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Classic Rock publisher goes belly up

British company Team Rock Ltd, publisher of the Classic Rock, Prog and Metal Hammer magazines, as well as TeamRock.com and associated internet radio station, has gone into administration (called bankruptcy/liquidation in other parts of the world). They have acquired the magazines from Future Publishing in 2013, but apparently never managed to make them profitable. 73 […]

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All hypothetically speaking, of course

Well, if one good thing came out of this whole Hall of Fame saga, it’s additional publicity for the band. And in show business there’s no such thing as bad publicity. In anticipation of 2016 inductees being announced on December 17, Classic Rock reached out to Paicey for a comment: Well, who would they induct? […]

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Rise or plummet?

Classic Rock has an opinion piece by Neil Jeffries titled Will Ritchie’s RAinbow rise… or plummet down to earth?. Which, really, says most of it. He has his doubts, and so does truly yours. So, almost two decades after giving up rock to play alongside his wife in the semi-acoustic Blackmore‚Äôs Night, the Deep Purple […]

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No laughing in the heaven

It’s that time of the year again — time for Deep Purple to get snubbed by a certain Hall of Fame. The band’s name has appeared on the nomination ballot once again, and Classic Rock reached out to Ian Gillan for a comment. His response came in most unambiguous terms: I have no respect for […]

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Tensions, tantrums and traumas

The Classic Rock magazine is devoting its weekly Thursday Death Match feature to pitting Deep Purple against, well, Deep Purple. That is Mark 2 against Mark 3. And while there’s nothing new, it’s an entertaining read and you get to vote at the end after surrendering another bit of your privacy. Geoff Barton puts forward […]

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Coverdale spoke to Blackmore

…Or, at least, to his manager. Classic Rock has some quotes from DC appearing in the April 2015 issue of the magazine (the one with In Rock on the cover, see above): The tragic loss of Jon made me finally realise that life is too fucking short to hold animosity, bitterness and resentments. So I […]

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Uncommon Man

The record company has posted Uncommon Man from Celebrating Jon Lord, which sold so well, that it hit #1 in a number of European countries. Thanks to Classic Rock for the info.

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Not hanging by the phone

Ian Paice appeared on the Classic Rock Show that aired on TeamRock Radio on August 20. There does not appear to be a way to listen to the interview again, but Classic Rock magazine has a couple of quotes posted on their site. The quotes deal with Paicey’s current relationship with Blackmore (if any): I […]

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Classic Rock Roll of Honour

The Classic Rock magazine Roll of Honour award ceremony will be held this year on November 4 in Hollywood, California. The voting is now open for the public in 5 categories, with the rest to be decided in house. Made in Japan is on the shortlist for the Reissue of the Year, and California Breed’s […]

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More Simper in Classic Rock

Another teaspoonful of the Nick Simper interview in Classic Rock. He talks about his dismissal from Deep Purple and still sounds more than a bit bitter about the whole affair: It was definitely a body blow. It was a turnaround, when you consider I’d recommended Ian [Gillan] in the first place. He had the chance […]

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