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JLT: “I am not delusional”

Joe Lynn Turner recently spoke to Metal Express Radio. The conversation was inevitably steered to the Rainbow reunion, for which JLT outlined his vision:

There`s been so much chatter on the internet about a Rainbow reunion.

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Self-destruction of “In Rock” anniversary edition

When looking at my “In Rock” anniversary edition today, I noticed the same symptoms of self-destruction that appeared on some copies of “Live In Japan” years ago:

Starting from the center, the disc shows several scratches that look like frost patterns while the majority of the disc seems to get covered with little dots and oily looking clouding.

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Rainbow 1979 live update

The three 1979 Rainbow shows, first of which — Denver — was released on vinyl on May 12, will be released on CD on August 21 this year. Meanwhile, the Denver show is already also available as a digital download.

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Another NJ show added

Another show has been added to the Deep Purple summer calendar: they will perform at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, on July 29. Tickets are on sale (albeit ticketing agency site appears to be down for the moment). Read more »

Coverdale talks Purple

…And not just the album.

Jeb Wright did an interview with David Coverdale for Classic Rock Revisited. It is one of those longish, in depth interviews that you’ll never see in the mainstream media.

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Glenn Hughes’ European tour

Glenn Hughes will tour Europe in September and October this year as a solo artist. We have 22 dates so far, starting on September 15 in Milan and finishing October 16 in Leffrinckoucke, France.

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A very sensitive kind of person

To celebrate Ritchie’s 70th, The Guardian has reprinted a 1978 interview from Trouser Press magazine with the man in black. And it’s one of those rare gems where he is being thoughtful, open, self reflecting and, for the most part, quite serious.

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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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