HardRadio recently interviewed Suzi in an in-depth interview about her career to-date and future plans. The Podcast is now available online - click on the link to listen, enjoy!
Suzi Quatro Interview - HardRadio USA
Australian 2014 Tour
Regional Touring and Lennard Promotions would like to announce the "Red Hot Summer Tour".
Suzi Quatro will headline the The Red Hot Summer Tour, along with The Angels, Black Sorrows, Shannon Noll and Russell Morris, performing regional concerts throughout Australia during January and February 2014.
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster Link on sale now.
Look out for Suzi on Spicks and Specks and a Countdown special!to be filmed during the Australian tour.
In late October Suzi was invited to be the key note speaker and perform live at the MEOW (Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women) in Austin Texas USA. MEOW is dedicated to ensuring that women's voices are heard in every genre of music and at every level of an artist's career.
Suzi has been a trailblazer for women in rock over many decades, her knowledge and experience in breaking down the doors is invaluable, this alone provides the opportunity for Suzi to mentor woman around the world wanting to break in to the music scene and be heard.
Suzi Quatro returned home and played a Detroit stage for the first time in three decades to close out Friday's Detroit Music Awards at the Fillmore Detroit.
Quatro, backed by the Motor City Horns and wearing a Made in Detroit T-shirt underneath a leopard print jacket, hit the stage and tore through a four-song set that included her hits "Can the Can," "Stumblin' In" and "Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller," as well as a cover of Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." The '70s star also received a Distinguished Achievement Award, which was presented to her by her sister Patti
The night includes appearances by Martha Reeves, Insane Clown Posse, Kem and scores of Detroit rock scenesters, as well as a tribute to late entertainment lawyer Mike Novak with video tributes from Kid Rock, Tim Allen and radio personalities Drew Lane, Mike Clark and Ken Calvert.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130420/ENT04/304200356#ixzz2RT9VyvHD
Suzi Quatro headlines an impressive lineup of entertainment at this year’s Detroit Music Awards, one year after being forced to pull out due to a leg injury sustained when exiting a plane.
Thankfully, Quatro is fighting fit again, and likely desperate to give Detroit fans the show that we missed last year.
Also on the bill are Ife Mora, Katie Grace, Sweet Crystal with David Winans, Cybertrybe, Passalacqua, Blackbyrd Revue, and Mike Ridley.
Quatro, Kem, Motown executive Harry Balk and late entertainment attorney Mike Novak will be honored.
We have some fantastic photo's to share after a recent gig in Germany in January 2013 . Photographer Markus Hagner captured fantastic live shots of Suzi in full flight. Suzi is back! Back In fine form and living proof the accident cant stop you!. Well done Suzi and Markus!
Saturday the 17th of November – Yekaterinburg Russia - Kosmos hall
Message from Suzi,
I JUST DID , I HAVE TO SAY, THE BEST GIG OF MY CAREER... AND THAT IS SAYING SOMETHING.... DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS.. BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING MAGICAL.. SOMETHING BEYOND ME.. BEYOND THE AUDIENCE.. SIMPLY BEYOND... IT FELT LIKE EVERYTHING I HAD LEARNED, EVERYTHING I WAS, EVERYTHING I AM.. ALL COMING TOGETHER IN ONE MOMENT... ARTIST'S DREAM OF THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME.. I HAD MINE TONIGHT. I REMAIN HUMBLY... SUZI QUATRO.. AKA.. LITTLE SUZI FROM DETROIT...(THEY BOTH TOOK THE APPLAUSE!!!) XXXX
Suzi Quatro Unzipped
Suzi has just completed the inaugural stage musical of her life titled "Unzipped". Suzi performed the stage show in the London West End; this was one of Suzi life achievements. The reviews have been fantastic and there are plans in the making to take "Unzipped" to other countries.
Suzi said "This is a dream come true for me, nervous yes, excited yes,"
Suzi has been working on the stage show of "Unzipped" for some time after the release of the autobiography in 2008. Strangely the accident in April which kept Suzi up in recovery allowed more time to think and plan how this will work, and it did.
Many fans, friends and colleagues travelled from around the world to see the premier in London.
"Excellent! One and a half hour and its over too quick"
"What an actress you are, you related to everyone and you drew us in, we could have come back in and watched it all again."
"Great story, great music, showed all your sides as an all round entertainer... laugher, tears, music"
Congratulation Suzi, the Suzi Quatro story is one hell of a ride and one that needs to be told and experienced. Look out for "Unzipped" The Suzi Quatro story, a tumultuous ride in show business that Suzi landed as a survivor.
Deluxe 2CD Boxset LIMITED EDITION version of the current album by the legend that is Suzi Quatro
Disc One is the standard version of the "In The Spotlight” album that has been in the Top 5 Cherry Red sellers list since its release in the summer of 2011 and which contains the Download single ‘Whatever Love Is’
Disc Two contains EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMO STUDIO tracks plus two ENHANCED VIDEO tracks also getting a release for the first time (and which were directed by ex- Runaway Vicki Blue)
Chris Cordani Host of "The Revenenge of the 80's Radio show interviewed Suzi on Sept 14th. This interview is now available via PODCAST and broadcast of several radio stations in the USA . Click on the link to listen in.
