Noddy Holder is planning a music comeback and has been writing new songs

25 September 2020, 18:27 | Updated: 19 September 2023, 14:14

Noddy Holder
Noddy Holder. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Ex-Slade frontman Noddy Holder has been "playing guitar again" and is thinking about making a big comeback.

Noddy admitted that while he has been working on new material "over the years", he wouldn't want to go back to a full time routine like his heyday.

Speaking to the Daily Star, he said: "I have a stockpile written over the years.

"I didn't just stop, bang, and that was the end of the story. I still have moments when I get the inspiration. But I couldn't do it night after night, year after year."

The 74-year-old singer quit Slade in 1992, and hasn't made any music or toured ever since.

While the coronavirus pandemic has put a dent in the music industry, Noddy says he hasn't ruled out a return to the stage.

He added: "Well, never say never – I might do it now. If they ever let me out of the house.

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"I'm brushing up on my guitar technique, going back to my roots."

Last year, Noddy dismissed talk of reuniting with his formed bandmates. When asked how often he sees the band, he said: "Not very often. I did see Don [Powell] this year. I haven't seen Jim [Lea] for a long, long time.

Noddy in 1973
Noddy in 1973. Picture: Getty

"It'll be about a year since I saw Dave [Hill] – if I'm going through Wolverhampton, I'll call in for a cup of tea.

"When I left the band, we weren't getting on. We did get together in the same room about 10 years ago but we were arguing again within five minutes."

On the subject of touring with the band again, he added: "No, absolutely not."

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