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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 »

Classic Rock Roll of Honour

The Classic Rock magazine Roll of Honour award ceremony will be held this year on November 4 in Hollywood, California. The voting is now open for the public in 5 categories, with the rest to be decided in house.

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A small word with a big meaning

Bernie Marsden gave an interview to the French website RockNLive Social Media. He spoke about his new solo album Shine, that includes guest appearances by his friends, old and new.

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Steve Morse in tribute to veterans

Steve Morse has contributed a track to the tribute album dedicated to the veterans of American wars. The album, called Guitars For Wounded Warriors, was produced, engineered and composed by Emmy Award winner Brian Tarquin, with contributions from SM, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Reb Beach, Hal Lindes (Dire Straits), Chris Poland (Megadeth), and Chuck Loeb.

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Rated X

We’ve reported back in December that Joe Lynn Turner is starting a new project called Legacy X with drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin. The news just came out that the project has been renamed Rated X, guitarist Jeff Watson has been replaced with JLT’s long time collaborator Karl Cochran, and they will be releasing an eponymous debut album on November 7 in Europe and November 11 in the U.S.

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US press roundup

Several items appeared in the US press in the last few days that didn’t seem significant enough to warrant separate posts.

ABC News Radio has an interview with Steve Morse promoting the tour.

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