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Francis Rossi: Rick Parfitt Spoke To Me From Beyond The Grave

Francis Rossi says he heard his Status Quo bandmate Rick Parfitt speak to him after his death last Christmas Eve (24.12.16).Parfitt passed away at the age of 68 last December from sepsis a day after...

Status Quo Paid For Rick Parfitt's Funeral

Francis Rossi claims Status Quo had to pay for Rick Parfitt's funeral. Rick - who was forced to stand down from his duties as guitarist in the group during their 2016 tour following his third...

The Lounge Kittens: Francis Rossi Was Like Fatherly Figure On Tour

The Lounge Kittens say Status Quo's Francis Rossi was like a ''fatherly figure'' when they supported the legendary rockers last year.The comedy rock trio - comprised of Jenny Deacon, Timia Gwendoline and Zan Lawther -...

Rick Parfitt's Son Slams Status Quo For Treating Dad 'Awfully'

Rick Parfitt's son has slammed Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi for carrying on performing like his father never existed. Rick Parfitt Jnr, 42, was not impressed when he was alerted that his father was not...

Rick Parfitt Laid To Rest

Rick Parfitt was laid to rest on Thursday (19.01.17) afternoon.The Status Quo rocker died in hospital in Spain as a result of a severe infection on December 24 and his bandmates and friends including Spandau...

Friends And Family Remember Rick Parfitt At Hometown Funeral

The guitar legend, who passed away aged 68 on 24 December (16), was remembered at a private service at Woking Crematorium. Past and present members of Status Quo, including frontman Francis...

Hilary Devey: Drugs Weren't To Blame For Rick Parfitt's Death

Rick Parfitt's close pal insists drugs were not to blame for the Status Quo guitarist's death.'Dragon's Den' star Hilary Devey has blasted claims that the 'Whatever You Want' hitmaker - who died in Spain on...

Francis Rossi Breaks Silence On Rick Parfitt's Death

Francis Rossi has hailed his late band mate Rick Parfitt as the ''archetypal rock star''.The 67-year-old singer has penned an emotional tribute to the Status Quo guitarist, who sadly passed away in hospital in Spain...

Francis Rossi 'Wasn't Ready' For Bandmate Rick Parfitt's Death

The guitarist lost his battle with a severe infection last week (22Dec16) at the age of 68. Brian May and The Who stars Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were among the first stars...

Francis Rossi Blames 'Wild' Partying On Rick Parfitt's Heart Attacks

Francis Rossi says Rick Parfitt's four heart attacks were ''payback'' for years of ''wild'' partying.The 68-year-old guitarist spent several days in a coma after Status Quo's gig in Turkey in June, but his band mate...

Rick Parfitt Won't Be Reuniting With Status Quo Onstage

The guitarist had to sit out the group's current trek after suffering a heart attack following a performance in Turkey in June (16), when he literally "died" for a few minutes during his...

Francis Rossi: 'Rick Parfitt Is Getting Better Slowly'

The guitarist "died" for several minutes after suffering a heart attack following a performance in Turkey. He underwent a life-saving operation to fit a defibrillator into his chest. The 68-year-old was told...

Rick Parfitt Pulls Out Of Status Quo Tour After Undergoing Heart Surgery

The British rocker, 67, was hospitalised in Antalya, Turkey, shortly after the band performed at Expo 2016. Following his admission he underwent a life-saving operation to fit a defibrillator into his chest, his representative confirmed...

Status Quo Stars Overwhelmed By Late Fan's Tribute

Status Quo stars Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi were overwhelmed with emotion when they were presented with a tapestry created by a late fan who sewed the huge piece using his teeth following a crippling...

Francis Rossi Retires Favourite Guitar

Veteran rocker Francis Rossi has been forced to retire his trademark guitar because it no longer stays in tune.The Status Quo rocker is devastated that he has had to hang up his beloved 1957 Fender...

Francis Rossi Blames Aides For Amy Winehouse's Death

Veteran rocker Francis Rossi blames Amy Winehouse's closest advisers for her death, accusing them of encouraging her hellraising behaviour instead of trying to stop it.The Rehab hitmaker died from alcohol poisoning in July, 2011 at...

Francis Rossi Predicted Rick Parfitt's Health Crisis

Rocker Francis Rossi rolled over and went back to sleep when he was told his Status Quo bandmate Rick Parfitt had been hospitalised with chest pains because he was convinced his heart problems were self-inflicted.Parfitt...

Rick Parfitt "Back Rocking Soon" After Cancelling Status Quo Gigs

Rick Parfitt, guitarist in the legendary UK boogie-woogie rock band Status Quo for fifty years, has been hospitalised whilst on tour in Europe which has resulted in a slew of gigs being cancelled over the...

Francis Rossi: 'The Voice Is Biggest Mistake In Showbiz History'

Status Quo rocker Francis Rossi has blasted Tv singing contest The Voice as the "biggest mistake" in showbiz history.The singer/guitarist is convinced it is unfair to assess wannabe stars purely on their singing talents as...

Status Quo Launch Their Own Beer

Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have become the latest celebrity beer makers following the launch of their new brew, Piledriver.The Rockin' All Over The World hitmakers have teamed up with experts at...

Francis Rossi Backs Ice Cream Campaign

Status Quo rocker Francis Rossi has shown his softer side by backing a campaign to save Britain's iconic ice cream vans.The singer used to help his grandfather sell ice cream from a truck around London...

Francis Rossi Of Status Quo Reveals Odd Jimmy Savile Invitation

As more and more harrowing stories of Jimmy Savile's alleged case continue to get released, it's not just the poor victims that have something to say. Celebrities and people that knew Savile are also enlightening...

Francis Rossi Cringes At His Past Behaviour

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi struggled to watch a documentary charting the band's rise to fame because his behaviour was so appalling.The Whatever You Want hitmaker found the film, titled Hello Quo, impossible to view...

Francis Rossi Snubbed Shamed Jimmy Savile's Sleazy Offer

Status Quo star Francis Rossi once snubbed Sir Jimmy Savile when the shamed British Tv presenter tried to lure the rocker into a dressing room full of young girls.Rossi reveals the sleazy offer came in...

Status Quo Guitarists Set For Movie Debut

STATUS QUO rockers RICK PARFITT and FRANCIS ROSSI are set to make their big screen debut in forthcoming gangster movie CARE FACTOR ZERO. The veteran guitarists will reportedly star as themselves in the action...

Quo The Musical?

Veteran English rockers STATUS QUO are set to follow in the footsteps of QUEEN and ROD STEWART, by producing their own stage musical. FRANCIS ROSSI and RICK PARFITT - currently celebrating a 40-year career...

Rossi Terrified Of Underage Prostitute Sex

STATUS QUO rocker FRANCIS ROSSI was so terrified the first time he visited a brothel he ran away. The ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD star, who was below the age of sexual consent at...

Rossi: 'I Am Unfashionable'

Veteran rocker FRANCIS ROSSI is so comfortable with his unfashionable image he once found himself laughing along to a TV show in which he was mercilessly victimised. The STATUS QUO frontman has modelled his...

Rossi Blames Booze For Cocaine Addiction

STATUS QUO rocker FRANCIS ROSSI regrets the moment he accepted a drink for the first time, because it led to his decision to try cocaine. The ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD star fostered a...

Mariah And Robbie Congratulate Quo

MARIAH CAREY and ROBBIE WILLIAMS are among the stars who have paid tribute to British rockers STATUS QUO on their 40th anniversary. The long-haired duo, comprising of RICK PARFITT and FRANCIS ROSSI, are celebrating...

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