A fan ends up playing in his favorite band ft Richie Malone from Status Quo. by Tales from the road published on 2018-11-01T07:38:08Z There are many stories in rock and roll about how a fan ended up playing in his favorite band. But Richie Malone's story has to be the most rock and roll of all of them. His father was a huge fan of Status Quo and took Richie to their gigs. This started a chain of events that ended up in Malone stepping into the shoes of his mentor and band co-founder Rick Parfitt. Today Richie is living the rock and roll dream - making albums and touring with his favorite band from childhood.