German singer, guitarist, producer Michael Voss has announced the release of his upcoming album, Rockers Rollin’ (A Tribute To Rick Parfitt), due out on October 13, 2023 via Massacre Records!
From almost year one, Michael Voss has been a huge Status Quo fan after attending his first live concert in a big arena in 1979 at Halle Münsterland, where dumbstruck and starstruck he witnessed the mighty Quo on their If You Can’t Stand The Heat tour.
Rick Parfitt stepped into the spotlight and fired his intro riff of Caroline into the crowd, and Michael Voss was suddenly infected with his hard hitting, take-no-prisoners rhythm.
Filled with an irrepressible desire to embrace all that is Status Quo, he greedily snapped up all their albums and became an ardent soldier in the Quo Army fan club as well.
Furthermore, Status Quo gave this impressionable fourteen-year-old the great inspiration to follow in their footsteps by learning to sing play and compose. Many years later he found himself with the skill to render Parfitt’s great contribution to rock music in this tribute to his first all-time hero.
Voss has carefully chosen ten songs, that Parfitt sang and wrote, and now proudly presents them in this glorious rock tribute. Rockers Rollin’ (A Tribute To Rick Parfitt) features severals high class guests, who shared the music and stage with Rick, such as longtime tour manager and co-writer of many super hits, Bob Young, original founding member of the Frantic Four, John Coghlan, Rick’s son, Rick Parfitt Jr., actual bass player Rhino Edwards, original band member Andy Bown, Mat Sinner of Primal Fear, among many more!
Rockers Rollin’ (A Tribute To Rick Parfitt) track listing:
Again And Again
Don’t Drive My Car
Oh! What A Night
Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like
Reason For Living
Coming And Going
Living On An Island