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Jon Lord – Gemini Suite vinyl reissue: a closer look

Back in 1969, the lineup of DEEP PURPLE had seen a drastic change: Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice split up with singer Rod Evans and bass player Nick Simper and hired the former EPISODE SIX musicians Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to complete the lineup. One of the first shows to feature the […]

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Heavy and classical

CBC has an opinion piece about the multitude of connections between heavy metal and classical music, with our heroes getting a name check. It opens with a collage of Vivaldi peeking over Roger Glover’s shoulder and proceeds with Take Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore, for example. A self-professed classical music fan, many of his works in […]

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Jon Lord Reissues

On September 27, 2019 earMUSIC will reissue “Gemini Suite” and “Windows” as LP and also “Sarabande” as LP and CD: Gemini Suite Gemini Suite will be available as 1LP Gatefold and is already available as a CD Digipak. TRACK LIST Guitar: Solist Albert Lee Piano: Solist Jon lord Drums: Solist Ian Paice Vocals: Solist Yvonne […]

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F**k everything and run

Another Glenn Hughes’ interview from the Stonedeaf festival, this time with TotalRock Radio. Amongst other things, he finally put to rest any Mk3 reunion aspirations he may or may not have had by stating that he will never work with Blackmore again.

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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle, from Ian Gillan’s Contractual Obligation #1. Not my favourite track off Bananas, but good to see it being pulled out of a dusty closet for a live appearance.

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World record attempt in Oklahoma

There will be an attempt to set the new world record for the ‘largest electric guitar ensemble’ on September 20 in Oklahoma City. This will take place at 5:00pm, right before the Deep Purple show at the Firelake Arena. The event will be hosted by Steve Morse and although there’s no word on the programme, […]

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Glenn joins The Dead Daisies

It’s official: Glenn Hughes is now a member of The Dead Daisies. The Dead Daisies is a pet project of an Australian multimillionaire David Lowy — a supergroup with rotating lineup now consisting of Glenn on bass and vocals, Doug Aldrich on guitar, drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne), and David Lowy himself on guitar. […]

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You are not alone

Flying Colors premiered today another track for their upcoming album Third Degree.

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That little voice in his head

Glenn Hughes sat down to chat with Midland Metalheads (digging up his thickest accent), ahead of his performance at the Stonedeaf Festival on August 24. He tells the story of him joining Purple, and also mentions that Black Country Communion have January 2021 earmarked to record another album and that another one of his projects […]

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Audacity to change

Music Radar has an interview with Opeth guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt, in which he discusses top 10 guitar players that blew his mind. His #1? Ritchie Blackmore, of course. This has to start with him. Ritchie Blackmore is my hero, but not just for his guitar playing. His persona fascinates me. I love his audacity to […]

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Failing to fulfill

Glenn Hughes’ South American tour appears to have been cancelled, blaming squarely the local promoters: Due to the South American Promoter failing to fulfill the required contractual obligations, Glenn Hughes will not be touring South America this September/October. Glenn’s management has been unsuccessful in reaching any solution with the Promoter and has reluctantly decided that […]

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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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