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Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another family tree book — Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage. The back cover blurb reads:

In Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage-the first ever full biography of the band-top music writer Martin Popoff tells the tale of rock legend David Coverdale, from his Deep Purple roots to the two distinct incarnations of his mega-popular creation.

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Hughes looking forward

Glenn Hughes has posted an update on his Facebook page explaining the reasons for California Breed demise and outlining his future plans:

Good morning ..
On June 2 Jason left California Breed.

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A matter of fact

Jerry Bloom of More Black Than Purple fame will be publishing his new book Deep Purple: A Matter of Fact on May 4 via Wymer Publishing. If his Blackmore’s biography is anything to go by, this is the one to look forward to.

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Long Beach 1971 artwork

Cover artwork for the upcoming Long Beach 1971 has been released to the media, together with the accompanying press release:

Welcome to Long Beach 1971, the latest album in earMUSIC’s Deep Purple reissue series that, over the last two years, has seen the release of rare live material from the band, including “Paris 1975”, “Copenhagen 1972”, “Stockholm 1970” and “Graz 1975”.

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Bolin special on Colorado radio

A radio station KYGT from Idaho Springs, Colorado, will be airing The Life & Music Of Tommy Bolin on Friday, February 6th, from 9:00 am to noon MST. It will be a 2+ hour commercial free radio documentary featuring interviews from Glenn Hughes, Kenny Passarelli (Barnstorm, Elton John band), Stanley Sheldon (bass player on Teaser and Frampton Comes Alive!

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Hughes on Berlin radio

[Updated] A Glenn Hughes' interview will be on the air this Sunday on the Rock City Radio Show Berlin. The interview is from November 23 when California Breed played in Berlin. The presentation of the show is in German, but Glenn is not overvoiced. The part with Glenn is about 45 minutes long (including music). Read more »

Essentially loud

French-German TV channel Arte will be airung a new documentary called Hauptsache laut (Essentially Loud) this Saturday, January 17 at 22:00 CET, repeated on Saturday, January 24 at 1:55 CET.

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California Breed no more

And just as some of our readers have predicted, California Breed is no more. Less than a year after the project was revealed to the world. The band has announced today via Twitter:
We are no more… another thing we couldn’t keep together.
and on Facebook:
The band is over. What a logo though, right?
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Santomato Live

An Italian new report on Paicey's appearance in Santomato on December 19. Includes a bit of the press conference where he talks about challenges of playing under less than perfect conditions. (watch inside) Read more »

Live for the moment

In his annual end-of-year message, Roger Glover recaps what happened in 2014 and concludes with holiday greetings:

The best of the season to all and thank you to friends old and new, the steadfast DP crew and management, my band-mates, my webmaster Andreas Thul, and not least of all to the people that came to our shows around the world and gave us such a welcome – you are the reason we exist.

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