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Rock and Blues Circus backstory

Roger posted this on his website: I’ve known Pete York and Miller Anderson since the late 60s. Several early DP tours were with Hardin/York and we’ve often met from time to time since then. Over the years, Pete has organized lots of these special events, featuring a phalanx of great musicians. In 1970, Ian Paice, […]

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Not as empty, cold, and bare any more

Swiss site 24 heures reports that a memorial plaque has been unveiled this Wednesday, July 4, on the Résidence des Alpes building in Territet (Montreux) — the very same building that was the Grand Hotel back in 1971. Gillan, Glover and Paice were in attendance, as well as Jean-Paul Marquis (stage manager at the Casino […]

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Broad your understanding of human nature

Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 has posted a lengthy interview with Ian Gillan. Our best guess, it was recorded some time in June 2017 (several things hint to that) and now is being used (reused?) to promote the current tour. Quite entertaining nevertheless.

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A few years later…

Record company has announced some release details for the Ian Gillan & The Javelins — a collection of rock’n’roll standards recorded by Big Ian with his first band (predating even Episode Six) earlier this year. In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club […]

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Going Home for One of a Kind

Record company keeps promoting the latest Don Airey solo album with posting the title track One of a Kind. Meanwhile, some time ago Don released another solo album without much fanfare. That album is called Going Home. It is the jazz piano album that Don started mentioning he’s working on since a few years ago.

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Not the most modern guy

Steve Morse gave an overview of his touring gear to the Music Radar, including his new guitar — an Ernie Ball Steve Morse 30th Anniversary. This is the most simplified version. For the first time ever it’s got an active circuit. I’ve been resisting this for a long time, but I know John Petrucci and […]

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Everything louder than everything else

A second show in Osaka has been added to the Japanese tour calendar. We have no reliable information, but usually this happens when the first one is either sold out or being very close to. Fun fact: the venue they will be playing in Osaka is the very same venue where the bulk of original […]

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Authentic 1962 vintage feel

Ian Gillan gave an interview to Finnish KaaosTV while being in the neighbouring Estonia. He revealed, among other things, that he has recorded an album of rock’n’roll standards with his first band The Javelins, which should be out some time in August. He also mentioned that he has solo and Rock Meets Classics orchestral tours […]

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Black tie and no hat

Yesterday, June 14, Ian Paice and Roger Glover introduced Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo of Metallica at the Polar Music Prize Awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. The Polar Music Prize is a Swedish international award founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, manager of ABBA, with a donation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The […]

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Touring update

Deep Purple are in the process of finalizing the dates for a tour of Mexico this November. In an unusual twist of events, the dates are already posted on the official site, albeit some venues are still to be determined, and none are on sale. Glenn Hughes has added several more European dates to his […]

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