The Next Band

The Next Band

Location: Grantham | Website: n/a

Line Up
Rocky Newton (v,b) – also in Red Alert, Lionheart, Wildfire, Def Leppard, MSG and Midnight
John Lockton (g) – also in Red Alert, Wildfire, Wild Horses, Badlands, Victory and Rated X
Frank Noon (d) – also in Red Alert, Lionheart, Wildfire, Def Leppard, Roadhouse, Stampede, Waysted and Wild Horses

– Most known for being close to the guys from Def Leppard and for drummer Frank Noon who recorded on their debut vinyl “The Def Leppard E.P.” in 1978. Frank Noon was never officially a member of Def Leppard. He only joined to help out with the recordings.
– Changed their name to Red Alert and then to Wildfire before folding just at the beginning of the 1980s
– Many thanks to Jill Beckwith who provided the photographs of the Gallery below. These are from December 1978 when Def Leppard supported The Next Band

THE NEXT BAND - Four By Three


Four By Three

7″ Gannet Records (1978) SRTS/78/CUS159

1. Never Win
2. Close Encounters
3. Red Alert
4. Too Many Losers