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The Rolling what?

Louder Sound reproduces another Classic Rock feature, this time on Claude Nobs. Funky Claude’s legacy includes not only being immortalized in that song about a gambling house burning down, but also being a prominent European promoter associated with many, many bands. To name a couple: The Rolling Stones were already too big to play the […]

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Dave Hodgkinson R.I.P.

Roger Glover shares his thoughts and memories: Among that burgeoning collection of people, Dave Hodgkinson was pivotal in organising and running THS, not alone but one of a hardy set of diehards who have remained faithful to this day, and for whom I will always be grateful. I felt proud because it was honestly run […]

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Dave Hodgkinson — gone, but not forgotten

David Hodgkinson, who has died aged 58, was a technologist, programmer, and software engineer. Quite possibly, he will be remembered more for his huge footprint in the online fan community for veteran British hard rockers Deep Purple. This is certainly the case for most readers of this obituary, published as it is on the website […]

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In memory of Janine Morse

Steve Morse writes in his website: Yesterday, February 4, at 2:40pm, I said my last goodbye to my beloved wife, Janine. We had been in a period of remission which lasted not nearly long enough. But luckily, I was able to spend virtually every day with her as she found workarounds to get through some […]

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Purple Night 2024

Perfect Strangers of Finland are holding their traditional annual gathering on Saturday, February 24th, 2024 at the On the Rocks club in Helsinki. There will be fun, music (no less than 3 Purple family tribute bands), food and drink.

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Be professional, be reliable

Bob Daisley was interviewed by the Rock Daydream Nation podcast about his days in Rainbow.

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In the shadow of Made in Japan

Here’s a documentary on the making of Who Do We Think We Are. It is a fan-made affair, but it is fairly well researched and lovingly put together. Cherry on top: it was done by a Led Zeppelin fan.

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Before MTV and hairspray

Louder Sound reprints a Geoff Barton feature on the pre-1987 Whitesnake originally penned for the Classic Rock magazine. It’s March 9, 1978. The ritzy stage of the Scarborough Penthouse looks like something out of The Price Is Right: curtains made out of multi-coloured strips of aluminium foil drape over a modest backline of amplifiers, there’s […]

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Park and bark

Elizabeth the opera singer is drooling all over Rainbow take on Mistreated from Munich’77.

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Branding deja vu

We’ve written before about that great cover band from Italy called Strange Kind of Women. They continue gigging around the continent, and their upcoming tour is promoted as you see above. Now, this image is fed into some sort of the neural network (be it the one working on silicon or on regular meat and […]

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