Thursday 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Bells and holly
The magic of Christmas is once again upon us and what a great year we've had in FM-land. We've now done Download Festival two years running, Graspop in Belgium, Sweden Rock and the very picturesque Rock The Nation Loreley Festival in Germany. We revisited Holland, Portugal, the Republic Of and Northern Ireland. We even managed to finally play our first show in Spain (25 years of planning finally pays off). We had the honour at some of the afore-mentioned shows of playing with the legends that are Thin Lizzy, Journey and Foreigner to name just a few.

The follow-up to METROPOLIS is well under way and we will be busy finishing it off in the early months of 2012. Live-wise, in the first part of next year we have the Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness in January to look forward to plus of course our Indiscreet 25 Live shows in March.  Just the thought of it all has us buzzing with anticipation!

There are many, many people who have helped us in making 2011 such a successful year. You know who you are and we really appreciate all your hard work above and beyond the call of duty. Respect to one and all.

Once again though, extra-special thanks goes out for all the support, encouragement, affection and love shown to us by you, our loyal fans. We're truly blessed. We do this for you and we love doing it, thanks doesn't really begin to express our gratitude.

We hope you share the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends. May your 2012 be filled with light, love, laughter, health and peace.

Merry Christmas to you one and all!

Pete, Steve, Merv, Jem and Jim xxx

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Deborah Bonham Band added to line-up for Manchester Academy 2

FM - Indiscreet 25 Live Anniversary tour dates

We're pleased to confirm that in addition to playing our Shepherd's Bush Empire show, Deborah Bonham Band will now also be opening proceedings at our Manchester Academy 2 show on Friday 9th March 2012.   

Romeo's Daughter are playing at all three shows.

March 08 2012 - Glasgow Cathouse -
March 09 2012 - Manchester Academy 2 -
March 10 2012 - London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire -

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Manchester Indiscreet 25 Live show moved to Academy 2

FM - Indiscreet 25 Live

Due to the demand for tickets our Indiscreet 25 Live show in Manchester with Special Guests Romeo's Daughter on Friday 9th March has been moved up to the larger Academy 2.

Thanks for your support everyone, we can't wait to see you in March.

March 08 2012 - Glasgow Cathouse -
March 09 2012 - Manchester Academy 2 -
March 10 2012 - London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire -

Monday 12 December 2011

Competiton Winners - Indiscreet 25Live Competition 2

Well done to all the prizewinners in the 2nd of our Indiscreet 25 Live competitions -

Lee Giles.
Steve Stewart.
Rich Manley.
Steve Fortey.
Andrew Ashbridge.

Prizes will be sent out this week. Thanks to all who entered.

Thursday 1 December 2011

Special Guests for Indiscreet 25 Live shows confirmed

FM - Indiscreet 25 Live

We're delighted to announce Romeo's Daughter and Deborah Bonham Band as Special Guests for our Indiscreet 25 Live shows next March.

Romeo's Daughter will be appearing at all 3 shows, with Deborah Bonham Band opening at the London show only.

Indiscreet 25th Anniversary live dates:
March 08 2012 - Glasgow Cathouse -
March 09 2012 - Manchester Academy 3 -
March 10 2012 - London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire -

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Indiscreet 25 Live Competition 2

FM - Indiscreet 25 Live Competition  - Prizes
It’s time for our next Indiscreet 25 Live competition. This time the prizes are all Firefest-related and we trust you’ll agree they’re rather special!

1st Prize: Pete Jupp’s official Firefest 2009 jacket (kindly modelled here by the man himself) plus FM-signed Firefest 2009 programme. The jacket is labelled a size Medium, Pete says a large medium as it fits him quite well.

2nd Prize: Pair of Pete Jupp’s drumsticks from Firefest 2009 plus FM-signed Firefest 2009 programme.

3 x Runners-Up Prizes: FM-signed Firefest 2009 programme.

To enter the competition please go to our Indiscreet 25 Live competitions page.

One entry only per person/email address. Winners will be picked at random from all correct entries received and will be notified by email soon after the closing date.

The closing date for this competition is Wednesday 7th December 2011.

Thursday 17 November 2011

We only work with the best...

Many congratulations from all of us to our agent / co-manager and good friend Steve Strange who was named 'Agent of the Year' at the UK Festival Awards on Tuesday night.  Well deserved!

