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Jon Lord performs Lennon’s Instant Karma

Today, on the third anniversary of Jon Lord’s passing, JonLord.org has revealed a previously unreleased live recording of John Lennon’s Instant Karma performed by Jon Lord.

Filmed on Armed Forces Day in July 2009 at an event in Jon’s local community, the band includes Micky Moody, Steve Balsamo, Steve White, Willie Wyffe, Sam Brown and Joe Brown.

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Fury of My Love

Flying Colors have been nominated for the 2015 Progressive Music Awards in the Band of the Year category, as well as their Second Nature album for the Album of the Year.

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Steve Morse on US radio

Steve Morse will guest on the WVOX Metal Mayhem radio show this Friday, July 17, at 9:30pm EDT. WVOX is a New York City area community radio station that broadcasts locally at 1460 kHz AM and worldwide through their website. Read more »

Pay you back your 750,000 pounds

British tabloid Daily Mail reports that Blackmore is suing HEC Enterprises and Deep Purple (Overseas) for £750,000 in royalties owed to him.

Now, bear in mind that the article starts with the claim that he helped to write a song called Black Knight and left the band 40 years ago, so all the usual caveats of the depth of research in tabloid journalism apply here.

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All Our Yesterdays

Blackmore’s Night will release their new album — All Our Yesterdays — this Fall via Frontiers Records. It will come in a variety of formats:

  • standalone CD
  • digital download
  • CD/DVD Deluxe edition: includes full album on CD, and a DVD with music videos for the title track and Will O’ The Wisp, plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the making of the album;
  • 2LP vinyl edition with gatefold sleeve
  • Box Set Limited Collector’s edition: includes CD/DVD deluxe edition, 2LP, a t-shirt (L size only), a poster, and a lithograph.
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The man with a golden ear

Roger Glover’s production work will be honoured during Soundedit’15 — the 7th International Festival of Music Producers and Sound Designers, to be held in Łódź, Poland, this October. He will receive The Man with a Golden Ear award for “entirety of achievements in a domain of music production”.

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Not enough hip hop cliches

German website meinAnzeiger.de has an interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night that concentrates on the fact that they are actually touring over there and have a new album coming out:

How can people imagine a day in the studio with Ritchie and Candice?

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Blackmore: “Je pense rejouer du rock”

In anticipation of the Blackmore’s Night visit to Paris Olympia, French newspaper Le Parisien has published an extensive interview with Ritchie and Candice. Bear in mind that everything Ritchie says in an interview has to be taken with a generous pinch of salt.

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New dates for Whitesnake, Hughes, and Paice

Our Purple calendar has been updated. A whole bunch of new Whitesnake dates in Connecticut, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri had been added to this summer US tour.

Glenn Hughes has announced a 10-gig UK tour in October.

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From Wacken to Tokyo

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.

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