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Aftershow News: 25th February 2014

Wilko Johnson featuring Roger Daltrey live at Shepherds Bush Empire,London. I was here 10.30pm to 12.15am. Around 100 folks in the Level 1 bar at the venue and promoters AEG have provided a full free bar which is nice. Wilko and all his band turn up along with Roger Daltrey and tonight's keyboard player Mick Talbot. A good number of faces here including Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook,his daughter Hollie who is recording her second album,Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Bob Geldof,Zak Starkey,Jeremy Clarkson and blues guitarist Stephen Dale Petit who has a great new album out.Also NME 1970s journo Charles Shaar Murray. Some industry folks here too including booking agent Rod MacSween who told me KISS unlikely to play the UK in 2014 as they are about to announce a massive three month North America tour with some very special guests who I cannot say until the official announcement. Also Rob Hallet from AEG.Richard England from Cadiz Music who look after Wilko Johnson. The Who manager Bill Curbishley and the folks from Outside pr. An excellent aftershow party.