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Archive for May, 2006



What will happen in Montreux this year?

Something seem to be up in connection with Deep Purple’s appearance at this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival. The other day, festival founder “Funky” Claude Nobs said this to Billboard: Speaking of casino burning and fire in the sky, you are closing this year with Deep Purple, whose classic “Smoke On The Water,” was inspired by […]

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Erik Thomsen RIP

Erik Thomsen was a legendary Danish promoter who over his 40 years in the music business became close friends to lots of bands, including Deep Purple and Rainbow. There are lots of funny stories from ET’s meetings with both bands, many involving Ritchie Blackmore and his unusual sense of humour. Erik passed away on May […]

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Video of Dream Theater doing “Highway Star”

As we reported earlier, Dream Theater covered the entire “Made in Japan” album at some of their concerts in Asia in January. Here is a video of “Highway Star” as performed in Seoul.

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Nobs hope for Blackmore in Montreux

Billboard did an interview with Claude Nobs (founder of Montreux Jazz Festival etc) earlier this spring. During the interview, Billboard mention that Deep Purple are closing the festival this year, to which Claude Nobs reply: “It is going to be a special evening. I don’t know who they are going to invite. I hope Ritchie […]

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Ian Gillan Interview

The Greek web magazine Rockpages.gr did a interview with Ian Gillan a few month ago. Here is a few bits: “So I think now we have the greatest University of life-ever existed, which is called the internet.” “Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath had the advantage of breaking up. And once they break up they are […]

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Anthem in German Movie

There is a new German movie called “Requiem“. The Deep Purple song Anthem is played 2 times in the film. Thanks to Fabio Walter for the information.

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Jon Lord in royal company

Jon Lord was in Stockholm last Monday to be involved in the Polar Prize Ceremony. He read the citation to one of the recipients, Led Zeppelin. At the dinner, Jon sat with the Swedish crown princess Victoria and Led Zeppelin guitar player Jimmy Page, as seen on this picture. Jon can also be spotted in […]

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Letter from Steve Morse

On a night flight in Japan, Steve Morse took some time off and wrote a letter. Here is a few bits: “I got to play a little bit with some of the guys from Living Loud, and we worked on some new music, which does sound good.” “Every time I play with musicians like Joe […]

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Don Airey plays with Gary Moore

Don Airey plays keyboard on Gary Moore‘s new album, “Old, New Ballads Blues” He also did brass arrangements with Gary. You can buy the CD in our shop. Thanks to Gary Moore for the information.

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DP left me speechless – Newcastle

A well packed house was what I arrived to just before Swanee took the stage. unfortunately they were pathetic with both guitarists making major mistakes onstage. Then came Status Quo who I am not a fan of, but they were fantastic. Quo really had the place rocking and gave us our money’s worth. The crowd […]

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