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The Ultimate Dad Rock Playlist For Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the long-suffering dads out there. It's your dad's day to relax and annoy the rest of the family with his favourite tunes, and if your own father fancies himself as...

Status Quo Guitarist Rick Parfitt Hospitalised In Turkey After Suspected Heart Attack

Status Quo’s guitarist Rick Parfitt is reported to be in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack shortly after the band performed in concert in Turkey.The 67 year old, who has...

Chance The Rapper Debuting His Own Beer At Chicago Festival

The 22 year old has teamed up with tastemakers at the local Goose Island brewery for No Collar, a 5.3 per cent lager which will be served up at the company's various bar...

Katherine Jenkins And Status Quo Lead Ve Day Concert

The Welsh star, who is expecting her first child with husband Andrew Levitas, was among the performers during the show, which was held in the British capital to mark the 70th anniversary of...

Status Quo Celebrate Album Chart Landmark

Status Quo were celebrating on Sunday (04Jan15) after discovering their records have spent 500 weeks on the U.K. albums chart.The veteran British rockers hit the milestone with their 31st studio album Aquostic (Stripped Bare), which...

Status Quo Stars Overwhelmed By Late Fan's Tribute

Status Quo stars Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi were overwhelmed with emotion when they were presented with a tapestry created by a late fan who sewed the huge piece using his teeth following a crippling...

Francis Rossi Predicted Rick Parfitt's Health Crisis

Rocker Francis Rossi rolled over and went back to sleep when he was told his Status Quo bandmate Rick Parfitt had been hospitalised with chest pains because he was convinced his heart problems were self-inflicted.Parfitt...

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,...

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),...

Win Tickets For Download Festival 2014 With Contactmusic And Zippo!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Status Quo Stars' Hair-raising Movie Stunts

Status Quo rockers Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt have proved their tough-guy credentials by performing daredevil stunts for their movie debut.The veteran musicians told in April (12) that they had signed up to play themselves...

Moby Wants To Make Porn Movie

Moby wants to make a porn movie starring men with small penises.The 'Porcelain' singer can't understand why X-rated films feature men with larger-than-average manhoods and wants to create a flick which won't make viewers feel...

Francis Rossi Wants Women To Cover Up

Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi is urging sun worshippers to cover up, insisting he hates the sight of naked flesh.The former hellraising rocker, who bedded hundreds of groupies in the band's heyday, insists he is...

Biffy Clyro To Be Named Best British Band

Biffy Clyro are set to be named Royal Albert Hall Best British Band at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards in July.The Scottish trio, who were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize last year,...

Bob Geldof Blasts Christmas Single

Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as one of the "worst songs ever".The former Boomtown Rats singer and charity campaigner co-wrote the festive staple - which was recorded by a...

Status Quo Re-join The Army

Status Quo are to release a new version of 'In The Army Now'.The veteran rockers are recording the track - which reached number two in the UK singles charts when first released in 1986 -...

Recovering Addict Rossi Is Whisky Boss

STATUS QUO frontman FRANCIS ROSSI has become the boss of a whisky company - more than a decade after overcoming his alcohol addiction.The teetotal rocker has been made chairman of Glen Rossie whisky after purchasing...

Council Boss Apologises For Status Quo Slur

City officials in Brighton, England have apologised to STATUS QUO rockers FRANCIS ROSSI and RICK PARFITT after poking fun at them in an online recruitment ad.Marketing bosses at Brighton and Hove City Council upset the...

Parfitt's Marriage Rocked By Booze Claims

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT is battling to save his marriage after his wife told him to stop drinking, according to a U.K report.The rocker wed fitness instructor Lyndsay Whitburn in 2006 and the pair...

Parfitt Still Haunted By Daughter's Death

STATUS QUO rocker RICK PARFITT let his late daughter down by refusing to give up alcohol and drugs after her death, according to the guitarist himself. Parfitt attempted to battle his drink and drug demons...

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