Two live releases from the Now What! tour has been announced by earMUSIC.
In the press release, Roger Glover writes about the albums:
One band, two crowds, two countries – a tale of two cities indeed.
Edel will be re-releasing Rapture of the Deep, Now What?! and Live Tapes as a 3CD box set on June 26. This box contains no new material, so perhaps the only redeeming feature is price: under 19 Euros. Read more
Nick Simper has a new CD out. It’s called De La Frog Conspiracy and he recorded it togethre with his long time collaborators, the Austrian band Nasty Habits. The CD contains 11 tracks of original music. Read more
Glenn Hughes gave an interview to myRockworld, in which he talked about California Breed demise, his new solo album (which he swears will be ready before the end of this year), his new guitar player, and his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus and Bryan Adams, of all people. Read more
And the big news is that Doug Aldrich is about to acquire another family tree chevron on his sleeve: Glenn Hughes has tapped him as the guitar player for his European tour that starts this September. Read more
Another date has been added to the Deep Purple US tour this summer: August 8 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, KS (near Wichita). The arena is located on the premises of Kansas Star Casino. Read more
David Coverdale is sticking to his guns during the current Purple Tour with Whitesnake performing no less than
eight (silly me) nine Purple songs live. Here’s the setlist from the opening night of the tour — May 28 gig in Airway Heights, WA:
- Lay Down, Stay Down
- Love Ain’t No Stranger
- Give Me All Your Love
- You Keep on Moving
- Guitar solo
- Soldier of Fortune
- You Fool No One
- Drum solo
- Is This Love?
On May 23rd 2010, Jon Lord and the Lord Chamber Orchestra played what sadly would be Jon’s last concert in the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Former THS editor Trond J. Read more
Marking the beginning of the Mexican tour, yesterday, May 26, the band held a press conference in Puebla. Here are various bits and pieces of the proceedings.
Ian Paice and Roger Glover comment on “that was then and this is now”, with Ian Gillan chiming in that the band is now looking to start recording of a new album in February 2016:
Steve Morse comments on the new bands “going back to the basics”:
Roger comments on technology influencing music (warning: video runs in a loop):
Thanks to pueblaonlinevideos, Synchro Channel, and Kevin Luna for the videos, and to Nigel Young for bringing them to your attention. Read more
Roger Glover posted some very heartwarming words on the late great B.B.King:
I well remember a time in the early ’70s when Ian Paice and I shared a flat in Parsons Green.