The energy and hard, fast style that made Eddie & The Hot Rods one of the most exciting bands of the punk era has never really felt dated or gone out of style, and they continue that trend on new album, Guardians Of The Legacy.
One of the most highly influential and recognizable names from the English rock scene, Eddie & The Hot Rods continue to wow audiences all over the world. Although often categorized as one of the founding fathers of the punk era, they were simply interested in playing loud, in your face rock ‘n’ roll rather than bad mouthing the queen, or fermenting anarchy. The energy that made Eddie & The Hot Rods one of the most exciting bands of the era has never really dated or gone out of style and for the past 23 years, the band have regularly toured worldwide, as well as writing and releasing new music.
The legendary pub rock band from Essex was founded in 1975 and are best known for their 1977 UK top ten hit, "Do Anything You Wanna Do." Released under the shortened name Rods, the song has been covered by artists as wide-ranging as Manfred Mann's Earth Band and Hanoi Rocks’ Michael Monroe. The group broke up in 1985 but reformed in 1996. Tragically, in October 2019 came the awful news that founder member Barrie Masters had passed away at the age of only 63 after a legendary career at the sharp end of the band. Decisions about the band’s future hung in the balance but with huge support from their fans and a never-failing desire to get out there and make some noise, the band decided to continue.
Now fronted by their former bassist Ian “Dipster” Dean on vocals, with Simon Bowley on drums and Richard Holgarth on guitar, this line up has been the core of Eddie & The Hot Rods for the last couple of decades. Joined by bassist Mic Stoner and with a new era ahead, they began to write songs for a new album and by 2022, Guardians Of The Legacy was complete.
“To those who have followed the band for the last 40 years or so, thank you. We are all guardians of the legacy and we hope you will join us on our journey to the new frontier...” – Eddie & the Hot Rods