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Rhino and ~Bees players Unique Quo Signed Guitar Auction

Rhino has donated a very special one-off signed Quo guitar which was offered for auction at the Brentford F.C Player of the Year Ball on Sunday May 4th. The winning bidder paid £3,000.

The White Fender® Telecaster® Guitar is signed by the following past and present Status Quo members (In alphabetical order): Andrew Bown, Leon Cave, John Coghlan, John Rhino Edwards, Alan Lancaster, Matthew Letley, Rick Parfitt, Jeff Rich and Francis Rossi.

Read more at www.brentfordfc.co.uk


Tokyo Quo tokyoquo

The legendary 'Tokyo Quo' live recording is due for a limited vinyl release by Universal and will be exclusively available this Record Store Day UK, April 19th

This rare album is a must have for any collector. Featuring the classic Frantic Four lineup, the album was recorded live in Tokyo during November 1976.

Tracks are:
Side 1 - Is There A Better Way / Little Lady / Most Of The Time / Rain / Caroline

Side 2 Roll Over Lay Down / Big Fat Mama / Don't Waste My Time / Bye Bye Johnny

Find out more about the album and find your nearest participating record store to pick it up at www.recordstoreday.co.uk


Quo interviews and articles

Interviews and articles are published in The Quietus - here: thequietus.com
and in the Daily Express - here: www.express.co.uk



Show Day At Westfalenhalle

This time-lapse video of a show day on the current Bula Quo tour with Quo and Uriah Heep was taken by one of Quo's lighting crew Dan Oswald at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund on 13th Nov!



Down Down in the Freezer Aisle!

The latest in Quo's series of 'Down Down' Coles Supermarkets commercials!

Other Quo Coles adverts are on their You Tube Channel: Coles - You Tube





Bula Quo! Premiere - 01-07-13 - Images by Simon Cooper The Bula Quo! Premiere

A great night was had by all at the Bula Quo! Premiere at the Odeon West End in London's Leicester Square. Thanks to everyone that bought tickets in support of The James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer and Nordoff Robbins Bula Quo! premiere and film reviews, press and images arehere
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Coles Launch New Quo campaign

Coles Supermarkets have launched a new series of TV adverts in Australia featuring Quo performing an unplugged version of 'Down Down'. This follows two highly successful campaigns which featured Quo with specially recorded versions of 'Down Down' and 'Whatever You Want'.





Status Quo Quo on Planet Rock

Francis and Rick were interviewed and answered questions from fans on Planet Rock on Friday 14th June, listen and watch again at


Status Quo Quo in Fireworks Magazine

Issue 58 of Fireworks Magazine is out now, featuring Francis and Rick on the cover and a double page spread where Francis discusses 'Bula Quo'.




Status Quo Quo reach 100 singles!

The world knows that Quo have had a longer career than almost any other band ever, but who would have thought that would get to 100? The band's new single 'Bula Bula Quo' is their 100th in an incredible series that began with ‘Pictures of Matchstick Men’ back in 1968.

Francis said, "One hundred singles seems incredible even to me, and I recorded them all! When we started out, we would have been happy to survive a couple of years in this business so to reach this milestone is unbelievable."

Rick Parfitt added, "We always joke that you’d get less time for murder but, in all honesty, we’d like to thank all the Quo fans all over the world who have sustained us on what has been an amazing ride."


Status Quo - Sweden Rock - June 2013

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Photography by Gert Ohlsson - more here: Sweden Rock Slideshow


Lennon - Bermuda

Lennon Bermuda Rhino has recorded a version of the Beatles song 'Come Together' for 'Lennon Bermuda', an album celebrating John Lennon's time in Bermuda which features artists that are from or have associations with Bermuda doing covers of Lennon's music. Rhino played a series of concerts in Bermuda in the mid 80's.

There's an interview with Rhino about his career and the recording on doublefantasybermuda.com. You can buy the album from iTunes or direct from the album web site.

Bula Bula Quo Bula Bula Quo - The Single

Bula Bula Quo is now available as a download and to listen from:
Amazon iTunes Spotify

Status Quo - Sydney - March 2013

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Status Quo Reunion - March 2013

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Photography by by Simon Cooper - www.simoncooperonline.co.uk

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Photography by by Danny Clifford - www.dannyclifford.com


Quo Deliver 'Whatever You Want' for Coles.

