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Back to school

Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again (the hairspray remake version) is being used in a new Walmart back-to-school commercial in the states:

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Amiable bane of rock journalists

Guitar World has posted an interview with Ritchie Blackmore that first appeared in their magazine in February 1991 issue. It is fairly entertaining and it aged well, so it’s worth a revisit even if you have seen it the first (or the second) time around. “Are you ready?” I ask, and Blackmore nods his assent. […]

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Vrrroooom!

And this, boys and girls, is how you promote a Deep Purple gig (choice of track on the second video notwithstanding). (watch inside)

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Like father, like son

Early February this year German TV channel NDR aired a short special about Jürgen Blackmore. Here’s the gist of it courtesy of our correspondent on location: After five years of lack of communication, he met his dad again when he was ten. It was a very moving moment. They were in a dressing room in […]

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The rainbow that doesn’t rise

A report appeared on BraveWords today titled “Iranian Rockers Stopped From Paying Tribute To Rainbow Rising Anniversary” (it is 40th anniversary, by the way). So what, I thought — people living under a theocratic regime are having a hard time with their hard rock. Move along, nothing to see there. But the story was with […]

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August 17, 1972, Tokyo, Japan

Title says it all. Watch inside.

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It’s easer to not have to deal with guitar players

A 20-minute documentary about Jon Lord’s quest to produce the ultimate verstion of his Concerto for Group and Orchestra was posted by the official DP channel a couple of days ago. Starring: Jon Lord, Paul Mann, and Marko de Goeij. Long time THS contributor Nigel Young gets a name check.

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Addiction and satisfaction

— Why do you always go on tour — on, and on, and on, and on? — It’s like any addict, very difficult to give up what it is that turns you on. A 2000 vintage interview with Jon Lord (with Paicey joining in towards the end) was posted by the official Youtube channel. It’s […]

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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. The list of […]

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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. The day befor the induction ceremony an […]

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