Slade Decades 1960...

June 2017 

State(ment) of Dave's autobiograph

Dave Hill, June 2017:


 "So here it is... My autobiography is finally written.


Eighty thousand words in total, covering over seventy years of my life.... I've learnt a lot about myself and my life. There are a few surprises in here too, things which I had no idea about and some which I've only just recently uncovered.


I've also had to deal with and confront some very sensitive family and personal issues, and also get my head around the break up of the original Slade. That was very tough at first but, by writing this book, I have realised that there's no such thing as a bad times, that everything is just another step forward on a greater journey. One that I'm still making.


I'm now just sorting out which photographs will go in. I've got loads to pick from, many of them haven't been seen before.


I'm also looking forward to sharing my story with you and I'll be out and about at the end of year promoting and talking about my autobiography.


I hope to see some of you then!






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Slade in magazines May - June 2017

Slade 45 years in Finland: 11.6.1972 - 10.6.2017

Slade summer concerts in Belgium and Norway

Two concerts in the summer 2017 both in Belgium and Norway (in the south and north):


18.7. Iper, Belgium: Muzikale Dinstagen


4.8. Fredrikstad, Gressvik, Norway: Gressvik summerparty

5.8. Svolvaer, Norway: Lamholmen festival


9.9. La Hulpe, Belgium: Classic rock


Slade en Dolfijntjes XXL op Muzikale Dinsdagen in Ieper


"De affiche van de negentiende editie van de Muzikale Dinsdagen is compleet. Headliners op het Ieperse stadsfestival zijn Slade, Puggy, Che Sudaka en Dolfijntjes. "Het wordt een jaargang dat vooral in het teken van feestvieren staat", zeggen Bart Devos en Wim Vandamme van Ri4Vos."

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: