Mick Ralphs News

Live 2013 DVD and CD Commemorative Set

(May 2014) It is with great pleasure to announce that following the successful 2013 Reunion Tour, Mott The Hoople fans will now be able to secure a commemorative copy from the tour via all good independent stores.

The Live DVD, featuring exclusive video footage from Motts 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 is 12th May 2014 at all good independent stores, including prominence in HMVs State of Independents display.

A couple more Blues Band dates!

  • 26 Apr 2014: Newbury, UK Arlington Arts Centre
  • 16 May 2014: London, UK Boston Music Room

Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd Return In 2014

(Mar 2014) After embarking on one of the most successful summer tours of 2013 together, Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd are back by demand and will team up for ten more co-headline shows this summer. The excursion begins on July 10th in Bangor, ME and will end on July 25th in Clarkston, MI. The complete itinerary follows:

  • 08 Jul 2014 - Rama, ON Casino Rama (Bad Company Only)
  • 10 Jul 2014 - Bangor, ME Waterfront
  • 12 Jul 2014 - Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
  • 13 Jul 2014 - Darien, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  • 15 Jul 2014 - Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheater
  • 16 Jul 2014 - Charlotte, NC PNC Pavilion
  • 18 Jul 2014 - Philadelphia, PA TBD
  • 19 Jul 2014 - Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
  • 22 Jul 2014 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
  • 23 Jul 2014 - Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
  • 25 Jul 2014 - Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Mick Ralphs Blues Band 2014 Germany Tour

(Jan 2014) The Mick Ralphs Blues Band plays a month of dates in Germany this year:

  • 17 Apr 2014 - Isernhagen, Germany Bluesgarage
  • 16 Apr 2014 - Bahnof, Germany Bad Salzuflen
  • 15 Apr 2014 - Augsburg, Germany Spectrum
  • 13 Apr 2014 - Metzingen, Germany Kulturkneipe Hirsch
  • 12 Apr 2014 - Winterbach, Germany Lehenbachhalle
  • 11 Apr 2014 - Wetzlar, Germany Francis
  • 10 Apr 2014 - Hamburg, Germany Rock Caf
  • 09 Apr 2014 - Unna, Germany Lindenbrauerei
  • 08 Apr 2014 - Bonn, Germany Harmonie
  • 06 Apr 2014 - Braunschweig, Germany Meier Music Hall
  • 05 Apr 2014 - Roth, Germany Bluesfestival Roth
  • 04 Apr 2014 - Fulda/ Knzell, Germany Alte Piesel
  • 03 Apr 2014 - Dudenhofen, Germany Brgerhaus

Mick Ralphs Talks Mott The Hoople, Bowie and Blouses

(Dec 2013) Mick Ralphs is interviewed by Music Radar on 31 December 2013. Mick Ralphs talks Mott The Hoople, Bowie and blouses - David Bowie basically saved the band. Read the interview

King of Blues Rock, Mr Mick Ralphs

(Dec 2013) From the Leicester Mercury: Guitarist Mick Ralphs played a special gig in Leicester with his band. Lee Marlow hears why. Read the interview

Mick Ralphs on the guitars and amps behind Mott The Hoople

(Oct 2013) Mick Ralphs is interviewed by Music Radar on 11 October 2013 about on the guitars and amps behind Mott The Hoople's classic rock sound. Read the interview

New Mick Ralphs Blues Band live CD

(Aug 2013) There is a new Mick Ralphs Blues Band live CD available at mickralphsbluesband.co.uk.

Live CD

We've Got A Great Future Behind Us

Mott The Hoople to release definitive legacy publication Weve Got A Great Future Behind Us

Legendary rock band, Mott The Hoople, have partnered with luxury book publishers, Concert Live, to release comprehensive coffee table book publication, Weve Got A Great Future Behind Us. The book is the first full collaboration between all former and present band members revealing Motts unique and compelling history.

The book is strictly limited edition, with an exclusive volume of only 1,000 copies being made available worldwide. Featured in a luxury large format of 370mm x 290mm and housed in a striking clamshell box, each copy will be numbered and certificated and signed by each founding member of the band Verden Allen, Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs and Overend Watts (due to illness, Buffins signature will be reproduced).

The book contains a plethora of unseen and unpublished content taken from all band members personal photo archives, plus an exclusive gold disc DVD of Motts 1974 US Tour, which is mounted onto the books back cover.

Weve Got A Great Future Behind Us will be available for pre-order via the Concert Live website, ConcertLive at 9:30AM BST on 29th July for release on 11th November 2013.

Tickets for the bands historic 5 date UK tour in November 2013 are available to purchase at AEG Live.

The band are quoted as saying:

'We wanted to put something together which celebrates and captures the many momentous, special, unique and personal memories weve collected throughout Mott The Hooples years. This book has contributions from all of us and we think it is the perfect tribute to thank everyone for the support weve received since we first started out, continuing to this day.'

James Perkins, Managing Director of Concert Live says:

'This publication is a special one for us, as we are big Mott The Hoople fans. Having recorded their 40th Anniversary show back in 2009 and now working with them on this book has been a fantastic experience. Its different from some of our past publications in that not only do fans get to really appreciate the exclusive unseen photos on the pages in front of them, but they also get rare live footage from a truly historic tour. It is a fantastic book which both ourselves and the band are immensely proud of.'

Mick Ralphs on Twitter

Mick will be posting some road reports on twitter during the upcoming Bad Company tour: https://twitter.com/realmickralphs

Mick Ralphs Blues Band in Sep/Oct 2013

New dates have been announced for the Mick Ralphs Blues Band in September and October 2013. Stay tuned - the list of dates will be expanded with additional gigs in the UK and elsewhere!

  • 21 Sep 2013 - Memorial Hall, Newmarket England
  • 24 Sep 2013 - Bootleggers, Kendal England
  • 25 Sep 2013 - Green Hotel, Kinross Scotland
  • 28 Sep 2013 - Labour Club, Llandudno Wales
  • 04 Oct 2013 - Spirit Of '66, Verviers Belgium
  • 08 Oct 2013 - Fiestas del Pilar, Zaragoza Spain
  • 09 Oct 2013 - Mardigras, La Corua Spain
  • 10 Oct 2013 - Centro Niemeyer, Aviles Spain
  • 11 Oct 2013 - Palacete de Burlada, Burlada Spain
  • 12 Oct 2013 - Callela Rockfest, Calella Spain

Bad Company: Tonight Show, 10 June 2013

To promote their 40th Anniversay tour, Bad Company will be performing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 10 June 2013.

Bad Company Live CDs for Upcoming Tour

DiscLive is partnering with Bad Company and will be recording each show (where available) on the upcoming 40th Anniversary Tour. These will be limited-edition triple CD sets in special high-quality, foil-stamped DigiPaks. In addition to two CDs which will contain the live recordings, there will be a third bonus CD containing an exclusive rockumentary produced by rock radio personality Redbeard. Pre-orderedcopies will save the buyer $5, and each copy will be individually-numbered.

Mott The Hoople Announce UK Tour Dates in Nov 2013

'Now people realise that we were innovators. When you work as hard as we did, you appreciate that'
- Ian Hunter

'On tour as support to Mott The Hoople (the only time Queen ever supported anyone), I was always conscious that we were in the presence of something great, something highly evolved, close to the centre of the Spirit of Rock n Roll, something to breathe in and learn from.'
- Brian May

'I was into Mott The Hoople then The Clash came and I got into them, because one's prepared you for the other'
- Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream

I followed Mott The Hoople up and down the country. Id go to Liverpool or Newcastle or somewheresleep on the Town Hall steps, and bunk the fares on the trains, hide in the toilet when the ticket inspector came around. Id jump off just before the train got to the station and climb over the fence. It was great times, and I always knew I wanted to be in a band and play guitar. That was it for me.'
- Mick Jones, The Clash

'My favourite ever band, there's not one dud on here, but there are some great tunes with very insightful lyrics and the ultimate pop song in "Honaloochie Boogie'
- Joe Elliott of Def Leppard on the Mott album

Formed in 1969, Mott The Hoople went on to become one of the best loved and most influential rock groups of all time. Their string of hits started with the David Bowie-penned 'All The Young Dudes', after which the bands legend was written with original classics such as 'All the Way From Memphis', 'Roll Away The Stone', 'Saturday Gigs' and 'The Golden Age Of Rock N Roll'.

