Status Quo (band)
Status Quo are an English rock band who play boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962, while still schoolboys. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969, they have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1968, "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 1986 and 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World". In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Status Quo starred in their first feature film, Bula Quo!, released to cinemas in July 2013. The film coincided with the release of the soundtrack album Bula Quo!, which peaked at number 10 in the UK Albums Chart. The first single from the album, "Bula Bula Quo" was released in June 2013, is Status Quo's one hundredth single release.
Status Quo was formed in 1962 under the name "the Spectres" by Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster at Sedgehill Comprehensive School, along with classmates Jess Jaworski and Alan Key. Rossi and Lancaster played their first gig at the Samuel Jones Sports Club in London. In 1963, Key was replaced by John Coghlan and the band changed name to "The Spectres". In 1965, when Rossi and Jaworski had reached the end of their school education, Jaworski opted to leave the band, was replaced by Roy Lynes, they began writing their own material and that year met Rick Parfitt, playing with a cabaret band called The Highlights. By the end of 1965, Rossi and Parfitt, who had become close friends after meeting at Butlins, made a commitment to continue working together. On 18 July 1966, The Spectres signed a five-year deal with Piccadilly Records, releasing two singles that year, "I" and "Hurdy Gurdy Man", one the next year called " Nothin' Yet". All three singles failed to make an impact on the charts. By 1967, the group had discovered psychedelia and named themselves Traffic, but were soon forced to change it to "Traffic Jam" to avoid confusion with Steve Winwood's Traffic, following an argument over who had registered the name first.
The band secured an appearance on BBC Radio's Saturday Club, but in June their next single, "Almost But Not Quite There", underperformed. The following month saw Parfitt, at the request of manager Pat Barlow, joining the band as rhythm guitarist and vocalist. Shortly after Parfitt's recruitment, in August 1967, the band became The Status Quo. In January 1968 the group released the psychedelic-flavoured "Pictures of Matchstick Men". Rick Parfitt was invited to join the band just as the song hit the UK Singles Chart, reaching number seven. Although Status Quo's albums have been released in the United States throughout their career, they never achieved the same level of success as they have in their home country. Though the follow-up was the unsuccessful single, "Black Veils of Melancholy", they had a hit again the same year with a pop song penned by Marty Wilde and Ronnie Scott, "Ice in the Sun", which climbed to number eight. After the breakthrough, the band management hired Bob Young as a tour manager.
Over the years Young became one of the most important songwriting partners for Status Quo, in addition to playing harmonica with them on stage and on record. After their second album Spare Parts failed commercially, the band abandoned psychedelia and Carnaby Street fashions in favour of a hard rock/boogie sound, faded denims and T-shirts, an image, to become their trademark throughout the 1970s. Lynes left the band in 1970 and was replaced in the studio by guests including keyboard player Jimmy Horowitz and Tom Parker. By 1976, ex-The Herd, Judas Jump and Peter Frampton Band member Andy Bown was brought in to cover keyboards although as he was contracted as a solo artist with EMI he was not credited as an official member of Status Quo until 1982. After two poor-selling albums, Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon and Dog of Two Head in 1970 and 1971, their major breakthrough came when they signed with the heavy rock and progressive label Vertigo, their first album for Vertigo, was released in 1972 and heralded an heavier, self-produced sound.
