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Phil Mogg says UFO are considering a ‘Strangers In The Night’ tour

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UFO singer Phil Mogg has told Planet Rock Magazine that the band have talked about a ‘Strangers In The Night’ tour.

Regarded by many fans and critics alike as among the finest live albums in rock music, Phil said the band are considering whether to perform the 1979 tour-de-force in its entirety on the road.

“We have talked about touring and just doing the whole of ‘Strangers In The Night’ - for the craic,” Phil told us.

“But we’re still about making new music. We’re recording a covers album, actually. We’ve done The Doors’ ‘Break on Through (To The Other Side)’, The Yardbirds’ ‘Heart Full Of Soul’… but we don’t know what to call it.”

Elsewhere in his My Guide To Life feature, Phil urged some of his fellow rock veterans to wear sensible trousers and embrace growing old.

He said: “I’ve seen a few elderly men backstage recently and their look – with the hair and the trousers – is more ageing than if they’d embraced growing old. I’ve shaved my head now and joined the baldy club. There’s a lot of us around.

“I found some old stage gear the other week and tried it on. Honestly, no! I looked at myself with a couple of bollocks hanging down the left side of my leg.

“And that’s the thing – do you really want to see a man past 50 showing the outline of his knob? It’s a bit disgusting.”

You can read Phil Mogg’s full interview in the first edition of Planet Rock Magazine where he also talks about “festering” lead guitarists, the challenges of staying mates in a band, the importance of keeping a sense of humour and more.

Issue 1 of Planet Rock Magazine, which is available on newsstands now, features a mirrored and embossed collectors’ cover, and celebrates the remarkable rise of Motörhead via a gargantuan 17-page cover story which includes eye-witness accounts and a new interview with legendary guitarist ‘Fast’ Eddie Clarke.

Elsewhere, you’ll find an all-revealing interview with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, plus we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Def Leppard’s blockbusting album Hysteria as the band revisit an astonishing tale of tragedy and triumph.

And there’s loads more on Guns N’ Roses, The Magpie Salute (aka the ‘new’ Black Crowes), Black Star Riders, Pink Floyd, Kiss, Blues Pills, Van Halen and Joanne Shaw Taylor, to name but a few, while our highly selective reviews section brings you all the music you need to know about right now. That means in-depth reviews of new albums by Roger Waters, Royal Blood, Inglorious, The Dead Daisies, Royal Thunder and more, plus live action from The Who, Joe Bonamassa and Broken Witt Rebels.

Get issue 1 here!

UFO play the Planet Rock Main Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair on Sunday 30th July. For tickets and more details head to Planet Rock Tickets.

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