The band, whose fame was established initially by their incandescent live shows, reformed to celebrate their legacy in 2009, which saw them play a series of critically and commercially successful live dates to mark their 40th anniversary. The gigs, including a 5-night, sold-out stint at Londons Hammersmith Apollo, were the first time the original lineup had played together in over 35 years, and brought a tear to many a fans eye. The universally lavish praise for them included a 5/5 Daily Telegraph review that declared 'Mott The Hoople storm back to London for a dazzling night at the Hammersmith Apollo.'

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 Verden Allen (keyboards/vocals), Ian Hunter (vocals/guitar / piano), Mick Ralphs (guitar/vocals) 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 www.aeglive.co.uk. Tickets go on sale at 9am GMT Friday 26th April 2013.

Bad Company 2013 USA Tour

(Mar 2013) Mick Ralphs will tour the USA with Bad Company in the summer of 2013, co-headlining with Lynyrd Skynyrd.

  • 20 Jun 2013 - Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater
  • 21 Jun 2013 - Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
  • 23 Jun 2013 - Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
  • 11 Jul 2013 - Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • 13 Jul 2013 - Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 14 Jul 2013 - Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
  • 17 Jul 2013 - Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
  • 19 Jul 2013 - Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
  • 20 Jul 2013 - Noblesville, IN Kilpsch Music Center
  • 23 Jul 2013 - Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
  • 24 Jul 2013 - Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
  • 26 Jul 2013 - Gilford, NH Meadowbrook (Not a Live Nation date)
  • 27 Jul 2013 - Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

Mick Ralphs Blues Band in 2013

(Feb 2013) The Mick Ralphs Blues Band has added a few dates for 2013: The Junction Club, Landudno UK (April 10, 2013); The Borderline, London UK (12 April 2013); The Musician, Leicester UK (13 April 2013).

Chesterfield added for 2013

(Jan 2013) The Mick Ralphs Blues Band will play Skegness Blues Festival, Skegness UK (26 Jan 2013) and Real Time Live, Chesterfield UK (1 Feb 2013). Tickets at available here.

New Blues Band Website

(Sep 2012) The Mick Ralphs Blues Band has its own new website! Be sure to visit them at www.mickralphsbluesband.co.uk

Mick Ralphs Blues Band - New 2012 Dates

(Sep 2012) The Mick Ralphs Blues band have added a number of dates to their 2012 schedule. Below is a summary of their upcoming dates:

  • 11 Oct - Square & Compass, Ilminster Somerset UK
  • 12 Oct - Blues In The Bay Festival, Falmouth UK
  • 01 Nov - Flower Pot, Derby UK
  • 02 Nov - Musician, Leicester UK
  • 10 Nov - Carlisle Blues Festival, Carlisle UK
* Please note that the band will not play the Silja Blues Cruise in October.

Mick Ralphs Blues Band - 2012 Past Dates

Here is a quick list of recent dates for the Blues Band.

  • 25 Feb - Met Theatre, Bury UK
  • 02 Mar - Stables, Milton Keynes UK
  • 03 Mar - Long Street Blues Club, Devizes UK
  • 17 Mar - Green Hotel, Kinross UK
  • 30 Jun - Maid's Head, Wicken near Ely, Cambridge UK
  • 26 Jul - Bootleggers, Kendal UK
  • 03 Aug - Bingley Arts Centre, Bingley UK
  • 04 Aug - Cambridge Rock Festival, Cambridge UK
  • 27 Aug - Great British R&B Festival, Colne UK

New Photos!

(Jul 2012) The Photos Page has been updated with pictures from Mick's recent 2012 appearances with Ian Hunter, Bad COmpany, and the Mick Ralphs BLues Band.

Bad Company In Sweden

(May 2012) The original line-up of Bad Company has canceled their run of Germany festival dates, but the Sweden Rock Festival date is still on!