This album was the stylistic template for each album they released up until Blue for You in 1976. Quo's more popular songs from this era include "Paper Plane", "Caroline", "Break The Rules", "Down Down", "Rain", "Mystery Song", "Rockin' All Over the World" and "Whatever You Want". "Down Down" topped the UK Singles Chart in January 1975. In 1976, they signed a pioneering sponsorship deal with Levi's. Quo have now sold 118 million records worldwide. From 1977 onwards, the band's sound became more polished; these included Pip Williams, Roger Glover, John Eden. Glover was the first outside producer to work with Quo since Pye's John Schroeder in the early 1970s, produced "Wild Side of Life" and its B-side "All Through The Night" in 1976. 1977's Rockin' All Over the World's title track, a minor hit for its writer John Fogerty
Mötley Crüe is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, with guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil joining. Mötley Crüe has sold 100 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time; the members of the band have been noted for their hedonistic lifestyles and the persona they maintained. Following its hard rock and heavy metal origins, the release of their third album Theatre of Pain saw the band joining the first wave of glam metal. Motley Crue’s most recent studio album, Saints of Los Angeles, was released on June 24, 2008; the band’s final show took place on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015. The concert was filmed for a theatrical and Blu-ray release in 2016. On September 13, 2018, Mötley Crüe announced that they had reunited and were working on new music, though Neil said that they will not tour. Mötley Crüe was formed on January 17, 1981, when bassist Nikki Sixx left the band London and began rehearsing with drummer Tommy Lee and vocalist/guitarist Greg Leon.
Lee had worked with Leon in a band called Suite 19 and the trio practiced together for some time. Sixx and Lee began a search for new members and soon met guitarist Bob Deal, better known as Mick Mars, after answering an advertisement that he placed in The Recycler that read: "Loud and aggressive guitar player available". Mars auditioned for Sixx and Lee, was subsequently hired. Although a lead vocalist named O'Dean was auditioned, Lee had known Vince Neil from their high school days at Charter Oak High School in Covina and the two had performed in different bands on the garage band circuit. Upon seeing him perform with the band Rock Candy at the Starwood in Hollywood, Mars suggested they have Neil join the band. At first Neil refused the offer, but as the other members of Rock Candy became involved in outside projects, Neil grew anxious to try something else. Lee asked another time, Neil was hired April 1, 1981; the newly formed band did not yet have a name. Sixx has said that he told his bandmates that he was "thinking about calling the band Christmas".
The other members were not receptive to that idea. While trying to find a suitable name, Mars remembered an incident that occurred when he was playing with a band called White Horse, when one of the other band members called the group "a motley looking crew", he had remembered the phrase and copied it down as'Mottley Cru'. After modifying the spelling "Mötley Crüe" was selected as the band's name, with the stylistic decision suggested by Neil to add the two sets of metal umlauts inspired by the German beer Löwenbräu, which the members were drinking at the time. Other than the periods of February 1992 to 1997 and to 1999 to September 2004, the line up of Neil, Sixx and Mars remained the same; the band soon met its first manager, Allan Coffman, the thirty-eight-year-old brother-in-law of a friend of Mars's driver. The band's first release was the single "Stick to Your Guns/Toast of the Town", released on its own record label, Leathür Records, which had a pressing and distribution deal with Greenworld Distribution in Torrance, California.
In November 1981, its debut album Too Fast for Love was self-produced and released on Leathür, selling 20,000 copies. Coffman's assistant Eric Greif set up a tour of Canada, while Coffman and Greif used Mötley Crüe's success in the Los Angeles club scene to negotiate with several record labels signing a recording contract with Elektra Records in early 1982; the debut album was re-mixed by producer Roy Thomas Baker and re-released on August 20, 1982—two months after its Canadian Warner Music Group release using the original Leathür mixes—to coincide with the tour. During the "Crüesing Through Canada Tour'82", there were several publicized incidents. First, the band was arrested and released at Edmonton International Airport for wearing their spiked stage wardrobe through customs, for Neil arriving with a small carry-on filled with porn magazines. Customs had the confiscated items destroyed. Second, while playing Scandals Disco in Edmonton, a spurious "bomb threat" against the band made the front page of the Edmonton Journal on June 9, 1982.
This too ended up being a staged PR stunt perpetrated by Greif. Lastly, Lee threw a television set from an upper story window of the Sheraton Caravan Hotel. Canadian rock magazine Music Express noted. Despite the tour ending prematurely in financial disaster, it was the basis for the band's first international press. In 1983, the band changed management from Coffman to Doc McGhee. McGhee is best known for managing Bon Jovi and Kiss, starting with their reunion tour in 1996. Greif subsequently sued all parties in a Los Angeles Superior Court action that dragged on for several years, coincidentally re-surfaced as manager of Sixx's former band, London. Coffman himself was sued by several investors to whom he had sold "stock in the band", including Michigan-based Bill Larson. Coffman declared bankruptcy, as he had mortgaged his home at least three times to cover band expenses; the band became successful in the United States after playing at the US Festival and with the aid of the new medium of MTV.
