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Down to Earth down under

Graham Bonnet spoke to Australia’s Heavy Magazine promoting his upcoming short tour down there. He mentioned that he will be marking the 40th anniversary of Down to Earth by performing the whole album live: We’re actually going to play the whole ‘Down To Earth’ album that I did with RAINBOW that’s never been done before, […]

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Soak up as much as you can

Ian Gillan was caught by NME on the proverbial red carpet at The Ivors yesterday, May 23. And he mentioned that he just flew in from Nashville (if you know what we mean).

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Inspiring them to do their best

Bob Ezrin (who may or may not have been working with Deep Purple recently on their 3rd collaboration album) was a guest on CBC Music Q show. This produced a very interesting chat about his life, career, producer philosophy, and music in general. All be it Deep Purple were never mentioned (but to be fair, […]

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Mark 2 picks up a songwriting award

Deep Purple Mark 2 are the the winners of the 2019 Ivor Novello Award in International Achievement category. This is sort of a “lifetime achievement” category, as opposed to any particular song or album. The awards, knows as The Ivors, are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). […]

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Rainbow vorwärts

The latest incarnation of Rainbow has recorded a grand total of 4 “new old” tracks over the years: Waiting for a Sign (a Stranger in Us All outtake), remakes of I Surrender, Black Sheep of the Family, and Blackmore’s Night’s The Storm. These 4 tracks will be put on a limited edition EP CD to […]

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New releases from Cherry Red

Several relevant releases from the British label Cherry Red Records, that owns the RPM catalogue and has now partnered with Purple Records. Glenn Hughes: The Official Bootleg Box Set: Volume Two 1993-2013 This includes 6 CDs in a clamshell box set. Disc one is a collection of demos and outtakes called Incense And Peaches: From […]

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Another achievement for Flesh & Blood

Recently released Whitesnake’s Flesh & Blood album has reached #3 on the Official German Album Chart issued on May 17. What is interesting however, is that according to BraveWords, this is the highest chart position for Whitesnake in Germany in all of their career.

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Rainbow The Storm now streaming

The new Rainbow single The Storm has been released and is now streaming. (listen inside)

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Rescheduled UK dates for Glenn Hughes

The new dates for Glenn’s UK tour have been promptly rescheduled for November, neatly arranged around the previously announced two shows in Scotland. Unfortunately, Edinburgh, St Albans, Liverpool, and Nottingham had to be cancelled for logistical reasons. Four new shows were arranged in their stead: Bexhill, Cambridge, Cheltenham, and Middlesbrough. Ticket holders for the cancelled […]

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Flesh & Blood is #1 in Japan

On May 10, the day of its release, the new Whitesnake album Flesh & Blood landed on the #1 spot on the ORICON Daily Album Ranking in Japan. This is the general chart for all genres, not just “overseas music” or rock albums. It slipped down to #6 on May 11.

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We’re going out as Pink Floyd

A 1987 vingage interview with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover was posted on Youtube. Ian and Roger are in the UK promoting Accidentally on Purpose, mixing Nobody’s Perfect, and generally having a ton of fun.

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Hughes UK tour postponed

Glenn Hughes’ tour of the UK, due to start in just a few days, has been postponed. The message on his website reads: GLENN HUGHES sends his regrets that he is unable to perform his UK tour which was due to start May 14th through May 24th. He needs to be treated for an illness […]

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Paice Ashton Lord – “Malice In Wonderland”

When DEEP PURPLE disbanded in 1976, Jon Lord and Ian Paice decided to start a new band, not trying to recreate what they already had with DEEP PURPLE but to explore new musical directions. As frontman they recruited singer and keyboard player Tony Ashton. Jon Lord had already collaborated with Tony Ashton composing the soundtrack […]

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Rainbow remakes The Storm

Rainbow will release another single — this time a remake of Blackmore’s Night tune The Storm — on May 17 via Minstrel Hall Music. The new release said to be a “rocked up” version of the track. The original was not lacking in guitar wizardry, albeit acoustic, on its own. Thanks to Blabbermouth for the […]

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Down the Mississippi, down to New Orleans

A US leg of The Long Goodbye Tour has been announced. It starts on September 3, 2019, in Riverside, California, and finishes on October 19 in Minneapolis, performing 33 shows and visiting 25 states in between. Support for September 7 show in California will be Foghat, with the rest of the tour still in mystery. […]

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Glenn Hughes’ 1st Show in Canada

Last September, 2018 I wrote about Glenn Hughes’ impressive Classic Deep Purple show in Poughkeepsie, New York. So impressive that I jumped at the chance to see him once again, this time even closer to home in Belleville, Ontario on April 30th, 2019. In fact, Glenn told us this was his very first appearance as […]

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Magic as a concept album

Classic Rock has an interesting opinion piece on Gillan’s Magic album: Of the three major offshoots that emerged after the break-up of Deep Purple in 1976, Gillan (the band, not the man) was certainly the most musically daring. And Gillan’s most daring album just might be their last: 1982’s Magic. Yes, the keyboard-heavy record carries […]

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Javelins with a caveat

Edel is reissuing the first Javelins album (a.k.a. Raving With Ian Gillan & The Javelins) on May 10, 2019. This is the same album that first came out in 1994 on RPM Records and was reissued in 2000 on the briefly revived Purple Records. Both releases are out of print now. The tracklist and cover […]

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Coverdale buys rights to Whitesnake and Northwinds

Another Swedish magazine — Rock’n’Roll — has a 6-page David Coverdale and Whitesnake feature in issue #4, 2019. In the interview David said that he recently has bought the rights for his two first solo albums Whitesnake and Northwinds from the now defunct Deep Purple’s management companies. He also mentioned that his favourite Whitesnake albums […]

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Waking up on the bathroom floor

Glenn Hughes was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 70s promoting his upcoming tour of the UK. His interview is now available online at the BBC website, and will be there until May 28.

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