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Slade drummer Don Powell fired from the band by Dave Hill via e-mail

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Slade drummer Don Powell fired from the band by Dave Hill via e-mail

Drummer Don Powell used his personal website to report that he is no longer part of the British rock group Slade. Today at 73, he reported having been fired from the band by email by his colleague Dave Hill after 53 years of partnership. Hill is now the only original member of the group. The band exists since 1966.


In his official website, Don Powell stated about being fired from Slade:

“It is with great sadness and regret that Don needs to inform his fans that he now is no longer a member of Dave Hill’s Slade. Dave has sent Don a cold email to inform him that his services are no longer required. After working together and being friends since 1963.”

Powell announced he has plans to start a new band, named Don Powell’s Slade.

Dave Hill explanation:

In a brief public statement reported by the Daily Mirror newspaper, Dave Hill countered the drummer’s accusation: “our parting of the ways has not come out of the blue and his announcement is not accurate”.

Dave Hill’s Slade still has scheduled dates for 2020:

  • 02 Feb Butlin’s Bognor Regis Resort Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
  • 06 Mar Tinghallen, Kongres- & Musikhus Viborg, Denmark
  • 07 Mar Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center Aalborg, Denmark
  • 13 Mar Butlins Family Entertainment Resort Ingoldmells, United Kingdom
  • 20 Mar Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park Lowestoft, United Kingdom
  • 22 Mar Butlin’s Minehead Resort Minehead, United Kingdom
  • 08 May Ice rink Jicin Jičín, Czech Republic
  • 06 Jun Waldbühne Schwarzenberg Schwarzenberg/erzgebirge, Germany

The possible setlist is:

  1. Take Me Bak ‘Ome
  2. Lock Up Your Daughters
  3. Look Wot You Dun
  4. Everyday
  5. Coz I Luv You
  6. Run Runaway
  7. My Friend Stan
  8. Far Far Away
  9. The Bangin’ Man
  10. My Baby Left Me (Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup cover)
  11. Gudbuy T’Jane
  12. Mama Weer All Crazee Now:
  13. My Oh My
  14. Cum On Feel the Noize
  15. Merry Xmas Everybody

Slade holds the mark of being the first group to achieve three singles in a row. Entering the first position in the list of most played in the United Kingdom. Perhaps the most famous piece in the set is ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’. From the album ‘Sladest’, released in 1973.

See the band performing in 2019:

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