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news 2022

June 2022:

All The World Is A Stage 5CD set.
Format: 5xCD with 12 page booklet.
Cat: 405053 8811247
Released: 29 Jul 22 by BMG

Slade 5CD live set

May 2022:

The latest batch of Slade CD reissues in mediapack format.
May 27 UK and Europe.
June 17 USA / Canada.

Slayed: https://slade.lnk.to/slayed2022FA
Old New: https://slade.lnk.to/ONBBFA
Slade in Flame: https://slade.lnk.to/inflameFA
Slade Alive: https://slade.lnk.to/aliveFA

Slade Books section added to website here.

Tony Charles has just released his excellent Slade In 1974 book via Amazon.
Image added to display below.

Don Powell's wife Hanne has passed on the news that Don is recoverying after surgery related to bowel cancer. I am sure you will join in wishing Don the very best for his recovery.

Since we last posted, Tony Charles has put out his Slade in 1971 and Slade in 1972 books. Available from Amazon for those of you who buy Slade books. Here are the books released so far. He promises further books later this year on his Amazon profile here.

TONY CHARLES SLADE TONY CHARLES SLADE TONY CHARLES SLADE TONY CHARLES SLADE Slade In 1973 Slade in 1974

Also, Slade are heavily featured in a new exhibition that has just opened at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Black Country Beats                           More info HERE

April 2022:

We've just finished reading Slade in 1969 and then Slade in 1970 appears on Amazon.
If it is like the first one (and it appears to be) then all will be interesting.
Ordered from https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09X523LB5

Slade in 1970    Slade in 1970

March 2022:

DAVE HILL 'DAD'S GIBSON' REPLICA GUITAR.

This beautiful minature scale replica can be yours - just go to www.guitarminiatures.co.uk
Quick, before they sell out!!

www.guitarminatures.co.uk   www.guitarminatures.co.uk

www.guitarminatures.co.uk

'SLADE IN 1969' BOOK.

SLADE 1969 TONY CHARLES

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09W79N1S7

"A potted history of Slade's year in 1969.
Illustrated with beautifully restored images."

This popped up up in our Amazon emails today, so we've ordered a copy. It has just arrived in time for the 'book reviews' page that is going to be put on the site. How did they know? We are looking forward to reading it.

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February 2022:

A special release of "Ballzy" will be out for the 15th anniversary of @RSDayUK on April 23rd.
You can get a copy from a participating indie record shop near you exclusively on #RSD22.
Find your nearest store at https://recordstoreday.co.uk/stores/

DON'T PANIC ABOUT GETTING A COPY. 4600 COPIES ARE BEING PRESSED WORLDWIDE.

Ambrose Slade Ballzy RSD 2022

A confirmed 'brief QSP appearance' will occur at a UK Suzi Quatro London show later in the year. Rest assured, if you do book a ticket for Suzi Quatro at the Royal Albert Hall in April, you will definitely have a cracking night out. Hurry up if you want to go, it's nearly sold out.

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January 2022:
There has been a glimmer of excitement off in the dim and dusty corners of the internet. The Sun tabloid 'newspaper' (known for its piercing and instructive, but often - allegedly - mainly made-up coverage of world events) decided to run a story that Noddy Holder was trying to interest the other members of Slade in reuniting to play at Glastonbury.

It has, of course, been confirmed that Noddy Holder never even spoke to The Sun. The hysterics and wetting of trousers and questions about where to get tickets has been amusing to watch. The time for them to do this - if they were ever going to bother - was 1991. Four men who don't like each other that much (in various permutations) will never perform live together again.

