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Hughes signed guitar in charity auction

British charity Rockin’ for Tots is auctioning off an Epiphone Les Paul signed by Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Slash, and Zakk Wylde. The guitar was signed at the California Breed show supporting Slash at the Hydro in Glasgow on December 4, 2014.

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tHis is the tHing#1

The renowned Purple tribute band Purpendicular is releasing an album of original material titled tHis is the tHing#1 on March 6. It is an 11-track concept album featuring guest appearances by Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey, Steve Morse, and Neil Murray, among others.

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Coverdale spoke to Blackmore

…Or, at least, to his manager.

Classic Rock has some quotes from DC appearing in the April 2015 issue of the magazine (the one with In Rock on the cover, see above):

The tragic loss of Jon made me finally realise that life is too fucking short to hold animosity, bitterness and resentments.

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Purple album and Purple tour… from Whitesnake

After some vague hinting and some more vague hinting, Whitesnake revealed today that their next album will consist just from remakes of Purple Mark 3 and 4 material. It will be called The Purple Album and is slated for release on May 18 in the UK (May 15 in Europe, May 19 in North America) via Frontiers Records.

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JLT on Bulgarian TV

Joe Lynn Turner appeared on the Bulgarian version of the X Factor singing Street of Dreamswith one of the contestants. JLT's involvement with the show came about when a friend sent him a video of Slavin Slavchev belting out a version of Can't Let You Go. Here's JLT appearing on the show. (watch inside) Read more »

Montreux 2011 for the Record Store Day

Back on Black Records will be celebrating the Record Store Day this year by releasing Live at Montreux 2011 on vinyl. This show already had a vinyl release back in 2012, which was limited to a run of 500 copies.

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Sunflower Jam 2015

The Sunflower Jam has announced that their annual even will be held on September 24 and 25 in London. This time they are scaling down a bit by moving the Jam from the Royal Albert Hall back to Porchester Hall.

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Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another family tree book — Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage. The back cover blurb reads:

In Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage-the first ever full biography of the band-top music writer Martin Popoff tells the tale of rock legend David Coverdale, from his Deep Purple roots to the two distinct incarnations of his mega-popular creation.

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Hughes looking forward

Glenn Hughes has posted an update on his Facebook page explaining the reasons for California Breed demise and outlining his future plans:

Good morning ..
On June 2 Jason left California Breed.

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A matter of fact

Jerry Bloom of More Black Than Purple fame will be publishing his new book Deep Purple: A Matter of Fact on May 4 via Wymer Publishing. If his Blackmore’s biography is anything to go by, this is the one to look forward to.

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