TV Week Mollys Melodrama 17 May 1986.
The Countdown Music Awards proved beyond doubt that Uncanny X-Men are still one of the most popular bands working in this country.
Certainly Brian Mannix has the incredible ability to create hysteria wherever he goes!
The band have signed a worldwide multi-album deal with CBS Interbational and have an agreement with Rod Stewarts management in the US.
The single titled I Am is out now and I think it will be a smash.
The track was written by Brian and produced by an American guy called Kevin Beamish, a respected LA producer who has worked with REO Speedwagon. I think hes done a great job with this single.
The guys are going into the studio in June to start work on the album which, all going well, should be out late in September.
There were a few worrying moments when Ronnie Thiessen left and the inevitable rumours started that the band was splitting up. Ron's replacement is Joey Amenta, who used to play with Moving Pictures.
All the anxious fans out there will have a preview of the new X-Mens material during the bands extensive national tour which started in Melbourne a few weeks ago.
Fans are also eager to see Brian make his acting debut in the upcoming Flying Doctors. From all reports he has done a great job, suggesting that his talents are not only as a vocalist. Apparentlyhe shows considerable ability as a comedian.
I cant wait to hear the new songs which, from what I hear, are mainly Brians compositions.
The tour is taking the band slightly off the beaten track, and it even takes in gigs at Mt Isa and FNQ. Judging by the last tour the pace is going to be an extremely hectic one.
The US and UK will be subjected to the X-Men mania in October when the lads leave for an overseas promotional tour. Who said the X-Men were finished!.