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From sundown to rising sun

Roger Glover posted this on the band’s official Facebook page. As Facebook does not seem to provide permalinks, we take the liberty to reproduce it in full here:

A whirlwind two weeks; from great gigs in Luxembourg to Antwerp

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Church organist by day…

David Baranowski, a.k.a. Bard David, keyboard player for Blackmores’s Night for some 11 years, was interviewed by his local Connecticut e-paper. This provides a rare glimpse of the band’s inner workings from a perspective slightly different from the titular …

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Purple return to Budokan

Deep Purple live at Nippon Budokan (Tokyo, Japan 2014-04-12)

After more than 40 years of worshipping all things Purple, I finally made my pilgrimage to The Budokan in Tokyo to hear Deep Purple play at this storied arena, the place …

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Budokan filmed

[Confirmed] As soon as the band got off the stage at Budokan in Tokyo on April 12, rumours started circulating that the gig was professionally filmed. As said rumours are coming from all the sides now, we feel we should …

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Carthago delenda est

Lars Ulrich commented to the Rolling Stone magazine on this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame thingy. And he was nailing his point down quite hard:

I’m not gonna get into the politics or all that stuff, but I got

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Loudest thing since El Alamein

Being on tour with his other band, Don Airey was interviewed in Prague by Jan Krempl and Petr Cejka from Deep Purple CZ, who graciously offered us the original text for publication here on THS.

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Happy birthday to THS

Believe it or not, before there were Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, there was this little musical fan site called The Highway Star.

20 years ago the site went online for the first time. The announcement was made on …

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Midnight Oil

Another track from the upcoming inaugural California Breed album — Midnight Oil:

Glenn Hughes comments:

It’s a refreshing animated video that really captures the lyrical concert and message of the Midnight Oil single. We didn’t want to make a

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Deep purple in Tel Aviv

Deep Purple live at Nokia Arena (Tel Aviv, Israel 2014-02-22)

A superb performance by the band and they sound the same as they were 40 years ago. Being a fan in the great audience I enjoyed the whole performance , …

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Glenn Hughes, Bruce Dickinson, Ian Paice, Don Airey, Rick Wakeman, Murray Gould (guitar), and the orchestra perform Burn during Celebrating Jon Lord show at the Royal Albert Hall on April 4:

Thanks to Clint Walker for the video.


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Jon Lord merchandise

T-shirts from the Royal Albert Hall event on April 4 — Celebrating Jon Lord — are still available via Sunflower Jam web store. Jon Lord photo book All Those Years Ago was unveiled at the event and is available …

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RAH setlist

Direct from Paul Mann, here’s complete setlist of the evening of April 4, 2014:

  1. Jimmy Smith playback as audience arrives
    Introductory remarks by Vicky Lord
    Introduction by Bob Harris
  2. Fantasia from Sarabande
    House Band/Orch.
  3. Durham Awakes from Durham Concerto

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Remembering Jon Lord

As I write this, a special event is about to start at the Royal Albert Hall in London — a concert to celebrate life and music of the late Jon Lord.

Probably quite a few of our readers will be …

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Glenn Hughes on TBL

Glenn Hughes is continuing the promo blitz for California Breed, and this time he spoke to Led Zeppelin fansite Tight But Loose (the connection being, obviously, Bonham Jr.):

Jason’s got stuff going on this summer and I’m doing some things

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