NOTICE: Mott the Hoople, Manchester Academy

Ian Hunter reunited with his Mott the Hoople bandmate Morgan Fisher and Aeriel Bender for the first time in 45 years for a show most fans had long given up hope of attending. Hunter’s current outfit, The Rant Band, provided the backbone of the show, allowing the three Amigos to step back in time. A recording by David Bowie featuring …

At the Orpheum, Mott the Hoople goes back in time to 1974

It’s a cliché to call the vital artists of a certain vintage ‘ageless’, but here it is: Ian Hunter, who turns 80 on June 3, Tuesday night at the Orpheum led Mott the Hoople through a set of 105 minutes, singing each song, maintaining its distinctive Dylanesque-by-way-of-Bowie phrasing throughout, even shouting out some high-note highlights. But, after all, Hunter was …

Mott the Hoople remembered the ’70s during an exuberant show

The world has changed dramatically since 1974, when Mott the Hoople last performed in Milwaukee, as did the band. Guitarist Mick Ralphs suffered a stroke; bassist Overend Watts and drummer Dale “Buffin” Griffin are dead. And yet Mott the Hoople at the Miller High Life Theater on April 1 was a believable take on the band’s classic lineup. Ariel Bender …

Mott the Hoople Dudes Kick Off Milwaukee Rock Return After 45 Years

I was nine when my dad brought home a CD from the 1973 Mott the Hoople album, Mott. I had never heard of it but when my dad, in his craziest attempt at a British accent, sang “All the Way from Memphis” I was hooked. So when Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter, wearing sunglasses, announced that he and the …

Mott The Hoople makes his first American show in 45 years in Milwaukee

Mott The Hoople performed at the Miller High Life Theater in Milwaukee on Monday. You would be excused to think this is an April Fool’s Day joke. The influential British rock band has not performed in the United States for 45 years. But there they were – Ian Hunter, Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher – kicking off an eight-city tour …