Monday 14 November 2011

Skegness Rock & Blues Festival - Latest time slots info

Latest info re time slots for the Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness next January -


Friday 27th
7.30 - 8.45: Virgil and the Accelerators
9.15 - 10.30: Roger Chapman
11.00 - 12.15: Barclay James Harvest
Saturday 28th
7.00 - 8.15: Deborah Bonham
8.45 - 10.00: Argent
10.30 - 12.00: Wishbone Ash featuring Martin Turner
Sunday 29th
7.00 - 8.30: Skinny Molly Featuring ex-Lynyrd Skynyrd members
9.00 -10.30: FM
11.00 - 12.00: Crucified Barbara

BLUES STAGE (Downstairs)

Friday 27th
7.30 - 8.45: tba
9.15 - 10.30: John Verity Band
11.00 - 12.30: Krissy Mathews

Saturday 28th
12.30 - 1.30: Animals and Friends
2.00 - 3.00: Steve Gibbons Band
3.30 - 4.30: Stealer Featuring Paul Wright
7.00 - 8.15: Larry Miller Band
8.45 - 10.00: Jimmy Walker American Blues Legend
10.30 - 12.00: The Stumble

Sunday 29th
12.30 - 1.30: Steve Rogers (son of Paul Rogers Bad Company/Free)
2.00 - 3.00: Giles Robson & the Dirty Aces
3.30 - 4.30: Band Of Friends featuring Gerry McEvoy and Ted McKenna
7.30 - 8.45: The Hamsters Farewell concert
9.15 - 10.30: Dr Feelgood
11.00 - 12.30: Mud Morganfield 

More info on the line-up and weekend tickets can be found on the Big Weekends site.

Tuesday 8 November 2011

New interviews with Pete & Merv online

Merv's interview with Sakis of Rock Pages Greece can be read on the Rock Pages site.

Pete recently had a chat with Barry for Mayfair Mall Ezine, scroll down to the 'Interviews' section on their homepage.

Wednesday 26 October 2011

Have your say on our setlist...

FM setlist song vote poll

We'll be going out on the road again in 2012 and we want you to help us decide the setlist for our shows.  Do you have a favourite FM song you wish we would play live?  Now's your chance to have your say!

We've given this careful thought and have chosen 11 songs.  Please select your 1st and 2nd choices from these songs and let us know too if you are planning to come to any of the shows we have announced.

We want to hear from everyone, wherever you are and whether you are able to come to our shows or not, so please click here to send us your vote!

Voting closes Friday 11th November 2011.

Monday 17 October 2011

Indiscreet 25 Live goes out on the road...

FM - Indiscreet 25 Live - Tour Dates

We are excited to announce that we will be taking INDISCREET out on the road in 2012, continuing our celebrations for the 25th Anniversary of its release.  Yes, for the first time ever we will be performing our debut album live on stage in its entirety as part of a full concert. 

Confirmed dates are:
March 08 2012 - Glasgow Cathouse
March 09 2012 - Manchester Academy 3
March 10 2012 - London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

All tickets go on general sale Friday October 21st.  Please see our Live page for booking info for these dates.

*Tickets for our London show will be available on O2 Priority pre-sale from 9am Wednesday October 19th on the O2 Priority site.

Thursday 6 October 2011

FM Special on Get Ready To Rock Radio this Sunday

Steve and Jim met up with David Randall of Get Ready To Rock Radio this week for a chat about INDISCREET and the 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Tune in to the FM Special this Sunday October 9th 6-9pm UK time at Get Ready To Rock Radio.

Friday 30 September 2011

"That Girl" Guitar Tab & ARfm Interview

Steve's interview with Steve Price on ARfm to launch Indiscreet Live 25 has been added to the Audio section of our Media page.

Guitar Tab for "That Girl" has been added to the site, courtesy of Jim K.  You may download the pdf from the Downloads section of our Media page. 

