JANUARY 2017 IN PICTURES
Insufficient time to write many words, unfortunately, but here's what I got up to last month...
Palace's league form has been so dismal, I'm afraid I've been drinking more than usual.
Eddie and I travelled to Bolton to witness Speroni break John Jackson's record of 388 appearances as Palace goalie. Respect!
Over the Xmas break, with Classic Rock out of action, Sweden Rock magazine commissioned me to write a tribute story to Rick Parfitt. The rough layout looks sensational - 16 pages!!!
My first gig of the year - Accept at Brixton Academy. A pure, undiluted hour of classic, twin-geetar Teutonic metal. The headliners were Sabaton who put in a valiant effort, but the battle had already been won.
What an excellent bill! Should all go according to plan, I will be having some of this in August.
Malcolm Dome, Xavier Russell and I had been discussing the possibility of this on mere days before it was announced... GET IN!!!
Prog magazine is back, and all is well with the world! What a lovely front cover... Greg RIP.
Rick Parfitt was laid to rest on January 19. Getting choked up just thinking about it. RIP to one of the greatest rock stars that ever lived. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy of music and memories.
Gig #2 of 2017, the Deborah Bonham Bad at the 100 Club. And a very nice surprise the ever youthful Jody Turner of Rock Goddess joins the fun to belt out Zep's 'Rock And Roll'.
A nice pic of myself and Ms Turner.
January 22: Glenn Hughes at the Assembly Hall in Islington, my new fave venue, how the fuck does he still do that??!!
An awesome afternoon at Snapper Records HQ conducting interviews with Martin Turner and Laurie Wisefield for the Wishbone Ash bells 'n' whistles boxed set, due later this year.
A trophy from the launch party for Motörhead's new Road Crew beer. Yes it was free. Yes it did get messy. No, I didn't end up at the bus garage.
Tyketto and Romeo's Daughter at the Islington Academy. Two utterly amazing bands. I had to laugh when Leigh Matty walked past and asked: "Where is Eddie Lemmy Selhurst Ling ?"
I was incredibly sad to learn of the death of John Wetton on January 31st. What a talent. I will miss him.