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Slade news October 2012
Yle Areena, Finland 29.10.2012
Yöradion Tunti 60/70-lukua
1. SLADE - Mama weer all crazee now
2. HELEN REDDY - Angie baby
3. PEPE & PARADISE - Sotilaat, kansat, maat
4. SPARKS - Never turn your back on mother earth
5. MAARIT - Lainaa vain
6. WILD CHERRY - Play that funky music
7. BOB DYLAN - Hurricane
8. WIGWAM - Lost without a trace
9. TUOMARI NURMIO & KÖYHIEN YSTÄVÄT - Hän on täällä tänään
10. THIN LIZZY - Whisky in the jar
11. THE EAGLES - Lyin' eyes
12. ROY WOOD - Forever
13. STEVE MILLER BAND - Fly like an eagle
Slade in Krnov, Czech 27.10.2012
Excellant photos and videos from Slade gig at Kofola Music Club in Krnov, Czech Republic, on Saturday 27.10.2012:
"Fanoušci si užívali kapelu SLADE"
Slade in Velke Mezirici, Czech 26.10.2012
Photos and a report (?) from Slade gig in Velke Mezirici in the Czech Republic on Friday 26th October 2012:
The Business Desk 22.10.2012:
The Walsall-born entertainer will oversee the efforts of 60 teams from local businesses that have now entered this prestigious event taking place at The International Convention Centre in Birmingham on November 1.
The new Marie Curie Hospice will support hundreds more patients and their loved ones with high quality care in a comfortable environment.
Event organiser Susan White said: “We are thrilled Noddy has agreed to host our event which is always a hugely popular and successful evening and last year raised over £120,000.”
"Jičín - Slade koncertovali v jičínském Masarykově divadle. Jejich příznivce naladili předskokani zpěvačka Monika Agrebi a kapela Modrá raketa.
Muzikanti pak předvedli show s přehlídkou svých největších hitů. Fanoušky tak nadchli, že přišli až bezprostředně k nim. Obecenstvo si vyžádalo přídavky, takže zazněla i „klasika" jako My Oh My či Mama Weer All Crazee Now."
Krnov - Krnovský Kofola music club se rozhodl potěšit všechny fanoušky poctivého anglického rokenrolu. Na svém turné se zde zastaví světoznámá rocková legenda Slade. Největší letošní koncert se v Kofole odehraje v sobotu 27. října 19.30 hodin.
Po sérii světových kapel, jako jsou Nazareth ze Skotska, Pro-Pain z USA, Sepultura z Brazílie či Smokie z Velké Británie, přichází Kofola music club s další peckou. Slade jsou po celá desetiletí hudebním fenoménem, který u nás zná snad každý. Hity Slade pravidelně zní na nejrůznějších rozhlasových stanicích. Mezi ty největší hity patří například Far Far Away, My Oh My, Run Runaway a další.
Krnovský koncert bude zřejmě jednou z posledních příležitostí vidět Slade v České republice naživo, protože slovutným pánům muzikantům se už začíná přezdívat rockoví dinosauři, a jejich maskot a kytarista Dave Hill už dokonce ve zdraví přečkal svou první zkušenost s mrtvicí.
Vzhledem k tomu, že na hitech Slade vyrostlo několik generací, je to ideální příležitost vyrazit na koncert s celou rodinou a přáteli. Zorganizovat v Krnově koncert stálo pořadatele Martina Hradečného spoustu financí i sil, ale výsledek určitě bude stát za to. „Je to jediný klubový koncert Slade v České republice, takže doufám, že si jej fanoušci nenechají ujít. Koncert samozřejmě umocní světelná show a zvuk o síle. Celý koncert bude pro nás dokumentovat výborný fotograf Marek Bogáč," uvedl Martin Hradečný.