FM Chat Room

First Sunday on the FM Chat coming up this weekend.  All welcome!  Join in from 8pm this Sunday.  Click 'Chat' at

Thursday 22 September 2011

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Video Interview with Pete Jupp for

Last week Pete met up with Mark Taylor and Steve Goldby of Metal Talk for a chat about Indiscreet 25 Live and the year ahead.  You can watch the video on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Classic Rock Presents AOR # 4 on pre-order now

FM - Classic Rock Presents AOR Issue 4 - Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet

Classic Rock Presents AOR Issue 4 is now available to pre-order, featuring Bon Jovi and the making of their classic 1986 album SLIPPERY WHEN WET.  Of course, we were on the road with Bon Jovi in 1986 when they toured the UK to promote SLIPPERY WHEN WET, so we're honoured that Classic Rock Presents AOR asked us to participate in this issue.  We had a great time catching up with Malcolm Dome for the feature.

As a bonus, and to mark the launch of Indiscreet 25 Live, our new acoustic version of "That Girl" from INDISCREET is included on the covermount CD.

Classic Rock Presents AOR # 4 is on sale from September 28th and can be pre-ordered now at Classic Rock AOR # 4.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Indiscreet 25 Live

FM - Indiscreet 25 Live

On September 8th 1986 our first album INDISCREET was released. Recording started in the hedonistic atmosphere of Ibiza and finished in the more earthy surroundings of Wood Green, North London.  Who would have thought back then that in 2010 Planet Rock listeners would vote "Frozen Heart" one of the greatest AOR songs of all time?  25 years have passed but the songs from INDISCREET still hold a special place in all our hearts.

It is only fitting that we mark such an important day in FM history with something special so we're excited to announce the launch of 'Indiscreet 25 Live' - for the next 12 months we'll be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of INDISCREET with competitions and more.  Our dedicated Indiscreet 25 Live page will be the place to congregate for all the latest INDISCREET-related news and to share your memories.  Check out the new page now for more info and a chance to win one of our new Indiscreet 25 Live T-shirts!

Steve Price will be helping us launch the Anniversary celebrations this Sunday, September 11th on his ARfm Rock Show from 6-9pm.  We'll be joining Steve live for a chat so please join us on Sunday at

Thanks everyone for all your support over the last 25 years!


Saturday 27 August 2011

No sleep till Skeggy...

FM - Skegness - Great British Rock & Blues Festival - 29 January 2012

We're very excited to confirm our first date for 2012. We'll be playing at The Great British Rock & Blues Festival on Sunday January 29th. This is a fantastic weekend event taking place at Butlins Skegness and there'll be lots of great acts added to the bill.  Last year's festival saw the likes of Uriah Heep, Girlschool, Sandi Thom, The Quireboys and Larry Miller grace the stage.

Tickets and more info on bands as and when they are announced can be found at the Big Weekends site.

See you there!

Sunday 14 August 2011

Site Update - Merv's Q&A session added to Media page

Merv's Question & Answer session has been added to our "About" section.  Big thanks to everyone who contributed the questions! 

Monday 25 July 2011

Q & A sessions with the band

Merv Goldsworthy Q&A session
It's been quite a while since we last did a Question & Answer session, sorry about that, there's been so much going on!  Anyway, FM stalwart Merv Goldsworthy has kindly volunteered to be the victim err... interrogee this time around.

So get your thinking caps on and email those burning questions for Merv to this address - qanda [at] fmofficial [dot] com.  In the subject line please write "Q&A Merv".  You have till midnight on Saturday 30th July 2011 to get your questions in.  Merv's answers will be published in our "About" section soon after, where you can also find Jim and Jem's Q&A sessions if you haven't already seen them.

Thursday 21 July 2011

Site updates - New T-shirt & Classic Rock Studio Report

FM - European Tour 2011 T-Shirt

Our 2011 European Tour T-shirt is now available in the webshop.  They've been selling like the proverbial hotcakes on tour so if you didn't get to see us out on the road this year don't miss out on owning one of the T-shirts!

We've also uploaded Paul Elliott's FM studio report from Classic Rock Presents AOR #2 for anyone who missed the magazine.  Check it out on our Media page.

Classic Rock AOR issue 2 - FM Studio Report

Thursday 7 July 2011

New issue of Classic Rock Presents AOR on sale now

Classic Rock Presents AOR Issue 3 - reviews of FM at Sweden Rock and Download & Rock For Japan CD

Issue 3 of Classic Rock Presents AOR is on sale now and includes reviews of FM at Sweden Rock and Download plus the Rock For Japan CD.  FM labelmates Romeo's Daughter and Dragstrip are also well represented - there's a Romeo's Daughter feature and Dragstrip track "Thanks For The Memories" is included on the covermount CD, described by Classic Rock as "true transatlantic brilliance".

