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Rainbow Boston 1981

Rainbow’s Boston 1981 is being released by Cleopatra Records — the same label that brought you the three 1979 Rainbow live releases. The show was broadcast on the radio at the time and was subsequently widely bootlegged. The CD appears to be already available from the label store, with a gatefold double LP on colour […]

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Ein grosser Deutschlandfan

Blackmore did an interview with German publication Spiegel Online, and it is quite an entertaining read even in reverse translation done by a machine. He reveals in the interview that he visited Germany for the first time in 1563 as a touring minstrel. Blackmore’s Night is an attempt to recreate those fabulous times — that […]

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Charity album for Linda McCartney Centre

Stay Tuned 1.5 is an all-star charity album to be released on August 5 for the benefit of Linda McCartney Centre cancer treatment facility at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The project is a brainchild of Austrian drummer Bernhard Welz and features an impressive list of contributors, which include Don Airey, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, […]

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Hughes’ European tour

Glenn Hughes has announced a European tour towards the end of the year. The tour starts in Stuttgart, Germany, on November 22, also visits Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, France, and Spain, and wraps up on December 14 in Madrid. Living Colour are billed as co-headliners for the whole tour. The blurb says that tickets […]

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Glenn Hughes’ father R.I.P.

Glenn Hughes’ father William has passed away at the age of 90. Glenn announced yesterday on Twitter that he is flying with his wife to UK to be with his mother Sheila. Our sincere condolences to Glenn and his family.

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Living up

A brief addendum to our coverage of the induction. Short press conference that Gillan, Paice, and Glover gave after receiving their awards. It may answer some questions, but I guess not from the people who are in write-only mode. On his part, Blackmore posted this message on Facebook: Obviously, as you know from the post […]

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Coverdale and Hughes talk to Rolling Stone

Hot on the heels of their induction, Rolling Stone has an interview with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, which they call an interview with Deep Purple. We’ll forgive them, for they do not know what they do. On the conspicuously absent Ritchie Blackmore: Glenn Hughes: Here’s the deal: I tried to coax him into it, […]

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A weird conglomeration of people

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held yesterday, April 8, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Gillan, Glover, Paice, Vicky Lord, Coverdale, and Hughes were on hand to accept the induction. No miracles happened. Blackmore didn’t show up (just like he’s been promising for a while), and Rod Evans […]

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Purple exhibit opens in Cleveland

Cleveland.com reports that a Deep Purple exhibit has opened at the brink-and-mortar Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (which now has officially dropped ‘and museum’ moniker). The exhibit is displayed alongside the other 2016 inductees, and includes a centerpiece of Blackmore’s Gibson ES-335 from the early years (it was last used in the studio to […]

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Never a finished article

Glenn Hughes recently spoke to GuitCast podcast (even though he’s not exactly known for his guitar playing skills). On his knee surgery: I was privately in a wheelchair for a couple weeks at the end of my Asian tour last December, knowing full well when I got home that that I was going to have […]

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