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18th April 2017

the faces

According to The Daily Star and Festival organiser John Giddings, Rod Stewart will reunite The Faces to play the Isle Of Wight Festival on 11th June.

John Giddings is quoted in the British tabloid:

"I suspect Ronnie [Wood] and co may come along.

"He [Rod Stewart] will put on a bit of a show because it was on his bucket list to play the Isle Of Wight.

"And he's got a hit called 'Sailing'!"

"One of the groups on the bill are recording a song with Rod Stewart, but I'm not going to tell you who it is because I'd be letting the cat out of the bag.

"The idea that they would be working with him was really interesting."

The Daily Star says that act is rumoured to be Catfish & The Bottlemen and that Rod wants a celebrity duet on stage. John Giddings added:

"There's a girl on the bill who I'm trying to get to do a duet with him too."

The Star speculates that is Melanie C or possibly Imelda May.

John also told the paper how he managed to book Rod Stewart for the festival.

"I bumped into Rod at a charity do and I said: 'Why've you never played the Isle Of Wight Festival?' and he said: 'Well no-one's ever asked me.'

"I said: 'They have now' and that was it!"

As well as Ronnie Wood, drummer Kenney Jones is also tipped to join The Faces reunion party on the Sunday of the three day event and if everything goes to plan it will only be Rod's second performance with The Faces in more than twenty years, the last being at a prostate cancer benefit gig in 2015.

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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