Classic Rock Presents AOR #3 is available now from all good newsagents and may be ordered online now.

Classic Rock AOR Issue 3 July2011 CD cover

Saturday 2 July 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Lisbon Friday July 1st 2011

 Friday July 1st 2011

7am... the alarm goes off.  I've been waking up periodically all through the night, it's one of those things when you know you have to wake up at a certain time, a bit of a pain but never mind.  So today we're heading to Portugal, Lisbon to be geographically precise.  It's been a while since we played there, probably getting on for 20 years.  We've had some right tear-ups on past trips.  Now we're older, but are we any wiser?  We'll find out in the next 24 hours or so...  Read more...

Tuesday 28 June 2011

Stage times for Lisbon Friday July 1st 2011

19.45 - Doors open

20.30 - 21.00  ALCOOLEMIA

21.20 - 22.40  FM

23.00 - 00.30  D-A-D

Tickets -

Box Office - Tel: 707 234 234 / 00 351 21 794 14 00

Sunday 26 June 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Loreley Saturday June 25th 2011

My eyes open, I see daylight peeking through the curtains. I check the time. It's 7.30am. I try to get back to sleep and doze fitfully until Adrian calls to inform me it's 10am at 9.50am. We meet in a coffee shop and leave Koblenz for Loreley. My satnav has never even heard of the place so we'll have to keep up with the others and go in convoy. After going back and forth over the same bridge a few times we're on our way. Wow, it's so...  Read more...

Saturday 25 June 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Graspop Friday June 24th 2011

FM live at Graspop 24 June 2011. Photo courtesy of Franky Bruyneel at Rock Report
FM live at Graspop 24 June 2011. Photo courtesy of Franky Bruyneel at Rock Report

Oh my Lord is it that time already as Richard's alarm bursts into life at 7am and just to make sure we're definitely awake a chuch bell starts clanging away in sympathy.  Surely it can't be time to get up already.  Last night's male bonding beer-drinking session doesn't seem quite such an inspired idea as it did last night...  Read more...

Friday 24 June 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Kerkrade Thursday June 23rd 2011 Part 2

Thursday June 23rd 2011 continued...

It's weird, we're in Holland and some members of our entourage have all of a sudden seemed to develop a real penchant for coffee.  They keep disappearing off to local coffee shops and come back really happy.  It must be really great coffee over here, I must try some but it seems to give you the munchies.  Talking of food we're up in the catering room waiting for our dinner, a Chinese buffet apparently which sounds absolutely perfect to me.  It makes a change from pizza let me tell you.  The food arrives and it's back of the net time on the Chinese front, very good nosebag, 10/10.  Two hours to showtime so I'd better start considering showertime.  Hold that thought... the Satanic Viking and myself have got an interview first.  Interview taken care of it's time to jump in the old Robin Trower.  I emerge fragrant and squeaky clean...  Read more...

Thursday 23 June 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Kerkrade Thursday June 23rd 2011

Thursday June 23rd 2011

The Story so far...

That pesky alarm goes off at 6.30am, here we go again then.  Tonight we're in the Netherlands, Kerkrade to be exact.  Ablutions over, the cab is booked for 7.10am, got some Euros, Sterling, phone charger, I'm ready to rock and roll.  The cab arrives on time and it's off to pick up Steve and Jim.  We hear on the radio Kew Bridge is closed, that will cause a bit of rush hour chaos and not help us getting onto the M4.  Forewarned, we take a different route and arrive at Terminal 1 right on time and meet Merv.

Adrian has called.  He, along with Jem and Richard, is delayed on the M25 but it's moving slowly.  The four of us head to Costa to await their arrival.  The guys arrive halfway through my coffee and breakfast loaf (original).  Adrian distributes our boarding cards and we go through into departures and security with no dramas.  Into Giraffe for some breakfast proper.  Scrambled eggs on toast and an Americano pour moi and very good it all is.  We check the board to see if we have a gate yet.  No is the answer.  Richard and I head off to the duty-free.  I try some Boss aftershave imaginatively titled "Man".  It must have taken months and probably huge marketing budgets to come up with that one.  Richard mistakenly (so he says) goes for some women's perfume.  So smelling like a couple of old tarts we return to the fold to find...  Read more...

