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Don Airey was inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History at the ceremony held on January 18 in Anaheim, California. Here is his well thought out and pretty rousing acceptance speech and bits of rather interesting backstage interview. (watch inside)

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Things to look forward to in 2017

And the new year is shaping up to be a busy one. Glenn Hughes will kick of the touring on January 20 in the UK, which will be followed by a month long European tour. And right now he is in the studio recording the fourth Black Country Communion album, which we also might expect […]

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Key to keys

Don Airey was a guest on Rick Wakeman’s Key to Keys this Wednesday, December 21, which aired on BBC Radio 2. In this first show Rick also chats to fellow rock pianist Don Airey. Keyboard player with Deep Purple since 2002 he has also written and played keyboards for artists like Gary Moore, Ozzy Osbourne, […]

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Summer Solo Shows

Don Airey continues to add ad hoc shows to his summer schedule, the latest being “Beer and Music on the beach” August 10th, which does have a ring to it! Apparently entry is free. In addition he will playing at Cambridge Rocks!, a fund raising event for Addenbrokes Hospital on August 3rd.

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Writer in Japan interviews Roger, Don and Steve….

Writer Glenn Williams has posted transcripts of three interviews the held with Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse recently during the Japanese tour. A quick update on the album Roger? What can you tell us? RG: Well it’s hard to describe music really. It’s like how do you describe the Mona Lisa? A woman […]

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New Album Update

Don Airey believes the new album by Deep Purple is now complete and being mixed by Bob Ezrin. In an interview with TASS, the Russian News Agency, he confirms “As far as I know, it’s all recorded and now… it’s on the tender mercies of Bob Ezrin (Canadian producer – TASS), he’s going to mix […]

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A family affair

An interesting gig popped up in our calendar. And it’s a family affair in more than one sense: billed as Ian Gillan; performing with Don Airey Band; and an orchestra conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein, who conducted the Deep Purple orchestral tour a few years back; supported by Papa Le Gál, the band where Ian’s daughter […]

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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. They did Ozzy’s Suicide Solution and Mr. Crowley: Then Roger Glover stepped […]

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Rapture in Rheine

Don Airey live at Hypothalamus (Rheine, Germany 2016-03-18) If you close your eyes, you could think, it’s Ritchie Blackmore right on stage. Or Gary Moore. Or Jimi Hendrix. But if you listen closely, it’s surely Simon McBride. Behind him Darrin Mooney, a surely excellent drummer. Besides him Laurince Cottle, a bass player with enormous talent. […]

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Live at Donington 1980

Edel will release Rainbow Monsters of Rock – Live at Donington 1980 on April 22. It will come as a CD+DVD set in a jewel box and as a digital download. The CD will cover complete performance, while DVD will include 30 minutes of the conclusion of the show as this is all the footage […]

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