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1st March 2018

rhinos revenge

In a rare break from his day job as Status Quo bass player, John 'Rhino' Edwards releases a rockin' new single, 'One Note Blues', to celebrate the forthcoming 'Save The Rhino' headline tour.

'One Note Blues' is premiering here today on MetalTalk and here it is, for your enjoyment:

Following a successful run of shows in January as special guests on the King King tour, the band are playing eleven UK shows starting on March 31st, and they will be donating money to the Save The Rhino International charity from the proceeds of the tour.

Rhino tells us:

"I've always had a connection with Save The Rhino. I organised a charity concert at the school my sons were at, and we donated the proceeds to Save The Rhino, who then came and gave a talk. It really hit home to me about how endangered they are as a species, and these days I would think funds are hard to come by. So it's high time Rhino's Revenge did its bit.

"There's an exclusive badge we're selling, it's only a quid and the money is straight to the charity, plus we'll be personally donating from the money we take on the door. So even if you don't want any merchandise, put a quid into Save The Rhino.

"Plus there's the small matter of my nickname, though I doubt there's many rhinos with a wine issue. Their loss..."

rhinos revenge

Rhino promises "right riveting rock'n'roll, played with serious panache, attitude and humour. I guarantee you'll leave with a smile on your face. How many bands can you go to see that, in the course of eighty minutes, will play songs about ISIS, Trump and my dog Stan? It's great tongue in cheek fun."

Rhino's Revenge also has a new line-up for the tour.

"I liken Rhino's Revenge to a football team from the lower league that relies on players from the Premier League who come in on loan. They then return to their parent club after slumming it with me.

"I'm incredibly lucky to have such high calibre musicians that want to play with me, especially considering the money on offer! This time out I have Richard Newman from the Paul Rodgers band on drums, and there will be two different guitarists, Jim Kirkpatrick from FM on the first run then Craig Joiner from Romeo's Daughter until the end.

"I've changed the line up to a three piece band as well now. It's more demanding but there's extra room to mess with things. Heady times at Revenge Towers."

rhinos revenge

Save The Rhino Tour:
Sat 31st Marc: The Holbrook Club, Horsham
Fri 6th April: The Iron Road, Evesham
Sat 7th April: Bluefunk Rhythm & Blues Club, Stockport
Fri 13th April: The Half Moon, Putney
Sat 14th April: Vic Biker's Pub, Coalville
Sun 15th April: The Diamond, Mansfield
Thur 19th April: Bootleggers, Kendal
Fri 20th April: Octagon Live, Keighley
Sat 21st April: Backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross
Sun 22nd April: Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent
Wed 25th April: The Priory, Dove
Thur 26th April: La Boule Noire, Paris
Fri 27th April: Das Parkhaus, Duisburg, Germany
Sat 28th April: B├╝rgersaal am Bahnhof, Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany
Sat 5th May: QuoFest 10, Port Laoise, Ireland

Released by Molano Music, 'One Note Blues' is taken from 'Rhino's Revenge II', an energetic and diverse album that celebrates music, and comes fifteen years after the band's debut album.

'Rhino's Revenge II' was recorded in "eleven days of pure magic" with his sons Max on drums and Freddie on guitar and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Starritt. Rhino's daughter, Mae, also contributed backing vocals to the album which is produced by Mike Paxman (Judie Tzuke, Uriah Heep, Asia, Status Quo).

"I play Rhino Rock, Thug Rock, Animal Rock, Heavy Rock, Pop Rock, but with the main focus on the lyrics and the songs. It's rabble-rousing rock'n'roll."

Along with 'One Note Blues', the album features eleven further songs that deal with a wide range of subjects from vacuous aspects of modern life though to man's best friend.

This is a quintessentially English album and there's something indefinable but very special about 'Rhino's Revenge II' that makes it irresistible. Rhino Edwards, a confessed musicoholic, has created a truly honest album which "kicks like a mule"; a rare commodity in today's world.

'Rhino's Revenge II'can be ordered at

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