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Chris Slade Tom Jones and Elvis Presley

Chris Slade with Tom Jones "Squires"

Chris Slade with Olyvia Newton John

Chris Slade and Angus Younge In AC/DC

Chris Slade In Uriah Heap

Chris Slade with Paul Rogers, Jimmy Page and Tony Franklyn in The Firm

Chris Slade in Uriah Heap

Chris Slade In AC/DC

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News April 2006

April 29th

Chris will be playing with "The Big Ball Stars" (featuring members of AC/DC, Guns and Roses, Quiet Riot, The Firm, Alice Cooper), at The Knitting Factory (click link) in Hollywood, CA. Get there by 11:00 pm to get a good spot for the show!

"The ThundHerStruck tour continued as the band went overseas into Afghanistan to play for our troops. Although it was a huge bummer that Steph (our regular drummer) couldn't go, it was a BONUS for the troops, and definitely for the band, that Chris Slade, the former drummer for AC/DC was able to fill in! Yes, you heard it! Chris Slade!!!  Needless to say it was an honor for everyone! The tour was a huge success! Thanks so much to Chris, and to our troops out there -

ThundHerStruck Salutes YOU!"

Chris Slade salutes these great ladies as well! "ThundHerStruck Rocks!"

Excerpt taken From the ThundHerStruck Website


June 9th 2006

Chris has a show tonight with "The Big Ball Stars" (featuring members of AC/DC, MSG, Guns and Roses, Quiet Riot, The Firm, Alice Cooper, Ratt), at The Knitting Factory (click link) in Hollywood, CA.  Chris may also be doing a show or two in Las Vegas with the band as well, all in negotiations now, so more soon for sure.


June 20th 2006

We have started work on a website for "The Big Ball Stars" and once it is up we will place links here for Chris's fans to go and get the latest band gig info.



July 10th 2006

Chris has a couple shows this month with "The Big Ball Stars" (featuring members of AC/DC, MSG, Guns and Roses, Quiet Riot, The Firm, Alice Cooper, Ratt). The current line-up features Robbie Crane on Bass, John Corabi and Brent Woods on guitars and vocals, Teddy "Zig Zag" on keys, and Robin McAuley on lead vocals (and of course our man Chris on drums) and they will be performing at The Knitting Factory (click link) in Hollywood, CA on the 29th along with a charity function in Anaheim on the 30th.  Chris will also be doing a show or two in Las Vegas with the band as well in August so keep watching for details on this great all-star band.


July 27th

My new solid silver drumkey, the first of my line of drum and music related jewelry,
will be on display at my jewelry website very soon, along with some other fine pieces as we have them cast and photographed.



August 10th 2006

"Everything is going fantastic on all fronts. A "Live" radio interview on KCAL9, where I discuss my new line of drumkey jewelry (will have a photo of our first solid silver drumkey up in my store very soon), the "Damage Control" CD release and tour, along with the future launch of my new web-based Independent artist platform "EMusic2U"

Chris will be attending a benefit Fri. July 28th along with Jimmy Page and Brian May for the ABC Trust (action for Brazil's children). Check out and give!

"Chris will be performing Sat. July 29th at The Knitting Factory in Hollywood CA with the rock all-star group "The Big Ball Stars" (click The Knitting Factory link above for more)"

Also, Chris will be doing a benefit Sun. July 30th at The Grove in Anaheim CA for Dina Adamcik with "The Big Ball Stars"   "Click HERE for Tickets!"

            Go to the Dina Adamcik Foundation Website for more  at


March 1st

Chris back from the UK for some session work with L.A. based metal group Miwa.


March 12th

Chris was off to Afghanistan to entertain the troops with all-girl AC/DC cover group "ThundHerStruck" as their celebrity guest drummer.