They gained the attention of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne and found themselves as the opening act for Osbourne on his 1984 world tour. The band members were well known for
Whitesnake are a hard rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple. Their early material has been compared by critics to the blues rock of Deep Purple, but they began moving toward a more commercially accessible rock style. By the turn of the decade, the band's commercial fortunes changed and they released a string of UK top 10 albums, Ready an' Willing, Come an' Get It, Saints & Sinners and Slide It In, the last of, their first to chart in the US and is certified 2x platinum; the band's 1987 self-titled album was their most commercially successful worldwide, contained two major US hits, "Here I Go Again" and "Is This Love", reaching number one and two on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went 8 times platinum in the US, the band's success saw them nominated for the 1988 Brit Award for Best British Group. Slip of the Tongue was a success, reaching the top 10 in the UK and the US, received a platinum US certification; the band split up shortly after this release, but had a reunion in 1994, released a one-off studio album, Restless Heart.
Whitesnake reformed in 2002 and have been touring together since, releasing three albums, Good to Be Bad and The Purple Album. In 2005, Whitesnake were named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1. David Coverdale founded Whitesnake in 1978 in Middlesbrough, north-east England; the core line-up had been working as his backing band The White Snake Band on the White Snake album tour and they retained the title before being known as Whitesnake. They toured with Coverdale as his support band and for both of the solo albums he released, White Snake and Northwinds, between exiting Deep Purple and founding Whitesnake. At this time, the band was made up of David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray and drummer David "Duck" Dowle with keyboardist Brian Johnston. Johnston would soon be replaced by Procol Harum organ player and keyboardist Pete Solley; because of Solley's producing commitments he was replaced by the former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, during sessions for the first LP.
Whitesnake recorded the EP Snakebite, released in 1978 and included a cover of a Bobby "Blue" Bland song "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City", their first hit song proving the new wave of British heavy metal could have a chart hit. The EP had some success in the UK and subsequent reissues of this EP included four bonus tracks from Coverdale's second solo album Northwinds produced by Roger Glover. A blues rock debut album Trouble was released in the autumn of 1978 and peaked at No. 50 in the UK album charts. Whitesnake toured Europe to promote the album and their first live album Live at Hammersmith was recorded on this tour and released in Japan in 1979. Tracks from the EP Snakebite were included in a reissue of the album Trouble in 2006. Whitesnake released Lovehunter in 1979, which courted controversy due to its risqué album cover by artist Chris Achilleos, which contained an illustration of a naked woman straddling a coiled snake; the album made the UK Top 30 and contained the minor hit "Long Way from Home", which reached No. 55 in the single charts.
Shortly after that, drummer Ian Paice replaced David Dowle. Giving Whitesnake three ex-Deep Purple members; the new line-up recorded the 1980 release Ready an' Willing, a breakthrough hit for the band, reaching the UK Top 10 and becoming their first entry into the U. S. Top 100; the single "Fool for Your Loving", which the band wrote for B. B. King, made No. 13 in the UK single charts and No. 53 in the US, the title track hit No. 43 in the UK charts. The Ready an' Willing tour included the Saturday night headline appearance at the 1980 Reading Festival, the highlights of which were broadcast by BBC Radio 1 in the UK. While still unknown in the US, the modest success of Ready an' Willing helped Whitesnake increase awareness there as an opening act for established bands such as Jethro Tull and AC/DC; the band released Live... In the Heart of the City, which contained recordings made in 1978 and 1980 at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, achieved a No. 5 ranking in the UK album charts. In 1981 the band recorded the album Come an' Get It, which climbed to No. 2 in the UK album charts and produced the Top 20 hit "Don't Break My Heart Again" and the Top 40 hit "Would I Lie to You".
