188

 

Classic Rock Society has a Paul Raymond Interview, Album Review and featured UK tour dates

 

 

Very interesting Paul Raymond double-spread interview - ORDER YOUR COPY HERE to read

 

Finally, and as a reminder, UK's AOR Classic Rock magazine...

...is also available here in te UK - (as previewed below - 25th Feb)

 

 

 

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26th February 2012

TODAY: The Monsters Of Rock Cruise - 25th to 28th Feb (Florida/Bahamas)

 

 

UFO shows Revolution how British metal
is supposed to be played

Concert review

 

PHOTOS from 24th February 2012 - Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale - Florida

photo ©2012 Andrew Nathanson / GatorProduction

 

THREE REVIEWS JUST IN

MARK TAYLOR'S BIG CITY NIGHTS - UFO - 'Seven Deadly'

 

German Review - MyRevelations - 13/15 score for Seven Deadly

TRANSLATION:

At first there was the camp of the fans of UFO already a bit skeptical about whether Vinnie Moore was the right man to succeed Michael Schenker to enter. But it was gone very quickly after the band released their first album in 2004 with the "new" also published and quickly scooped live in the new lineup. Since then, the new UFO simply represent diverse hard rock with heavy guitars. And it has also not changed in 2012 as the new fourth studio album this line-"Seven Deadly" shows that the boys at 24.02. have published.

"Seven Deadly" easy start with the cool mid-tempo riff effort "Fight Night". The catchy chorus and a melodic middle section to create a slight tension in the country feeling song. Vinnie thrilled with his soulful solo, which is designed to match the song more rock / blues. Then, dressed in "Wonderland," the pace a bit. Cool slide licks and the rather fast solo in which Vinnie varied and emotional pulls the leather properly, can sit up. In the following "Mojo Town," then beats the great hour of singer Phil Mogg. He sings in this song especially slow gloomy expressive, while he is on the whole album a very good voice.

Drummer Andy Parker provides together with the casual-sounding rhythm guitar for the right groove.
And then it goes on just as strong. The rather quiet "Angel Station" begins with acoustic guitars that run like a leitmotif through the piece. The yearning vocals shows that few can realize the feelings of the man on the street as Phil Mogg. Towards the end, the semi-ballad "Burn Your House Down" as a highlight of the album. By the expressive vocals, a dark atmosphere and the soulful guitar melodies that harmonize perfectly with the clean rhythm guitars, the song quickly found himself in the head. Then sounds of "Seven Deadly" with New "Fear" and the melodic "Waving Goodbye" pleasant.

UFO's with "Seven Deadly" again achieved a very strong album that touches the varied always soulful guitar work, the Crown. Vinne Moore and UFO that just fits. Parallel to the jewel case and digipak appear double vinyl, on which are two bonus tracks. Hopefully some of these songs make it into the setlist of the next tour in April / May is present with us already. Presence there is of course mandatory thing ...

 

Italian Review

 

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25th February 2012

LAST NIGHT: UFO performed at Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale - Florida

 

VIEW VIDEO ADVERT

 

 

TODAY: The band catch the Monsters Of Rock Cruise - 25th to 28th Feb (Florida/Bahamas)

 

UK's AOR Classic Rock magazine - Volume 6 hits the stores yesterday and not only does the band have

the opening track on the cover CD "Silk + Steel, but also has the 'lead review' and I must say its one

of the best ones that I have seen for any UFO album release - Outstanding

READ MORE

 

REMEMBER TO ORDER the NEW album from UK's Amazon or any of these outlets

For the LP orders, I suggest you try HMV

 

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24th February 2012 update

UFO Entire New Album Seven Deadly Streaming
on EddieTrunk.com

Starting today EddieTrunk.com, the online home of famed hard rock and metal DJ Eddie Trunk
is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire new UFO album Seven Deadly. Get a first listen HERE.

Eddie Trunk is one of the co-hosts of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show",
as well as the host of "Friday Night Rocks" which airs live on Q104.3 in New York City
on Friday nights from 11pm-2am EST.

The show is also syndicated across the country, a list of syndicated stations can be found HERE.
In addition to those shows Eddie also hosts a weekly program on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio
called "Eddie Trunk Live" the show can be heard Monday nights from 6pm-10pm EST
on the Hair Nation Channel which is channel 39.

