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Ian Hunter Plays Kent Stage


Photos: Weird and Gilly

Ian Hunter played the Kent Stage on Oct. 5, and we’re here to tell you a bit about that exceptionally good Saturday gig. Leave it to Hunter and the Rant band to rekindle our fire, reminding us that summer is long over and it’s time to start carrying the news again. Going forward we plan to be more diligent about updating the WAG site and we can’t think of a better place to begin than with a thumbs up for Mr. Ian Hunter. Read the rest of this entry »

Mott The Hoople Announce UK Tour!

Mott The Hoople Tour UK

Mott The Hoople Tour UK

Hey dudes, Mott The Hoople have announced tour dates in the UK and tickets go on sale Friday, April 26th. Act fast and prep to sit tight as the gigs are in November, launching from Birmingham’s Symphony on the 11th and wrapping up at the O2 in London on the 18th.

Drummer Martin Chambers (Pretenders) will sit in for original member Dale ‘Buffin’ Griffin who is unable to perform due to health issues. So, “hey you, with the glasses” its only five gigs in five cities so we trust you’ll plan accordingly and show Ian Hunter and company your utmost support. Buy a ticket or “carry the news” and check the official site Thursday, April 25th at 9AM for special links.

Remember, remember it’s MOTT THE HOOPLE November!!

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Ian Hunter Wows The Sold Out Crowd

Photo (c) Karen 'Gilly' Laney

So, 25 years to the day after first seeing/meeting Ian Hunter, our anniversary of that epic event couldn’t of been any more perfect. A line stretched around the Beachland in Cleveland, Ohio as many folks buzzed about hoping to obtain a ticket, some lucked out, others we hear, did not. One thing is for certain, Hunter brings out the old school who rarely leave their house, except for when he’s in town. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrating the Mick Ronson Legacy

On June 4, 2011, Legacy presents the second annual Celebrating the Mick Ronson Legacy event at the Springhead in Hull, England. This is Mick’s hometown and a beautiful city. If you’re able to attend we recommend that  you do as it will be a magical day, remembering and paying tribute to the one and only: Mick Ronson. More details will follow as bands are added to the bill.

This special event is put on by the MICK RONSON LEGACY for friends and fans and will benefit cancer charities including Teenage Cancer Trust and the MacMillan Nurses. Please consider spending a day in Hull and supporting this very special event.

Mott The Hoople Movie


The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople movie premiers at the 54th BFI London Film Festival – 13th-28th of October 2010. Classic Rock reported that the MTH film would show on the 16th, 18th and 19th. Bonus: this long awaited film includes footage from the 2009 reunion concerts at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Visit the BBC website for a video snippet  and comments about the film. Lets hope the USA get treated to this spendor on the big screen.

MOJO Questions Ian Hunter


OCTOBER’S MOTT THE HOOPLE shows were the most rapturously received reunion gigs in recent memory. Grown men wept in the aisles of the Hammersmith Apollo as the grizzled team – originals Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Pete “Overend” Watts, Verden “Phally” Allen and Dale “Buffin” Griffin augmented by auxiliary drummer Martin Chambers – delivered the signature Mott cocktail of wide-eyed rocking, phlegmatic cool and sartorial eccentricity. The boogaloo dudes carried the news and, as MOJO’s Kris Needs observed, they let no-one down.
For Hunter it was the culmination, he says, of “a year of bullshit”. There are warm words for each of his Mott confreres, but he’s also irked by the Byzantine politics of the reunion, recently revisited as news leaked of a Mott reprise at July’s High Voltage festival, only for fans’ hopes to be quickly dashed. Meanwhile, the singer keeps busy, with solo shows at Edinburgh Picture House on May 1 and London’s Barbican on May 2, affording him the opportunity to play music from his overlooked 2009 album, Man Overboard.
The legendary singer and songwriter, now 70, spared time for MOJO’s Danny Eccleston to cover all of this, Read the rest of this entry »

MTH//MTK Event Update!


The special guest (formerly surprise guest) at MTH/MTK will be none other than JOHN FIDDLER, singer of post-Mott band BRITISH LIONS and leader of the legendary MEDICINE HEAD.

Among his greatest fans were two other Johns – Peel and Lennon.
John Fiddler’s website: http://www.johnfiddler.com

Mott Reunion Week Events!


Weird And Gilly are excited to relay the announcement of three events planned to coincide with the Mott The Hoople reunion shows in London early next month.


1. MTH-MTK: Mott The Hoople – Meet The Keyboards

2. BACKTRACKS AND ABSTRACTS – Morgan Fisher Photography Exhibition

3. BOOGALOO DUDES: FAB! (Film-Art-Book)


Visit http://www.morgan-fisher.com/hoopling.html or click the Boogaloo Dudes image for more information.

 Boogaloo Dudes Event News

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London Calling


An important announcement is forthcoming
about a Mott The Hoople and Mick Ronson event in England and you’re all invited!

Check back soon for more details.

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