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We have been completely overwhelmed by messages from fans and Barrie’s family encouraging us to carry on performing. With this in mind we have decided to perform shows in 2020 as The HotRods, every show will in memory of the great man himself.

Our first confirmed show is in France on Jan 18th more dates to follow.

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Celebrating Barrie Masters

Today we celebrate the life of Barrie Masters.

Whilst family, friends, band mates and fans will attend the funeral this afternoon, we realise there are a lot of you around the world who will be unable to attend.

So that you can join us in celebrating Barrie, we have published the full 'Done Everything We Wanna Do' show from earlier this year. There will be no commercial release of this show - we want you to enjoy it and raise a glass to Barrie.

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Barrie Masters Funeral

Barrie's funeral will take place on Wednesday 6th November 2019, 12:40pm at Southend Crematorium, Sutton Road, Southend On Sea, SS2 5PX.

Following the service a reception will take place at Southend Rugby Football Club, Sumpters Way, Warners Bridge Park, Southend-On-Sea, SS2 5RE.

All are welcome, please wear a Hot Rods t-shirt if you have one.

More information here.

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BARRIE MASTERS - 1956 - 2019

It is with extreme sadness we announce the passing of the legendary Barrie Masters.

As you can expect, this sudden news is a huge shock to the band and family.

We welcome tributes posted to our Facebook and Twitter sites which will be passed on to Barrie's family. More news will follow.

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Done Everything We Wanna Reviews...

There's a great review of our 'Done Everything We Wanna Do' show in the new issue of Vive Le Rock Magazine. Look for the issue with the Stray Cats on the front cover.

Some of the crew for Heatwave Mag were also in attendance and they did a pretty comprehensive write up with video clips here!

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What A Night!


A night that exceeded all expectations with a cast of class acts and friends old and new delivering a show that will be in our memories for a long time.

A massive thank you to all involved and all who came along and made it such a special night.

We'll meet again...

Friars @ 50

Following the huge success of the Ignition tour we are very pleased to announce we will play again as special guests of Stiff Little Fingers at Friars Aylesbury to celebrate 50 years of this brilliant venue!

Whilst the Hot Rods will no longer be heading out for full headline tours, we've always said we will take each offer of special events and festivals as they come, and this is going to be very special indeed!

Tickets go on sale Friday 29th March. Full info on

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End of tour...

The tour with Stiff Little Fingers came to an end last night in London. What a brilliant night to end the tour! Huge thanks to all of you that came out to join the fun at your chosen venue, thanks to the SLF crew who were great, Rob Warman for being our driver, Jimmy Riddle for just being Jimmy Riddle, the SLF fans for showing their appreciation and Jake and the boys for inviting us on the tour. It was a blast!

All leftover tour merch stock is now up in our shop, sizes are limited. Pre-order for the exclusive 13th April show shirt closes on 2nd April.

Next stop for Barrie is the Vive Le Rock awards on 27th March where he'll pick up the VLR Pioneer Award and perform a couple of songs with the house band.

Please do keep checking back here and on our social media sites. As our walk off song sang - ‘We’ll meet again...’

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Tour has started - April Sold Out!

We kicked off our final tour on Wednesday to a packed house in Leeds with Stiff Little Fingers. We're on the road for the next couple of weeks so have a look at the listings as there are still some tickets available for a few of the dates.

Tour merch will be available from the online shop after 13th April.

'Done Everything We Wanna Do' A Celebration of Eddie & The Hot Rods, Saturday 13th April o2 Academy Islington is SOLD OUT! We're looking forward to a very special night celebrating a legendary career. Barrie Masters will appear on the night with current Rods Simon Bowley, Richard Holgarth and Dipster with a whole host of special guests including: Chris Taylor Graeme Douglas Paul Gray Steve Nicol Warren Kennedy Duncan Reid JC Carroll Dennis Greaves Mark Feltham and a few more we'll introduce on the night!

This month's Vive Le Rock magazine features 6 pages of Hot Rods! Barrie Masters did a special interview for the magazine who are main sponsors for the April event. It's worth noting that Barrie said 'I'm not saying that we're going to knock it on the head completely; obviously we'll still do the odd festival and things like that, but I ain't no spring chicken no more' so whilst March is the final tour, who knows what the future may bring...

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