Recently Suzi worked in the USA to recorded documentary’s for BBC radio 2 shows. I asked Suzi how the trip to the USA went. ”I think we have a whole series here.. its been so interesting..So far have done Wayne Kramer (mc5), Lamont Dozier (holland-dozier-holland), the main man who wrote just about the entire sound track of my life!!!I was actually gushing...Dick Wagner.( guitarist). Frost (Detroit). Alice Coopers main man for 5 albums.. one of the best.. just love him...Motown studios, Al Abrams.. (google him).. First promo man from Motown....Bobby Brooks Wilson (Jackie Wilsons son) my brother.. Who was one of the main promoters in the area.. Late sixties”
That alone is enough to make you want to hear their stories and contribution to the music industry ...on air dates will be provided soon.
Suzi has announced her one woman show “Unzipped”- tickets on sale now. "UNZIPPED is a show that will take you through my personal journey in this crazy world that’s called 'show business'. It’s not an easy ride - if you don't like roller coasters, don't get on!" - Suzi.
Unzipped will be staged at the London Hippodrome from Monday 29th of October to Saturday the 3rd of November 2012.
Tickets are on sale now! this event is not to be missed.
Max TV Australia, will premiere a series "Great music cities of the world". This series will feature Suzi Quatro in Detroit, talking about growing up in the motor city and the influences that formed her career.The series will feature Detroit on May 17 at 9.30pm Australian Eastern Time
Recent interview with 69Faces of Rock
Cherry Red Records have released two more Suzi Quatro albums remastered and repackaged as the original release.
"ROCK HARD" - First time on CD in its ORIGINAL SLEEVE, Suzi Quarto's seventh studio album originally released in 1980 and which was certified Platinum in Australia. "Rock Hard" includes the singles 'Rock Hard' (from the movie "Times Square"), 'Glad All Over' and 'Lipstick'.
Detailed booklet includes liner notes by Phil Hendriks and pictures of all relevant singles sleeves and the whole release has been totally re-mastered by Tim Turan.
UNRELEASED EMOTION" - A welcome CD revamp for this long out of print release, originally recorded in 1982 but not issued until 1998 when it was given a limited CD only release. The 12 tracks lay in the vaults of RAK Records for nigh on 15 years with only 'I'm A Rocker' (as B-side to 'I Go Wild') and 'Good Girl (Looking For A Bad Time)' -(as B-side to 'Tonight I Could Fall In Love') - actually seeing the light of day at the time.
The singles 'I Go Wild' and 'Tonight (I Could Fall In Love)' have been added as bonus cuts.
UnReleased Emotions review
"ROCK HARD" & "UNRELEASED EMOTION"are amongst other Suzi Quatro repackaged CD releases available direct from Cherry Red Records by clicking on the icon above.
New Release TBA - Suzi will release a limited edition of the new album "In The Spotlight" with a bonus disc titled "In The Dark" which will also contain the video of "Singing With Angels" recorded in Nashville USA and the unseen version of "Strict Machine". The CD will also contain bonus postcards and lyrics.
Suzi Quatro's new studio album "In The Spotlight" - Review
BBC Radio 2 will be repeating the award winning Suzi Quatro rock documentaries during the first quarter of this year. This is a great opportunity for those who missed them the first time around.
The documentaries can heard online by following this link- www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/
Suzi Quatro’s Pioneers Of Rock ‘n’ Roll 2005 series
Part 5: Gene Vincent - 2nd February
Part 6: Ruth Brown - 9th February
Suzi Quatro’s Heroes of Rock ‘n’ Roll 2007 series
Part 1: Chubby Checker - 16th February
Part 2: Ben E King - 23rd February
Part 3: Gary US Bonds - 1st March
Part 4: Mary Weiss (of the Shangri-las) - 8th March
Part 5: Freddy Cannon - 15th March
Part 6: Big Joe Turner - 22nd March
New Album release - "In The Spotlight" - Suzi Quatro has recorded 11 tracks including 4 new Mike Chapman compositions, Two Suzi penned ones plus great covers of the likes of Goldfrapp’s Strict Machine and Rhianna’s Breaking Dishes.
The album also features the bonus track Singing With Angels .Produced by Sweet Andy Scott this Suzi penned tribute to Elvis Presley features the Kings original guitarist James Burton and his legendary backing vocalists The Jordanaires and is a must have for all Elvis collectors as well as Suzi’s legion of fans.
In a recent interview Suzi talks about the new album and features some of the tracks. Click on the RockWired Icon to listen in
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZI
Suzi has celebrated her 60th birthday on June 3rd and 4th with family and friends from around the world. Celebrations took place in Detroit where Suzi visited many places that she grew up in and the club she was discovered by Mickie Most. Click on the picture below link for a great article posted in the Detroit News.com
New Album Mike Chapman and Suzi are now in the final stage of production on the new album. This album is very special and will suprise some fans.
Suzi and Mike Chapman have perform on TV in Koln Germany on Monday the 19th of March 11 "Stumblin In". Written by Mike Chapman/Nicky Chinn this will be a performance not to be missed.Click on the picture above to enter the site.
