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’”

Eyewitness: Blue Shadows “deadly serious” at the King King

Some of the best stories about The Red Devils come from the people who watched it all go down. Kevin Shattuck was there for Genesis 1: The Blue Shadows 1988 at the King King club.

Classic Rock: Finding the real story in the grooves

With Classic Rock 195 now out in the U.S. — the U.K. Queen cover replaced by Slash — The Red Devils’ story is being read by more people than ever before. Seeing high praise from Billy Gibbons and Rick Rubin, not to mention the Mick Jagger and Johnny Cash connections, it is hard to fathom theContinue reading “Classic Rock: Finding the real story in the grooves”

Classic Rock: Fear and loathing in The Red Devils

From their amazing music to the devastating effects of drugs, The Red Devils’ story is told this month in a compelling piece by writer Paul Rees in the new issue of Classic Rock Magazine. Issue #195, with Queen on the cover, is out in the UK and in digital editions now. Rees has done aContinue reading “Classic Rock: Fear and loathing in The Red Devils”

‘King King’: There’s only one

I’ve been thinking a lot about “King King” the last few weeks, what makes it special in a way other albums — of any genre — rarely are. The success of The Red Devils and the “King King” album come down to three things, very simple but so elusive. It’s those five guys (plus one onContinue reading “‘King King’: There’s only one”

1992: Red Devils find the Size that fits

Very nice article from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the early days of Paul Size in the band. RED DEVILS FIND THE SIZE THAT FITS by Dave Ferman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Sept. 11, 1992 Texas-born blues guitarist Paul Size readily will admit that he’s been real lucky so far in his musical career. Born in DallasContinue reading “1992: Red Devils find the Size that fits”

The death of Def, 1993

A couple of articles in the Los Angeles Times give a little detail of the “Ciao Def” party Aug. 27, 1993, which featured The Red Devils as entertainment at the “funeral.” And with the funeral, Rubin’s Def American became American Recordings . (“King King” was issued as Def American 9 26795-2 and American 65660.) [EDIT:Continue reading “The death of Def, 1993”