- 25 Jul 16
Richie Malone spent his weekend rockin' all over the world with the iconic group
While you might have had a perfectly good weekend, it's unlikely to compare to the few days that Irish musician Richie Malone enjoyed.
The Dublin musician – who you might just recognise from around the capital as the frontman on RAID – was called upon by the mighty Status Quo when Rick Parfitt was ruled out of a series of gigs. Richie ably stepped up to the plate, and rocked stages in Belgium and Edinburgh, before making way for the son of Quo four-stringer John "Rhino" Edwards, Freddie, to take the reins for the remainder of the tour.
For a man who had always listed The Quo as one of his biggest influences, it's a pretty incredible story. And, for the record, the band reports that Parfitt is making an "excellent" recovery from his illness, and "will return to the fold as soon as possible".