UFO



UFO extend their condolences to the family and friends of Robbie France
who played drums in the band in 1984/85. Robbie died on Saturday 14th January.  R.I.P

News HERE of a sale of
Phenomenon artwork prints
with a special
Free Shipping offer for UFO fans
Go HERE for details of
our exclusive
LIMITED EDITION JIGSAWS
Limited Edition of 25


Another batch of UFO remasters from EMI were released on 26th January 2009
The albums contain the following bonus tracks


No Place To Run
Gone In The Night (alt. version) (Previously Unreleased)
Lettin’ Go (Recorded at the Marquee, London 16/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)
Mystery Train (Recorded at the Marquee, London 16/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)
No Place To Run (Recorded at the Marquee, London 15/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)

The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent
Long Gone (Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London 29/01/81) (Previously Unreleased)
Lonely Heart (Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon, London 29/01/81) (Previously Unreleased)
Makin’ Moves (Recorded at the Marquee, London 15/11/80) (Previously Unreleased)

Mechanix
Heel Of A Stranger (Non album B-side of the Chrysalis 45 'Let It Rain')
Doing It All For You (Recorded at the soundcheck, Birmingham Odeon, 26/03/83) (Previously Unreleased)
We Belong To The Night (Recorded at Oxford 25/03/83) (Previously Unreleased)
Let It Rain (Recorded at Oxford 25/03/83) (Previously Unreleased)


UFO TOUR - 2008

5th September 2008

The new rock album by the
PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT
is available now - details and soundclips are on Paul's website

There is also an interview with Paul at


UFO TOUR - 2008

Pictures from the Downtown Alive festival in Aurora Illinois - HERE

... and a couple of photos from the Hix Bros studio - HERE



July 9th 2008

UFO kick off their 5-date American run tonight at the Dallas Fort Worth show with Jeff Kollman
standing in on bass duties, then it's off to Houston on 10th,
Santa Fe on 11th,
San Antonio on 12th, and finally Rocklahoma on 13th.
Full details on the Tour page

 



The second batch of remastered UFO releases from EMI include the following bonus tracks

Lights Out
Lights Out (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)
Gettin' Ready (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)
Love To Love (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)
Try Me (recorded live at the Roundhouse, London ‘76 - previously unreleased)

Obsession
Hot ‘N’ Ready (recorded live in Columbus 17/10/78 - previously unreleased)
Pack It Up And Go (recorded live in Columbus 17/10/78 - previously unreleased)
Ain’t No Baby (recorded live in Kenosha, Wisconsin, 14/10/78 - previously unreleased)

Strangers In The Night
Hot ‘N’ Ready (recorded live at Youngstown, Ohio, 15/10/78)
Cherry (recorded live at Cleveland, Ohio, 16/10/78)



News from DAMAGE CONTROL featuring Pete Way, Robin George and Chris Slade - HERE
RAW - DAMAGE CONTROL

ROB de LUCA

With Pete having been denied a working visa to the USA
the bassplayer who will be standing in for Pete
on the April/May tourdates
will be

ROB De LUCA
from the Sebastian Bach Band and Spread Eagle

See

for an interview with Rob

SPV

 



Vinnie has just taken part in an interview with

Read it HERE


VINNIE MOORE - DEAN GUITARS

Find out more by clicking on the link above

SEPTEMBER 2007

Thanks to everyone who came out to the recent shows in Germany, Belgium and the UK.
Special mention must go to the crowd at Chepstow Castle Festival
who not only battled through torrential rain to get there, but waded knee-deep through mud
to the beer tent so determinedly - some of you even managed to fall face-first into the quagmire
and get back up again without spilling a drop. We salute you!
But we could see that many of you weren't so lucky at holding on to your beer glasses
so... to you we dedicate Lettin' Go!

We'll shortly be adding some more shows to the festivals already posted on the Tour page
so check the site regularly for updates. See ya soon!


ANDY PARKER

April 27th 2007
There is an update from Andy on www.mr-parker-rocks.com

Nice one Andy - get ready for lots of 'leg' jokes when we see you in May!
Still, makes a change from the old days....


In the current issue of CLASSIC ROCK there is a 4-page feature on UFO by Garry Bushell

An interview with ANDY PARKER from the November 2006 tour is online HERE

And there is a light-hearted look at a day in the life of a UFO stage technician HERE

Classic Rock Magazine

NEWSFLASH - MONDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2007

We are very sorry to announce that last Wednesday ANDY PARKER broke his ankle by slipping on a wet floor.
After two hospital appointments Andy had surgery today and now has a plate and some screws in his ankle.
Needless to say, he won't be ready to play the UFO tour in March. We are all very upset about this.

