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Sunflower Jam 2015 postponed

Jacky Paice writes that the Sunflower Superjam 2015, scheduled for September 24th and 25th this year, had to be postponed until some time in April 2016. The reasons are numerous, but can be summed up as “a crazy culmination of circumstances”.

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Rainbow’79 releases

We have received more information from Cleo Records regarding upcoming Rainbow live releases from the 1979 tour. As we’ve reported previously, the Denver show will come out on vinyl on May 12.

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Purple Night 2015

Perfect Strangers of Finland will be holding their 7th Purple Night event on Friday, May 29, in Helsinki, Finland. This year it will be dedicated to Ritchie Blackmore, who has celebrated his 70th birthday a couple of weeks ago.

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Gillan on Berlin radio

Rock City Radio Show Berlin will air an interview with Ian Gillan on Sunday, April 26, between 17:00 and 18:00 CET. The interview was recorded on March 26 when Ian played the Rock Meets Classic gig in Berlin.

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Rainbow Denver 1979

There appears to be a new Rainbow release coming out seemingly out of the blue. It is quite simply called Denver 1979 and is due on vinyl on May 12. This seems to be legit as it’s being released on a small but respectable independent label Cleopatra Records out of Los Angeles.

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No songs, but plenty of music

Greek blog Rock Overdose interviewed Ian Gillan and posted the proceedings. His answers sound like he wasn’t completely enthusiastic about the questions, but here’s what he had to say about the current state of the new album:

We don’t have any plans worth talking about yet, but at the same time yes we are in process.

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Sex, drugs, and… something…

Ian Gillan was interviewed by German radio SWR1. This being radio, the interview is overdubbed, which makes for extremely frustrated listening because it sounds like was an interesting one. (listen inside) Read more »

Whitesnake announce keyboard player

Ever since Coverdale announced the Purple album and Purple tour, many of you have wondered — what about a keyboard player? Well, now there is one, and his name is Michele Luppi.

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More European dates for Whitesnake

Whitesnake have announced further European tour dates. The tour will start in Moscow on November 8 and conclude with the previously announced UK dates in December. Perhaps rather fittingly to Coverdale’s latest endeavours, on November 22 the tour will stop by the Hala Pionir in Belgrade, the same stage where he fronted Deep Purple on the first night of the Mk III final tour some 40 years earlier.

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Paicey in Modern Drummer Hall of Fame

Every year since 1979 the Modern Drummer magazine conducts a readers poll and awards distinguished drummers in several categories based on the results. The most prestigious category is Hall of Fame, with one drummer being inducted every year.

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