NEWS - May 2015

Highslide JS BAD COMPANY - 2CD Deluxe editions - out now!
For the first time ever, Rhino Records has remastered "Bad Company" (1974) and "Straight Shooter" (1975) using the original tapes to create new Deluxe Editions. It was paramount to founding members that the CD and LP be copied from the original tapes to guarantee the best sound possible. Each set includes a newly remastered version of the original album, along with a number of rare and unreleased recordings. More info

TRUE BELIEVERS - "Walkin' With A Mountain"
True Believers was Alejandro Escovedo's mid-80s band based in Austin, Texas. They released a cassette only live album in 1986 which included a great cover of "Walkin' With A Mountain". More info

DANNY'S - "The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll"
Danny's is a Swedish swing/schlager/dance band who covered "The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll" on their 1977 album "Boogie Woogie Rock 'n Roll". The Swedish swing/schlager/dance bands typically dress in identical suits, are named after one of the band members and play easy listening arrangements of pop hits of the day. I strongly advice you to google dansband for picture proof! Having said that, Dannys surely are better than the rest, based on their good taste in music! More info

NEWS - February 2015

Highslide JS SPOOKY TOOTH - "The Island Years (an Anthology)" - new box-set!
This box set from Universal UK is released on 27 April 2015 and contains the first seven Spooky Tooth albums, the Art album recorded before Gary Wright joined the band, plus a previously unreleased 1972 live album. The box set is available as a nine-CD box set (with a 48 page book) or an eight-LP collection. Most albums feature rare bonus material. In total, there is over 30 previously unreleased recordings. More info

SIN CITY SINNERS - "All The Way From Memphis"
The Sin City Sinners' 2013 album "Divebar Days Revisited" was a fine collection of cover versions with guest appearances by Cheetah Chrome, Phil Lewis, Frank Dimino and George Lynch among others. Dizzy Reid helped out on "All The Way From Memphis". More info

NEWS - November 2014

Highslide JS MOTT THE HOOPLE - "Complete Atlantic Studio Albums" - new box-set!
Rhino Records released a limited and numbered edition Mott The Hoople box set on 180gram vinyl on 14 October 2014. The set includes the first four Mott The Hoople albums. The LPs and covers are exact replicas of the original Atlantic albums and comes with a 12x12 poster with informative liner notes and a rarely seen band photo from the early 1970s. The 4 LPs are housed in an attractive cardboard box (pictured right). More info

The box was also made available for for download at iTunes with different cover art, entitled "The Atlantic Studio Album Collection: 1969-1971". More info

STRATOCRUISER - "Rock And Roll Queen"
North Carolinas Stratocruiser covered "Rock And Roll Queen" on their 2013 album "Sitting Pretty At The End Of The World". One reviewer says the album 'successfully highlights more nascent psych influences that augment the ringing jangle pop and glammy hard pop of antecedents such as Badfinger and Cheap Trick'.... More info

NEWS - September 2014

Highslide JS BAD COMPANY - "Original Album Series" - new 5CD box-set!
Rhino Records released the Bad Company 5CD box set 'Original Album Series' on 08 August 2014. The set collects the first five Bad Company albums "Bad Company", "Straight Shooter", "Run With The Pack", "Burnin' Sky" and "Desolation Angels" with cardboard LP replica sleeves. The albums offer just the original tracks, there are no bonus tracks and no booklet. More info

SPIKE - "100% Pure Frankie Miller" - new CD feat. Ian Hunter!
Many years in the making, "100% Frankie Miller" is the ultimate tribute to Frankie Miller, featuring the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood, famed Free rhythm section Andy Fraser and Simon Kirke, Mott The Hoople's Ian Hunter and Bonnie Tyler. This heartfelt collection of classic songs has been lovingly compiled by The Quireboys' lead singer Spike – a family friend of the Millers and self-styled custodian of an historic back catalogue. More info

WILLE AHNBERG - "Angel Of Eight Avenue"
Swedish artist Wille Ahnberg has covered "Angel Of Eight Avenue" on his third solo album "Det Finns Ingen Circus", released 28 May 2014. A big Hunter fan, Wille also covered "3000 Miles From Here" on his second album "Ett Uns Nåd". More info

NEWS - August 2014

Highslide JS IAN HUNTER AND THE RANT BAND - "Live in the UK 2010" - new CD!
In 2010 Ian Hunter and The Rant Band embarked upon an UK tour, accompanied by a string quartet. The shows were recorded professionally using a 32 track mobile, and the songs are completely live with no overdubs or fixes. The finished CD was mixed and mastered by Peter Moshay (Shrunken Heads, Man Overboard and When I’m President). More info

TAKUMI IWASKY - "All The Young Dudes"
Takumi Iwasky is a Japanese singer, composer, arranger and producer. His cover of "All The Young Dudes" was released in 1994. More info

"Waterlow" - two new cover versions discovered!
Details of "Waterlow" cover versions by George Elliott (USA 2011) and BlåCompaniet (Norway 2013) have been added. More info

NEWS - May 2014

Highslide JS MOTT THE HOOPLE - "Live 2013" - new 2CD+DVD set!
This live DVD, featuring exclusive video footage from Mott’s memorable performance on the 17th November at Manchester Apollo is the first full-length video release by the band and most likely the only to be included in their extensive catalogue. In addition to the DVD, this commemorative set includes bonus audio from the same night, across two discs. Official release date was 12th May 2014. More info

