JEFF KOLLMAN Joins UFO On U.S. Tour, Lands Role In HANK GARLAND Biopic 'Crazy'

Guitarist/producer Jeff Kollman (COSMOSQUAD, JKB, GLENN HUGHES) has been tapped by U.K. hard rock legends UFO to fill in for bassist Pete Way for the duration of the band's upcoming coast-to-coast U.S. tour. Kollman, who has previously played bass with the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP on the 1998 European leg of Joe Satriani's G3 touring venture, is no stranger to the UFO camp. The guitarist co-produced, co-wrote and played on both MOGG/WAY's acclaimed 1999 album, "Chocolate Box", and 2002's "Dancing with St. Peter" by Phil Mogg-fronted rock outfit, $IGN OF 4.

UFO are scheduled to appear at the following venues:

Jul. 06 - New York, NY - B.B. King's
Jul. 07 - Hampton Beach, NH - Casino
Jul. 08 - Baltimore, MD - House Of Rock
Jul. 09 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Jul. 12 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Jul. 13 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
Jul. 15 - Cadott, WI - Chippewa Festival
Jul. 16 - Comstock, NE - Comstock Rock Festival
Jul. 18 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Jul. 19 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Jul. 21 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Jul. 22 - W. Hollywood, CA - House Of Blues
Jul. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Jul. 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

Kollman will also hit the road with up-and-coming jazz artist LAO TIZER throughout June and August, starting June 9 at the Zona Rosa Jazz Series in Kansas City, Missouri. For detailed show listings, go to

On the cinematic front, Jeff recently earned his SAG membership card with a bit part in the upcoming motion picture "Crazy", which is currently in post-production and slated for a 2006 release. Co-written and directed by Rick Bieber, whose producing credits include "Flatliners", "Made In America" and "Aurora Borealis", "Crazy" is based on the life of Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland (1930-2004), a legendary country and jazz guitar player who emerged on the Nashville scene at the tender age of 15 and reached immortality in 1949 with his million selling trademark instrumental piece, "Sugarfoot Rag", recently covered by John "5" Lowery (ROB ZOMBIE, ex-MARILYN MANSON, TWO) on his 2004 solo album, "Vertigo".

"Crazy" stars newcomer Waylon Payne, godson of country superstar Waylon Jennings, as Hank Garland, and features modern-day guitar virtuosos Jeff Kollman, Tony MacAlpine, and Steve Vai — also one of the film's executive producers — as Garland contemporaries Barry Galbraith, Wes Montgomery, and Hank Williams, respectively. For more information, visit


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