Fact: Status Quo has announced new tour dates following the recent death of bandmember Rick Parfitt on Christmas Eve (24Dec16). Remaining rockers Francis Rossi, Andrew Bown, John 'Rhino' Edwards, Leon Cave and Richie Malone will perform four shows this summer (17), including a gig at London's Royal Albert Hall on 1 July. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 27 January (17).
Quote: "I've never believed in rehab, too much publicity, load of rubbish sitting there painting pictures all day. I've decided to do it myself. I've been given a ninth life - cats are jealous of me." Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt is determined to stay sober without any outside help. He quit booze and cigarettes following a second heart attack in August (14).
Tweet: "The movie itself was good, if a bit too long. And the lip- and hand-synching was out as well. It should be spot on. This is the modern age." Status Quo star Rick Parfitt is unimpressed with parts of the band's DVD Hello Quo.
Quote: "It gives everybody a big day out, flag waving and stuff like that, we're looking forward to it." Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt was pleased to hear the news that Prince William had proposed to Kate Middleton. The couple will marry next year (11).
Quote: "I vowed never to marry again and thought the only time I'd walk down the aisle was if I needed a wee on an aeroplane." Status Quo rocker Rick Parfitt never dreamed of marrying for the third time.
Quote: <p>"The last person I want to see on a day off is Francis Rossi, believe me. But by the time we're back onstage, we're raring to go. We're not best buddies all the time, but it's not punch-ups either." Veteran rocker Rick Parfitt needs to take frequent breaks from his Status Quo bandmate. </p>