Suzi's documentary Graceland explores her obsession with Presley and his influence on her.
She also visits his birthplace, meets some of his childhood friends and looks around Sun Records where the star made his earliest recordings.
Suzi Quatro will be releasing her touching and inspiring tribute to Elvis Presley on 11 January 2010.
8 January 2010 sees the 75th Anniversary of the birth of Elvis. To coincide with this Suzi Quatro is releasing her new single“Singing With Angels”,a tribute to the man that ‘changed her life’. From 11 January 2010 this will be available worldwide on all major digital download stores including, iTunes, Napster, 7Digital, Rhapsody, E-Music, HMV, Amazon, Tesco and many, many more.
This track features Elvis’ vocal backing band The Jordanaires & guitarist James Burton. The Track was recorded in Nashville and this breathtaking track can be purchased on Pre-Order from both iTunes and Ditto Music right now.
SINGING WITH ANGELS Itunes
She said: "To finally be going to Graceland after all these years. Wow - what a journey. It was very, very emotional.
Listen live on the internet on BBC Radio 2 - 7th of January 2010
Suzi Quatro on Twitter
Suzi Quatro rocked around Australia on a 12 concert tour in September 2009 and mentored and judged a wonderful group of talented people on Australian Idol.
WAKE UP LITTLE SUZI - BBC2
Listen in via the BBC 2 Radio website (click on the BBC2 icon below to enter)
ITS TIME TO GET YOUR EARS IN GEAR", special guests.
Suzi is featured on "Queens of British Pop" transmitted
- BBC 1, 22.45 Wednesday 1st April. Dont miss it!. Click Link - Queens Of British Pop
The first episode tonight follows the careers of half a dozen rock divas from the past — Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Marianne Faithfull, Suzi Quatro, Siouxsie Sioux and Kate Bush. Although their singing styles and backgrounds are entirely different, all were pioneers in their different ways.
Kia Ora!- While in New Zealand, Suzi recorded a fantastic interview with Kim Hill on NZ National Radio. You can listen to this interview online. Click on the picture of Kim and Suzi to access the siteto hear the interview.
Naked Under Leather DVD has completed its final stage of production. Details of Distributor and release out soon.
"youtube" currently has a great collection of Suzi videos for viewing. Some of these video's have rarely been seen. Interesting to note the collection is growing. It is a pity EMI have not put these promotional clips on to DVD. maybe one day!...enjoy and add any not listed if you have them. Click on the Youtube icon to access the listing.
Midsommer Murders rocker Suzi Quatro belts out a song in Midsomer Murders episode,"The Axeman Cometh" before being ELECTROCUTED. Suzi plays Mimi Clifton, the singer in DCI Tom Barnaby’s favourite veteran band Hired Gun.
NEW SINGLE "I'll Walk Through The Fire With You" was released on the 5th of June 2006. Available for download from UK sites. The is a NEW version and NOT the current album track.
Click here:ITunes download
The official press launch for Back To The Drive was held at the London Hard Rock cafe on February 23 in conjunction with Capitol Gold..LEGENDS LIVE!.Suzi performed 9 songs from the new album at a launch gig to celebrate the release of this album in the basement venue.
CAPITAL GOLD.Capital Gold are broadcasting highlights from Suzi Quatro's recent showcase gig at the London Hard Rock Cafe "Back to the Drive" album launch. Watch the live concert via the net , click on the Capital gold link
RADIO/TV SHOWS currently available to listen to via the net that featured Suzi are: Click on the link
WOMAN HOUR Suzi was featured on the 20th Feb, interview & a live version of "Free The Butterfly"
Back To The Drive album release for Germany/UK has been announced Catalogue number 3506162 Compact Disc Release date
17th Feb 2006/27th Feb UK
TV Series aired on CH4 UK Sunday at 9:00 PM on the 12th February 2006. Suzi was a special guest on the show. Video clips are available via the RockSchool web site.
26th December - Michael Bulter from "Rock and Roll Geek show" recently interviewed Suzi. The interview covers guitars, new album and the classic song "Michael" - This interview is worth listening to, available via the net & podcast at www.rockandrollgeek.com from the 25th of December. Michael has also interviewed Vicki Tischler - Blue due to go to air this month.
Gered Mankowitz the name which appeared on many of Suzi's early albums has completed recent work with Suzi . Gered is a famed rock photographer responsible for work with Suzi in the early 70's .Gered's career spans more than 40 years in the business working with such names as the Rolling Stones, Jim Hendrix, Oasis etc. For more information on Gered 's work please visit the site at www.mankowitz.com
Victory Tischler - Blue has worked with Suzi to record the song “Desperado”. It is by far the most amazing song she has ever recorded – her vocals are outstanding and the track is perfect… It became even more perfect the other day because Jeff Beck put a guitar track down which was so beautiful it brought us all to tears.
Mike Chapman is remixing it at the moment. We also shot the video to Desperado and it’s moody and beautiful. We shot it in Joshua Tree during a lightning and hail storm. The footage is just amazing and I am very proud of it - Vicky.