Don Powell has released a statement:
"Many of you are aware of a newspaper article that appeared in The Sun just before Christmas in which they wrote that Noddy wanted to reform Slade to perform at the Glastonbury festival.  I was surprised to read this and have not been approached by anyone regarding getting the original line up back together. Since then then Nod's management has stated that Nod had not spoken to The Sun. I was totally disappointed that Glastonbury never came off . Of all the UK festivals, Slade have never played that one. It would have been GREAT to have had that one under our belt before the ‘Pipe & slippers’ came out…

Don"

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news 2021

December 15th
On January 28, 2022, Slade will release the fourth and final vinyl of a series of deluxe reissues. Slade Alive! is released on limited edition red and black splatter vinyl.
Pre-order your copy now: https://slade.lnk.to/sladealive-splatterFA

Slade Alive splatter

November 25

Don & The Dreamers ”Honey Don’t” – feat. Don Powell

Don Powell was the founder and drummer of the legendary British rock band Slade. Until a few years ago he was still the anchor of the newest version of the band. A band of working-class heroes, who during the 1970s almost reached the level of The Beatles in the UK and Europe - today remembered for a number of evergreen songs such as ”Merry Xmas Everybody”, ”Cum on Feel the Noise”, ”My Oh My” and ”Far Far Away”.

Don has the Don Powell Band in UK and also recently played a gig with Ringo Starr near his home in Denmark. Don, by some reviewers, has been called the greatest rock drummer in the world. And it’s truely hard to imagine anyone more rock-steady. But Don, now 75, was in need of something rooted more around his Danish home and in his love of early rock & roll. When Henrik Littauer popped up at Don’s house last summer they decided to put this new band of senior Scandinavian rockstars together to play an updated version of rockabilly.

Honey Don’t was written by Carl Perkins and appeared on the B-Side of his 1956 release ”Blue Suede Shoes” . It was later covered by The Beatles.

”Don & The Dreamers –”Honey Don’t”

The Dreamers are - Henrik Littauer who has been around the professional Danish/Norwegian music scene since the early 1970s, producing, film scoring and playing with bands including Malurt. Curly Erik (Krølle Erik in Danish) last year celebrated 50 years on the Danish music scene. He is a gifted blues/rockabilly singer and guitar player with five solo albums behind him. Helge Solberg, bass guitar and cousin of the former Norwegian prime minister has been with a number of renowned bands and artists including Rocazino and played the bass on over 50 albums. Knud Møller was voted Denmarks best rock guitarist in 2008 and has worked with stars such as Poul Krebs, Johnny Madsen, Esther Brohus and many more both as a musician and and in some cases producer.

"Honey Don't" will be streaming from the 8th December 2021.
The group's Facebook page is here.

Honey Don't

November 25th

Don has received some sad news about his former Vendors bandmate Johnnny (Shane ) Howell.
Not to be confused with John Howells of The N'Betweens.

"So SAD to hear dear John had passed away. He actually made contact a few years ago when we did a gig near Blackpool where he was now living.

I first met John when he was lead singer with Johnny Shane (that was his stage name)and the Cadillacs ( another Bilston band) when Johnny, Mick and myself found out he was not with them anymore. We asked him on the off chance that he would join us, The Vendors. He said yes straight away. It was a GREAT combination of the two Johnny Howells singing together. Also his guitar playing was a GREAT asset. I can’t remember how long he was with us for but, as I said, he was a great asset. I’ve got lots of great memories of when he was in the line-up. Also his dad Reg had a red Bedford Dormobile…. He used to drive us to and from gigs. Our very first roadie….
Cheers, Don Powell"


Johnny Shane and the Cadillacs.

Johnny Shane

November 23
The second edition of THE NOIZE The Slade Discography (massively expanded and upgraded to 300 pages) has been released early in paperback.
You can buy it here.

THE NOIZE second edition paperback

November 18th:
You're all invited to subscribe to the Official SLADE Youtube channel.

November 9th 2pm:


Slade In Flame
film soundtrack splatter LP to be released November 26th via BMG. order

Slade In Flame splatter vinyl

OCTOBER 24th:

The Second Edition of THE NOIZE - THE SLADE DISCOGRAPHY is now available on Amazon world-wide.

OCTOBER 18th

THE NEW COVER FOR THE HARDBACK VERSION OF THE SECOND EDITION OF THE NOIZE:

THE NOIZE THE SLADE DISCOGRAPHY SECOND EDITION

OCTOBER 7TH 2021.

THE NOIZE SECOND EDITION PROMO VIDEO PREMIERES ON OCTOBER 18th

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