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To see how it feels

In his interview to Heavy Worlds Ian Paice said that the band has not yet made any plans as to whether The Long Goodbye Tour will indeed be their last: It’ll be a long tour. It may be the last big tour; we don’t know. […] We haven’t made any hard, fast plans. But it […]

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Glenn the Renaissance man

In anticipation of his European tour (which starts in Newcastle on January 20), Glenn Hughes spoke to the Metal Express Radio. He introduced his band — Soren Andersen on guitar, Pontus Engborg on drums, and Lachy Doley Jay Boe on keyboards, offered his $0.02 on the 2016 Rainbow incarnation, talked about the setlist for upcoming […]

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Don Airey in the Hall of Heavy Metal History

Don Airey will be inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History. If you never heard of such hall, it is quite new — in fact, this is their first induction year — but quite ambitious. The induction ceremony will be held on January 18 at the Anaheim Expo Center, the day before NAMM opening. […]

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Whitesnake In full flight

Wymer is preparing to ship another limited edition photobook, this time on Whitesnake. Whitesnake In Full Flight is a fully independent publication: A collection of concert photos and behind the scenes shots of David Coverdale’s Whitesnake during the bands classic early years from 1978 – 1981. With over 130 concert photos from UK gigs they […]

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Time for bedlam EP details

The record company has published the contents of the upcoming Time for bedlam Deep Purple EP. It will include: the album version of Time for bedlam; Paradise bar — a new song recorded during inFinite sessions; this track is promised to be exclusive to the EP; instrumental version of Uncommon Man rehearsal version of Hip […]

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That clinking clanking sound

TL;DR: financial affairs of the pre-reunion Purple are a huge mess. Lots of money “disappeared”. Lawsuits are abundant. Gory details below.

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Rock and roll is never perfect

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed for the European edition of Newsweek. This being a very mainstream publication, the interview may sound a bit superficial to a trained ear (we all could probably do without yet another retelling of the gambling house burning down story). There are still interesting bits and pieces, nevertheless. When […]

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Aloha from Glenn

Glenn Hughes recently spoke to Hawaii Public Radio. The interview is half an hour long, and understandably covered a lot of topics. I’m the only child of Bill and Sheila Hughes, named after Glenn Miller. I grew up listening to — you’re going to love this story — Frank Sinatra was played in my home […]

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Things to look forward to in 2017

And the new year is shaping up to be a busy one. Glenn Hughes will kick of the touring on January 20 in the UK, which will be followed by a month long European tour. And right now he is in the studio recording the fourth Black Country Communion album, which we also might expect […]

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BCC back in the studio

Glenn Hughes reports via his Twitter that Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian, and himself are back in the studio and recording a new Black Country Communion album, with Kevin Shirley producing.

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inFinite tangibles and intangibles

Further details continue to trickle down on the new Deep Purple album inFinite. The track list has surfaced on Amazon: Time for bedlam Hip boots All I’ve got is you One night in Vegas Get me outta here The surprising Johnny’s band On top of the world Birds of prey Roadhouse blues By perusing various […]

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From Elvis to Pavarotti

While doing his tour with Don Airey Band and the local orchestras earlier this year, Ian Gillan appeared on a talk show in Serbia (recorded November 6, broadcasted November 11). There were few (if any) “Mr. Gillian” moments during an hour long show, as the host apparently did his homework pretty well. And don’t be […]

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Merry Christmas from the band

…And their producer… (watch inside)

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Key to keys

Don Airey was a guest on Rick Wakeman’s Key to Keys this Wednesday, December 21, which aired on BBC Radio 2. In this first show Rick also chats to fellow rock pianist Don Airey. Keyboard player with Deep Purple since 2002 he has also written and played keyboards for artists like Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, […]

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