Jako světová kapela mají samozřejmě i Slade řadu požadavků. Po republice se pohybuje v luxusním autobuse a k ubytování vyžaduje čtyřhvězdičkové hotely. Specifické požadavky má kapela i ohledně pitného režimu, například vyžaduje pouze čepované pivo, láhev značky Jack Daniels a své oblíbené typy vína. „Musíme zdůraznit, že oproti jiným srovnatelným světovým kapelám jsou velice skromní," dodal Martin Hradečný.
Krnovský Kofola music club v lednu oslaví deset let své existence, a Slade bude něco jako předčasný dárek k narozeninám. Během desetileté kariéry v klubu vystoupilo na sedm set kapel, 25 divadelních souborů a nespočet různých dýdžejů. Sál Kofoly zažil i nejrůznější večírky a spoustu dalších akcí.
Klub si vybudoval jméno, které zná řada kapel i hudebních manažerů v celé republice. Dokázal, že i v malém městě se dá vytvořit něco velkého. Vstupenky na koncert skupiny Slade jsou v prodeji v Informačním centru Krnov za 850 korun. Na dva šťastlivce také čekají dvě vstupenky jako výhra v soutěži, kterou vyhlásili pořadatelé. Výherci budou vyhlášeni 18. října.
A jak se do soutěže zapojit? Stačí odpovědět na dvě soutěžní otázky.
1. Kdy vznikla kapela Slade?
2. Kostelecký hudební klub vznikl před 20 lety, ale víte, kdy se poprvé otevřel pod názvem Kofola music club?
Pokud chcete zkusit vyhrát vstupenku na Slade, své odpovědi posílejte na e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org."
Slade in Kristiansand, Norway 19.10.2012
Photos from Dark Season festival: ArtistFoto
Slade remembered by Dennis Munday, Polydor
"When I started work at Polydor in the early '70's, it was a dream come true... Laurie Adams, who was Polydor's Tape Marketing Manager, turned up unexpectedly and took me out to lunch. At the end, he offered me a job working as his assistant (dogsbody).
At the time, Polydor's big sellers were The Osmond's, The New Seekers, and James Last. .. There was also another big band from Wolverhampton, called Slade, who were having hit after hit on the red label.
In 1973, Polydor released the single, 'Merry Christmas Everybody', which went platinum and kept us all in a job for another year. The same year, Polydor also released Sladest, which was a greatest hits album, and this went straight to No. 1 on the charts.
Another problem occurred when Dave Hill decided to take his gold disc out of the frame and play it, just to see if you could actually hear the music. He also may have noticed that there were six tracks on his gold disc, when the LP of Sladest, had five tracks on either side. When he played the album it turned out be a different band's record. Evidently, the factory had run out of stock and pressed another band's record with Sladest labels. The band did see the funny side of it, though, there were a few red faced exec's walking around.
I went to see Slade a few times, once at Earl's Court and I have to say, they were a good live band. They played to their audience and made sure everyone had a good time...
The next time, they were on the bill at the Donnington Park Monsters Of Rock festival, on 22 August 1981. AC/DC were the headliners and the other bands included, Blue Oyster Cult, Whitesnake, Black Oak Arkansas, and Blackfoot...
As I had an 'All Areas' pass, I watched most of the bands from the stage, or I wandered about the VIP area. For the latter half of Slade's set, I joined the great unwashed and watched from out front. When they appeared, they really rocked the festival audience and they finished their set with 'Merry Xmas Everybody', which had everyone singing along to a Christmas song, on a summer's afternoon.
There was a question I wanted to ask him about Slade and this was just the opportunity. I noticed that whenever I played a Slade 45rpm, the sound levels were higher than all the other singles'. I asked how he managed this and he replied.
"When I was recording the band, I'd put gaffa tape over the VU meters, which pissed off the engineers, as they couldn't see what levels were going down on to the tape. Then, I would tell them how loud I wanted it. They didn't like it, but that's how I got the Slade sound."
I have to say Chas Chandler was Gent, and one of the few that I met in the record business. There was no side to him, and he didn't boast about his achievements; then he didn't have too, his achievements said it all. Slade were down to earth and honest, and it's a real shame there's not more bands around like them, as you won't find this kind of honesty in the record business these days; mores the pity."
