Pictured are, from left to right, lan Lancaster, Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and John Coghlan are pictured in 1977'Over the last few years we've drifted a long way apart, Francis and I.
It's fairly obvious to me that he doesn't care very much about me.
I went back and listened to that record a lot and went back to journals I’d been writing. We’d just come off a huge success and I was new to living in California and it was a confusing, lonely time. I was out doing a lot of dating and that’s enough to send anybody running into a severe depression (laughs). No, I have a really great girlfriend, Melina – we live together. It took a little adjustment because I hadn’t lived with anybody since my wife and that was years ago. I met her in a record store in New York City about two-and-a-half years ago. She was doing these charity auctions on e Bay and she had a bunch of CDs for me to sign.
We kind of hit it off and we talked on the phone for months.
To write and record it, Rzeznik went with the rest of the Goos back to his hometown of Buffalo, New York.
“It helped me reconnect with my own identity,” he says.
Parfitt endured a well-documented strained relationship with Rossi, 67, for a number of years, admitting recently he 'didn't really want to return to Quo'.
Instead he was planning to record an album with fellow former members John Coghlan and Alan Lancaster in the new year.
She was like, “You’ll be here when you want to be.” I was very smitten with that. I got back to Los Angeles from Buffalo and got on my bathroom scale and went, “Oh my god, you fat pig.” Now I’m getting my groove back.The book also contains new revelations on his previous relationships and the death of his two-year-old daughter Heidi, who drowned in a swimming pool in 1980.It's not yet known if a publisher will take on the book, in which he reportedly talks candidly about his decades of stardom, music and heavy alcohol and drug use.And the feeling is mutual.'Status Quo were originally called The Scorpions, and founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962.Parfitt, who started playing the guitar at the age of 11, met Rossi at Butlin's in Minehead and joined the band that later became Status Quo in 1965.