March 26th

Then Chris was back off to the UK again to finish some final recording and do some photo shoots with "Damage Control". Diary and media for the project can be found at the "Damage Control" website


Spring 2007

Chris did a signing session with fans at a Home show event in California at the end of last year and you can check out the TV commercial by clicking HERE

Chris will be doing some shows this month and perhaps on a somewhat regular basis with "The Monsters of Classic Rock" (MOCR). A fantastic group bringing together some of the big names in music all in one band playing your favorite classic songs.

The Jamdogs.Com project is taking pre-membership orders with a lifetime membership going for only $89.00 USD. For those interested in selling their music through the Jamdogs service, signing up in advance provides great savings!

Chris was a featured guest on this years:33rd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Chris was interviewed over the weekend in front of 300,000+ fans.

Chris was recently a guest on the Haunted Saloon       ( This is a show that is broadcast live world-wide via the internet on tues nights.(PST) they bring a celebrity guest "back in time to the old west". Check out some clips HERE

The debut CD from one of Chris' recent projects titled                "Damage Control"  is now on the Japanese charts at number 22 and climbing. Click HERE for a "YouTube" movie clip of Chris promoting the upcoming "Bloodstock" festival in the UK. this August, and much more...


News Archives Late 2008 thru 2010

Looking forward to jammin with my European version of Steel Circle, an all AC/DC night to be remembered:
28.10.2010 Vague à l'ame / Veysonnaz / Switzerland
29.10.2010 Halles des Congres / La Bresse / France
30.10.2010 Diesel Bar / Chatel-St-Denis / Switzerland

OCTOBER 7TH  At The House of Blues, Sunset Strip, Hollywood.  Ecotonic Show with Jason And Janea Ebs with Bass player Francesco doing a sterling job with not much rehearsal

OCTOBER 5TH  At the Key Club, Sunset Strip, Hollywood All Star Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp VH1 Premier of the new T.V. Show of the same name.  Killer band with Bruce Kulick of Kiss, Teddy Zigzag of Guns 'n' Roses, Robin McAuley of Survivor, Rudy Sarzo of Ozzy and Dio, Richie Kotzen, Spencer Davis, Slim Jim Phantom, Denny Siewell of Wings as well as the campers themselves.  Michael Anthony of (you know who) even showed up.

OCTOBER 3rd  Spent the weekend in Issaquah, Seattle, Washington State with David and Glenna Harris for The Salmon days Festival where slade jammed with "Magic Bus" a band that usually includes Jeff Kathan and Lynn Sorenson of Paul Rodgers and Bad Co. respectively, this time Spike from The Impalers took the vocals and he sounded tremendous, what a great singer.  The Venturettes had a good showing too, (if you see what I mean). They've all been friends for many years.  Had a blast jamming with some local bands the nights pior to the gig too.  Also met up at Donn Bennetts drum store a MUST for any drummer visiting seattle area, he has historic kits from Gene Krupa to Ringo Starr to Carmine Appice on display.

SEPT. 11TH - THE MONSTERS OF CLASSIC ROCK  Featuring Greg Douglass, Guitarist with Steve Miller for a number of years who co-wrote a couple of the hits with Steve.  Slade played with them at The Huron County Fairgrounds Norwalk Ohio.

SEPT. 21ST - SAN DIEGO  Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp  for "PEOPLE" MAGAZINE'S PRIVATE PARTY.  The Band comprises Chris Slade of The Firm, AC/DC, Bruce Kulick of Kiss, Teddy Zigzag of Guns 'n' Roses, Rudy Sarzo of Ozzy, Whitesnake, Dio et al. Robin McAuley of Survivor and MSG, and special guests Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad also Davy Jones of THE MONKEES should be a kickin nite.

