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No new Rainbow album

Italian publication SpazioRock has an article on Ritchie Blackmore with several quotes from the man (and this time it’s not in a machine-reverse-translation). The most important points included him ruling out the possibility of a Rainbow album or a full blown world tour: No. Also, there won’t be any Rainbow new studio album. He reaffirmed […]

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Schlager vs. hip-hop

Another interview with Blackmore in German. This time he professes his love for Schlager music, talks about his arthritis and the recent finger surgery he had. He didn’t call any of the old Rainbow members for the fear of the band becoming an “old men’s club”. JLT in particular was not tapped to sing because […]

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Big fat tires and everything

Ritchie Blackmore recently spoke to German national newspaper Die Welt. Quite curiously, his interview appears not in the arts or entertainment section, but in the automotive one. Here’s the gist of what Blackmore the motorist had to say: He didn’t get his driver’s license until he was 39. He still keeps his first car — […]

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Glenn’s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?

Not sure if RnR Hall of Fame induction has raised Deep Purple’s profile in the States, but it certainly did for Glenn Hughes. He sat down to talk with Loudwire for their Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction? series, where he recalls — to the best of his abilities — different episodes mentioned on his Wikipedia page. […]

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UK dates added to Hughes’ tour

Nine dates in the UK have been announced for Glenn Hughes’ joint tour with Living Colour. The dates are slotted between November 8th and 20th, right before the tour moves onto the continent. Tickets are either already on sale or will go shortly. Full details on our calendar.

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Not a studio report

Roger Glover sends a brief update on what he’s been up to: Not much to add since my last report except to say that work continues. Meanwhile, I’ve had a few precious weeks at home before the next round begins. My family and I went to a dream called Venice for a few days. A […]

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A Ritchie Blackmore band, but certainly not Rainbow

Rockpages.gr has an interview with JLT, in which he talks about his current projects (he just finished an acoustic tour of Greece), recalls what happened to Over The Rainbow, and gives his opinion on the current incarnation of Rainbow. Ah, and we think he called us “a bunch of idiots”. For we shall heap coals […]

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Designed to express

Roger Glover did a series of phone-in interviews on American radio. These appear to have been arranged to promote the Hall of Fame induction broadcast due April 30 on US cable channel HBO. He soldiered on through some “Mr Grover, Mr Gillian” moments without losing his usual wit and charm even for a second. 103.5 […]

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A family affair

An interesting gig popped up in our calendar. And it’s a family affair in more than one sense: billed as Ian Gillan; performing with Don Airey Band; and an orchestra conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein, who conducted the Deep Purple orchestral tour a few years back; supported by Papa Le Gál, the band where Ian’s daughter […]

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BCC rising from the ashes?

Extra! Extra! Looks like the supergroup Black Country Communion that imploded in late 2012 / early 2013 over what at the time seemed to be irreconcilable differences, might rise from the ashes some time next year. Glenn Hughes posted this on his Facebook today, April 20: The lads …to quote Joe this morning …”maybe it’s […]

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