Quo Kiss And Make Up With Former Bassist
Status Quo’s Francis Rossi and former bassist Alan Lancaster have been reconciled while the band were in Sydney on their latest Australian tour. The two met and buried the hatchet, with Lancaster even attending the show at Hordern Pavilion and signing autographs for fans.
Words: Tim Baker
Remaining tight-lipped, Rossi attempted to explain the situation: “We had a fuckwit of a manager and at some point I think Alan realised: ‘Hang on, I’ve been had here.’ It was just great seeing him and catching up.”
Lancaster, who left Quo in 1985, echoed the sentiment, insisting it was a “private and personal meeting” and like “we’d never parted company”.
“It was also the same with Rick (Parfitt), when he came over and chatted with us,” added Lancaster. “But as I say, although our get-together was extremely warm and amiable, it was, and is personal.”
While the three are back on friendly terms it’s unlikely we’ll see any future reunion, with Quo continuing as normal and Lancaster busy with charity events and overseeing the activities of his son’s band The Presence.
“I was thinking about that (collaborating with Lancaster) last night and I don’t know what it means for the band,” said Rossi.
“As far as the current band is concerned: it’s irrelevant,” added Lancaster. “Status Quo will, as they are, continue to do their thing. The most important thing is that our relationship has been reinstated, and we basically have the same camaraderie and spirit as was in the early days. There is no other ‘hidden meaning’ that should be construed. We are just pleased our personal relationship is back on track.”
Francis Rossi embarks on a solo tour in May. Go here for the dates.