During 1982 Coverdale took time off to look after his sick daughter and decided to put Whitesnake on hold. When David Coverdale returned to music, he reformed the band, after the recording of the album Saints & Sinners replaced Bernie Marsden, Ian Paice, bass player Neil Murray with Mel Galley from Trapeze, bassist Colin Hodgkinson, Cozy Powell as the new drummer. Saints & Sinners was another Top 10 UK album and contained the hit "Here I Go Again", with Malcolm Birch from Chesterfield-based band Pegasus on keyboards; the new lineup toured in 1982–83 and headlined the Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington UK in August 1983, the single "Guilty of Love" reached No. 31 in the UK singles chart. In late 1983, the band recorded Slide It In, released in Europe in early 1984, it was the band's fourth top 10 album in their native UK, peaking at number 9. At this time, the band secured a major US deal with the Geffen label. Slide It In drew mixed reviews, the negatives focusing on its "flat" mix.
While a personnel change saw the touring band replace Moody with former Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes, plus the return of bassist Neil Murray in place of Hodgkinson, producer David Geffen insisted that the album be remixed for the US release. In addition to the remix and Murray re-recorded the l
FireHouse is an American rock band formed in Richmond, Virginia before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina where they were signed to Epic Records in 1989. The band reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singles like "Reach for the Sky", "Don't Treat Me Bad" and "All She Wrote", as well as their signature power ballads "I Live My Life for You", "Love of a Lifetime" and "When I Look Into Your Eyes". At the American Music Awards of 1992, FireHouse won the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist, they were chosen over Alice in Chains. As the 1990s progressed, the band remained popular in Asia in countries like Japan, India, Philippines and Singapore, they maintained popularity in South America and Europe. FireHouse continued to release new material throughout the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, most of which has charted in Japan; the band has continued to tour internationally as of 2007, having participated twice in the annual Rock Never Stops Tour with other bands of the 1980s.
FireHouse is estimated to have sold over 7 million albums worldwide since their debut. Composed of vocalist/keyboardist C. J. Snare, guitarist Bill Leverty, drummer Michael Foster, bassist Perry Richardson, the band has maintained its original members with the exception of Richardson, who departed in 2000. Richardson was replaced two times before current bassist Allen McKenzie was given the position in 2004; the history of FireHouse can be traced back to 1984, when Leverty's band White Heat needed a drummer. After over 20 auditions, current FireHouse drummer Michael Foster answered the ad and when Leverty was impressed by his skill, he hired him; when the band wasn't on tour and Foster would visit rock clubs, it was at one of these clubs where they caught sight of a band called Maxx Warrior. Singing for the band was C. J. Snare, the band's bassist was Perry Richardson. Leverty and Foster were impressed with Snare's vocal ability, became determined to unite the bands; as soon as Maxx Warrior broke up, Leverty sent Snare some of his songs and asked him to sing on his tape.
Foster and Leverty were again impressed, so they brought Snare in to be the band's lead singer for a show in Virginia several weeks later. The three-member group took their tape to Perry Richardson, the ex-bassist for Maxx Warrior, who said he liked it but had made a six-month commitment to the band that he was a member of at the time; when the commitment was fulfilled and his new bandmates moved to Charlotte, North Carolina and began recording demos in Leverty's bedroom. The band would play hotel shows at night to earn income. Since Leverty and Foster's band name of White Heat was trademarked, the band chose FireHouse instead. In December 1989, Michael Caplan of Epic Records flew to Charlotte, NC to see a FireHouse show, told the band following the performance that they were ready for a record deal; the band went into the studio with David Prater as producer. Prater, who produced bands such as Dream Theater and having drummed with Santana, produced the band's first two albums; the band's self-titled debut in 1990, FireHouse, was met with much critical acclaim.