 

24th February 2012 - pm

Industry UK Music Magazine has published the PRE-Release charts for next week with

UFO coming in at positions 16 and 18 in the Amazon and HMV charts

Amazon - Position 16, HMV - position 18 - Interesting to see the other UK acts in the same charts

 

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24th February 2012

The time has come

UFO 'Seven Deadly' is officially released TODAY in Germany and Japan

 

Advert placed in German magazines

 

The band hit the road on the day of this release, performing tonight at REVOLUTION LIVE, Fort Lauderdale

before heading onto the Monsters Of Rock Cruise - 25th to 28th Feb (Florida/Bahamas)

 

The Official UFO website posted yesterday that the

'SEVEN DEADLY' TOUR SHIRTS NOW ON SALE ON THE MERCHANDISE PAGE

You can place your ORDER HERE

 

Enjoy the brand new release of

CD - 28 page booklet, 10 tracks

Digipak - 32 page booklet, 12 tracks (2 bonus)

LP Double gatefold sleeves with lyrics, 2 LP Orange Vinyl, 12 tracks (3 per side)

 

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23rd February 2012

One day to go until the 'Seven Deadly' Release - Germany and Japan

24th Feb 2012 in Germany and Japan
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

 

TONIGHT: Thursday 23rd February

UFO - New Album Featured On Metal Express Radio's Daily Album Premiere Today

Seven Deadly, will be featured on Metal Express Radio's 30 minute Daily Album Premiere today
(Thursday, February 22nd), offering the fans a listen to some of the material.
Tune in HERE at 18:00 CET (12:00 noon EST) to check it out. source

 

 

German Newspaper...

 

...Neue Deister Zeitung from Hannover has a section BACKSTAGE

 

German Magazine 'Just For Kicks Music have given their verdict on tomorrows release:

Release date: 24.02.2012
UFO will be releasing ten brand new songs
on 24th of February and - we wont give away too much at this point -
by saying that this album includes several of the the strongest songs
the band has recorded ever. The over-impressive vocal performance of
the UFO front man come along with the fabulous compositions to be
found on Seven Deadly. The classic rock from "Burn Your House Down"
quotes all important UFO virtues and on "Going Down To Mojotown" the
protagonists rocking even harder, just to create a hyperlink (cross
reference) to their earlier days. How to create classic rock music
with an epic appeal UFO proofs with "Angel Station", while "Fight
Night" is the perfect live song (song for the stage). We don't have
to go into details when it comes down to the musical skills of the
original UFO musicians Paul Raymond and Andy Parker, their performance
is inspiring impeccable at the same time. But the outstanding guitar
work of Vinnie Moore requires a particular mentioning. The American
gives the songs with his catchy licks and dynamic riffs not only
expression and power, but his solos are rather in a league you can
only call world class! Whoever may doubt my words will be convinced
entirely upon release of the album

Thanks to Heiko for sending this over - Hold Your Fire

 

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22nd February 2012

Two days and counting until the 'Seven Deadly' Release - The day after tomorrow in Germany and Japan

24th Feb 2012 in Germany and Japan
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

German magazine, 'eclipsed' front cover

SD review in the Rock Magazine (Germany)

 

 

 

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21st February 2012

Three days and counting until the 'Seven Deadly' Release - This coming Friday in Germany and Japan

24th Feb 2012 in Germany and Japan
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

 

"...On this, album number four of the Vinnie Moore era, UFO have delivered yet another astounding, solid, classic Hard Rock record. With "Seven Deadly", the band has returned to their traditional Hard Rock roots, yet still retaining some of that bluesy edge they seem to have incorporated over the last few years....
...On "Seven Deadly", UFO have proved exactly why they are still going after all these years. The reason is simple. They still write great songs. This is classic Hard Rock at its purest, and should end up as another feather in the cap for UFO. A superlative effort from the perennial rockers"

Read REVIEW

 

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20th February 2012

Four days and counting until the 'Seven Deadly' Release - This coming Friday in Germany and Japan

24th Feb 2012 in Germany and Japan
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

Two reviews to wet your appetitite

HARD ROCK HIDEOUT

 

