Slade Decades 1960...

2016 January


Don Powell at Denmark's biggest drums event in Århus 16.1.2016 photo Per Christensen

Mini Noddy Holder to star in year of celebrations at Wolverhampton cinema



Express & Star 6.1.2016:



"The Light House in Wolverhampton is planning a special celebration for its silver screen year – including a mini Noddy Holder and a world famous sculptor.


The media centre, which shows a variety of films and plays, turns 30 this year and is also celebrating 25 years of being in the Chubb Buildings.


To mark the milestone, the centre is hosting a major exhibition from world famous sculptor and Wolverhampton local Willard Wigan. Mr Wigan MBE, from Ashmore Park Estate in Wednesfield, makes microscopic art, with his sculptures usually placed in the eye of a needle or on the head of a pin.


His exhibition will feature a micro-sculpture of Noddy Holder as the centre piece, running from March 13 until May 2, with the Slade frontman in attendance to unveil his sculpture..."


Slade news April 2019

Don with Paul Cookson in the autumn 2018

Don Powell's Occasional Flames


As a side venture to Slade Don has formed a band along with Paul Cookson and Les Glover and it is to be called Don Powell's Occasional Flames. The band are playing all original songs, all kinds of styles. They’ve written all the songs together, having as good as made an album - and still have a lot more songs to record.

A website for the new band will open on 1st June with all the news on band appearances and recordings:

The full Slade back catalogue release across all digital service providers


"It has been announced that the full Slade back catalogue will receive a global digital release across all digital service providers on 12th April 2019, bringing their music to a new generation of fan. So Slade will be on Spotify."

Dave Hill 73 (top year) on Thursday 4th April 2019



 Long interviews of Dave from the beginning of 2019 in Rock and Roll Globe: