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Status Quo have dabbled in acoustic performances before – some of their back catalogue songs have acoustic guitars on them like ‘Living On An Island’ and the incredibly under-rated ‘Someone Show Me Home’, and the band have performed the occasional song acoustically during radio and television appearances, but the recently …
Cover of Rick Parfitt solo album

On Saturday 21st July 1984 at Milton Keynes Bowl, Status Quo performed the last show of their ‘End of the Road Tour’ in front of 40,000 fans. Although many thought this was the end of the band frontman Francis Rossi stated at the time, “Everybody seems to think we’re splitting …
Status Quo, 02 ACADEMY, GLASGOW, March 2013.

Status Quo have a lot of history in Glasgow where they played the world famous Apollo nearly 30 times during the bands heyday in the 1970s and 80s, and even recorded the multi-platinum selling double album ‘Live!’ there in 1976. So it’s only fitting that the band have a two night stopover in …

He’s pressed the button on the National Lottery show, he’s received the OBE from the Queen, he opened up Live Aid in 1985, he’s sold over 128 million records and counting and he’s about to set off on his final Electric tour with the iconic band he co-founded forty-nine years …

This was an unprecedented fifth time that Status Quo had played to a sold out crowd at the historic Rochester Castle on the bank of the River Medway, having first performed here in 2005. Words: Mark Taylor Photos: Helen Devlin Just before scheduled showtime last year, guitarist Rick Parfitt suffered …

Part Two of MetalTalk’s Heart To Heart with Francis Rossi and if Pet Shop Boys and Shakin’ Stevens revelations had you reeling yesterday, you better fasten your seat belts for this one. Part One is right here in case you missed it and We left things on a canine note …

We decided to send our Editor to Friday night’s Status Quo gig at The Union Chapel in Islington. He listens to Folk Metal, Death Metal, Motörhead and Manowar twenty-five hours a day, eight days a week. It was never going to be an easy task to get him there as …

Legendary Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd are in the country to say farewell to their UK fanbase with four arena dates as part of their ongoing ‘Last Of The Survivors’ Farewell Tour. It’s a great way for Skynyrd to thank their British fans for nearly five decades of support and if …

It was wholly appropriate that this was the last gig of the year and what a tribute it was to Rick Parfitt at a sold out Half Moon in Putney. John Coghlan’s Quo: Half Moon, Putney, London Friday 30th December 2016 Video: Mark Taylor, Pictures: Andy Rawll, Words: Steve Göldby, …

Status Quo have been on and off and on again all year with the Last Of The Electrics billed as the final time Quo would ever plug in, Rick Parfitt leaving the band due to health problems and then Francis Rossi admitting here on MetalTalk that the Quo may well …