Coventry Observer 15.10.2012:
HUNDREDS of guitarists were at the Ricoh on Sunday to try to break a world record - with the help of Slade's Dave Hill.
Dave joined guitarists as young as six-years-old as they played rifts from Smoke On The Water, Whole Lotta Love and Alright Now backed by tribute band Hats Off To Led Zeppelin.
Danish ace guitarist Soren Anderson had led a warm up ahead of the attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest electric guitar ensemble.
Money raised on the day was donated to ChildLine.
Organiser Nigel Dutton said: "We won’t know yet for a while if we’ve broken the record but it certainly was a world record for the largest number of electric guitarists assembled playing the same songs."
"All Join Hands" - "vähän potkua näihin hitaisiin!"
Yle Radio Suomi 14.10.2012: "Slow ones for the night" "Pistetäänpä vähän potkua näihin hitaisiin, Slade ja 'All join hands' !"
Dave Hill at the Childline Rocks’ Guitar Challenge for a Guinness World Record, Coventry Ricoh Arena 14.10.2012
Dave Hill at the Childline Rocks’ Guitar Challenge for a Guinness World Record, Coventry Ricoh Arena 14.10.2012
Andres Guitar Academy:
"Continuing the Countdown to The October Show… some students took part in a special one of a kind Music event at the Ricoh arena.
Nearly 3 months after the 2012 Olympics started at the renamed Coventry Stadium – once again the Ricoh arena back to its old name was the venue for an a guiness book of records attempt of a musical kind – the most number fo simultaneous electric Guitarists playing all together.
Dave Hill from Slade was master of ceremonies – and while it will be some time before the Guiness Book of records officals decide whether the record has been broken – this was a great opportunity for many guitar players and many students to get the chance to take part in this one of a kind event, and in doing so support the ChildLine charity that were raising funds – and also get some more experience playing live – something that some will be doing for the very first time at the upcoming October Student Show."
Dave on air, The Bridge 12.10.2012 Cum on feel the noize!
BBC News 14.10.2012:
Hundreds of guitarists joined Slade musician Dave Hill in an attempt to break a guitar world record.
The event at Coventry's Ricoh Arena raised money for Childline.
Guitarists at Childline Rocks aimed to beat the record for the most guitar amplifiers used simultaneously.
Hill, lead guitarist and backing vocalist with the Wolverhampton glam rock band, said before the task the resulting sound would be interesting.
He said: "I imagine there will be one or two people doubling up on one amplifier, so I think it's going to be quite a melay or cacophony, as they say, of sound... I am just interested to know what tune they are going to be playing!"
Hill said he had never been involved in a record-breaking bid, but Slade's drummer had done something similar.
"I know our drummer Don Powell had been in the 'largest ensemble of drummers' and they all had to play one particular beat to a certain record and Don Powell was so loud that some of the drummers had to move away from him," Hill said.
Grrrrreeeaatttt Don Powell website !
A very great Don Powell and Slade website has been established in September 2012 (?) by Don and David Harness. This is a must for every Slade fan with fresh news straight from Don's mouth:
"Steve Whalley will be sharing lead vocals and playing guitar in the band. Sad Café could never replace Paul Young and in appointing Steve they have added a new dimension to the band whilst retaining the sheer quality that was the heart of Paul’s performance. Steve is a gifted singer, writer and performer in his own right and has an eclectic résumé. Steve and Ian had a band called Greasy Bear, renowned for their live performances, way back in the late 60s and have remained close friends ever since. Steve has appeared on the main stage at Glastonbury four times, he was Slade’s choice to takeover as lead vocalist when Noddy Holder retired and he was the choice to be lead vocalist in the promotion for the “James Burton signature” series of the Fender Telecaster in a band that had Sir Cliff Richard on backing vocals. Both Slade and Sad Café had hits with songs called “My Oh My” but there should be no confusion: Steve Whalley is the new vocalist with Sad Café."
2012 tour dates