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Billy Rankin Turns Down Nazareth Reunion Offer

09/06/2013
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(Classic Rock) Former Nazareth guitarist and TeamRock Radio host Billy Rankin was this week offered the job of replacing Dan McCafferty in the band but refused despite a trial rehearsal that he says went "great."

McCafferty exclusively told Classic Rock last week that he'd retired from the veteran Scottish rock outfit after his lung disease left him unable to deliver a full-length live set.

His decision came after Naz were forced to cancel a Canadian tour after he collapsed on stage in July, then collapsed again during a run of bill-topping festival appearances in Europe in August.

Bassist Pete Agnew now the sole original member called with the offer after fan speculation ran wild online. Rankin tells Classic Rock: "My name was mentioned a lot and I laughed like a train. Right up until the phone rang.

"Pete said, 'We'd like you to replace Dan.' I said, 'No one can replace Dan. Why me?' He told me, 'Well, you can sing, and we've got history.' I had to give him that one.

"We arranged a rehearsal and blasted through some old hits and we all had to agree it sounded f**king great. But there was one thing missing: Dan." Find out what happened next.

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