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Heavy Load: Phil Mogg

UFO's Phil Mogg on politics, religion and self-fellatio.

Born in Wood Green, North London, Phil Mogg formed hard rockers UFO with friends Pete Way and Andy Parker in 1969.

A huge influence on the likes of Guns N’Roses, Def Leppard and Iron Maiden, UFO rode high in the late 70s and early 80s on the back of albums such as Obsession, Lights Out and the classic live set Strangers In The Night. But Mogg, their hilariously outspoken lead singer, is the only member of the band not to have been fired or to have quit, and he has led them through good times – and bad – for nearly 46 years. UFO release their new studio album, A Conspiracy Of Stars, this month.

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