  • 09 June - Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg Sweden

Cambridge Rock Festival - Rained off

(23 Apr 2012) This weekend's Cambridge Rock Festival - Spring Edition, has been rained off. The organisers have had to cancel the festival due to severe adverse weather. Fans of the Mick Ralphs Blues Band should keep an eye on the August Festival line up, where the promoters are hoping to re-schedule the band.

Bad Company Dates on the Continent in 2012

(Mar 2012) The original line-up of Bad Company has announced a short run of European festival dates for this summer. Bad Company is Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke. This excursion marks the first time that Bad Company has performed on the European continent together in 37 years (outside of the UK).

  • 09 June - Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg Sweden STILL ON!
  • 11 June - Rock The Nation, Berlin Germany CANCELED
  • 12 June - Rock The Nation, Stuttgart Germany CANCELED
  • 14 June - Rock The Nation, Augsburg Germany CANCELED
  • 15 June - Rock The Nation, Trier Germany CANCELED
  • 16 June - Rock The Nation, Monchengladbach/Cologne Germany CANCELED

Blues In The Bay Festival 12 Oct 2012

(Mar 2012) The Mick Ralphs Blues Band will headline the Blues In The Bay Festival, which will be held at the Princess Pavilion in Falmouth UK on 12 Oct 2012. Tickets will be available from Seetickets.

A genuinely amazing offer for our genuine fans!

(Mar 2012) People signed up on the mailing lists of the Mott The Hoople 'family of bands' are a loyal group of fans and give the band members the joy of true support! It is a great pleasure to offer something back to the people who have been so constant in their support of the band over the years.

The band have teamed up with the organisers of Cambridge Rock Festival's Spring Edition and are able to offer a free ticket to the event! Yes free gratis entry is on offer, (normally 28 for Saturday or Sunday or between 49-69 for all 3 days) here is a chance for the band to give something back to you our gratest asset - our fans! Just use the email address below to make your claim, state your name and address + contact phone no. and which tickets you require IE 2 x Sat or 2 x full festival etc. Maximum of 4 tickets per email address, though special cases will be considered on application.

Tickets will be sent out as soon as we can turn around the email and post on a first come first served basis, with a limit of 500 tickets overall. Email versions of tickets may be supplied nearer the festival, but for now printed ones will be used. Please respect this unique gesture and do not offer for resale on Ebay and such sites. To request free tickets email offertkt @ cambridgerockfestival.co.uk with your request.

Cambridge Rock Festival 27-29 Apr 2012

(Feb 2012) The Mick Ralphs Blues Band *and* Verden Allen and Soft Ground will both appear at the Spring Edition of the Cambridge Rock Festival on the weekend of 27-29 April 2012.

Discover why the readers of Classic Rock presents Prog voted the Cambridge Rock Festival 7th best event of 2011 (just behind Roger Waters tour of "The Wall"). The festival incorporates the Rockinbeerfest with around 20 real ales and several farmhouse ciders on cask so please consider camping overnight. The camping and caravan pitches are available and entirely optional, but have to be purchased in advance if required at 25 per tent (any size) for the full three days.

The Reviews Are In ...

(Dec 2011) On the Tape To Tape website, Peter Makowski offers an interview and a review of the Mick Ralphs Blues Band at their Jazz Cafe gig. He was in the company of Jimmy Page and acclaimed rock photographer Ross Halfin, who took photos and wrote about the show in his online Diary.

Tape To Tape: Mick Ralphs Blues Band: Camden Jazz Cafe
Ross Halfin: November Diary
Photos: Jazz Cafe photos (c) Ross Halfin

... And So Are The YouTube Clips

Jagz, Ascot: Just a Little Bit
Jagz, Ascot: Further On Up The Road
Jagz, Ascot: Keys To The Highway
Frasier Theater, Knaresborough: Hideaway
Frasier Theater, Knaresborough: Mr. Charlie
Frasier Theater, Knaresborough: Just a Little Bit
Frasier Theater, Knaresborough: Can't Do It All By Myself
Jazz Cafe, London: Just a Little Bit
Jazz Cafe, London: High Heeled Sneakers
Jazz Cafe, London: Hideaway
Jazz Cafe, London: Got My Mojo Workin'

Mick Ralphs Blues Band - Live Dates

(Jul 2011) The Mick Ralphs Blues Band have announced the first of a slate of dates for 2011.

