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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 Guitarist Rick Parfitt Hospitalised In Turkey After Suspected Heart Attack

Status Quo’s guitarist Rick Parfitt is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack shortly after the band performed in concert in Turkey.The 67 year old, who has...

Status Quo Star Rick Parfitt In Hospital In Turkey

The rocker, 67, was hospitalised in Antalya on Wednesday (15Jun16) shortly after the band performed at Expo 2016. The band's manager and spokesman Simon Porter has confirmed the news, adding, "No further...

Chance The Rapper Debuting His Own Beer At Chicago Festival

The 22 year old has teamed up with tastemakers at the local Goose Island brewery for No Collar, a 5.3 per cent lager which will be served up at the company's various bar...

Rick Parfitt Calls Police Over Fraudsters

The guitarist and his partner Lyndsay were separately targeted by conmen posing as Swiss salesman and purporting to sell high-end kitchenware which the couple later discovered was poor quality imitation goods made in...

Katherine Jenkins And Status Quo Lead Ve Day Concert

The Welsh star, who is expecting her first child with husband Andrew Levitas, was among the performers during the show, which was held in the British capital to mark the 70th anniversary of...

Pixie Lott And Status Quo To Lead Ve Day Concert

A series of official events have been lined up in the U.K. to mark the moment Nazi Germany signed an unconditional surrender, ending World War II in Europe, on 8 May, 1945....

Rick Parfitt: 'My Heart Is Only Five Per Cent Damaged'

Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is nearly back to full fitness following his health scare last summer (14), insisting his heart is only "five per cent damaged".The guitarist was hospitalised in Croatia in August (14)...

Status Quo Celebrate Album Chart Landmark

Status Quo were celebrating on Sunday (04Jan15) after discovering their records have spent 500 weeks on the U.K. albums chart.The veteran British rockers hit the milestone with their 31st studio album Aquostic (Stripped Bare), which...

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...

Rick Parfitt Suffered Panic Attack Before Acoustic Gig

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...

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 Backs Cliff Richard Over Sex Abuse Claims

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...

Status Quo Celebrate Beer Success

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)....

Status Quo Strip Down For Cover Of Acoustic Album

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...

Rick Parfitt Gives Up Alcohol After Heart Scare

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...

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

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...

Recovering Rick Parfitt Sitting Out First Ever Status Quo Show

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...

Rick Parfitt Recovering From Surgery To Correct Heart Problem

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...

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...

Status Quo Cancels European Tour As Rick Parfitt Is Hospitalised

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,...

Rick Parfitt To Undergo Hospital Tests In Britain

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...

Status Quo Cancel Tour Dates As Rick Parfitt Falls Ill

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...

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

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),...

Win Tickets For Download Festival 2014 With Contactmusic And Zippo!

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...

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...

The 10 Worst Films Of 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...

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...

Rick Parfitt To Undergo Leg Operation

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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