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Rehearsals Wednesday June 22nd 2011

Okey dokey it's the second leg of our European jaunt.  As you can see I'm going to try to blog my way through our trip.  The only thing which may stop me sending them through is getting internet access, I'll do my best, promise.

We're rehearsing up at Kings Langley as per usual.  Steve and Jim meet at mine and we load our respective vehicles.  Oh marvellous!  It's started to lash with rain which only goes to make this overrated task even more tedious.  A last check to make sure we've not forgotten anything and it's off to FM group rock practice.  We arrive at Rhona's Rehearsals to hear Steve Church has been let down by the van hire company.  They delivered the van 2 hours late so he's running behind, poor love.  We have a band but only drums and some guitars, all the rest of the gear is...  Read  more...

Wednesday 22 June 2011

FM Stage times this week

Thursday June 23rd - Rock Temple Kerkrade
Doors open 19.30h 
FM onstage 21.00h

Friday June 24th - Graspop - Main Stage
11.30 - 12.10 FM
13.00 - 13.50 DIO'S DISCIPLES
14.40 - 15.40 FOREIGNER
16.40 - 17.40 JOURNEY
18.40 - 19.45 KORN
20.55 - 22.10 VOLBEAT
23.30 - 01.00 SCORPIONS

Saturday June 25th - Rock The Nation Loreley
FM onstage 15.40h - 16.20h followed by

Diary and Media pages updated

Our Madrid diary has been added to the Diary page and on the Media page you can listen to our chat with Paul Anthony at Download for Download FM / Rock Radio on June 10th 2011.

Friday 17 June 2011

Rock The Nation at Leipzig June 26th has been cancelled

We are sorry to advise that the Rock The Nation festival at Leipzig (rescheduled from Ferropolis) will not now be taking place.  Statement from the organisers -

"ROCK THE NATION - Festival in Leipzig findet nicht statt!
Der für den 25 & 26. Juni geplante Halt der „ROCK THE NATION - Festival Tournee“ in der Leipziger Arena wird leider nicht stattfinden. Der Temin musste aus logistischen, technischen sowie weiteren Gründen abgesagt werden.
Der Veranstalter und alle beteiligten Bands bedauern diese unvorhersehbare Entwicklung. Bereits gekaufte Tickets können bei den Vorverkaufsstellen, wo sie erworben wurden zurückgegeben werden!
Alle weiteren ROCK THE NATION Konzerte in Hannover, Esslingen, Augsburg und auf der Loreley sind von der Absage nicht betroffen und finden wir geplant statt. Für die Konzerte in Esslingen und Augsburg sind nur noch wenige Karten im Vorverkauf erhältlich."


"Rock The Nation – Festival in Leipzig will not be taking place.
The Rock The Nation festival planned for 25th and 26th June in the Leipzig Arena will unfortunately not now be taking place. The show has had to be cancelled for logistical, technical and other reasons. 

The Organisers and all scheduled bands regret this unforeseen development. All purchased tickets may be returned to the advance booking agencies from which they were purchased.

All other Rock The Nation concerts in Hannover, Esslingen, Augsburg and also Loreley are not affected by this cancellation and will take place as scheduled. There are only a few advance tickets left for Esslingen and Augsburg."

Monday 13 June 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Travel day Monday June 13th 2011

It's all Wasser off a duck's back...

Woke about about 8.30am and decided I'd go down and have some breakfast.  Two poached eggs (cooked to perfection) on toast and bacon, a couple of cups of coffee - €10. I wonder what JK would think...  We're meeting at midday in the lobby, dropping off the hire cars and straight to the airport to check in.  We check in using those self-service machines and I swear it takes twice as long.  We're finally good to go and it's off to get something to eat.  I've found some free wi-fi, so a quick post on Twitter so you know we're safe and sound, and check email.  It's a lovely sunny day now in Dublin.  I'm hoping it stays this good here all the rest of the week (find out why later)...   Read more...