  • 08 Nov 2011 - The Robin Hood 2, Bilston England
  • 11 Nov 2011 - The Musician, Leicester England
  • 17 Nov 2011 - The Old Vic, Swindon England
  • 26 Nov 2011 - Jazz Cafe, London England
  • 11 Dec 2011 - Fibbers, York England

Pre-sale tickets for the Jazz Cafe gig will be on sale starting on 8 July 2011 at 10 AM GMT. Mick Ralphs fans must use this pre-order link in order to get early access to the best restaurant seats in the venue. After next Thursday, tickets will go on general sale. The club's capacity is small (350 or so) so be quick!

Knaresborough Festival - 25 Aug 2011

(Jul 2011) We are thrilled to announce that Mick Ralphs, founder member of both Mott The Hoople and Bad Company will be appearing at the 127-seater intimate Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough on 25 August 2011 in an exclusive concert to preview his new band The Mick Ralphs Blues Band. This is a special event ahead of his UK Tour later in November 2011 and a major coup for Kula Productions.

We are giving our subscribers first bite of the ticket cherry this secret link will enable you to purchase tickets immediately. Tickets will go on sale at PEAR in Knaresborough on Friday 22nd July don't miss out BUY NOW!

The Mick Ralphs Blues Band

A blues-rock legend keeping great company

(Jun 2011) Mick Ralphs, a founder of two iconic rock bands and still touring with both, takes time out to explore his blues, soul and funk roots. The Bad Company and Mott The Hoople guitarist is joined by some of the best-known names on the current blues scene to play blues and R'n'B favourites - from B.B. King and Otis Rush to Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson - alongside fresh interpretations of some of Mick's own classic songs.

Sam Kelly drums
Sam Kelly has dominated the UK and European scene for the last 20 years. As well as his own band, Station House, he has featured on sessions with some of the biggest names from around the world - from Dr John and Ben E. King, to Chaka Khan, Eddie Floyd and Desmond Dekker.

Son Maxwell vocals and harmonica
Critically acclaimed vocalist and harmonica ace Son Maxwell broke onto the international scene with Storm Warning and now fronts his own Unruly Blues outfit. British R'n'B legend Chris Farlowe covered Son's "The Woman? Or The Blues?", co-written with Storm Warning, on his recent Hotel Eingang album.

Jim Maving guitar and vocals
Jim Maving has been playing blues, funk and Americana with his band The Kickback since 1995. His renowned slide guitar brings echoes of Duane Allman and Ry Cooder to complement Mick's classic British blues sound.

Dicky Baldwin bass
Dicky Baldwin has been working with Mick Ralphs for ten years and has also provided his solid, grooving bass lines for Albert Lee, Gordon Giltrap and country star George Hamilton 4th.

The Mick Ralphs Blues Band blayed its first gig at Jagz on 8 June 2011, and it looks there will be a lot more to come. You can check out the band's own site at http://www.unrulysun.net/mickralphs/. Plans are underway for a full slate of gigs, and more information will be posted soon.

Mick Ralphs - June 2011

(May 2011) - Mick Ralphs will be playing a couple live dates in the UK next month. Mick Ralphs & Co. is a blues band featuring Sam Kelly on drums, and will play on 8 June 2011 at Jagz in Ascot. Mick Ralphs and the Fabulous Morons is a covers band, and will play Rugfest Beer *& Music Festival in Wallingford on 24 June 2011.

UPDATE: New Bad Company Date in CA

(Sep 2010) - Bad Company have just added one more date in Lincoln CA (outside Sacramento) on 01 October 2010.

Bad Company 2010 Tour Extended

(Aug 2010) - Bad Company have extended their 2010 Tour, adding October 2010 dates in the USA and Japan.

