Nazareth singer Dan McCafferty has retired from the band as a result of the health issues which forced them to cancel two sets of live dates.
The veteran vocalist collapsed on stage in Switzerland at the weekend, resulting in rumours that he'd had a stroke. Last month he collapsed in Canada. Both incidents caused the band to call off further appearances. Now he's shouted down the stroke story – but admits a lung disease has brought an end to his 45-year live career.
This is truly the end of an era. Nazareth was the soundtrack to my high school years and beyond. I'll never forget the first time I heard the Hair of the Dog album with that now memorable line...Now you're messin' with a - a son of a bitch!! Good times in Dakota in the 70s! Take care of yourself Dan - you're voice will be missed!!