The band won the American Music Award for Best New Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Band of 1991, Metal Edge Magazine's Best New Band of 1991, Young Guitar Magazine's Best Newcomer of 1991, Music Life Magazine's reader's pop poll Best Newcomer of the Year 1992. The band's first album sold over two million copies in the United States, was certified double platinum by the RIAA; the band's third and most successful single, "Love of a Lifetime," reached No. 3 selling over 500,000 copies. Other singles charted including the harder-rocking "Don't Treat Me Bad" at No. 14. The first single from the album, "Shake & Tumble" enjoyed success on the radio and brought attention to the band, but it failed to chart on the Pop charts, although it did at Metal radio; the album went on to become certified Gold in Canada and Japan. The band followed their impressive debut with Hold Your Fire in 1992. Although not as successful as its predecessor due to the recent explosion of Grunge and Alternative rock, Hold Your Fire produced three more hit singles and was certified Gold in the USA.
To date, Hold Your Fire has soundscanned over 873,000 copies in the United States alone. It is estimated that the RIAA will certify Hold Your Fire as platinum in 2008. Singles from Hold Your Fire included "Sleeping with You," "Reach for the Sky," and the ballad "When I Look Into Your Eyes." The latter single became a Top 10 hit in the United States. For the band's third album, aptly titled 3, they changed producers. Ron Nevison, who had served as producer for Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Europe and many other groups, produced this album. While the band's success had waned in the United States by 3's release in 1995, the album brought them more success overseas than before, it was certified Gold in several Asian countries, giving the band an opportunity to tour in countries like India and Thailand. The lead single from the album, "I Live My Life for You," was the band's third Top 20 ballad in the United States. Snare remarked that despite drastic changes in the industry, FireHouse was the only band of its genre that managed to have a Top 20 hit as late as 1995, without having to make drastic changes to their sound.
3's follow-up, Good Acoustics, was a collection of acoustic arrangements of several of their greatest hits, as well as four new songs. Good Acoustics, produced by the band's guitarist Bill Leverty, went Gold in six countries around the world including Malaysia and the Philippines. Tracks "In Your Perfect World," "You Are My Religion," and "Love Don't Care" became hits in many Asian cou
William Emanuel Cobham Jr. is a Panamanian-American jazz drummer who came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. According to AllMusic's reviewer, Cobham is "generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer", he was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013. Born in Colón, Cobham moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York, when he was three, his father played piano on weekends. Cobham joined his father four years later; when he was fourteen, he got his first drum kit as a gift after being accepted to The High School of Music & Art in New York City. He was drafted in 1965, for the next three years he played with a U. S. Army band. After his discharge, he became a member of Horace Silver's quintet, he played an early model electric drum kit given to him by Tama Drums. He was a house drummer for Atlantic Records and a session musician for CTI and Kudu, appearing on the albums White Rabbit by George Benson, Sunflower by Milt Jackson, Soul Box by Grover Washington Jr.
Cobham started the jazz rock group Dreams with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie. He moved further into jazz fusion when he toured with Miles Davis and recorded Davis's albums Bitches Brew and A Tribute to Jack Johnson. In 1971, he and guitarist John McLaughlin left Davis to start the Mahavishnu Orchestra, another group that fused rock and jazz. Cobham toured extensively from 1971 to 1973 with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, which released two studio albums, The Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire, one live album, Between Nothingness & Eternity; the studio versions of songs on the live album were released on The Lost Trident Sessions. Cobham's debut album, surprised him and his record company when it reached No. 1 on the Billboard magazine Jazz Albums chart and No. 26 on the Top 200 Albums chart. In 1980, he worked with Jack Bruce in Jack Bruce & Friends. On October 30, 1980, he joined the Grateful Dead during the band's concert at Radio City Music Hall, he performed a long drum solo session with the band's two percussionists, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart known as the Rhythm Devils.