  • 16 Jul - Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio CA
  • 17 Jul - Orange County Fair, Costa Mesa CA
  • 22 Jul - 2010 The Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena, Lakeland FL
  • 23 Jul - St. Augustine Amphitheater, St. Augustine FL
  • 25 Jul - Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta GA
  • 27 Jul - Bank Of America Pavilion, Boston MA
  • 30 Jul - Choctaw Resort Casino Event Center, Durant OK
  • 01 Aug - Outlaw Jam, Frederick County Fairgrounds, Frederick MD
  • 04 Aug - Casino Rama Center, Rama Toronto Ontario Canada
  • 14 Aug - Dog's Net at Grand Bend, Ontario Canada
  • 01 Oct - Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln CA
  • 02 Oct - Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona CA
  • 04 Oct - Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee WI
  • 05 Oct - Potawatomi Casino, Milwaukee WI
  • 07 Oct - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa OK
  • 18 Oct - Zepp Fukuoka, Fukuoka Japan
  • 20 Oct - Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya Japan
  • 21 Oct - Namba Hatch, Osaka Japan
  • 25 Oct - Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo Japan
  • 26 Oct - Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo Japan

Bad Company articles & reviews from 2010 USA Tour

Bad Company Concerts Live CDs Available

(May 2010) - Three of the recent UK concerts by Bad Company were recorded and made available on the night by the Concerts Live service. Bad Company have announced that the CD releases have been extended to make them availabel to more fans.

Due to unprecedented demand for the exclusive live CDs of the recent UK tour, Bad Company has decided to do an extended re-press so fans who still want them dont miss out. The uptake both at the shows and online was phenomenal and, as a result, the run of CDs has been extended. If you were at the gigs, theyre the perfect reminder of a fantastic evening and if you weren't able to get there, theyre the next best thing the ultimate Bad Co collectors items!

These releases are all three-disc deluxe digipak collectors sets. You can choose from the 01 Apr 2010 gig in Birmingham, the 02 Apr 2010 gig in Manchester, or the 11 Apr 2010 gig at Wembley Arena. Get your copies now at the Concerts Live Website.

Bad Company Announce 2010 UK Tour

(Nov 2009) - Bad Company have announced an eight-date UK tour in April 2010, with the Joe Perry Project playing support.

  • Apr 1 - Birmingham LG Arena
  • Apr 2 - Manchester Arena
  • Apr 4 - Sheffield City Hall
  • Apr 5 - Cardiff CIA
  • Apr 7 - Newcastle Arena
  • Apr 8 - Glasgow Clyde
  • Apr 10 - Brighton Center
  • Apr 11 - Wembley Arena

Bad Company Hard Rock Live DVD

(Nov 2009) - The previously-announced Bad Company live DVD, Hard Rock Live, has been rescheduled for a February 2010 release. It features a live DVD and bonus CD, and was recorded at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida on 8 August 2008.

Tartan Clef Awards

(Nov 2009) - Mott The Hoople were recognized by Nordoff Robbins with the Tartan Clef Legend Award, in a ceremony on 27 Nov 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland. Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, and Martin Chambers were there to receive the award, and performed two songs with Joe Elliott's Down n' Outz.

Classic Rock Awards

(Nov 2009) - Mott The Hoople were recognized by Classic Rock magazine with the 2009 Comeback of the Year award. Mick Ralphs and Martin Chambers were in attendance at the event, and Ian Hunter also made an appearance via a videotaped segment.

Exclusive Mott The Hoople Live CD

(Oct 2009) - This is your exclusive opportunity to order the live CD of the reunion gig of the year! October 1, 2009 saw the live return of one of the best loved Rock & Roll bands of all time: Mott The Hoople. It has been 40 years since this highly influential band formed in 1969, and over 35 years since the original line-up played together. It is with great pleasure that we announce that we have recorded the band at the Hammersmith Apollo on the 1st October and created an instant CD for fans to take home. This limited edition live CD is the ONLY recording of the Mott The Hoople reunion show. Presented in bespoke artwork, this is an exclusive 3 CD set featuring songs from their classic albums. Order now to avoid disappointment! Visit the Concert Live website for ordering information.

