And guitarist Paul Guerin is bringing RUSHONROCK readers bang up to date with life on the road as he reprises his role as our favourite diarist.
Back by popular demand after delighting our readers with tales of the Quireboys’ US tour, Blyth’s finest is bang in form.
Look out for more right here soon!
We arrived in Newcastle and booked into our hotel – The Sandman Signature. It’s a beautiful hotel but the real beauty is the view from my bedroom window…St James’s Park in all it’s glory!
To those who don’t know, St James’s Park is the home of Newcastle United Football Club. I was born 15 miles from here so it’s always special coming home to play.
There used to be a club in Newcastle called the Mayfair which was situated not two minutes walk from the hotel. Well the car park at the back of the Mayfair was where I first met Joe Elliott.
Def Leppard were opening up for AC/DC but the club had gone on fire and the crew were trying to get the gear out and I spotted Joe. So I went and had a good old chat with him who would have thought 35 years later I would be in a band with him!
It was a night off so both band and crew headed out for an Indian meal. We also have Campbell Devine and his brother Billy with us. Campbell is a very interesting character: he is a Mott The Hoople historian so you can imagine what great stories he has.
Trish was leaving after the Newcastle show so everyone is sad to see her go, she’s done an amazing job on the merch so after dinner we head down the Bigg Market to sink a few frothies then back to the hotel for a room party..so much for an early night ha ha!