With the departure of Manny the band agreed there was only one logical choice to fill Manny’s post Billy Rankin. Billy accepted and rejoined Nazareth as lead guitarist,
and after rehearsals and a few warm up gigs in Scotland the Band were back on the road, with tours in America, Russia and Europe.
Soon after they entered the studio and began writing new material for the new album that was to become No Jive.
Touring throughout 1992 to promote the album, including their first UK dates for 8 years, the album sold well with virtually no airplay.
Naz was back and stronger than ever, 1994 saw them once again back in the studio to record Move Me, and with a new deal with Polydor things were looking good.
During that year Billy, Pete and Dan undertook 2 short unplugged tours of the UK, with songs like ‘Simple Solution’ and ‘Shapes Of Things’ being given the acoustic treatment. These shows are particularly memorable for their intimate nature and humorous content.
Unfortunately as the band were due to start rehearsals for the forthcoming Move Me tour, Billy once again left, due to band politics.