Dan Shinder from Drum Talk TV
did an in depth interview
with Ian Paice while the band was in Las Vegas. The interview is just a hair short of a full one hour long, and quite understandably, a lot
of dirt has been turned over in this time. There are nuggets in there for both the aspiring musicians and well seasoned fans. (watch inside) Read more
Mascot Records has posted a promo video for Mask Machine
-- a track from the new Flying Colors album Second Nature
. (view inside) Read more
The Classic Rock magazine Roll of Honour award ceremony will be held this year on November 4 in Hollywood, California. The voting is now open for the public in 5 categories, with the rest to be decided in house. Read more
Bernie Marsden gave an interview to the French website RockNLive Social Media. He spoke about his new solo album Shine, that includes guest appearances by his friends, old and new. Read more
Steve Morse has contributed a track to the tribute album dedicated to the veterans of American wars. The album, called Guitars For Wounded Warriors, was produced, engineered and composed by Emmy Award winner Brian Tarquin, with contributions from SM, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Reb Beach, Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth), and Chuck Loeb. Read more
We’ve reported back in December that Joe Lynn Turner is starting a new project called Legacy X with drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin. The news just came out that the project has been renamed Rated X, guitarist Jeff Watson has been replaced with JLT’s long time collaborator Karl Cochran, and they will be releasing an eponymous debut album on November 7 in Europe and November 11 in the U.S. Read more
Several items appeared in the US press in the last few days that didn’t seem significant enough to warrant separate posts.
ABC News Radio has an interview with Steve Morse promoting the tour. Read more
Rolling Stone magazine (shock! shudder! who’d have imagined they still write about music?) has an interview with Ian Gillan, in which answers the question recently raised elsewhere.
After the conversation detoured from the new album to the Rock’n’Roll HoF nonsense, it ended up with this:
There was a lot of controversy this year with Kiss’ current members not wanting to play with their original members at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.
[Warning: contains setlist spoilers]
Cory Frye, who became mildly famous in these quarters after his passionate review
of Now what?!
, has a feature
in Oregon's Albany Democrat-Herald promoting Purple tour. It is a well written introduction of the state of the band in 2014 for the uninitiated, based on an interview with Steve Morse. Read more
Eagle Rock will release a new Deep Purple video, titled Live in Verona
. This is the show at the Arena di Veriona -- an ancient Roman amphitheater -- on July 18, 2011
, from the orchestral tour. It is due on October 20 in the UK in DVD and blu-ray formats. There are no further details at this point. Read more