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If it ain’t got the swing

Yet another cover of Smoke, this time swinging jazz style. Description claims it to be a ‘1920s cover’. We’re no experts in intricacies of early jazz, but to our editorial ears this sounds more like 1940s. Anyways, enjoy!

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Tommy Bolin in Iowa Hall of Fame

Tommy Bolin along with his brother Johnnie will be inducted this year into the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Tommy has previously been inducted there in 1999 as a member of A Patch of Blue, one of his early bands, which he joined in Sioux City at the age of 13. Johnnie has […]

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It’s a moving silhouette

In this new installment of the Drumtribe, Paicey provides us with the fascinating look behind the scenes of how the sausage is made. Here is a video of pre-production rehearsal for the Bodyline from Now What?!

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DC cashing out

David Coverdale has sold rights to his back catalogue to a company called Round Hill Music Royalty Fund Limited. This deal includes: recordings from Coverdale’s career as a solo artist and as the frontman of Whitesnake; master royalty participation from recordings during his tenure in Deep Purple; music publishing assets and long-term administration rights for […]

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Like a good neighbour

In this 1987 interview George Harrison talks about the first time he saw Deep Purple in concert and jammed with them. Which happened on December 13, 1984, in Sydney, Australia.

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The last common ancestors

It’s not that we can quote a preeminent scientific publication in every news item here on THS, but today’s the day. An article in Communications Biology, a Nature family journal, enticingly entitled Miniaturization during a Silurian environmental crisis generated the modern brittle star body plan deals with 420+ million years old fossils of modern starfish […]

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How they made the place to sweat

Produce Like A Pro youtube channel has posted their technical analysis of Smoke on the Water, including demonstration of different ways to play the riff. The video digs pretty deep into pre-history of the song, starting all the way back from 1967 Chris Curtis’ Roundabout concept, so the more enlightened and less patient of us […]

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That didn’t go down well with the drummer…

Some time late last year “el histórico bajista de Deep Purple” Roger Glover spoke to Chilean Radio Futuro about staying at home, space flights, lockdowns, best cups of coffe, and of course, music.

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A day in the life of a roadie

A fascinating article from the April 17, 1976, issue of Sounds. They’ve sent one of their journalists to be embedded, as we might say now, with the crew of one established band and the crew of an upcoming one. The established band happened to be Deep Purple Mark 4 playing a couple of gigs at […]

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How the drummer does it

Paicey talks how he got back in shape for recording of Turning to Crime after the somewhat forced pandemic hiatus, and shares his practice footage.

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Let’s Call It A Year

Roger Glover writes: I hope 2022 brings better times and I hang on to the chance of seeing you again and saying, “Hi, good to see you”. Head over to RGs official website to read “Let’s Call It A Year“

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So much fun doing this band

Louder Sound has a new feature on Turning to Crime, and it starts without mincing the words too much: People often think a covers album is a sign of having run out of ideas, having a contract to fulfil, or maybe both. Deep Purple’s new covers album Turning To Crime is neither The article is […]

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An avid practice man

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich appeared on a podcast called In the Trenches with Ryan Roxie (Ryan himself is of guitar player for Alice Cooper fame). An hour long chat included an interview and Q&A with the fans.

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There was nothing they couldn’t do

Don Airey spoke to a trade magazine Sound & Vision. While his interview is promising to be a delight to all keyboard geeks out there, there’s also something in it for the rest of us. Mike Mettler: I’m sure you must enjoy threading the lineage between you and your predecessor, Jon Lord [Deep Purple’s founding […]

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So done with Ritchie

In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock Joe Satriani reminisces about his stint as a Deep Purple guitar player. Thinking about your brief time in Deep Purple in the ‘90s, how much, if at all, did that prepare you to be in a band like Chickenfoot? Well, there are a couple of things that […]

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Turning to Crime 2.0

Tired of consuming whatever unhealthy foods you consume this time of the year and mindless small talk? Here’s another form of mindless entertainment for you — two dudes (one of whom you might have heard of) discuss Purple’s latest album (spoiler: both are not satisfied with track selection) and imagine how they’d like this to […]

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A baby that didn’t grow much

Greek site Rockpages has interviewed Bernie Marsden on the occasion of his recent release Chess. The extended and rather interesting conversation invariably turned onto his days with PAL and Whitesnake: Rockpages.gr: I was reading the Classic Rock magazine lately with an interview of yours where you said that the best album you’ve ever made was […]

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Shand Grenade

Continuing with blast from the past, another band down the list of ‘heavy hopefuls’ circa 1976 is actually more progressive and fusion than heavy…

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Fox locked up in a hen-house

Tony Iommi was interviewed recently by Eddie Trunk. The interview appeared in his Sirius XM show and later was posted as a podcast. Amid promoting Iommi’s latest venture (which is a fragrance of all things), the conversation turned onto Born Again. ‘Born Again,’ we talked about in the past, you always said you wanted to […]

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A potential supergroup

Another bit of history appearing in the venerable Music History for Those Who Are Able to Read blog. It is an article from Sounds magazine, originally published on April 17, 1976. The article is an overview of several hard rock bands that were “new” at the day, with Rainbow among them. Ritchie Blackmore`s Rainbow Ritchie […]

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