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Coverdale’s new studio

Somewhere in between of looking for a new guitar player and warding off fridge intruders, David Coverdale also has been building in Reno, Nevada, a new studio for his band. (watch inside) Read more »

Yet another ‘greatest riff’ poll

BBC Radio is conducting an online poll of greatest guitar riffs. Smoke on the Water and Long Live Rock’n'Roll are in the running. The latter is quite a bit of a strange choice, but that’s a matter of taste.

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Caveat emptor: Hard Road and In Concert’72

The part of Deep Purple’s back catalogue that ended up in Warner’s hands appears to be being repackaged and re-released once again.

Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings box set will be released on July 25 in Gemany and 28th in the UK.

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Purpendicular reissue review

The record company has been kind enough to send us a freebie, so here’s a quick review of the Purpendicular reissue.

The new edition comes in a fold out digipak with redesigned booklet.

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Revolution 1971

The official Youtube channel has posted a video produced by Swiss TV in 1971 looking at how people “consumed” music and if it’s any different from consumption of, say, Coca-Cola. The event they chose to investigate was April 1971 Deep Purple concert in Montreux.

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A week in the life of Ian Gillan

Back in April Classic Rock Magazine has republished online a profile of Ian Gillan, concentrating on his everyday life outside of the band. The article originally appeared in the print edition of Classic Rock, issue 59, quite a few years ago.

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Not wearing spandex

In his September 2013 interview with Songfacts Graham Bonnet talked about the guitar player luminaries he had worked with during his career: Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Michael Schenker. He took time explaining how he got into Rainbow and how he got out of it:

Songfacts: If you think back to 1985/1986, it seemed like the majority of heavy metal bands had spandex and huge hair.

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Essener Pop und Blues revisited

Longer clips from the Internationales Essener Pop und Blues Festival in October 1969 have surfaced on YouTube. We posted the first instalment before, but those are no longer available. The new clips have about 10 minutes of Mandrake Root and 7 minutes of Wring That Neck with better sound.

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California Breed at the Whisky A Go Go

California Breed played their first live show ever yesterday at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. Here are three video clips of the performance. (watch inside) Read more »

Long Beach, 1974

Once in a while we get letters from our readers with a cool story like this:

Just a little memory of mine:

Pictured is a guitar pickup and ticket stub from Deep Purple concert at Long Beach Arena, California 11/20/1974.

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