Spike laughs off Quireboys drummer woes

quireboysQuireboys frontman Spike has laughed off the band’s drummer woes – and accepted a comparison with Spinal Tap.

They recently parted ways with Matt Goom, the eleventh man to sit behind the kit, who said: “I’m now ready for a new adventure and I will see you all very soon.” The current stand-in is SImon Hanson of Squeeze.

Asked if Spinal Tap used the Quireboys as a role model, Spike tells Austrian TV show Mulatschag: “Exactly. We’ve had 25 since the start. You couldn’t make it up, could you?”

He recalls how late Little Angels man Michael Lee replaced Jason Bonham, who was still packing up when the new man arrived. “They were never very good friends,” he says. “The look on each others’ faces… originally Jason didn’t get the job with Page and Plant – they gave it to Michael.”

And Spike says his memories of working with former manager Sharon Osbourne are good. “She’s very good at what she does,” he insists. “She came in at a point where we’d been working for six or seven years, up and down the motorway. We already had a deal but she renegotiated. The work she did and the connections she had was amazing.”

The Quireboys are currently touring new album Beautiful Curse. They’ll play an unplugged UK tour starting in January:

Jan 28: Cardiff Club Ifor Bach
Jan 29: Swansea Sin City
Jan 30: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Jan 31: Grimsby Yardbirds
Feb 01: Bolton The Railway
Feb 02: Bilston Robin2
Feb 04 Bristol Thekla
Feb 05: Southampton Joiners
Feb 06: Chester Live Rooms
Feb 07: Northampton The Attic
Feb 08: Sheffield Corporation
Feb 09: London Borderline
Feb 21: Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge
Feb 13: Workington Vine Bar
Feb 14: Aberdeen The Moorings
Feb 15: Ballymena The Diamond
Feb 16: Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms
Feb 18: Newcastle The Cluny

-Classic Rock

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