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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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The Things They Say: 3537886

4th March 2013

"I've got this big mirror in my bedroom and I was playing air guitar. I practised jumping off the bed from the drum rostrum like I used to do and I really hurt my foot."...

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Status Quo Reunion Gigs - Britain's Most Successful Rock Group Are Back On Tour

By Jack de Aguilar | 2nd March 2013

It’s the moment British rock fans have been waiting for, their beloved Status Quo is back, as the legendary rock band are set to hit the stage once more with a much-anticipated set of shows.Francis...

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Rocker Alan Lancaster Lost Feeling In Thumb After Bad Reaction To Hair Dye

28th February 2013

Status Quo star Alan Lancaster has no feeling in his right thumb after suffering an extreme reaction to hair dye.The bassist was colouring his hair when he reacted badly to the chemicals in the dye...

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Status Quo Drummer Quits

17th December 2012

Status Quo drummer Matt Letley has quit the English rock band after 12 years.The 51-year-old musician will play his final performance with the group on Wednesday (19Dec12) at the O2 Arena in their native London....

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Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014

14th November 2012

Manic Street Preachers are planning to release their 11th studio album in early 2014. James Dean Bradfield, the group's lead vocalist and guitarist, insists the 'Design For Life' hitmakers' next record is ''much better'' than...

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Francis Rossi Of Status Quo Reveals Odd Jimmy Savile Invitation

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th November 2012

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...

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Francis Rossi Cringes At His Past Behaviour

5th November 2012

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...

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Francis Rossi Snubbed Shamed Jimmy Savile's Sleazy Offer

5th November 2012

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...

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The Things They Tweet: 3348571

29th October 2012

"The movie itself was good, if a bit too long. And the lip- and hand-synching was out as well. It should be spot on. This is the modern age." Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is...

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Rick Parfitt Lost Hair On Fiji Movie Shoot

29th October 2012

Status Quo star Rick Parfitt decided to cut his trademark long hair earlier this year (12) after it began falling out when the band worked on a new movie.The rockers make their film debut in...

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Lady Gaga Pushed Coty With Innovation

13th July 2012

Lady Gaga has ''pushed'' Coty with her ideas for new fragrance Lady Gaga Fame.The 'Born This Way' hitmaker releases her debut fragrance - a black liquid which sprays clear - next month and excited the...

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Status Quo Stars' Hair-raising Movie Stunts

2nd July 2012

Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have proved their tough-guy credentials by performing daredevil stunts for their movie debut.The veteran musicians told in April (12) that they had signed up to play themselves...

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Status Quo To Star In Movie

16th April 2012

Rockers Status Quo are swapping the stage for the screen after signing up to star in their first movie.The British band, fronted by Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt, will play themselves in the 90-minute action...

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Rupert Murdoch Takes Off The Gloves

29th March 2012

Amid new allegations of potentially criminal wrongdoing by units of his News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter today (Thursday), vowing to fight back. "Seems every competitor and enemy piling on with lies and libels,"...

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Fascinating Fact 12933

26th February 2012

The original Status Quo line-up has reunited for the first time in 25 years. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt, Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan put aside their differences for a studio session filmed for the upcoming...

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Rick Parfitt Undergoes Second Operation

22nd January 2012

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt has undergone a second operation following a pre-Christmas (11) heart procedure, according to a U.K. report.The singer underwent a routine operation to clear a blocked artery and fit a stent...

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