After much discussion between Andy and the other bandmembers the decision was taken
to go ahead with the tour and play the March dates with a replacement drummer.
Our good friend Simon Wright (Dio, ex AC/DC) was kind enough to step in immediately - thanks mate!

As many of you will know, Simon toured with UFO on the Walk On Water tour (no pun intended!)
and we're sure you'll join with us in thanking Simon for keeping the tour on schedule
and in wishing Andy a speedy and comfortable recovery.
Get well soon, Mr. Parker!


A Tour Update From Andy - December 2006

Hi y'all

I'm now back home in Texas where it is a glorious 70 degrees and sunny. To all you poor blighters freezing your butts off back in Europe, you have my sympathy. I certainly don't mean to rub your noses in it, but as I spent a good half of the tour battling the "Pete Way Toxic Flu", it feels good to be somewhere warm again!

Anyway I'm well on the mend and wanted to take this opportunity to tell you all just how much I enjoyed the tour. As most of you know I haven't toured with UFO (apart from some festivals during the summer) since 1993, and I haven't toured the UK with them since 1983, so this was really special.

First off I have to tell you that it feels absolutely fantastic to be back in the band again. I truly believe we are sounding better than ever, and judging by the receptions we've been getting, it would appear that you agree. I've said it before and I'll say it again "UFO fans are the best fans in the world." YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

I want to thank you all for making the tour so successful. I know some of you traveled great distances to see us and we really appreciate the effort. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces in the audience, and after the shows. I feel like I have grown up with many of you. It was also great to see so many of your kids at the shows. It's like a whole new generation of UFO fans. It totally blows me away!

Thank you for all your positive comments in the guest book. Keep them coming, and thank you ALL for making me feel so welcome in my return. To those of you who have been asking about Chapman era material in the set, all I can say is don't give up hope, you may still get your wish. There are plans for us to tour Russia, Scandinavia, North Germany and hopefully Scotland in March 2007 so I hope to see some of you then.

All that remains is for me to thank you once again from all us and to wish you all a very happy and healthy Christmas. See you in the New Year.

CHEERS! Andy



THE MONKEY PUZZLE

THE MONKEY PUZZLE
The new album is available NOW!
SPV97792CD

Hard Being Me
Hard Heavenly Body
Some Other Guy
Who's Fooling Who?
Black And Blue
Drink Too Much
World Cruise
Down By The River
Good Bye You
Rolling Man
Kingston Town


See the Albums page for soundclips



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Vote for your favourite UFO album on
PLANET ROCK
Details are HERE
PLANET ROCK


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Pete is proud to announce that he is using amps and cabinets made by
GENZ BENZ
on the UFO tourdates


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Interview with ANDY PARKER

Andy Parker has taken part in a new interview for SITN

Read it HERE


Click on the picture on the right for
some photos from recent shows in the UK and Korea

The BAND page has been updated with news of the new album

Also check the TOURDATES page for November/December shows

Photos

UFO


UFO Sessions - Hannover 2006
MAY 2006
Greetings from Hannover!


There is a newsletter from Paul with an update on the new album
and photos taken in the studio over on Paul's website
And Vinnie also writes about the recording sessions on his site
It's all looking good!

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Phil has returned from Vinnie's house in Delaware
where he and Vinnie have been working on songs for the new album.
In mid-March, all the bandmembers are due to arrive in Hannover, Germany
to start rehearsing and developing the twelve songs
that have resulted from the writing sessions.
In late March/early April the actual recording will take place.
The drums will be recorded in Hannover and the rest in Celle, near Hannover.


The aim is to deliver the finished tracks to the record company sometime in May
and then there will be some festivals in the summer.
See the TOURDATES page for updates as they are announced.

SPV plan to release the new album in late summer/early autumn,
and then the band is due to begin touring in October.
Andy is in fantastic shape and we all can't wait to finally start working!


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Congratulations and best wishes to
UFO tour manager TONIO NEUHAUS and his beautiful wife MICHELE
on their wedding day

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UFO would like to wish all the fans a happy and healthy 2006 and to thank you all
for your loyalty and support during 2005.

We are delighted to welcome Andy Parker back into the UFO family and as you know,
Andy already played his 'first' gig as part of UFO's headlining festival show last November
in Granada, Spain. Jason Bonham is now playing with Foreigner and
UFO wishes him and his band all the very best for the future.