SEPT. 25TH -  A special night at THE KEY CLUB on Sunset Strip Hollywood where top drummers pay Homage to John "Bonzo" Bonham of Led Zeppelin on the anniversary of his tragic death.  Top drummers from all over are getting together to celebrate his life and his amazing drumming by all playing one Zep tune apiece.  We also have the added honour of being joined by none other than John Bonham's children Jason and Zoe, great performers in their own right. For list of guest performers and tickets click HERE

'Bikers Against Cancer' (BAC) show is this Sun. May 16th Band goes onstage at 1.30 pm, lunchtime.
Irvine Lake. 4621 Santiago Canyon Rd., Silverado, CA. GATE OPENS AT NOON - Tickets are $20.00

Wednesday May 19th - Chris Slade All Star Band at Rock/Fashion Charity Show for 'Rock to Stop Violence' to benefit the Rady Childrens Hospital of San Diego. Go to for more.

MAY 28TH - Slade will be flying the next morning [May 20th] to Barcelona from San Diego where he plays that same night with Michael Schenker Group in Terrassa Spain and work with him for three weeks. Dates are on

APRIL 26TH - Slade was Grand Marshall at Costa Mesa Speedway Opening night where he kicked it off with a bang by doing a drum solo in the middle of the speedway only stopping to scream "Gentlemen Start Your Engines'. Check out a clip at

Tour dates for Chris Slades/Steel Circle - dates and/or venues subject to change


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20th Feb.
The Untouchables
Spirit 66
Vague à l'Âme
The Underworld
Blue Rooms
Queens Hall
Muni Art Center
Pratteln, Switzerland
Jevnaker, Norway
Verviers, Belgium
Veysonnaz, Switzerland
Worgl, Austria
Jena, Germany
Ahaus, Germany
London, UK
Hereford, UK
Nuneaton, UK
Pontypridd, Wales

January 2010 - Chris Slade is immortalized once again in the NEW book "Sticks N' Skins - you can check out a copy at the Chris Slade Official store ... HERE

Mid-December NEWS - Chris is out on a European tour with The Michael Schenker Group [MSG] - check out some photos from Dec. shows in and around Moscow ... HERE

December NEWS - Chris will be heading out for a European tour with his band CS/SC or Chris Slades Steel Circle - Tour is set for February 2010 - Read up on them HERE

November NEWS - One of Chris' projects MONSTERS OF CLASSIC ROCK recently got even MORE rave reviews - read the latest review HERE

August 16th NEWS - Photos from Chris' red carpet appearance at the LOS ANGELES Premiere of "Knuckle Draggers" shown at the Laemmle sunset 5.


August 9th NEWS - Slady doing a RED Carpet gig Wed. the 12th with a host of other celebs. Check out the link for details:

January 2009 - Chris did a video for MIWA  in Hollywood and is performing at The Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut on the 9th & 10th of January with The Monsters of Classic rock.

January 14th 2009
At the NAMM show in Anaheim this year Chris played at The BUGERA amps party  with an All-star band from The Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp  on the 14th January at The Hilton. And, did the Lobby jam on the 16th with people like Bobby Kimbal from TOTO Alan White from YES  Here's a link .  Chris also visited the Bugera amp booth to sign autographs with the All-star band. Chris also did the show last year.


January 2009

Also,  you could have stopped by the HOB in Anaheim for Guitar Gods, which included Michael Schenker,  on the 17th. You would have gotten lucky and caught Sladey sitting in on some tunes.


Oct. 2008 - Jan 2009

Chris embarkedg on the road once again with MSG (the Michael Schenker Group)  very soon, so stay tuned.

The Chris Slade Timeline Article on

News Archives:

Jan 2006

Chris Slade Steel Circle

Damage Control


The Michael Shenker Group


Monsters Of Classic Rock


Former AC/DC drummer Chris Slade has launched a new band 'THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE' to mark 50 years as a professional rock drummer. As if he isn't busy enough around the world with sold out shows in Brazil, Europe, Russia and The USA.

Please look out for radio, press interviews and announcements
by joining the FACEBOOK page THE CHRIS SLADE TIMELINE for future updates.
Also some interesting vintage photos and videos of Slade's career.

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