BRAINGELL RADIO

 

19th February 2012

5 days and counting until the 'Seven Deadly' Release - This coming Friday in Germany and Japan

24th Feb 2012 in Germany and Japan
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

 

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17th February 2012

JUST IN - Classic Rock 's New Releases Round-up

 

Two Interviews, one with Andy Parker and the oter with Paul Raymond

Andy Parker INTERVIEW | PowerLine 'Seven Deadly' Review

 

Paul Raymond INTERVIEW

 

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16th February 2012

March 2012 Rock Hard Magazine, No. 118 - France with Cover disc - Track 5, Mojo Town

©2012 Rock Hard France - all rights reserved

 

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15th February 2012

Lots of entries today - Starting with an interview and followed by three reviews

 

Great Interview - VIEW HERE

 

German webzine Review | ENGLISH

 

9.5/10 Review | ENGLISH

 

4/5 Austrian Webzine Review | ENGLISH

 

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14th February 2012

March / April issue of Rock It! - Photo on the cover of German magazine

 

Double-page spread - Magazine also contains 9/10 review
Surprisingly hard for the number of UFO 'Mojotown' - refreshing the epic track 'Angel Station'. The remaining ten
songs for rock lovers: Heavy riffs, catchy hooks and a perfect production complete the masterpiece.
9/10

Go buy the magazine to read more

 

Review from France

FRENCH REVIEW | ENGLISH

 

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13th February 2012

 

February Issue of RockHard - iTALIAN rock Magazine - Review and Article

TRANSLATION FROM ITALIAN to English:

UFO
Blues brothers

UFOs do not really need any introduction. They are one of the band's most prolific and respected British rock scene
(Steve Harris, to give one example, is an avid fan of them ever), yet they speak of their music with an enthusiasm
that seems to be to a group of kids.

Double spread feature

 

SOUNDCHECK: Half page Review

©2012 Rock Hard Italy - all rights reserved

 

 

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12th February 2012

Two Review's for 'Seven Deadly'

 

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11th February 2012

Paul Raymond Interview with Greek Magazine 'rock overdose'

Greek Review | rock overdose - English Translation

 

Two more 'Seven Deadly' reviews:

Spanish Review | ROCK IN SPAIN - English Translation

 

Italian Review | METAL JOURNAL - English Translation - see below

UFO - Seven Deadly


UFOs are one of the largest in the world and on this I think there are big doubts. At the same time, I would say that they do not need excessive presentations, because they have done in music, both in the eyes of all. Since the late settana now, it's been over forty years, through thick and thin, the UK is however still on the scene, ready to bestow great music. This remarkable Seven Deadly, published for the Steamhammer / SPV, is their twenty-first studio work and arrive at a distance of about three years earlier by The visitor, hard altettanto discreet. The current lineup sees the legendary Phil Mog on vocals, the equally legendary Pete Way on bass, Andy Parker on drums, Paul Raymond on keyboards and Vinnie Moore excelled at guitar. From a musical standpoint, do not expect big news, but basically, it's not UFOs from a group like you would expect something innovative. This just to say that Seven Deadly is another great and honest album quesyo great historical group, where the good hard rock strictly English, which blends heavy traces of discrete, on the excellent test of Vinnie Moore, who in a certain sense in the disc itself is like a chapter in a book. His talent and his skill greatly enrich Seven Deadly, but this is not acting as a shadow that is the actual quality of the songs on the album. We are indeed faced with an album of great quality, with grains very intense and inspired, as well as compounds impeccably and honestly could not be otherwise. Certainly not an album that will rock history, a bit 'as has happened for the last jobs targati Deep Purple, but this does not count, because basically the UFO story have already written. What matters is that this band is still able to enchant with its carissma, with grit and with remarkable taste of still being able to write great music, quality of course, but also technically gifted. The impact is good, the grip is immediate and it is not obvious or predictable work, there is always that factor that hypnotizes you and that's what makes this band still immense. Also good production, attention to every detail. Great group and great record, what more could you want?

Rating: 8/10

Maurizio Mazzarella

 

 

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9th February 2012

FIREWORKS - Interview, Review and Album / UK Tour dates advert

UFO on the cover of the 50th Issue of FIREWORKS Magazine (Mar/April 2012)

 

Cover photo

Inside, a Paul Raymond Interview...

...spanning over two pages - GO buy a copy to read

 

 

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8th February 2012

Four reviews today, the first from Hardrock Haven


ALBUM REVIEW - 9.2/10 for 'Seven Deadly'

 

 

Album Review

 

 

ALBUM REVIEW - 4/5 for 'Seven Deadly'

 

 

BRIEF SUMMARY / REVIEW

 

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7th February 2012

 

March 2012 Issue of Belgium Magazine 'ROCKTRIBUNE'

 

Double-page spread + Review 81/100

 

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6th February 2012

 

March Issue of Italian Magazine - Metal Maniac award 'Seven Deadly' - 8/10

 

Click page above to view or click HERE

 

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4th February 2012

TONIGHT: February 4th - Andy Parker Interview - at 10pm EST
ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH JET

 

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3rd February 2012

Interesting interview with Paul Raymond chatting about the new album and forthcoming tour,

as well as other good things UFO

ENGLISH VERSION | ORIGINAL FRENCH INTERVIEW

 

The first Greek 'Seven Deadly' Review

 

This Review from 'Control Bleeding' seems to be a one written a while ago but published today.

5 stars out of 5 - so worth another read

 

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2nd February 2012

The March Issue of Classic Rock hit the streets yesterday - 1st February

 

with a great review 8/10 - MORE

 

Various websites, one of which is METALRiot, have been reporting on the streaming of "Fight Night",
exclusively revealed and available for streaming by GUITAR WORLD and reported in yesterdays entry below

 

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1st February 2012

1st February 2012

LOTS OF NEWS TODAY ON THE FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY 2012

EXCLUSIVE

THIS IS THE MONTH that we have all been waiting for...

...UFO release their new album, Seven Deadly, along with the start of their 2012 tour

HERE is the OPENING Track from UFO's New Album

UFO Debut New Song, "Fight Night"

 

 

GO AND LISTEN

 

 

This is the bands 21st Studio album

Release dates are scheduled for...
24th Feb 2012 in Germany and Japan
27th Feb 2012 in the rest of Europe
28th Feb 2012 in the USA and Canada

 

Seven Deadly is released in various formats:

2012 - SPV Steamhammer

SPV 309252 CD
SPV 309250 CD Ltd
SPV 3092512 2LP

CD, DD, Digipak, LP

The DISCOGRAPHY reflects the new album release details

 

Over the weeks the Music press have been posting REVIEWS of the forthcoming album and I must say,
I havn't seen such consistently good reviews before for a UFO release, although 'The Visitor' did come close.

 

To keep track of these reviews and future ones, a REVIEWS page has been posted

 

As reported a few days ago, Lars Lehman is the mystery Bass Player on the Seven Deadly album

Lars has played for so many great bands and is an amazing muscian - Those of us who got to see Vinnie play
on his 2010 solo tour will know just how good the guy is, not just as a player but a terrific person to know.

 

The bassist on the forthcoming 'SEVEN DEADLY' tour will be Rob De Luca suggesting that UFO are keen not
to have a permanent bassist in the band and are keeping the door open for Pete Way, in the hope that his health will return

 

 


January 2012


 

31st January 2012

Hot off the Press, Andrew Bansal from Metal Assault
Interviews UFO Drummer Andy Parker Discusses New Album “Seven Deadly” (Audio)

"Classic hard rock legends UFO have been around for more than four decades, but even at this stage of their career, they continue to release new material at a prolific rate. Their latest album “Seven Deadly”, set to release in the US on February 28th, is solid proof of the fact that this group of musicians still has what it takes to write great music, music that shows their maturity, but largely satisfies their fans at the same time.