Quo have recorded a new version of Whatever you Want for Coles (Australia) to feature in their new multi-million dollar campaign, due to hit televisions and radio on March 6th. The original Down Down campaign launched in 2010.


Matt Letley

Matt Letley will play with Quo on their Australian tour in March and April 2013, and also on Quo's shows in Mexico on April and the H.O.G. Euro Festival in Grimaud, France, on May 4th.

Read Matt's new blog on his site now:

Matt Letley

Matt's latest blog is on his site now (22-12-12): www.mattletley.com

Status Quo regret to announce that Matt Letley, their drummer of more than 12 years, has decided to leave the band. Matt's last show will be on Wednesday 19th December at the O2 Arena in London.

Matt said, "It's been a fantastic journey over the past twelve years or so but I have decided that now is the right time for me to leave Quo and move on to something new.

No doubt there will be much conjecture that this is somehow related to the upcoming reunion gigs but I’d like to assure everyone that it has no bearing on my decision. Indeed I wish the guys every success with this tour and certainly hope to come along to see one of the shows!

I should like to take this opportunity to thank the guys in the band, our fantastic crew, Simon and the girls in the office for their friendship and professionalism. Most of all I thank the fans without whom I should not have had the chance to play with one of the best rock and roll bands in the world."

Status Quo manager Simon Porter said, "The band would like to thank Matt for a dozen years of loyal service. He's a true pro and it's been a pleasure to work with him. We're delighted that his last hurrah with the band will be at such a prestigious London show and we wish him all the best for the future."

 
German Tour - November 2013

11 shows are now on sale in Germany in Nov 2013

 
Down Down - For Coles (Australia)

Quo recorded a special version of Down Down at London's Abbey Road Studios for Coles Supermarkets in Australia.




 
nordoff-robbins     As Ambassadors for Nordoff Robbins for the past two decades Quo fully support the launch of the Nordoff Robbins fairsharemusic page.

You can instantly download your favourite songs at the same time as donating to the work of Nordoff Robbins transforming the lives of vulnerable children & adults through the power of music.

It works just like any other download site, has loads of Quo songs and albums and Nordoff Robbins will receive half the profits from any track or album you download.
Fair Share Music

 
Andy Bown - Unfinished Business Andy Bown - Unfinished Business

Andy Bown's fantastic solo album 'Unfinished Business' is now available from all good record sellers.

Andy Bown Site www.andybown.com

Amazon iTunes Spotify


 
Two Way Traffic - HD Video - New Edit



Video Produced and Directed by John Keeling.

 
Status Quo Signed Limited Edition Print - by Terry Pastor Status Quo Signed Limited Edition Print - by Terry Pastor

Limited Edition Prints of Terry Pastor's artwork which was made for Quo's 'Pictures - 40 Years of Hits' auction at Bonhams in 2009 are now on sale from Terry's own site.

Only 175 of these prints will be made available and they are individually numbered and signed in pencil by Francis, Rick and Terry Pastor.


 
Francis Rossi - Live at St Luke's - CD, DVD & Blu Ray

Francis Rossi's new solo set "Live at St. Luke's, London" is released on CD, DVD and Blu-ray formats by Edel's international rock label, earMUSIC distributed in the UK & Republic of Ireland by Absolute via Universal. As well as the full concert, the DVD and Blu-ray boasts excellent bonus features.The DVD has an interview with Rossi, plus the promo video for the 'Faded Memory' single.The Blu-ray has a behind the scenes documentary, which also features interviews, plus the promo video.



CD at www.amazon.co.uk
DVD at www.amazon.co.uk
Blu-ray at www.amazon.co.uk
Mp3 album download at www.play.com
DVD and Blu-ray at www.play.com

 
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation



A Quo charity of choice - to find out more go to:

 
Target Telecaster Facelift Rossi Telecaster Facelift Parfitt Telecaster Facelift Rock with Target
Quo Telecaster Facelifts!

Available now from Guitar Facelift, Rick's 'Target' Facelift.

Also available are Rossi and Parfitt Telecaster Facelifts.






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