UFO Mogg still misses Way
Change the set: Mogg with UFO
UFO frontman Phil Mogg still misses Pete Way – but says it’s not possible for them to work together.
The bassist bowed out of the band after a series of health problems which are in part due to his hard-living lifestyle.
And even though Mogg would love to have him back, he doesn’t think it will happen.
The vocalist says in Classic Rock No179, on sale now: “We’ve not spoken in a while and I often wonder what he’s up to. There are some things about him that I really miss, such as his outlook on life.
“But he’s on such a disruptive course, having him around doesn’t work like it used to.”
UFO hit the road again in the spring, and Mogg says fans can expect a slightly different live show this time round.
“There’s been feedback from people saying we play the same songs each year, so this time we’ll be adding a lick of paint to the setlist,” he reports.
And Mogg may have a slightly different attitude to his personal performance after an incident at a London show, where he told two fans: “If you say that one more time I’m likely to get off this stage and deal with you.”
He admits: “I remember thinking, ‘Whoops!’ I was definitely pushing my luck a bit there. I enjoy the banter – but offering members of the audience out is always dangerous.”
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