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Get your passports ready

The first two more or less credible dates for Blackmore’s foray into rock have surfaced.

German company Shooter Promotions have announced that he will headline the two Monsters of Rock events in the country: June 17 at the Lorelei Freilichtbühne (open air amphitheater in picturesque settings on the Rhine) and June 18 in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart.

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Another Second Flight preview

Another preview track -- Kayla -- from the upcoming second Flying Colors live DVD, once again in 4k video. (watch inside) Read more »

It’s later than you think

Roger Glover checks in with an update on his website:

Those were the words on a famous poster at a time when posters seemed to matter, in the late 60s. Here in 2015, posters are old hat, summer’s gone and winter’s coming on.

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No laughing in the heaven

It’s that time of the year again — time for Deep Purple to get snubbed by a certain Hall of Fame. The band’s name has appeared on the nomination ballot once again, and Classic Rock reached out to Ian Gillan for a comment.

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Roger’s back room career

On October 24 at the Soundedit’15 festival in Poland Roger Glover will receive The Man with a Golden Ear award for his work as a producer. On this occasion the festival published an interview with the man:

Why at some point in your career did you decide to take music production?

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Tune-o-matic bridges and lipstick pickups

Steve Morse was a featured guest on the latest episode of Guit Cast. The interview opens with promoting the recent Flying Colors’ live DVD Second Flight: Live at the Z7.

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The only way music exists

Polish AntyRadio has posted a new an interview with Don Airey. Some of his answers are available as the original audio, while the transcribed bits are in reverse translation and as so are only meant to convey the gist of what he said. Read more »

Hughes the storyteller

Video recording of the Glenn Hughes' Q&A 'storyteller' session in April 2013 in Australia. Prepare yourself for an hour plus of stories about booze, drugs, more drugs, then even more drugs, and, occasionally, music. (watch inside) Read more »

Going back to Jakarta

Glenn Hughes gave an interview to Metal Shock Finland:

I’ve got a lovely story to tell you – I’ve been coming from Black Country to California Breed and saying to myself earlier this year with my new management company, okay what do we do now?

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Hughes announces US tour

Glenn Hughes has announced a 16 date tour of the United States in March 2016. Just like in the other parts of the world recently, he will be performing in a power trio format with Doug Aldrich on guitar and Pontus Engborg on drums.

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