 

Just an hour or so ago, I had the pleasure of talking to drummer Andy Parker to discuss this album in detail, among other things including last year’s Hollywood show. Listen to the 18-minute conversation HERE, and for more info on the new album and tour dates, check out their official website" - Andrew Bansal

 

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30th January 2012

One of the songs that Vinnie performed at the Larvik Gitar Festival was 'Lights Out'
a week earlier at Namm 2012, he performed 'Too Hot To Handle' - see 23rd January entry below

 

UFO Seven Deadly Banner

The opening band on the UK leg of the tour in March has been announced on the Official UFO tour page

The HEAVY METAL KIDS will support UFO, except for the following dates:

*20th March - UK - Dublin - Academy
*21st March - UK - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
*23rd March - UK - Milton Keynes - The Stables
*24th March - UK - Tavistock - The Wharf
*1st April - UK - Southampton - The Brook

All dates are listed on the Official UFO tour page

 

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29th January 2012

Deadly Talk From UFO Drummer Andy Parker

 

Andy Parker Talks New UFO CD, Tour, and Much More on MOJO RADIO by Wes Derby

 

SEVEN DEADLY - album Bass Player revealed - LARS LEHMANN (Uli Jon Roth + OTHERS) -
Lars toured with Vinnie during his solo european tour in 2010

As always, Andy gives us a great insight to the band, a real gent and fantastic musician - His warmth always shines through

Great to see that Kate got a special mention and thanks WES for the interview and for your album review -
You can READ the Album Review here

 

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25th January 2012

The much anticipated Diary Update from Andy

 

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24th January 2012

 

Paul appears in a couple of February issues of UK Guitar magazines
as the endorser of Vintage Lemon Drop Guitars

 

 

VIEW large advert

 

PRESS RELEASE | VIEW PHOTO

 

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23rd January 2012

REMINDER: Tonight

Andy Parker will be joining Eddie Trunk
tonight, Monday January 23rd on his Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Show “Eddie Trunk Live”
which airs from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on The Boneyard (Sirus:19/XM:53).
Andy will talk with Eddie about the new album, play a new song from the album
and talk about future tour plans in support of "Seven Deadly"

Vinnie performed at the Namm Jam 2012 on Friday and performed UFO's 'Too Hot To Handle
with the following line-up:

Black Label Sociry Bassist, John JD DeServio - Vocals and Keys, Mike DiMeo and Ritchie Monica on Drums

 

VIEW PERFORMANCE

 

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22nd January 2012

REMINDER: Tonight

See 19th January 2012 entry below

 

Eddie Trunk's exclusively premiering track from "Seven Deadly" was 'MOJO TOWN'

What a cool track - If this is a taster of what's to come in next months release then YOU will not be dissapointed


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20th January 2012

JUST IN

 

The Official UFO website has posted the following in the NEWS section earlier today:

EDDIE TRUNK TO PREMIERE NEW UFO SONG TONIGHT ON Q104.3

Tonight Eddie Trunk will be exclusively premiering a song from "Seven Deadly" on his radio show
“Friday Night Rocks” which airs live from 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM EST on Q104.3 in New York.
For those that are out of the New York area, the show can be accessed via the iHeartRadio app, by selecting
Q104.3 NYC. For more information on the iHeartRadio app visit www.iheartradio.com.

 

In addition UFO drummer Andy Parker will be joining Eddie Trunk
this coming Monday January 23rd on his Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Show “Eddie Trunk Live”
which airs from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM on The Boneyard (Sirus:19/XM:53).
Andy will talk with Eddie about the new album, play a new song from the album
and talk about future tour plans in support of "Seven Deadly"

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As posted late last night, Andy will be heard in another interview transmitted on Sunday - MORE

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TODAY - Vinnie will be performing a solo concert:

Vinnie performs tonight in Anaheim, LA, California with John "JD" DeServio on Bass (Black Label Society),
Richie Monica (Tantric) on drums, and Mike DiMeo (Riot) on keyboards and vocals.

The concert will be streamed LIVE TONIGHT - 7.00pm EST (3am UK GMT time)

Billed as a HD webcast "Live from Namm"

 

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19th January 2012

NEW Andy Parker Interview to be aired this coming Sunday 22nd January 2012

This in from Wes Derby -

Hey All - Spent about 30+ minutes with Mr. Parker today via phone...One of the coolest guys to talk to. The interview will air Sunday evening during my show on Mojo Radio. I'm thinking we'll lead with some tunes, then put the interview on at

7:30 PM US Eastern time...Half past midnight for our UK friends.


We talked about the new album, Monsters of Rock Cruise, recording process, how Andy got started as a drummer...
...Life in Texas, and other good stuff.

