The current lineup of UFO — Phil Mogg (vocals),Pete Way (bass),Vinnie Moore (guitar),Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, to be kept in the tradition of their legendary live album "Strangers In The Night" (1979).
UFO are scheduled to record the whole Pumpwerk show, turning up with a serious contingent of camera crew and heaps of technical equipment. Not only will they perform their greatest hits, but also tracks from their current release, "You Are Here". The show promises to be a memorable occasion, enhanced by a stage design created especially for the night, plus an extravagant light show.
The gig will be the culmination of the UFO tour that is due to continue until the end of May.
The three original band members — Phil Mogg (vocals),Pete Way (bass) and Paul Raymond (keyboards) — were joined by Jason Bonham just over a year ago. Bonham, son of the legendary LED ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham, already earned gold as a songwriter and drummer with his own band in 1990. Having played with Paul Rodgers (ex-FREE, BAD COMPANY),Slash (GUNS N' ROSES),Ritchie Sambora (BON JOVI) and Jeff Beck, he was enlisted by the three ZEPPELIN survivors, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, for a tribute show to celebrate their record company's anniversary. UFO are Bonham's latest musical challenge and live up to his powerful drum style.
The current UFO line-up is rounded off by the exceptional guitarist Vinnie Moore. The American is a guitar hero in the classic sense: his intricate style, a successful mix of rock, progressive elements, blues and fusion, delighted mass audiences on his 1987 solo debut, "Mind's Eye". Moore, who was discovered by Mike Varney's talent works, Shrapnel Records, sold over 100,000 copies of "Mind's Eye". Six more solo albums have followed, and his guest appearance on ALICE COOPER's "Hey Stoopid" in the early Nineties caused an international stir. Playing with UFO, he has come face to face with his own idols.