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Equal and opposite reaction

The following message from Ian Gillan was posted to the band’s facebook account today, April 3: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction…well, not exactly in this case; more cause and effect, where the latter is often greater than the former. Distribution lines (the physical sales of CDs, vinyl, cassettes (?) etc) […]

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Best laid plans come apart at the seams — April Fools

As our live calendar keeps filling up with strikeout, the anxiety levels keep rising in certain quarters about the fate of the upcoming Deep Purple tour which is scheduled to begin on May 31 — will it happen or will it not? Well, we have learned today that it’s both a ‘yes’ and a ‘no’, […]

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Live from Minstrel Hall

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night posted a track of Diamond and Rust with reworked lyrics, recorded at their home in Long Island.

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Family of rock

David Coverdale’s local Tahoe Quarterly has a piece on him, his family, and their mansion in Incline Village that they had recently put on the market. It was published in the Winter 2019-2020 edition, which was out some time in November 2019. Born in a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England, Coverdale moved to the […]

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It’s not just the virus

David Coverdale announced today that all remaining Whitesnake tours for 2020 — the mainland Europe, the UK, and the double header with Sammy Hagar in the US — are now cancelled.

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Throw my bones

The first track from Whoosh! has arrived, now with video. Watch inside.

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Tommy Bolin in and out

Hot on the heels of The Cozy Powell Story, there is another book coming from the same author: Tommy Bolin – In and Out of Deep Purple. It started off so well. As Jon Lord enthused in the October 1975 issue of Melody Maker: ‘Tommy can’t be so bad for us with so many good […]

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Just doing our part

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to wash your hands with soap, do it often, and do it thoroughly. Thoroughly means rubbing every nook and cranny of your hands for at least 20 seconds. A good way to measure the time is to sing a verse of […]

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Don’t panic

[updated] At the yesterday (March 14) show in Mexico, Deep Purple performed with Jordan Rudess on the keyboards. Don Airey could not make it to the gig “for reasons that have not been disclosed”. This leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but it’s not the time to panic.

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Vegas Blue

Guitarist/producer/engineer Brian Tarquin has put together an album dedicated to helping the families and survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting of October 1, 2017. The lineup features lots of guest musicians, with Steve Morse, Tony Carey, and Reb Beach among them. Other guests include Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Guns […]

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Slide it in on red vinyl

Whitesnake’s Slide It In will be released on red vinyl via Rhino/Warner on both sides of the Atlantic on April 10. The 2LP set will contain the 35th anniversary remix previously released on Disc 3 of the Super Deluxe set from early 2019). Slide It In was always meant to be a structured, more electric […]

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He also used to travel in a separate van

Steve Morse spoke to the Guitar World and (we think) it was the first time he went on record in such detail about his arthritis and how it affected his technique: For about 50 years, I played with my thumb and two fingers on the pick. It really helped me play with exceptional clarity and […]

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People are still not seeing the Rainbow

JLT was a guest on the 80’s Glam Metalcast, and he sounds like he’s still not over about Blackmore’s choice of personnel for the most recent Rainbow lineup and being smug about it: Selected quotes from the chat (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): Most people don’t know this true story, because I didn’t try to really […]

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Mysterious single

A limited edition 10″ single from the upcoming Whoosh! will be released on June 20 in conjunction with the German Record Store Day.

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Virus bites the ‘snake

The ill-fated Whitesnake Japanese tour, that has already been rescheduled for March from October 2019, is now postponed until further notice due to “the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus”. We regret to announce that WHITESNAKE’S Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. […]

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The halcyon years

A fairly comprehensive documentary of the history of Deep Purple Marks 1 and 2 has been put together by the Music Legends Magazine. It is a step above the slew of similar talking head documentaries from a few years back as this one actually interviews Nick Simper (and he tells the story of him being […]

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New website, cover art, and track listing for Whoosh!

[Updated] The press release went down the wire today confirming release date for the new Deep Purple album Whoosh! as June 12. There is also a new website to promote the album and 30 second previews of each song at Google Play.

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Whoosh! it is

[Updated] According to Amazon, the title of the upcoming new Deep Purple album is indeed Whoosh! and release date is set for June 12, 2020. The following formats have been announced: 2CD, 1LP, and a limited edition vinyl box set.

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Whitesnake in Brisbane cancelled

[UPDATED] Whitesnake show on the double bill with Scorpions on February 24 in Brisbane, Australia, has been cancelled:

Unfortunately due to a medical emergency within the Scorpions tour party, Scorpion and Whitesnake show scheduled to take place at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre tomorrow, Monday 24 February 2020 has been cancelled.

🎟️Tickets purchased by credit or debit card will be refunded in full

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The postman always rings twice

Our contributor from Germany posted a summary of the Rocks magazine coverage of the upcoming Deep Purple album in the comments, and it deserves to be promoted to a news item. The feature is quite interesting and in depth, here are a few selected highlights for our non-German readers courtesy of Uwe Hornung. All the […]

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