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The headless drummer

Paicey posted a video of him playing with the Buddy Rich Orchestra at the Ronnie Scott’s Club in London last year. Watch out for the quick recovery at 10:52 — blink and you’ll miss it.

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In Rock Lick Library

In Rock is a new addition to the LickLibrary stable of instructional videos. In this course, LickLibrary veteran, Danny Gill walks you through the many highlights of each song from this classic rock gem one phrase at a time, including all of Ritchie Blackmore’s legendary guitar parts from the tracks; “Black Night,” “Speed King,” and […]

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Dead Daisies in charity concert

The Dead Daisies are scheduled to appear in a charity concert tonight, July 3, at 8pm EST (repeated at 11pm EST). Also on the bill: Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Corey Taylor, Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy, Lizzy Hale & Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, and many others. The event is taking place online […]

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It worked out okay at the end

Paicey publishes another drumcam track — I Got Your Number from Bananas sessions.

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Lesson from a hard loving man

The mysterious single released for the Record Store Day in Germany on June 20th turned out to be interesting for two reasons. First, besides the already familiar tracks Throw My Bones and Man Alive it contains a new one from the upcoming album — The Power of the Moon. The single is available now through […]

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No grey in Whitesnake

David Coverdale is keeping himself busy these days by fluffing the duvets and doing interviews promoting various Whitesnake compilations.

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Flying Colors — Third Stage

Flying Colors may play only a handful of gigs after each album, but they still manage to release one of them as a live recording. The new installment in this lifecycle is called Third Stage: Live in London and is due on September 18, 2020, via Music Theories Recordings. Third Stage: Live In London was […]

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Strange Kind of Women

There is a terrific cover band out in Italy which also happens to be an all-girl band. They are fittingly called Strange Kind of Women. Ian Paice did a guest gig with them in March 2019 and now is giving them a shoutout on his DrumTribe channel: Strange Kind of Women are: Alteria – vocals […]

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Demon’s Eye live in Concert

Deep Purple tribute band Demon’s Eye played live on June 19, 2020 at the Lÿz in Siegen. The whole show was streamed on Youtube and Facebook and in case you missed it, here’s the recording: Besides recording two albums with own songs featuring Doogie White on vocals, the band also performed with Jon Lord in […]

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And blend with the keyboard!

Steve Morse explains some of the intricacies and subtleties of his guitar playing on Man Alive — track from the upcoming Deep Purple album Whoosh. Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

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Paice Ashton Wakeman

GasTank was a short lived in the early 80s show on British TV hosted by Rick Wakeman and Tony Ashton. Musicians were invited to be interviewed and jam with the house band. When Paicey got on the show, Resurrection Shuffle just had to be performed.

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Whoosh — first impressions

Deep Purple’s new album Whoosh was supposed to come out on June 12 this year. But then the coronavirus struck and record company pushed release date back to August 7. Apparently not everybody got the memo, and on June 12 the album went on sale through at least one online retailer (and was soon removed). […]

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The right thing for the piece of music

Paicey does a drum clinic, sharing some anecdotage from his illustrious career and playing some drums in between.

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Tracking Out of Hand

Another gem from Paicey’s private video stash — the band tracking Out of Hand for their 2013 album Now What?!

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Resist the tidal wave

Fox News has a new interview with Ian Gillan, promoting the upcoming new album. Some questions are quite mundane, some are off the beaten path. Fox News: As an artist, how do you feel about audiences making cellphones part of their concert experience? Gillan: Well, at first it was weird. It just connected with me. […]

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Support the crew

Behind every band is a hard working crew. And Deep Purple’s one is quite a few steps above the average. The band trusts them to have everything set up so perfectly that they rarely do the soundcheck themselves. Unfortunately, the current global pandemic means there is no touring and no touring means many in the […]

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Virtual and rescheduled

The three Deep Purple’s German dates in the Fall 2020: Oberhausen, Berlin, and Stuttgart — which had already been under suspicion — have now been rescheduled for 2021. Another summer date in Colmar, France has also been rescheduled and confirmed for 2021. Don Airey & Friends will appear at this years Virtual Cambridge Rock Festival […]

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Rupert Hine R.I.P.

Roger Glover writes: Insightful, stimulating, talented and funny, I feel privileged to have known and worked with him. Read his full statement on rogerglover.com

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Black caviar and maple

Just like he promised last time around, Paicey keeps getting us entertained in these trying times by showing off his drum room. Which looks more like a drum warehouse 😉

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How In Rock was made

Louder Sound (née Classic Rock) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of In Rock by reprinting in fresh electrons a feature that first appeared in issue 83 of the magazine on the occasion of the album’s 35th. Heavy rock, hard rock, pomp rock, space rock, heavy metal – they’re all genres that today’s average music fan […]

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