British radio DJ MIKE READ has written a musical about seventies glam rockers Slade.

The former BBC presenter, who is organising a tsunami charity single with SIR Cliff Richard, Boy George and former BEE GEES ROBIN and Barry Gibb, has written a script to accompany the band's hit songs, including MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY and CUM ON FEEL THE NOISE.

Read enthuses, "This will be based on their story - not some futuristic novel with the songs shoved in as and when."

The London's West End currently stages musicals based on a host of rockers' back catalogues, including Queen, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Abba and Rod Stewart.

24/01/2005 18:35