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Belfast Sunday June 12th 2011

Sunday June 12th 2011
Woke up not exactly full of the joys of spring, probably due to being full of Budweiser the night before.  We set off about midday, it's just Richard and me travelling together.  The hire car has seen better days, that's for sure, and has an annoying tendency for a "fasten seatbelts" warning to flash on a screen and beep continually even with all the seatbelts fastened.  We arrive at the venue about 2pm, it's another huge arena.  We head into catering and time for some more soup.  I'm not sure what it is but it's another winner, lots of coriander, yummy.  Journey and Foreigner's soundchecks are...  Read more...

Sunday 12 June 2011

FM Tour Diary: Pete's Europe Tour Blog - Dublin O2 Arena - 11 June 2011

Saturday June 11th 2011
Woke up about 8.30am, didn't sleep that well, kept waking up during the night, but feel refreshed.  As we're flying Ryanair again luggage is kept to a minimum to avoid surcharges.  I thought I wasn't bringing any hand luggage until, on leaving the minibus last night Steve asked "Whose is this?" holding up my carry-on case.  Marvellous!  I'm flying with a case containing a toothbrush, toothpaste and a roll-on deodorant.  Now that's what I call travelling light.  I get a call from Adrian, breakfast's included.  Rich and I head down, it's a decent buffet-style affair, splendid.  We walk across the road to the airport terminal.  If you're ever looking for a hotel close to Liverpool Airport, then Hampton by Hilton is the one.  We go straight to security.  Mr Overland goes through and then forgets to pick up his bag containing...  Read more...

Saturday 11 June 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Download Friday June 10th 2011

Friday June 10th 2011
Woke up at about 8am which was a bit annoying to be honest, and dozed fitfully, serenaded by Richard's gentle snores till about 9.30am.  I got up and decided to start the day in a health-conscious manner.  Unfortunately this thought quickly disappeared when I remembered spotting a McDonalds on our arrival last night.  Sausage & Egg McMuffin meal it is then for breakfast.  We leave the hotel at midday.  I'm travelling with Richard and Jo, Jem's keyboard tech.  We've got to do a quick detour into Peterborough to pick up a lead.  No, not one to tether JK when he's off on one - an electrical lead.  Then again if we spot a pet shop a...  Read more...

Friday 10 June 2011

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Sweden Rock Thursday June 9th 2011

Thursday June 9th 2011  
3am the alarm goes off, ah lovely, 2 hours sleep tops.  Into the shower to try to feel at least slightly human before our biggest ever show in Sweden.  The cab arrives on time at 4am and it's off to meet Steve and Jim before heading to LHR Terminal 5 for our 4.40am meet.  Everyone has arrived on time and remembered their passports, splendid.  Through security, quick breakfast and onto the BA flight which leaves nicely on time.  We're flying into Copenhagen as it's the nearest airport to the Sweden Rock site.  All the luggage arrives, we're good to go.  As we come into the arrivals lounge we're met by two fans who have...  Read more...

Pete's Euro Tour Blog - Rehearsals Wednesday June 8th 2011

Wednesday June 8th 
Rehearsal day.  I spend the morning trying to fathom what to pack in which bag.  I need hand luggage for Sweden and a bag for the rest of the shows which goes in the truck which will meet us on our return from Sweden.  Steve gets to mine about 1.30pm and we load up the vehicles in the rain and head off to Kings Langley.  We set up at our usual snail's pace, Jem arrives directly from Gatwick after his holiday in ...  Read more...

Thursday 9 June 2011

FM on Steve Price show Saturday 11 June 6pm-9pm

We'll be chatting with Steve Price on his ARfm show just after our set in Dublin with Journey and Foreigner on Saturday.  Tune in 6pm - 9pm.

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Exclusive FM competition coming up VERY soon!

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Upcoming stage times...

Sweden Rock tomorrow June 9th - FM on Zeppelin Stage at 16.00h.

Download on Friday June 10th - FM on Pepsi Max Stage at 18.50h.

Graspop June 24th - FM on Main Stage at 11.30h (set your alarm clocks!)

Tuesday 7 June 2011

FM stage times for Dublin & Belfast this weekend


Saturday 11 June 2011 - Dublin O2 Arena
Doors Open - 18.30h
FM on stage - 19.20h

Sunday 12 June 2011 - Belfast Odyssey Arena
Doors Open - 18.30h
FM on stage - 19.05h

Thursday 21 April 2011

Rock For Japan benefit CD now available to pre-order

FM - Rock for Japan benefit CD

On 11 March 2011 we all saw the scenes of devastation and suffering in Japan after the biggest natural disaster ever to hit those shores. Nobody could fail to be moved and be filled with a desire to help in some way.

