ROCK GODDESS announces his “retirement” from concerts
GODDESS OF ROCK — the reformed female power trio from the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) era — have announced their “retirement” from live performances.
Earlier today (Friday August 19),GODDESS OF ROCK released the following statement via social media: “With a very sad and heavy heart, we must announce that we cannot continue in the current form of GODDESS OF ROCK.
“In this modern world, our journey has been a little more difficult. Logistical and financial obstacles play a big role. After the last episode of bad luck that took over the camp, just before the big festival Barcelona RockFest, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It is therefore with sadness that we announce our withdrawal from the live circuit with immediate effect.
“We love our fans and appreciate everything you have done. Thanks to our manager Richard Thompson, and his belief, dedication and hard work. To our agent Martin Jarvis for his faith and understanding. To our father who started and led GODDESS OF ROCK, without whom none of this would have been possible. To our family and friends who have helped along the way since our reformation. And TO THE FANS who supported against all odds. Thanks. Really. THANK YOU! Without you, it wouldn’t have been the amazing and wonderful experience it has been. To each of you, we love you and are eternally grateful.
“We have a box of unreleased material and live work waiting Universal approve (it’s been several months…). But we hope you will be interested. We hope this comes to fruition as there are a few surprises there!
“Always love, Jodie, Julia and Jeans xxx”.
GODDESS OF ROCKthe comeback album, “This time”was released in 2019. The effort, which was made available through the band’s own label, Bite You To Death Recordsin collaboration with partners around the world and digitally via Cargo Recordswas recorded in 2018 in a London studio with the producer Wes Maebe (UB40, Robert Plante, NEW ARMY MODEL, PRAYING MANTIS).
In 2018, GODDESS OF ROCK separates from bassist Tracey Lamb and replaced it with Jenny Lane.
Before the arrival of “This time”, GODDESS OF ROCKThe last release of was a three-song EP, “It’s more than rock and roll”released in May 2017.
GODDESS OF ROCK was formed in 1977 in Wandsworth South London by Jodie Turner (guitar and vocals) and Julie Turner (drums) when they were thirteen and nine respectively. They recruited a school friend Tracey Lamb on bass guitar.
GODDESS OF ROCK first became aware of the nation when they were first featured in Kerrang! #5 in 1981 in the “Armed And Ready” section as one of the bands to watch. After recording a four-track demo tape and an appearance at the Reading Party in 1982, sharing a bill with IRON MAIDENas well as regular shows at the Marquee club, the band landed a contract with the A M label. They recorded their self-titled debut album with producer Vic Maile in 1983 and reached the lower end of the charts. A follow-up album, “Hell Has No Fury”arrived a year later, at which time Lamb had left the group to form SHE and later to join GIRLS SCHOOL.
After their contract with A M expired in 1987, GODDESS OF ROCK‘ has already recorded (in 1985) a third album, titled “Young and Free”, was released only in France. The effort saw the band adopt a more commercial sound.
GODDESS OF ROCK‘ career was cut short by financial and contractual problems, which forced them to part ways soon after.
GODDESS OF ROCK briefly reformed in 2009 and was to play hard rock hell festival in Prestatyn, and has also been booked to perform at Outdoor Headbangers festival in Germany the following summer, but broke up before they had a chance to appear at either event.
In March 2013, it was announced that the original GODDESS OF ROCK the lineup had reunited and would begin recording a new album.
With very sad and heavy hearts, we have to announce that we cannot continue in the current form of Rock Goddess. In…
Posted by Rock Goddess Official on Friday, August 19, 2022