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Sunflower Jam 2011, photo: Axel Dauer

Sunflower Jam 2011, photo: Axel Dauer

Everything is on standby

Ronnie Romero is doing interviews promoting the latest release of his other band Lords of Black Alchemy of Souls Pt. I. During the chat with Italian Linea Rock, he was asked whether Rainbow is still an active band: Well, we are locked down. We will see. Obviously, nothing’s gonna happen next year. And Ritchie and […]

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Bob and Ray, and a Danish kennel

Paicey continues his Tales from the bar with a new batch of tall tales of one nascent band that eventually became known as Deep Purple.

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O rest beside the weary road

Fore more of your caroling needs, Blackmore’s Night have released a lyric video for another track from their upcoming Xmas EP Here We Come A-Caroling.

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Commercial, but not contrived

Geir Myklebust has a new old article reprinted in his blog — a New Musical Express feature on (then) upcoming Fireball that was originally published on March 27, 1971. Deep Purple – commercial without compromise By Richard Green FOR Deep Purple fans the end of an era is approaching. After late April or May, familiar […]

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Gone fishin’

Adrian Smith, one half of the classic Iron Maiden’s signature twin guitars, is doing interviews promoting a book of memoirs about his other passion — fishing (with a good measure of musical anecdotage thrown in). He recently guested on Blue Fish Radio to discuss the book and his career. Here’s how he describes that crucial […]

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The story of a doomed genius (we’ve heard before)

Classic Rock magazine has a feature on the brief life of Tommy Bolin. Albeit most of us know the story, it is well researched and well written, with plenty of quotes from the contemporaries. Having relocated to California, Bolin finally received what he had really wanted all along – the offer of a solo recording […]

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There is a rash

David Coverdale talks to the Rhino Podcast. Amidst promoting the latest Whitesnake compilation Love Songs, he mentioned that with the things being what they are, he might not be able to tour again until 2022-ish.

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Back to the bierhaus

In the latest installment of Tales From the Bar Paicey reminisces about his stay in Hamburg in 1967 with The Maze and the shenanigans that ensued.

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Unspoken and very much plugged

And here’s Glenn Hughes performing a bass playthrough for the Dead Daisies single Unspoken.

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Legs to stand on

David Coverdale spoke to Rock Classics Radio on Apple Music Hits, and among more recent things, shed the light on his writing in th Purple days: It’s the old cliché of they’re all your children. One of the questions I was asked at the management meeting for DEEP PURPLE was do I write. And I […]

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Here we come a-caroling

For all your November caroling needs, Blackmore’s Night have released a lyric video from their upcoming EP.

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25 on a good day

Don Airey spoke to the Antihero Magazine about his illustrious career, his itch for the country music, the insecurities of greats, the late Gary Moore and the narrow miss with Still Got the Blues, and his bass parts on Judas Priest’s Painkiller, among other things. ANTIHERO: Of course, you came into the band following the […]

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The fire that burned

Ken Hensley — multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, producer, and founder of Uriah Heep — has passed away on November 4. Glenn Hughes pays him a tribute on social media: So deeply saddened to hear that my long time friend & Brother, for five decades, Ken Hensley @uriahheepofficial ,has passed. An incredible songwriter, guitarist and keyboard player, […]

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We’re a rock and roll band

The second part of Jon Lord’s feature originally published in New Musical Express on March 13, 1971. Before then he had been proving the perfect interviewee by just talking, making good points, raising sensible arguments and leading me through his career very carefully. I asked him what method the group adopted when it came to […]

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C’mon drummer, let it go

Paicey reacts to Stormbringer cover by a Russian tribute band Leonid & Friends.

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Family affair gone wrong

The second half of Coverdale’s interview to eonmusic starts off with David giving his account of the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony: I’d like to talk about Deep Purple’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2016; were you disappointed that Ritchie Blackmore didn’t attend? We’d been talking about it [Ritchie and […]

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Mixtapes and embellishments

David Coverdale spoke to eonmusic about various remixes, remasters and other embellishments of his back catalogue, prospects of Coveradle/Page reissue, and many other things. You wanted Rory [Gallagher] for Deep Purple, didn’t you, when Ritchie Blackmore left? I loved him so much that when Ritchie said he was leaving [in 1975], the first guitar player […]

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Between snobbery and snobbery

Geir Myklebust continues doing God’s work with posting a New Musical Express feature on Jon Lord originally published on March 6, 1971. Here is how Jon describes the pivotal moment in his musical development: The group changed its name to the Art Woods and Jon bought a Hammond and became influenced by Graham Bond and […]

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Living on dog biscuits

Ian Gillan, sitting at home in Lyme Regis, amidst of all the gold records and memorabilia, talking to Nicky Horne of Vintage TV. That was recorded in 2016, back in the time when social distancing was unheard of. Enjoy!

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Housekeeper cooking body parts

David Coverdale talks to Darren Paltrowitz for the latter’s podcast. They spoke about degenerative arthritis, tax evasion, naked puppets, ear candy, handsome devils, coats of arms, choking on smoke, ancient Egypt, mutual respect, and in between it all, music.

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