The interview will go up on both Metalholic and Mojo Radio's websites.

For those who'd like to tune in, several ways to do it.

http://mojoradio.us/listen Has our listen links for the various media players out there.

If you use TuneIn on your computer, Android, iPhone/iPad, some TVs and gaming systems, and some in-car audio systems, search for us. Punch in Mojo Radio Music That Matters, and we'll come right up.
If you're not familiar with TuneIn, www.tunein.com For details.

Thanks again to Andy for taking the time to talk with me today. When I started doing internet broadcasting, I never dreamed, though I always hoped, I'd have the chance to speak with one of my rock heroes.

Wes

 

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17th January 2012

Drummer Robbie France Passes Away

Robbie France

Sad news as I learned that Robbie passed away last Saturday in Spain, he was only 52

Here is the report on UK's Classic Rock magazine website:

"Robbie France, who played with both UFO and Diamond Head, died on Saturday, January 14.

In a lengthy career, drummer France played on Diamond Head’s 1983 album Canterbury and spent a year with UFO from 1984. France was also a member of Wishbone Ash, recording the 1991 album Strange Affair. He was a founder-member of Skunk Anansie, playing on their 1995 debut album Paranoid And Sunburnt.

Last year, France (who was also a respected drum tutor) had first novel published. This was called Six Degrees South"

Robbie didn't often talk about his time within UFO but his respect for Phil was huge. Robbie was reported as saying,
"Phil was a monster! He could sing all day non stop, giving 120% of his considerable talent, go home, write more lyrics, sleep for a couple of hours and do the same the next day...and the day after. He's a one-off"

 

Paul Raymond also played with Robbie on the 13 date UK tour - Paul re-joined UFO in time for that December tour

 

Kerrang! magazine had a UK exclusive in November of the same year

 

Our thoughts go out to Robbies Family and friends

Robbie France RIP 1959 - 2012

 

 

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12th January 2012

The UFO Official website have announced seven (deadly) more shows - one with Judas Priest who will be
promoting their Epitaph World Tour

26th April - Czech Republic - Prague - Rock Cafe
4th May - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage
7th May - France - Cleon - La Traverse
8th May - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei
11th May - Italy - Mantova - Palabam (with Judas Priest)
12th May - Germany - Ingolstadt - Westparkcenter
13th May - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7

Here are is the full list, for now - more dates will follow



24th Feb - Florida - Ft. Lauderdale - Revolution Live
25th to 28th Feb - Florida/Bahamas - Monsters Of Rock Cruise

Monsters Of Rock - The Voyage


followed by
UK  & Europe 2012

15th March - UK - Cambridge - The Junction
16th March - UK - Edinburgh - HMV Picture House
17th March - UK - Newcastle - 02 Academy
18th March - UK - Leeds - 02 Academy
20th March - UK - Dublin - Academy
21st March - UK - Belfast - Spring & Airbrake
23rd March - UK - Milton Keynes - The Stables
24th March - UK - Tavistock - The Wharf
25th March - UK - Bristol - 02 Academy
27th March - UK - Nottingham - Rock City
28th March - UK - Norwich - Waterfront
30th March - UK - Manchester - HMV Ritz
31st March - UK - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
1st April - UK - Southampton - The Brook
3rd April - UK - Brighton - Concorde 2
4th April - UK - London - Forum

26th April - Czech Republic - Prague - Rock Cafe
27th April - Germany - Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
28th April - Germany - Malchim - Mecklenburger Motorradtreffen
2nd May - Germany - Metzingen - Festkelter
3rd May - Germany - Siegburg - Kubana
4th May - Germany - Hannover - Bluesgarage
5th May - Germany - Bochum - Matrix
7th May - France - Cleon - La Traverse
8th May - Germany - Bremen - Meisenfrei
10th May - Germany - Detmold - Stadthalle
11th May - Italy - Mantova - Palabam (with Judas Priest)
12th May - Germany - Ingolstadt - Westparkcenter
13th May - Switzerland - Pratteln - Z7


More dates to follow

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they are not finalised until they appear HERE

 

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11th January 2012

SPV have posted the long awaited track samples from 'Seven Deadly' - sounding great

 

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