AOR Heaven, our European record label, hit on the idea of compiling a benefit CD, all profits from which will be donated to the Red Cross for their work in Japan. Within 24 hours of writing to the artists on their roster over 20 bands and artists had offered to contribute material to the CD – previously unreleased tracks, new mixes of songs, all in all a pretty rare bunch of tracks – enough to fill 2 CDs.

Pete says: "We are glad to have been approached by AOR Heaven and more than happy to contribute a song for such a worthy cause. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan.”

We have been lucky enough to visit Japan - the country and its people left a lasting impression on us. We were deeply upset and shocked when news broke of the terrible devastation caused by the earthquake and subsequent events. When Georg at AOR Heaven asked us to be involved in this CD we sent a track immediately. We know that the great nation of Japan and its people will pull together and overcome this adversity. We as a band hope money raised from this CD goes in some small way to help achieve this goal – FM

ROCK FOR JAPAN is released via AOR Heaven in Europe on April 29th and in the UK via Cargo Distribution on May 9th. This CD-only release will be available from all good record stores and may be pre-ordered now at

The full tracklisting:

CD 1:
1. FM – Kissed By An Angel (previously unreleased in Europe)
2. Tommy Heart - And I Know (previously unreleased)
3. Grand Illusion - Yumi‘s Eyes (previously unreleased, recorded during the ‘Brand New World’ sessions)
4. Harlan Cage - Sinner's Groove (new recording)
5. Fiona - Love Along The Way (new recording)
6. Dan Reed - I Don’t Mind (previously unreleased, recorded during the ‘Coming Up For Air’ sessions)
7. Tony Harnell - One Way Ride (previously only released on a digital only, self-released EP)
8. Grand Design - Love Will Shine The Way (new recording)
9. Doogie White/Pontus Norgren – Message Of Love (previously unreleased cover of the Journey song of the same name)
10. Hartmann feat. Tobias Sammet - Brothers (Live) (recorded live at the Colossaal, Aschaffenburg, Germany in 2009; this version previously unreleased in Europe)
11. Brian McDonald - In Too Deep (new recording)
12. Shotgun Symphony - The One (new recording)
13. Brett Walker - Good Enough (new recording)
14. Peter Beckett - Too Many Reasons (new recording)
15. Poison Sun - Russian Racketeers (previously unreleased; from the ‘Virtual Sin’ sessions)
16. Big Nature - One Way Ride (feat. Chandler Mogel from Outloud & Talon on vocals; previously unreleased)
17. Legs Diamond - Missing A Part (previously unreleased; from the sessions for the album ‘Diamonds Are Forever’)

1. Soul Doctor - You’re All That I Want (Single Remix) (2011 shortened remix of the song which originally appeared on the album ‘Soul Doctor’; this version previously unreleased)
2. Crown Of Thorns - I Won’t Wait (previously available on the compilation album ‘Crown Jewels’; from the recording sessions of the album ‘Crown Of Thorns’)
3. Harem Scarem – Easier (previously unreleased song)
4. Robin Beck - The One (previously released on the 2011 album ‚The Great Escape‘)
5. Torben Schmidt - Run Away (previously unreleased on CD)
6. Mark Spiro - Say Your Prayers (previously unreleased)
7. House Of Lords - Spirit Of Love (previously released on the album ‘Demons Down’)
8. Mitch Malloy - Anything At All (Live) (recorded live at Firefest 2008; previously unreleased on CD)
9. Dogface - Fired (previously unreleased)
10. Kane’d - Rock Against The D.J. (previously unreleased)
11. Royal Hunt - Back To Square (Live) (recorded live in Atlanta, USA in 2009; previously unreleased)
12. M.ill.ion - What I Want (previously unreleased; from the sessions for the album ‘Kingsize’)
13. Johnny Lima - Nowhere Left To Go (previously unreleased)
14. Tommy Denander - Where Is The Fire (previously unreleased on CD; feat. Mikkey Dee on drums and John Leven on bass)
15. Chris Laney - Coming Home (previously unreleased)
16. Bulletrain - Take Me To The Sun (previously unreleased on CD; from the self-financed EP of the band)
17. Subsignal – Wingless (previously unreleased demo version)

Tuesday 19 April 2011

FM report from the Studio in Classic Rock AOR Vol 2

FM report from the Studio in Classic Rock AOR Vol 2

Paul Elliott joined us at Vale Studios recently and his report is featured in the new issue of Classic Rock Presents AOR Vol2.  It's due out early May but you can pre-order your copy now.

