Onstage with The Red Devils and Zach Zunis at the Paradiso, 1993

Thanks to Harold Schreuder in Holland, we have some “new ” looks at The Red Devils in 1993 to share. Harold tells us that he saw the band a few times that year, including meeting The Red Devils (with Zach Zunis replacing Paul Size) at their Nov. 29, 1993, performance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam,Continue reading “Onstage with The Red Devils and Zach Zunis at the Paradiso, 1993”

11 favorite moments on ‘King King’

Having lived with “King King” for the last 28 years, I believe I know this record better than any other I’ve heard. It gets at least one annual “I’m obsessed with this” turn in the car or earbuds, not to mention all of the other times it crops up on various playlists. We all haveContinue reading “11 favorite moments on ‘King King’”

Rick Rubin: ‘I hope Mick Jagger/Red Devils comes out’

With the recent reissue of Mick Jagger’s four solo albums on 180 gram vinyl, it’s time again for everyone to lament that the Mick Jagger/Red Devils 1992 blues sessions have still not been issued officially. Everyone including Jagger’s producer. “It’s incredible, (but) it’s up to Mick,” Rick Rubin said in an Ultimate Classic Rock storyContinue reading “Rick Rubin: ‘I hope Mick Jagger/Red Devils comes out’”

The Devils behind Jagger’s ‘great lost album’

The greatest music never sold. The greatest album you’ll never hear. The greatest band you’ve never heard. Add “The Great Lost Jagger Album” to the retellings of The Red Devils’ ill-fated 1992 blues recordings with Mick Jagger. That’s the story inside the special Jagger “collector’s edition” of Rolling Stone magazine, out on U.S. newsstands thisContinue reading “The Devils behind Jagger’s ‘great lost album’”

Chasing the Devils’ Tale: Tour dispatches from Europe (parts 1-7)

Nofightin.com is following The Red Devils on tour through Europe, whether they like it or not. Come here for our dispatches from every show as we go. Words and others by J.J. Perry; tour photography by Tina Hanagan ZZ ROOFTOP (Show 1: Stimmen Festival, Lorrach, Germany 21.7.17) I wrote about The Red Devils show earlier.Continue reading “Chasing the Devils’ Tale: Tour dispatches from Europe (parts 1-7)”

Red Devils launch social media channels 

Back in 1992, bands still sent out hardcopy press kits with black-and-white 8-by-10 band photos. There were no “event pages,” “likes and shares,” text alerts or even cellphones or the internet for most of us. Without a record label, marketing team or management, The Red Devils have been putting together their 2017 tour and promotionContinue reading “Red Devils launch social media channels “

Bluefunk, Borderline shows will close Red Devils tour

We are in the last week of Red Devils reunion shows, and everything winds down with two club dates. These will be can’t-miss shows for hardcore fans: Not only will the band be able to stretch out in longer sets, but they will certainly be amped up for their return to clubs. Besides, who knowsContinue reading “Bluefunk, Borderline shows will close Red Devils tour”

First look: “Return of The Red Devils”

When is a CD review not a CD review? When you don’t have a CD player on your European trip. That’s us with the new tour disc “Return of The Red Devils” (BPRDCD1-2017). We have the album, but nothing to play it on. That technicality won’t stop this first-look review from happening. The disc wasContinue reading “First look: “Return of The Red Devils””

25 years on, the Devils’ power remains

[words: J.J. Perry; all photographs by Tina Hanagan] An evening rain Friday cooled and soaked the thousands waiting in line for the Stimmen Festival in Lorrach, Germany. The crowd was patient under ponchos and umbrellas and canopies on Lorrach’s historic streets, waiting in line to get into the marketplace stage area. But we couldn’t helpContinue reading “25 years on, the Devils’ power remains”