As guitarist for Mott the Hoople, Mick Ralphs’ incisive guitar lines helped define the sound of 1970s rock, most notably on their enduring hit All The Young Dudes, written by David Bowie. Despite this, he was a laggard on the guitar, he explains. “I actually didn’t start playing until I was 18 because music when …

Scoring a big hit is a life-changing event for any artist, but for Mott the Hoople, their cover of David Bowie’s “All the Young Dudes” came at a particularly crucial time. Guitarist Mick Ralphs looked back at this time in the band’s history in a recent interview with TeamRock Radio (via Classic Rock Magazine), recalling …

Mott the Hoople officially entered the second and largest chapter of his career on July 20, 1973, with the release of his sixth album. The title of the LP, a single MottSaid it all: The group that had launched since 1969 as an often muscular British bluesy rock group led by a singer with a …

“It is very difficult to know how honest I should be about the reasons for my disappearance of Roxy,” said Eno. Melody maker at the time. “The problem is, when it’s printed, everything looks a lot more meaningful and serious when it’s not qualified by that chuckle in the back of my throat. I started …

Steve Hyams, a fellow singer and guitarist who played with some of Britain’s most progressive bands, died on May 11 in Kingston upon Thames, Britain, although his passing is only now being revealed. Hyams had long struggled with heart issues. He was 62 years old. Steve Hyams Hyams learned the guitar as a teenager and …

Mott the Hoople: before their glam rock makeover with Ian Hunter on the left sporting his corkscrew hair ‘n’ shades combo “Five years,” former Mott the Hoople fan club president Kris Needs said of the band’s lifespan. “How long have the Kaiser Chiefs been around, but who cares?” It seemed like an unfair measure. Mott …

Q: Where does Mott the Hoople get its name from? A: Mott the Hoople refers to the popular early 1970s British band named after the mid-1960s book of the same name written by Willard Manus. Manus’ book was published in 1966, but did not sell well. It ended up in the hands of record producer …

Karin Ward will appear in the shocking ITV documentary ‘Exposure: The Other Side Of Jimmy Savile’, which aired last night. The program explained that she had been abused by a television presenter in a dressing room. The alleged event took place in the 1970s with a third star, who apparently still appears on British television. …

As a captivating British guitarist to glam pioneers Mott The Hoople and later fantasy rock and roll weavers Bad Company, Mick Ralphs was instrumental in creating a number of A-side singles with the two groups that have become classics of airplay. With no current activity with either of these projects, Ralphs is currently running a …

Mott the Hoople finally get their due on November 15, when start production releases ‘The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople’ on DVD. The 101-minute documentary covers the rise, fall and resurrection of one of rock’s most passionate, long-haired, platform-booted bands. Their sound was classic, with frontman Ian Hunter penning lyrics like Bob Dylan and the …

Mott The Hoople has slowly faded into oblivion since the 1973s All the young guys (a track written by David Bowie) and Britdoc The ballad of Mott The Hoople isn’t exactly arguing for the exhumation of the Hereford glam rockers. Rare period footage is a lot of fun to watch. Spine tap is in the …

When we first wrote about Bryan Ferry’s upcoming solo effort Olympia, I put the “solo” in quotes because the 10 song collection includes a number of guests – Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour, Groove Armada, Scissor Sisters, Marcus Miller, Flea, Mani, Jonny Greenwood. That, and old Roxy Music Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay. You …

Fork: Roxy Music was famous for making his image as important as his music. These days, it seems like the image is perhaps a more important part of pop than ever before. Do you feel like you’re ahead of your time in this regard? BF: I guess so. Today, a million magazines show what a …

Gary Glitter listens to the verdict outside the Communist People’s Court in Vung Tau, a seaside resort southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, March 3, 2006. REUTERS/Kham/Files HANOI (Reuters) – Disgraced British rock star Gary Glitter will be deported to Britain on Tuesday after serving a 27-month sentence for assaulting two young girls, his lawyer …