back at lead singer, is due in May to be followed by a six-week U.S. tour in June and July. Ozzy's return follows a three-month absence due to "musical frustration."
Q. I read about Ten Years Later in your newspaper and would like some more information about them if possible. Are they going to tour the U.S.?
G.R., Hanover, Ma.
A. Alvin Lee's first LP since '75, Rocket Fuel, was a March release on RSO Records, with a U.S. tour to follow soon. His band includes drummer Tom Compton and bass Mick Hawksworth.
Q. Genesis live was the greatest I've ever seen or heard. Will the band continue as a three-piece? Have we seen the last of Genesis?
S. E., Burbank
A. Genesis is now a five-piece with the addition of lead and bass guitarist Daryl Stuermer. Ironically, the new album recorded by the trio of Collins, Banks & Rutherford is titled And Then Therc Were Three. The new band, including former Genesis drummer Chester Thompson, starts a 20-city U.S. tour in April and returns again in June.
Q. I heard that David Bowie and Brian Eno are producing a group called Devo who recently toured L.A. Can you tell me something about them? Are they English?
S.K., New York City
A. Devo, from Akron, Ohio, are singer/ Moog & Arp synthesizer juggler Mark Mothersbaugh, drummer Alan Myers, guitarists Bob Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale, and singer-bassist Jerry Casale. Stiff Records in England has released Devo's "Jocko Homo" single backed with "Mongoloid." Devo practices De-Evolution, which "takes everything that is not emphasized and emphasizing it in order to create a reflection," a Dada-data rock code where man, myth and computer merge.
Q. Among all the heavies headlining "California Jam" at the Ontario -Motor Speedway in mid-March, 1 didn't recognize one group, Rubicon. Can you tell me something about them?
C.J., Los Angeles
A. The seven-man high energy Bay Area band is the brainchild of Jerry Martini, ten years the bandleader and horn core of Sly & the Family Stone. Trumpet players Max Haskett handles most of the vocals, and Bradley Gillis rock guitar for Rubicon, whose first album's on 20th Century Records.