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Bad Boy Who Twinkled

The Age, Martin Boulton, 26th October, 2012

Family from Cuba

Ian Rilen & the Love Addicts


FORGET the star rating when it comes to the final album from one of this country’s most passionate, rebellious and loved musicians – Ian Rilen was quite simply a star.

The original Bad Boy for Love – he wrote and played on Rose Tattoo’s most well-known song – Rilen was a brilliant, cheeky and eternally romantic star to the many fans he made over nearly four decades, to his family and his many, many friends. He died, aged 59, in 2006 after battling cancer, but not before making one more helluva rockin’ album…

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