|To the right: Mark Stanway|
KJS: Magnum were label mates of ELO on Jet Records until its demise. Do you recall any interaction between the bands and do you have any memories of the late Don Arden?
KJS: Tony Clarkin has penned some great songs. Which ones stand out for you personally?
KJS: Magnum have matured into a great British rock band with the reputation of being the loudest. All your albums have charted and you experienced significant singles success in the late eighties and nineties. What are your personal high spots with the band?
MS: Loudest? Powerful might be a better way of putting that I think! Highs? There are many but I guess selling out the NEC and Wembley figure well in my memory.
KJS: Magnum and Trickster were also Jet Records label mates. How did your involvement with Phil Bates and Wheels of Fire come about?
KJS:What are the plans for Wheels Of Fire for 2011 and beyond?
MS: Our plans are to play together as often as we can, as it is so refreshing to play with such good musicians as Clive Bunker and Brian Badhams (whom I was in Rainmaker with for three years during the 70’s). Our only problem is each individuals availability all at the same time!
KJS: It's ironic that were Magnum not only label mates with ELO at Jet but your latest album "The Visitation" - available from Monday 17th January - is released on SPV Records, with whom the last ELO Part II live album "One Night - Live In Australia" was released in 1996. What can you tell us about the new album and its influences?
KJS: Magnum are touring again in 2011. Where (and for how long) are you touring in the UK and beyond?
KJS: Finally, your absolute fave Jeff Lynne composition(s) &/or ELO song(s) is/are?
ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommend both Magnum and Wheels of Fire to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 07-Jan-2011