In 1981, Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie was formed with Michał Urbaniak on violin and EWI, Gil Goldstein on piano, Tim Landers on bass, Mike Stern on guitar. Dean Brown replaced Stern. Glass Menagerie released two albums for Elektra Musician. In 1984, he played in the band Bobby and the Midnites, a side project for Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, with Bobby Cochran and Kenny Gradney, recorded the album Where the Beat Meets the Street. In 1994, he joined an all-star cast Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and the results appeared on the album Stanley Clarke, Larry Carlton, Billy Cobham and Deron Johnson Live at the Greek; the concert was predominantly Clarke's music. In 2006, Cobham released Drum'n' Voice 2, a return to the 1970s jazz-funk sound, with guests including Brian Auger, Guy Barker, Jeff Berlin, Frank Gambale, Jan Hammer, Mike Lindup, Buddy Miles, Dominic Miller, Airto Moreira, John Patitucci, the band Novecento; the album was arranged by Pino and Lino Nicolosi for Nicolosi Productions. In 2009, he released Drum'n Voice 3.
Guests included Alex Acuña, Brian Auger, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Bob Mintzer, John Scofield, Gino Vannelli. In December 2011, Cobham began teaching drums online at the Billy Cobham School of Drums, a school in the ArtistWorks Drum Academy. Cobham moved to Switzerland in 1985. Many musicians have cited Cobham as an influence, including Kenny Aronoff, Steve Arrington, Ranjit Barot, Danny Carey, Jimmy Chamberlin, Dennis Chambers, Brann Dailor, Matt Garstka, Chris Hornbrook, Thomas Lang, Mac McNeilly, OM, Chris Pennie Mike Portnoy, Thomas Pridgen, Bill Stevenson, Jon Theodore, Tony Thompson. In addition, other musicians have been quoted expressing admiration for his work, including Steven Wilson, Dave Bainbridge. 1973 – Spectrum 1974 – Crosswinds 1974 – Total Eclipse 1975 – Shabazz 1975 – A Funky Thide of Sings 1976 – Life & Times 1976 – Billy Cobham / George Duke: Live on Tour in Europe 1977 – Magic 1978 – Inner Conflicts 1978 – Simplicity of Expression: Depth of Thought 1979 – BC 1980 – Flight Time 1981 – Stratus 1982 – Observations & Reflections 1983 – Smokin' 1985 – Warning 1986 – Powerplay 1987 – Picture This 1992 – By Design 1994 – The Traveler 1996 – Nordic 1998 – Focused 1999 – Off Color 2000 – North by Northwest 2001 – Drum & Voice 1Nicolosi Productions 2002 – Culture Mix 2003 – The Art of Three 2006 – Art of Four 2006 – Drum & Voice - Vol.2.
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Sir Reginald Victor Wilson KBE was an Australian businessman and politician. Wilson was born in Adelaide, South Australia and educated at Riverton and Whinham College, North Adelaide, he bought a store at Broken Hill, New South Wales in 1898 and he married Lily May Suckling in February 1901. He was elected an alderman of the City of Broken Hill in 1908, but moved to Adelaide in 1909, he was mayor of the Corporate Town of St Peters in 1916 and 1917. Wilson ran unsuccessfully for the South Australian Legislative Assembly seats of Torrens in 1912 and East Torrens in 1918, but was elected to the Australian Senate as a nominee of the Farmers and Settlers' Association to the composite Nationalist Party of Australia ticket at the 1919 election. From 1923 to 1925, he was an honorary minister in the Bruce-Page government with some responsibility for health and immigration. In March 1923, Stanley Bruce put him in charge of organising the Australian pavilion for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, aimed at stimulating immigration to Australia, promoting foreign investment and developing markets for Australian produce.
In London, he sought to negotiate an immigration agreement with the United Kingdom. He negotiated a reciprocal trade agreement with Canada, which still gives some preferences for cars and car parts. Wilson returned to Australia in June 1924 and was appointed Minister for Markets and Migration in January 1925. Although he had joined the Country Party, he refused to attend its parliamentary meetings and he refused to nominate for its pre-selection at the 1925 election on the basis that pre-selection should be automatic for ministers; as a result, the South Australian Country Party refused to endorse him and with Bruce's support, he gained only fourth place on the non-Labor ticket for the Senate and, as a result, failed to be re-elected. Wilson moved to Sydney in the late 1920s, he was president of the Motion Picture Distributors' Association from 1927 to 1939 and was accused of favouring American over Australian and British films. He died in his house in the Sydney suburb of Neutral Bay, survived by two daughters.
