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Third degree release details

The third studio album of Flying Colors — aptly named Third degree — will be released on October 4, 2019, via Music Theory Recordings / Mascot Label Group. The first sessions for Third Degree took place at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida in December 2016, wherein seven songs were written. From there, the bandmembers had […]

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Depends on the anatomy

Ian Gillan & Co were guests at a talk show in Brazil back in 2006. And what do Brits and Brazilians talk about — football, of course! And shoes. And silly hats.

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Spot the tune

Last Saturday, August 3, Mexican rhythmic gymnastics team won gold medals at the Pan American Games 2019 in Lima, Peru.

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Mickey Lee is alright now

…Or so he says himself: I'm Alright Now by Mickey Lee Soule This new track, which truly yours finds hauntingly mesmerizing, is from the family veteran Mickey Lee Soule. It was recorded with Michael P. Starmer on drums and The Royal Sympathetik Orchestra, and released a couple of days ago on his website under ‘name […]

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Must’ve been some friends of ours

An excerpt from Rod Stewart’s biography: On top oft he graffiti and the disruption, relations between the Faces and their hoteliers were not improved by our habit of inviting the entire audience back to our hotel after the show. I would issue the invitation from the stage, telling everyone where we were staying and what […]

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Once upon a time in Hollywood

Deep Purple’s Hush and Kentucky Woman are featured in a new Quentin Tarantino’s movie Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood that opens stateside tomorrow, July 26. Both will also be included on the soundtrack album. “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo […]

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Hang me out to dry

Another clip from the upcoming Ian Gillan’s release Contractual Obligation has been posted by the record company.

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Colors flying to Europe

Literally the day after Deep Purple finishes their European tour this December, Flying Colors start theirs. It’s just four dates in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, and UK. Tickets are already on sale, check our calendar for full details.

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Whitesnake Japanese tour postponed

Japanese promoters Creative Man Productions have announced that the Coverdale & Co tour of the country, initially scheduled for October 2019, has been postponed until 2020. Quote from Coverdale: Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts, it is with great regret and a heavy heart that Whitesnake are going to have to reschedule the planned Japanese tour […]

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Rick Wakeman remembers Jon Lord

Louder Sound (parent of Classic Rock magazine) has a brief interview with Rick Wakeman about his late great peer Jon Lord: Jon Lord is one of the greatest keyboard players there has ever been. He’s not really considered a prog rock musician, but he did things that nobody else did. When you look at early […]

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Early worm gets the bird

Deep Purple have been announced to play a couple of festivals in Austria, in July 2020. Yep, that’s a full year from now. “Early bird” tickets are available for Clam Rock on July 3, 2020, and Lovely Days Festival on July 4. Mind you, both appearances are yet to be confirmed by the band’s management. […]

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Contractual obligations

Back in November 2016 Ian Gillan did a short tour of Eastern and Central Europe backed by the Don Airey Band and various local orchestras conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein, all supported by Grace Gillan’s band Papa Le Gal. The last three shows of the tour were recorded and are now being released as a series […]

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Whitesnake on Sky TV

On June 14 Whitesnake performed at the Download festival held at the Donington Park Circuit in England. This performance will be broadcast in British TV channel Sky Arts on July 6 and 7 starting at 9 PM. Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

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The Artwoods — Art’s Gallery

British label Top Sounds Records is releasing an album compiled from the three BBC sessions of The Artwoods: Saturday Club — 13th March 1965, Holiday Pop — 19th April 1965, and Jazz Beat — 8th January 1966. The ARTWOODS — Art Wood, Derek Griffiths, Malcolm Pool, Keef Hartley and future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord […]

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Guilty on all counts

The Decibel Report has an exuberantly written review of one of the shows Paicey did with the Buddy Rich band in London last month. ‘Twas a hot summer’s night and waiting in the VIP queue outside the venue whilst awaiting the first show of the day to end one could feel gentle excitement mounting. This […]

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Blackmore photo book

Wymer is publishing another book on Ritchie Blackmore. It appears to be (primarily) a photo book of 128 A4 pages in full colour, with narration by Jerry Bloom. Publicity blurb reads: This new deluxe photo book compiled by Blackmore biographer Jerry Bloom is the perfect companion to his 2006 biography Black Knight, as it portrays […]

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Extravaganza indeed

Back in 2016 Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi toured together under the Generation Axe moniker. According to Steve Vai: The idea was to create a seamless show with one backing band and 5 completely accomplished and astonishing guitarists that take to the stage in various configurations, performing some of […]

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Flying Colors Third Degree and tour

Flying Colors will release their third studio album — called Third Degree — in September 2019 via Mascot Records. The release will be accompanied by a brief tour, grand total of 10 dates. Five of them are stateside: MorseFest in Tennessee on August 30, followed by four shows quite literally squeezed in between Steve Morse’s […]

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We’ll be back in 300 years

More interviews from the red carpet at The Ivors. Ian Gillan and Ian Paice were interviewed together, and then separately, by the MusicNewsWeb. Paicey mentioned that they’ve just spent 5 weeks in the studio in Nashville, which may or may not result in releasing something, eventually.

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Busy summer for Paicey

Despite the prolonged lull in Deep Purple touring, Paicey is keeping himself busy by playing with various bands around Europe. Having just finished a jazz residency in London, he is heading to Italy for June 2 gig with a local band, then off to Bulgaria, France, Belgium, and Germany to tour with Purpendicular. He is […]

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