Can a record change your life?

“Can you believe we are really here?” That was our theme throughout our European adventure. “Can you believe we are in this hotel room with Paul Size?” “Can you believe we are watching ZZ Top in this tennis area?” “Can you believe we are in the middle-of-nowhere, England?” “Can you believe we are in theContinue reading “Can a record change your life?”

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

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”

Red Devils & ZZ Top fans: Welcome to

For ZZ Top fans and those just discovering The Red Devils for the first time, we’re glad you could make it to What took you so long? We’ve been here since 2009, cataloging the music and stories of The Red Devils and the late, great Lester Butler. Wander around and find rare music, videosContinue reading “Red Devils & ZZ Top fans: Welcome to”

Billy F. Gibbons touts The Red Devils on eve of tour

It’s getting real people. The Red Devils first show of 20 will be starting in just a few hours. Billy F. Gibbons has all the details on his site with the release “The Return of The Red Devils.” We are looking forward to getting out to shows later this month … keep watching NoFightin.comContinue reading “Billy F. Gibbons touts The Red Devils on eve of tour”

The Red Devils return with first new album in 25 years

Moments ago, Mike Flanigin on Instagram posted a pic of “Return of The Red Devils,” the band’s first album since their debut “King King” 25 years ago. (Skipping the 1994 “Blackwater Roll” EP.) The post confirms what has heard over the past several weeks: That the band would have a new disc for saleContinue reading “The Red Devils return with first new album in 25 years”

New date(s) added: Red Devils July 2017 calendar

UPDATED JULY 4: One more added: July 27 at Enler Delta Blues Club in Comber, Ireland. UPDATED JULY 1: The Red Devils have filled in July 16 with a gig at Das Hobo — the Hobo Jazz Bar — in Hildesheim, Germany. Big Pete confirmed that one with Friday, and we have updated this post. IContinue reading “New date(s) added: Red Devils July 2017 calendar”