Wilson was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1926
Shawn Drover is a Canadian musician, best known for his work with the American heavy metal band Megadeth. He began playing the drums at the age of 13. In 1993 he founded the Canadian power metal band, with his brother Glen, he uses Sabian cymbals and Yamaha drums, Pro-mark drum sticks, Toca Percussion, Evans Drumheads and Extreme Isolation headphones. After ten years in Megadeth, Drover announced his departure from the band on November 25, 2014, the same day that guitarist Chris Broderick left the band; the pair formed the extreme metal supergroup Act of Defiance together in late 2014. While in rehearsal for "Blackmail The Universe Tour" in October 2004, six days before the first show, Shawn replaced newly returned drummer Nick Menza in thrash metal band Megadeth, unable to prepare for the physical demands of a full US tour. Shawn has been playing guitar since 1980, which he learned from watching his brother, Glen Drover play. Shawn wrote most of the music for all 6 Eidolon records as well as all of the lyrics for all Eidolon records except "The Parallel Otherworld".
He was playing guitar during Megadeth's "Blackmail The Universe Tour" in Japan. Shawn and his brother Glen Drover switched instruments playing "Paranoid" and the second half of "Peace Sells". Glen sat at the drums, Shawn played the guitar, during Gigantour show in Toronto on September 3, 2005. Shawn co-wrote the Grammy Nominated song "Head Crusher" from 2009's Endgame, as well as "Built for War" from 2013's Super Collider. While on the Gigantour in 2005, Shawn became the third Megadeth guitarist on stage during "Peace Sells" while Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater played the drums. Shawn did one solo of the song; the night after the statements were released that Shawn's brother Glen had quit Megadeth and Glen recommended Chris Broderick as a possible replacement. Shawn proceeded to show Dave a video of Chris playing both classical and electric guitar. Dave was won over and soon managed to get in contact with Chris. Two weeks Broderick was declared the new guitarist for Megadeth; as opposed to many drummers, who cross over their sticks to play the hi-hat with their right hand and snare with their left hand, Shawn instead keeps time with his left hand, keeps a ride cymbal on the left side of his set, relegates his right hand for snare drum hits.
Although the role of each hand is reversed. This is known as "Open handed drumming". Shawn Drover is himself left-handed; as of 2015, Shawn Drover was Megadeth's longest-serving drummer, having been a member of the band for just over 10 years, had the third-longest tenure in the band after only bass guitarist David Ellefson and guitarist and frontman Dave Mustaine. On November 25, 2014 Drover announced his departure from Megadeth, wanting to pursue his own musical interests. Following his departure from Megadeth, Drover teamed up with Chris Broderick, who left Megadeth the same day as him, to form Act of Defiance with vocalist Henry Derek and bassist Matt Bachand, he resides near, has a wife, a daughter, a son, grandson. On May 5, the same date as his birthday, 2010, his first grandson was born. Shawn is College Football, his favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is a huge NHL fan citing favorite teams such as the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburg Penguins, the Calgary Flames.
Shawn is an avid golfer as well, participates in several charitable golf events each year. Shawn Drover endorses Yamaha Drums, Evans Drumheads, Toca percussion, Extreme Isolation headphones and Pro-Mark Drumsticks; the "MegaKit" used on tours from 2004 through 2010 was manufactured by Ferguson Fabrication out of Tempe, Arizona. The structure was redesigned making the cage lighter and easier to assemble. Shawn from October 2006 to February 2014 endorsed the DDRUM maple kit and electronic DDRUM triggers with Sabian cymbals. Eidolon Megadeth Act of Defiance Zero Hour Seven Spirits Nightmare World Hallowed Apparition Coma Nation Apostles of Defiance The Parallel Otherworld Arsenal of Megadeth That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires United Abominations Endgame Rust in Peace Live The Big Four: Live from Sofia, Bulgaria Thirteen Super Collider Countdown to Extinction: Live Birth and the Burial Old Scars, News Wounds http://www.megadeth.com/ – Image