Mott The Hoople Reunion

Oct 2009 Mott The Hoople reunited for seven shows in October 2009, playing tweo warmup gigs at the Blake Theater in Monmouth, Wales and five nights at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London. The shows featured the original lineup of Mott The Hoople - Mick Ralphs, Ian Hunter, Verden Allen, Overend Watts, and Dale Griffin.

Mott The Hoople

Classic Rock Cover Story

(Sep 2009) - Mott The Hoople are featured with a 6-page 'Comeback Special' cover story in the latest issue of Classic Rock magazine (UK), which is available on newstands now. 'One Of The Boys' appears on the free CD that comes with the issue.

The Sunday Times

(Aug 2009) - An interview with Mick Ralphs in the Sunday Times on 9 Aug 2009 was the highlight of an article about the upcoming Mott The Hoople reunion shows. You can find a link to the story here: The Times Online

Bad Company Reunion

(Jun 2009) - The original members of Bad Company have announced they will reunite for a series of 10 exclusive concerts in the U.S. this summer. The opening show will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL on June 17 with select dates on the tour featuring The Doobie Brothers. Previously, founding members Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke (original member Boz Burrell passed away in 2006) performed a one-off concert at the very same venue on August 8, 2008, recording a live concert DVD before a sold-out crowd. The DVD, titled Bad Company Hard Rock Live will be available exclusively at shows during the concert run and is tentatively set for official release on 8 Aug 2009 via Image Entertainment.

  • June 17 Hollywood FL - Hard Rock Live
  • June 19 Atlanta GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre
  • June 20 Charlotte NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • June 23 Raleigh NC - Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
  • June 24 Virginia Beach VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • June 27 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
  • June 28 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
  • July 1 Clarkston MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • July 2 Canandaigua NY - CMAC
  • July 4 Atlantic City NJ - Resorts Atlantic City

Mott The Hoople added to Mojo Hall of Fame

(Jun 2009) - Mott The Hoople were added to the Mojo Magazine Hall of Fame at the 2009 ceremony unveiling the Mojo Honours List, held at the Brewery in London on 11 June 2009. The band were inducted by Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott, one of the group's most prominent fans. In addition to Mott The Hoople, The Zombies' Odessey And Oracle took home the Classic Album Award, Phil Lynott received the Icon Award, and Yoko Ono received the Lifetime Achievement Award. You can see Mojo's YouTube video of the induction event below.

Original Bad Company Reunion

Aug 2008 - Bad Company, featuring Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, and Simon Kirke, reunited for a one-off gig on August 8, 2008 at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. It was the group's first performance since their 1999 reunion tour. Paul Rodgers: 'By doing this one-night stand with Bad Company, we will be cementing our right to the trademark Bad Company for touring, and anyone who attempts to challenge us and tour mis-using our trademark and mislead the fans will be liable to legal action.'

An Introduction To Mick Ralphs

Jul 2007 - Varese Sarabande (USA) has issued a new compilation album called An Introduction To Mick Ralphs, featuring tracks from Mick's three Angel Air solo albums. The 12 tracks include All It Takes, When The Revolution Comes, Rock Fever, On The Run, Rock N Roller, All Across The Nile, Hideaway, S.E.X., Don't Need Money, Can't Get Enough (demo), That's Life, Ready For Love.

Introduction CD

Other Recent News

Nov 2006 - We have added a new MessageBoard to the Mick Ralphs website. Click Here to check it out!

Nov 2006 - We are sad to report that Bad Company bass player Boz Burrell died on 21 Sep 2006 at his home in Spain. Boz was born in Holbeach, England in 1946, and worked with Tea Time Four, The Boz People, The Sidewinders, and Feel For Soul before joining King Crimson in 1970 and then becoming a founding member of Bad Company in 1974.

Nov 2006 - Sony UK is issuing a new Mott The Hoople/Ian Hunter compilation on 13 Nov 2006 called The Journey. This 3 CD digipack release contains 54 tracks spanning the entire career of both Mott The Hoople and Ian Hunter.

