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Space Truckin’ in Verona

The record company has posted Space Truckin’ from the upcoming Live in Verona video release, which is due on October 20.

Track list has also been made public:

  1. Deep Purple Overture
  2. Highway Star
  3. Hard Lovin’ Man
  4. Maybe I’m A Leo
  5. Strange Kind Of Woman
  6. Rapture Of The Deep
  7. Woman From Tokyo
  8. Contact Lost
  9. Guitar Solo
  10. When A Blind Man Cries
  11. The Well-Dressed Guitar
  12. Knocking At Your Back Door
  13. Lazy
  14. No One Came
  15. Keyboard Solo
  16. Perfect Strangers
  17. Space Truckin’
  18. Smoke On The Water

Note that the encores (Hush and Black Night) are conspicuously missing.

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Smoke on the Lyme Regis

Ian Gillan sang Smoke on the Water at the Guitars on the Beach festival in Lyme Regis, UK, this Saturday, September 6. BBC reports that he was joined by 3,325 guitarists, which didn’t quite beat the world record of 6,546 (helped to set by Steve Morse in Poland 2009), but only a national one.

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Glover at Noize in the Attic

Roger Glover guested on the Noize in the Attic podcast on August 29. And although a lot of material was covered in the lengthy interview, what made waves around the ‘net as far as The Guardian was, obviously, the Hall of Fame bit (we’ve covered what he thinks on the matter before).

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Honest musicians playing music

Broward Palm Beach New Times (is that a long name for a newspaper or what?) down in Florida has an excellent interview with Roger Glover. Here are a couple of quotes to wet your appetite:

Somebody once asked me, “How come you don’t write songs like ‘Highway Star’ anymore?” I said, actually we do, but they don’t sound like “Highway Star.” We’d be a parody of ourselves, and that’s when you get in trouble and become intimidated by your past.

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JLT talks Rainbow reunion

Joe Lynn Turner gave an interview to Rock Overdose and a question of Rainbow reunion popped up:

Rock Overdose So, talking about Ritchie, do you see maybe a reunion for the band of Rainbow?

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Worth The Wait

Drove 4 hrs from Buffalo, NY with the wife to the Caesars Windsor Casino (Canada). Checked in for overnite stay and had a few hours before the show to gamble, have cocktails and dinner.

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Guitars on the Beach update

More details have emerged about Gillan’s involvement with the Guitars on the Beach festival to take place in Lyme Regis in September. Festival organizer Geoff Baker spoke to the local paper Bridgeport News:

With thousands of guitarists involved, they need to follow the house band on the song and we need a stage for the house band.

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Not hanging by the phone

Ian Paice appeared on the Classic Rock Show that aired on TeamRock Radio on August 20. There does not appear to be a way to listen to the interview again, but Classic Rock magazine has a couple of quotes posted on their site.

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A live guy who does some studio work

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 »

Mask Machine

Mascot Records has posted a promo video for Mask Machine -- a track from the new Flying Colors album Second Nature. (view inside) Read more »

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