RAY MAJORS - "The 7% Solution" - new CD!
Angel Air Records released Ray's second solo album "The 7% Solution" on 13 January 2014. Ray is now celebrating his fifth decade in music and he is also celebrating the fact he is still alive, against tremendous odds having fought successfully Stage 3 throat cancer. Fans will immediately notice on this album that his voice has changed but will recognise his exemplary and stunning guitar playing and song writing skills for which he is renowned. "The 7% Solution" is an album of self-discovery blues and rock and he is aided by his wife Sandy Dillon who also takes lead vocals on one of the tracks. More info

NEWS - October 2013

Highslide JS MICK RALPHS BLUES BAND - "Should Know Better" - new CD!
Recorded live in Leicester in November 2012, "Should Know Better" is Mick's first 'solo' album in a decade and he is backed by a fine group of musicians he first met a at jam session a few years ago. The CD is available from More info

HONEST JOHN PLAIN - new single featuring Verden Allen!
"Never Listen to Rumours" is the 'new' single from Honest John Plain. It was released on 24 September 2012 along with a promo video from renowned film director Tony Klinger. The single and video also features Casino Steel, Michael Monroe, Sami Yaffa (Hanoi Rocks & New York Dolls), Verden Allen, Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) and Darrell Bath (The Crybabys). Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) also plays on the single but is replaced by Sami Yaffa in the video. More info

NEWS - June 2013

Highslide JS SANDY DILLON - two new CDs featuring Mick Ronson and Ray Majors!
The compilation album "Flowers" was released in December 2012 by NRX Records. It has songs from both of Sandy's unreleased mid-80s Elektra albums, "Dancing On The Freeway" and "Candy From A Stranger". "Dancing On The Freeway" (1985) was produced by Mick Ronson and Dieter Meier. "Flowers" is available in CD plus mp3 formats from Amazon. More info

The latest Sandy Dillon release is "Shipwrecked" from 2013, a 2CD set recorded over a period of three years with Ray Majors. The album also contains two "buried treasure" tracks with some surprising guests from Sandy's past, notably, a duet with the late bassist Jaco Pastorius recorded live in New York in the 1980's. "Shipwrecked" is available in mp3 and flac format from cdBaby. More info

MAGGI RONSON - "Sweet Dreamer" - new CD!
Mick Ronson's sister Maggi has assembled an allstar cast on her musical memorial to her brother. On the album "Sweet Dreamer", released 26 may 2013 she performs songs from Mick's career backed by his friends and colleagues. More info

NEWS - May 2013

THE GASOLINERS - "Walkin' With A Mountain"
A really cool version of "Walkin' With A Mountain" by the German band The Gasoliners was released in 2006. About halfweay the song seques into "Rock And Roll Queen". More info

Monty Warren's cover of "Jerkin' Crocus" was released in December 2012. He is backed by his band the Frigging Whatevers. Great name! More info

Highslide JS MOTT THE HOOPLE Announce UK Tour Dates in November 2013!
The band will be returning to the UK in November 2013 for five dates only:

Mon 11th Nov 2013 – Birmingham, England – Symphony
Wed 13th Nov 2013 – Glasgow, Scotland – Clyde Auditorium
Sat 16th Nov 2013 – Newcastle, England – City Hall
Sun 17th Nov 2013 – Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
Mon 18th Nov 2013 – London, England – The O2

The shows will feature original members Ian Hunter, Verden Allen, Mick Ralphs and Overend Watts (bass/vocals). Due to ill health, original drummer Dale Griffin will be substituted by Martin Chambers (The Pretenders).

All tickets are priced £40, except London, which is £45 – subject to booking fee and available through Tickets go on sale at 9am GMT Friday 26th April 2013.

More information at

NEWS - March 2013

THE GASOLINERS - "Walkin' With A Mountain"
A really cool version of "Walkin' With A Mountain" by the German band The Gasoliners was released in 2006. About halfway the song seques into "Rock And Roll Queen". More info

Monty Warren's cover of "Jerkin' Crocus" was released in December 2012. He is backed by his band the Frigging Whatevers. Great name! More info

U.K.SUBS - "Angel Of Eight Avenue"
Still going strong, U.K.Subs released their 24th album on 06 February 2013. "XXIV" contains 14 killer electric tracks plus a bonus CD with 12 acoustic tracks, one of which is a cover of "Angel Of Eight Avenue". More info

ALGEBRA SUICIDE - "All The Young Dudes"
Algebra Suicide's live CD "Summer Virus Night" includes a version of "All The Young Dudes". The album was recorded in 1990 but not released until 2009. More info

NEWS - Januar 2013

Highslide JS VERDEN ALLEN's SOFT GROUND - "Love You & Leave You" - new CD!
Verden's new album is credited to his new band Soft Ground, and was released by Angel Air Records in February 2013.

The band consist of Verden alongside Matthew Blackout (drums), Jamie Thyer (guitar) and Rob Hankins (bass). Most songs are re-recordings of classic Verden Allen material and it could easily have been labelled "Verden Allen Greatest Hits"! More info

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