Thursday 3 March 2011


FM - European Tour 2011

Please note the Rock The Nation Festival 25 & 26 June 2011 which was scheduled at Ferropolis Stadt Aus Eisen has been moved to Leipzig Arena.  Tickets already purchased for the Ferropolis shows will be valid for Leipzig Arena.  The Rock The Nation Festival at Loreley 24 & 25 June 2011 is not affected.  Full details can be found on our Live page.

More live dates announced for the summer in Dublin, Belfast and Lisbon

We've added three more dates to our summer touring schedule for this year and are very excited to confirm 2 more shows with Journey and Foreigner in June (Dublin and Belfast) plus in July we'll be appearing in Portugal with D-A-D.

It's 25 years since we played in Dublin with Foreigner at the RDS Arena - it'll be great to be back there with them and Journey, and the Belfast concert will be a welcome return for us following a great gig at the Spring & Airbrake last summer.

The Lisbon show will be our first there since our 'Aphrodisiac' tour in 1993!  We're really looking forward to catching up with everyone.

More info on these dates available on our Live page.

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Total Rock interview plus 2010 Tour Diaries Part 2 uploaded

Pete, Tina Saul and Jim – courtesy of Noel Buckley Images
Part 2 of our 2010 tour diaries are now uploaded to our Diary page, and on our Media page you can listen to Jim and Pete having a chat with Tina Saul of Total Rock at Hard Rock Hell IV last December. Some of the topics up for discussion – Dollybirds, Horlicks and On The Buses. No, really... and what exactly did Jim get up to after FM’s appearance at Download last summer?

Thursday 27 January 2011

FM announce live dates in Europe!

FM - European Tour 2011

Following our appearances at 2010's Download and Hard Rock Hell we've got the festival bug and our old campervan will see some mileage this year as we travel across Europe to perform at some of the highest profile festivals around.  We'll also be making a long overdue return to FM strongholds in Spain and the Netherlands, we have dates with Journey and Foreigner in Germany, and just announced this week - we are honoured to have been invited back to play Download again this year.

Full of dates:
Apr 16 - Sala Heineken - Madrid - Spain
Jun 09 - Sweden Rock Festival - Solvesborg - Sweden
Jun 10 - Download Festival - Donington Park - England
Jun 23 - Rock Temple - Kerkrade - Netherlands
Jun 24 - Graspop Festival - Dessel - Belgium
Jun 25 - “Rock The Nation” - Freilichtbuhne Loreley - Germany
Jun 26 - “Rock The Nation” - Stadt Aus Eisen - Ferropolis - Germany

More info on these dates is available on our Live page.

It goes without saying we can't wait to get out on the road and we're looking forward to seeing you soon!

Friday 21 January 2011

Pete Jupp Rock Show on ARfm Saturday 22 Jan 2011 6-9pm

The Pete Jupp Rock Show on ARfm

If you need your FM fix but won't be at Hammersmith tomorrow night - do the next best thing and tune in to the Steve Price show on ARfm 6pm-9pm on Saturday night.  Steve P will be AWOL and instead you can listen to a re-run of the Pete Jupp Rock Show, originally broadcast 21.11.2010.  It's a classic...  don't miss it!  Listen online at

Wednesday 5 January 2011


HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

As you probably know we're working hard currently writing and recording the follow-up to last year's METROPOLIS album and we're excited to be appearing with Thin Lizzy and Supersuckers at the Hammersmith Apollo later this month.  In the meantime we'd like to thank everybody who made the following possible -

Get Ready To Rock - 2010 Album of the Year for METROPOLIS
ARfm Radio - 2010 Best Band of the Year
Planet Rock - "Frozen Heart” in the Top 20 Greatest AOR Songs of all Time