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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),...

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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...

Rick Parfitt Hunting Movie Stunt Double

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...

Status Quo Struggled On Tiring Movie Shoot

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...

Status Quo Cancel Mexico Show

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...

Depeche Mode's Brit Annoyance

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

Status Quo Bassist Loses Feeling In Thumb From Allergic Reaction

Alan Lancaster, the bassist for Status Quo, has revealed that his right thumb has no feeling due to an allergic reaction to hair dye. While colouring his hair one day, the founding member of the...

Status Quo Drummer Quits

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....

Manic Street Preachers To Release New Album In 2014

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...

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...

Rick Parfitt Lost Hair On Fiji Movie Shoot

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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