Phil and Vinnie will meet shortly in Delaware to work on new songs,
whilst Paul and Pete are already composing material for a new studio album.
The idea is to record the new album in March/April this year but
no decision has yet been taken as to where these recordings will take place.
We'll let you know as soon as we know!

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Photos from November's PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL in Spain are now online HERE

DAMAGE CONTROL

PETE has recently been working on a project with ROBIN GEORGE
Check out the new DAMAGE CONTROL website for
soundclips, interviews and up-to-date news

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PHIL
has taken part in an interview with Garry Sharpe-Young - read it HERE

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There are a few photos from the Piorno Rock Festival over on PAUL RAYMOND's website
SHOWTIME
The 2-cd and 2-dvd sets are available through
Steamhammer/SPV
November 8th in the USA
November 11th in Germany
and November 14th in Europe


Some video clips from SHOWTIME are now online HERE !
SHOWTIME

Will you please welcome from England... ANDY PARKER!
Andy will be occupying the drumstool in Granada in Spain, at the PIORNO ROCK FESTIVAL
There is a short INTERVIEW with Andy over on the SITN website.

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UFO MERCHANDISE


The MERCHANDISE page is now online
selling t-shirts, baseball caps and workshirts


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UFO MERCHANDISE
News of a Spanish festival on the TOURDATES page

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UFO fans who came to the recent shows in America and saw JEFF KOLLMAN
filling in on bass duties for Pete, please join us in celebrating the birth of
Jeff and Trish's baby daughter ELLA KATHERYN born on 30th August 2005

Martin Popoff's latest book
SHOOT OUT THE LIGHTS

is now available directly from
www.martinpopoff.com
The book covers every era of UFO and is compiled from
interviews Martin has carried out over the years
with bandmembers and many others involved in the UFO story

Read a message from the band HERE and there is also a newsletter from PAUL
over on the PAUL RAYMOND WEBSITE - and a chance to win one of Paul's UFO tour shirts!

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Listen HERE to a radio interview with JASON, from MainstreaM Rock Radio

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VINNIE will be back in the UK for four events in September - details HERE

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There is a new video interview with PHIL at the WILD AXES website

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At last we have a new GUESTBOOK which won't collapse under the weight of messages
every time there's a tour on! Grateful thanks to DEAN HOLLOWAY for building it!

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GLAM METAL.com
There is a REVIEW of the HAMPTON BEACH show and also
an INTERVIEW with PHIL at the GLAM METAL website
Also - just added - an interview with VINNIE

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Check HERE for a review of the BB KINGS show in NY from EDDIE TRUNK

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The ROCK REPORT website has just added a review and photos HERE
ROCK REPORT
There is a review (in German) of the show at z7 in Switzerland HERE
and one from the BIEBOP in Belgium HERE

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The SPRING STING European tourdates are now completed, and the band would like
to thank everyone who came along and joined in with the fun!
There are some photos from the tour HERE, and there will be more photos to follow soon
along with a report of the DVD live recording session in Wilhelmshaven.

With the live shows behind them, the band spent a few days in a German studio
filming some of the top tracks which you voted for, such as Try Me etc.,
and these will also be featured in the DVD along with backstage footage,
and interviews with the band and with some of the fans.
Many thanks to everyone who wrote in the guestbook - there were so many messages that
unfortunately the guestbook caved in under the weight,
but the messages were archived and can be accessed HERE

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Jason wants to let all the UFO fans know that he will be drumming
at all the shows planned for UFO this summer in America, and also at all the Foreigner shows.
Where the dates are close together, he will be jetting from one city to another
to make sure that he doesn't miss a beat!

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UFO guitarist VINNIE MOORE's 1986 instrumental album MIND'S EYE
MINDS EYE
has just been voted #6 in the
"200 Greatest Guitar Recordings of All Time"
poll by Guitar One Magazine in their May 2005 issue

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The current issue of CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE features an article on Bon Scott
which includes quotes from Pete Way about his escapades with Bon.

CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
has voted YOU ARE HERE in at #6
of the Top 50 albums of 2004 in the current (January 2005) issue

There is a recent interview with PETE at BW&BK where he talks to Martin Popoff
about YOU ARE HERE and also about WAYSTED

Check out the Q and Mojo Magazines Special Edition featuring UFO
The interview with Eddie Trunk is now online

UFO have completed the first wave of American tourdates.
There are some reviews and photos on the SITN and MGAB websites
and more are being added every day, so keep checking back.

There are new interviews with JASON and PHIL at the SITN website

Crank up the karaoke! LYRICS to YOU ARE HERE have now been added
so you have no excuse for not singing along.