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The Next Band were a British rock trio featuring vocalist/bassist Rocky Newton, guitarist John Lockton and drummer Frank Noon, who is credited with playing drums on Def Leppard's 1979 EP The Def Leppard E.P.. The band's name was later changed to Red Alert.
Lockton was later in the band Victory, with whom he played on their self-titled album. Newton is credited as a guest backing vocalist on the Victory album Culture Killed The Native, though by that time John Lockton was no longer in the band.
Newton was later a member of the McAuley Schenker Group, playing on the band's first two albums.
The Next Band released the Four by Three EP (four songs by three people) in September 1978. It was recorded at Fairview Studios in Kingston upon Hull. This EP would be one of the inspirations behind Def Leppard's own The Def Leppard E.P.
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