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Status Quo Stars Overwhelmed By Late Fan's Tribute

22nd December 2014

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...

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Rick Parfitt Suffered Panic Attack Before Acoustic Gig

30th October 2014

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt was so scared of showcasing the group's new sound that he suffered a panic attack before a gig.The British rocker and his bandmate Francis Rossi have reworked and stripped down...

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Francis Rossi Predicted Rick Parfitt's Health Crisis

21st October 2014

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...

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The Things They Say: 4422756

21st October 2014

"I've never believed in rehab, too much publicity, load of rubbish sitting there painting pictures all day. I've decided to do it myself. I've been given a ninth life - cats are jealous of me."...

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Rick Parfitt Backs Cliff Richard Over Sex Abuse Claims

20th October 2014

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt has thrown his support behind Sir Cliff Richard as the veteran singer faces a sex abuse probe.The Young Ones singer's home was raided in August (14) as part of a...

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Status Quo Celebrate Beer Success

20th October 2014

British rockers Status Quo are celebrating after selling one million pints of their own brand beer.Members of the group created Piledriver ale in collaboration with Britain's Wychwood Brewery and launched it earlier this year (14)....

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Fascinating Fact: 4383655

23rd September 2014

Rockers Status Quo will perform a special stripped-down set at London's Roundhouse venue to celebrate the launch of their first completely acoustic album Aquostic: Stripped Bare. The gig will be broadcast live on BBC Radio...

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Status Quo Strip Down For Cover Of Acoustic Album

1st September 2014

Veteran British rockers Status Quo have stripped down and posed naked for the cover of their upcoming acoustic album.Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, both 65, decided to take their new record, Aquostic (Stripped Bare), literally...

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Rick Parfitt Gives Up Alcohol After Heart Scare

24th August 2014

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has given smoking and drinking after his frightening heart scare earlier this month (Aug14).The rockers halted their European tour after Parfitt was hospitalised in Croatia with heart problems. He underwent...

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Rick Parfitt: 'I Was An Inch Away From Dying'

23rd August 2014

Status Quo musician Rick Parfitt feared for his life when he suffered excruciating chest pains while on tour earlier this month (Aug14).The rock group axed a string of European tour dates after the 65-year-old guitarist...

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Recovering Rick Parfitt Sitting Out First Ever Status Quo Show

14th August 2014

Veteran British rockers Status Quo are set to hit the stage for the first time without longtime member Rick Parfitt to resume their European tour as the singer/guitarist recovers from heart surgery.The group had to...

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Rick Parfitt Recovering From Surgery To Correct Heart Problem

8th August 2014

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is recovering after undergoing surgery to correct a heart problem.The 65-year-old singer/guitarist's medical woes began last week (01Aug14) when he was hospitalised in Pula, Croatia after falling ill onboard the...

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

By George Percival | 7th August 2014

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...

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Status Quo Cancels European Tour As Rick Parfitt Is Hospitalised

By Michael West | 5th August 2014

Status Quo has cancelled six concerts in Europe after guitarist Rick Parfitt was hospitalised. The veteran rockers had been scheduled to perform on Saturday night in Pula, Croatia, but were forced to pull the show,...

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Rick Parfitt To Undergo Hospital Tests In Britain

5th August 2014

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is to undergo a battery of medical tests in his native U.K. to determine the nature of a mystery illness which led to the cancellation of a number of tour...

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Status Quo Cancel Tour Dates As Rick Parfitt Falls Ill

4th August 2014

Veteran British rockers Status Quo have scrapped a string of live shows after singer/guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill on Friday (01Aug14).The Whatever You Want hitmakers are currently touring Europe and were due to perform...

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Status Quo Axe European Tour Dates After Guitarist Rick Parfitt Is Taken To Hospital

By Stephanie Chase | 2nd August 2014

Status Quo have been forced to axe their European tour after guitarist Rick Parfitt was taken ill in Croatia. The band had been due to play in the northern city of Pula tonight (August 2nd),...

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Win Tickets For Download Festival 2014 With Contactmusic And Zippo!

By Holly Williams | 28th May 2014

Download Festival at Donington Park is one of the UK's most eagerly anticipated rock events so if you want to win a pair of tickets for this year, look no further!We've partnered with one of...

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

17th February 2014

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...

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Status Quo Launch Their Own Beer

7th February 2014

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...

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The 10 Worst Films Of 2013

By Rich Cline | 24th December 2013

10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to...

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Francis Rossi Backs Ice Cream Campaign

22nd July 2013

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...

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The Things They Say: 3749081

8th July 2013

"I cry very easily. I've been known to burst into tears during The X Factor." Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi gets emotional while watching reality Tv shows.

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Rick Parfitt To Undergo Leg Operation

4th July 2013

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is set to undergo an operation on his leg to improve his circulation.The 64-year-old musician underwent heart surgery in 1997, and treatment to clear a blocked artery following a frightening...

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Rick Parfitt Hunting Movie Stunt Double

1st July 2013

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is hoping to track down the stunt double who helped him out during filming of the band's movie in Fiji after he hurt himself on the set.The musicians play themselves...

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Status Quo Struggled On Tiring Movie Shoot

12th June 2013

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt battled tiredness during the group's first foray into film because he is not used to working such long hours.The British band headed to Fiji to play themselves in 90-minute action...

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Fascinating Fact: 3686975

25th May 2013

British rockers Status Quo have taken on a new drummer, Leon Cave.

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Status Quo Cancel Mexico Show

17th April 2013

British rockers Status Quo have cancelled an upcoming show in Mexico due to "logistical issues".The musicians were due to take their Made in Britain tour to the Telmex Auditorium in Zapopan, Mexico on 25 April...

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Depeche Mode's Brit Annoyance

By Staff Writer | 25th March 2013

Depeche Mode are annoyed by "some of the bands who have won" a BRIT Award.The most successful electronic band in music history only have a solitary BRIT Award under their belt yet have sold over...

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Original Status Quo Line-up Wind The Clock Back 32 Years To Tour

By Contributor | 4th March 2013

Though Status Quo haven’t stopped playing, it’s been over 30 years since the original line-up last trod the boards together. However that’s set to change with the news that the pioneers of, um, boogie rock,...

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