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Hellfest cancelled

In what may very well be a sign of things to come, Hellfest organizers have announced that the 2021 festival has been cancelled. This follows the last year cancellation due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Last year tickets were promised to be accepted for this year event and most of the bands from the last […]

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Direct from a renaissance fayre

Blackmore’s Night has a promo video for the title track of their upcoming album Nature’s Light:

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A lot of danger

Glenn Hughes spoke to Kiki Classic Rock some time earlier this year. He reminisced about joining Deep Purple, performing at the California Jam, meeting a 9 year old Lars Ulrich before the 1973 show in Copenhagen, the infamous Mark 4 visit to Indonesia, Black Country Communion, the then upcoming Dead Daisies new album, and a […]

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Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography

Speaking of Ronnie James Dio, his semi-auto biography will come out on July 27, 2021, via Permuted Press. This is a book RJD started working on before his death, in collaboration with Mick Wall, who finished it after Ronnie’s passing. The promotional blurb reads: Prior to his tragic death in 2010, Ronnie James Dio had […]

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Here endeth the medieval blues

Louder Sound (nee Classic Rock magazine) has a feature on Rainbow’s Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll album, and it’s a good read. There is, however, one chink of light in the bleak, drowsy fug of that UK chart in May 1978. Straight in this week at No.7, pop pickers, it’s Rainbow and Long Live Rock […]

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Roger the romantic

A little lull in the news is interrupted by an interview we’ve missed when it came out in September issue of the Goldmine magazine. Ian & Ian talk to Martin Popoff. The freshly released Whoosh was obviously discussed at lengths, as well as this bit on In Rock: GM: To take you back 50 years […]

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Not democratic at all

Here is a Ronnie James Dio interview from 1981, where he talks about his current band (Black Sabbath) and the previous one (you might have heard about them — Rainbow). The recording is from the collection of Sabbath keyboard player Geoff Nicholls, who passed away in 2017. It was posted by someone dealing with his […]

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Holy Ground in the charts

The recent Dead Daisies release — and their first with Glenn Hughes — charted quite respectably around the globe.

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It all started with a clarinet…

Steve Morse spoke to The Sessions. His enthusiasm when he talks about playing the guitar is truly infectious, and that’s probably the best thing you can get infected these days. The chat is rather long, nearly 50 minutes, so pour yourself your favourite drink, kick back and enjoy!

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Unresolved issues

Glenn Hughes was the guest on That Jamieson Show (on the air January 19), promoting the latest Dead Daisies release. For reasons better known to himself, the host decided to ask a question the answer to which seems plainly obvious to everybody who’s been following the matter. DJ: [Suppose] you get a phone call, and […]

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Another Dead Daisies album in the works

Glenn Hughes spoke to the Neil Jones Rock Show and said that another Dead Daisies album is in the works: I’ve just been given the go-ahead to tell media — so you’re getting kind of an exclusive today — I have written a whole new Daisies album, a new one, between May and August. And […]

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Speed king Yoyoka

Another Purple cover from the 11 year old Japanese drum prodigy Yoyoka

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New Blackmore’s Night single released

As we told you last year there’s a new Blackmore’s Night release on the horizon — and you can hear the first single now. From the press release: RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “FOUR WINDS” taken from their forthcoming studio album “Nature’s Light” New York, NY (January 22, 2021)–Today, January 22nd, internationally renowned Renaissance folk rock […]

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Shake the devil

A collection of demos, outtakes, and alternate versions from the recording sessions that produced Tommy Bolin’s album Private Eyes will be released on February 12, 2021, via Cleopatra Records. It will be available on CD and as a gatefold album pressed on coloured vinyl (purple, white, and red to chose from). Both editions will feature […]

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One instead of one

Another TMZ moment involving another two Rainbow vocalists. For a number of years, Joe Lynn Turner was the singer in the Sunstorm project, a brainchild of Frontier Records president Serafino Perugino. Since 2006 they have released five albums with JLT on vocals, however in December he announced on Facebook that he is leaving the project, […]

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Live performance is the only thing that matters

A vintage interview with our ever so thoughtful Roger Glover, originally published in New Musical Express on October 14, 1972. Roger talks about some side project with Big Ian he’s working on (wonder what had happened to it), the impending release of Made in Japan, and wonders why the British press and radio do not […]

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Without Speed King there would be no Motorcycle Man

Saxon is putting out an album of covers called Inspirations. Here they cover the bands that influenced them in the early years, from The Beatles, to Motörhead, and everything in between. One of the tracks (and a newly released single for the album) is Speed King.

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A little more careful with the planet

A marathon-length interview with Ian Paice that we’ve announced a few days ago, has now been posted online. Listen if you have missed it the first time around. The interview itself starts at around 20 minute mark into the show. But hey, why skip? There are no annoying commercials and a good chunk of the […]

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Stone cold crazy

Ritchie Blackmore is on the cover of Guitar Player magazine issue #704 (February 2021), with an article inside starting with a ’73 vintage photo spread on pages 38-39. He is also featured in the reader’s poll of the 40 greatest hard rock guitarists. The publisher does not appear to be selling individual issues, just subscriptions, […]

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Child in Time: the story behind the song

A short documentary from Dutch TV on the story behind this iconic Deep Purple tune, with interviews from Roger Glover and Ian Gillan.

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