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Where’s My Guitar?

Bernie Marsden is crowdfunding his new book called Where’s My Guitar: On the tour bus with the Snakeman through pledgemusic.com. And although we’re rather late to the party (the project is already 96% claimed at the time of this writing), you can still preorder your copy signed by Bernie for just £22.

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The bands that don’t get along

If all the hoopla surrounding Deep Purple’s induction into RnRHoF made you to believe it was something extraordinary, it was not. In fact, it was pretty much business as usual for the HoF, which, like any media entity, strives on a little controversy and a lot of melodrama.

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Find the words and make them rhyme

Doogie White was a guest on the latest Mitch Lafon's podcast and the interview turned into the retrospective of his career. Starting with the ongoing reunion of his first band La Paz (which has now a third album out), to Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Michael Schenker. (listen inside) Read more »

Vavoom indeed

Paicey is currently on tour in Europe with Purpendicular, and their setlist gives a chance for the fans to see live some of the tunes they don't see performed by Deep Purple these days. (watch inside) Read more »

Fun in Nashville

While working in nashville on the new album, it was not quite all work and no play. Don Airey found the time to go out and do be a guest keyboard player with a band called Thee Rock’N’Roll Residency at a local pub.

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Just a singer

Graham Bonnet recently spoke to the Blairing Out show. His 48 minute interview is thoroughly entertaining. He comes across as a candid no-nonsense man, often hilarious, and with a healthy dose of humility (that never hurts). (watch inside) Read more »

Blackmore is sued for botched album promotion

Blabbermouth reports that Blackmore’s record company Frontiers is suing him for failing to adequately promote the latest Blackmore’s Night album All Our Yesterdays. According to the complaint, filed on March 16 in Manhattan federal court, Blackmore received a $220,000 advance for the album and signed a contract guaranteeing his “full support to the promotion surrounding the release of the album” and using his “reasonable best efforts to help and support all the activities and promotions (including but not limited to interviews as settled by the [Frontiers] and its representatives)”.

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Tempest in a teapot, part 3

In the third side of the story that has blown up today, we have the Hall of Fame position as voiced by their president and CEO Joel Peresman. Turns out, he was trying to engineer a reunion of sorts and reached out to both Bruce Payne and Carole Stevens:

Deep Purple’s manager Bruce Payne told me they were unwilling to perform with Ritchie.

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Tempest in a teapot, part 2

A statement from the band (signed by Ian Gillan), undoubtedly in response to Blackmore camp, has appeared on the official site:

With respect to all:

We were faced with a hard decision when we heard about the Hall of Fame inductions.

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Tempest in a teapot

Blackmore’s management issued the following statement via his Facebook page:

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame update
Ritchie was honored by the offer of induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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