Having shared the stage with both Aerosmith at Clapham Calling and Mott The Hoople
at The O2 in the past year, Thunder will soon emerge from the studio with a brand new album and their own new shows, delivering a set of hits alongside new material.
His taut prose style, innate sense of drama and ability to look at life in an unflinching but always compassionate way are everywhere in evidence in this remarkable collection of stories." --Willard Manus editor/publisher of lively-arts.com; author of Mott The Hoople
TOP TEN MUSICIANS WHO FOLLOW FOOTBALL FATBOY SLIM: Brighton ROD STEWART: Celtic MOTT THE HOOPLE
: Hereford PROCLAIMERS: Hibs OASIS: Manchester City BRIAN JOHNSON (AC/DC): Newcastle ROBBIE WILLIAMS: Port Vale PETE DOHERTY: QPR STEVE HARRIS (Iron Maiden): West Ham ROBERT PLANT: Wolves
It was in the early 1970s that I and my mates would roam the streets singing Mott the Hoople
's song, All The Young Dudes, wondering what on earth it meant.
The legendary Mott The Hoople
frontman, pictured below, told how he sneaked into Graceland in a bid to meet his idol but had to flee when told Elvis was in a foul mood and brandishing a pistol.
But Mott The Hoople
frontman Ian Hunter is so proud of his heritage that he doesn't have to be asked twice to tell of his treasured early doors north of the Border.
The following year, he teamed up with Paul Rodgers and Paul Kirke, both of whom had left Free, and Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople
, to start Bad Company, the name taken from a Rodgers song.
being the hometown of Mott the Hoople
singer Ian Hunter.
Although glam merchants like Bowie, Iggy, Bolan and Mott The Hoople
were among the least despised by the new movement, the kids were united by new revolution stuff in 76/7.
However, Hunter did an excellent job of mixing classics from his Mott The Hoople
days (All The Way From Memphis, Roll Away The Stone) and solo career (Once Bitten Twice Shy, 23A Swan Hill) with his more recent Rant Band material (When I'm President, Fingers Crossed) meaning that pretty much all bases were covered.
They burst onto the rock n roll scene back in 1973 and were dubbed a super-group because all its members had come from very successful popular bands, including Rodgers and Kirken from Free, and Ralphs from Mott The Hoople
. Tomorrow, Genting Arena, NEC Fagin's Twist See Dickens' Oliver Twist in a new light as Avant Garde Dance Company flips your expectations of five familiar characters, with their unmatched contemporary hip-hop style.
Bad Company united Rodgers with King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, Mott The Hoople
guitarist Mick Ralphs and fellow ex-Free man, drummer Simon Kirke.