May 2006 - A new live Mott The Hoople CD is due from Angel Air in July 2006. Live Fillmore West, San Francisco (UK Angel Air SJPCD 226), combines 1970 and 1971 recordings at the legendary venue with a previously unreleased studio track, Wreck of the Liberty Belle.

Aug 2006 - The Live In Albuquerque 1976 from Angel Air has been withdrawn due to licensing issues. No word if or when it might be put back on sale.

Feb 2006 - Sony Legacy in the USA have issued remastered versions of All The Young Dudes and Mott, with several bonus tracks on each. All The Young Dudes features liner notes by Ben Edmonds and seven bonus tracks: One of the Boys (demo), Black Scorpio (demo), Ride On The Sun (demo), One of the Boys (UK single version), All The Young Dudes (Bowie vocal), Sucker (live from Hammersmith Dec '73), and Sweet Jane (live from Hammersmith Dec '73). Mott features liner notes by Keith Smith and four bonus tracks: Rose (B side), Honaloochie Boogie (demo), Nightmare (demo), and Drivin' Sister (live from Hammersmith Dec '73).

Apr 2005 - A new Ian Hunter live DVD, Just Another Night, has been issued in the UK by Secret Records. The show was recorded live at the Astoria in London in 2004 with Mick Ralphs on guitar, and features a guest appearance by Brian May of Queen. See the Secret Records website for a preview clip.

Jul 2005 - The soundtrack to the live DVD has also been issued as a 2 CD set by Secret Records, under the title The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothin' But The Truth. See the Secret Records website for more information.

May 2005 - Mick Ralphs made a guest appearance with Ian Hunter at The Astoria In London on 27 May 2005, appearing with the American version of The Rant Band (Mark Bosch - guitar; James mastro - guitar; Graham Maby - bass; Andy Burton - keyboards; Steve Holley - drums). Some picture are posted in the Photo Gallery.

May 2005 - Wounded Bird Records (USA) have just reissued the first three Mott The Hoople albums ('Mott The Hoople', 'Mad Shadows', and 'Wildlife') on CD. The disc are remastered but do not incude any bonus tracks. (Wounded Bird specializes in exact reissues of albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s.)

Jun 2004 - Mick Ralphs completed tour with Ian Hunter and his Rant Band, playing a month of gigs in the UK and Europe from May-June 2004. The Rant Band included Andy York (John Mellencamp), Gus Goad (The Look), Ian Gibbons (The Kinks), and Steve Holley (Wings, Elton John, Joe Cocker). Once again the tour manager was The Sinatra of Beat himself, Hereford United supporter and Stormraisers vocalist Stan Tippins.

May 2004 - Angel Air's live CD/DVD release from the 2002 Ian Hunter Taking the Mick tour, documenting the first Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs collaboration in almost 20 years, has unfortunately been canceled due to technical problems with the recording. However, a DVD from the 2004 tour is imminent.

Jan 2003 - Mick Ralphs' third solo album, That's Life (UK Angel Air SJPCD136), was released on 13 January 2003. The album includes eleven tracks written and sung by Mick, plus two unreleased bonus tracks from the Seventies. See the Mick Ralphs Discography page for more information.

Sep 2002 - Mick Ralphs made a couple guest appearances at shows in the UK in September. On 20 September, he appeared onstage with Bad Company at the Hammersmith Apollo. The next night, he guested with Mike Hurst in Henley-on-Thames UK.

May 2002 - Mick Ralphs was reunited with Ian Hunter for the first time in almost 20 years when he joined Ian's 2002 UK tour. Ian and Mick played 15 gigs over a 16 day span on the Taking The Mick Tour, from May 7 to May 22. Another old Mott cohort, Stan Tippins, acted as tour manager.

Oct 2001 - Mick Ralphs' second solo album is entitled It's All Good (UK Angel Air SJPCD052), and includes eleven new studio instrumental tracks. The disc also includes the bonus track Hideaway, recorded on a recent Bad Company tour. Mick plays all the instruments on the studio tracks. See the Mick Ralphs Discography page for more information.

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