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Archive for January, 2007



Harrods Rocks

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. On Sunday, February 18, as part of the Harrods Rock event in London, an attempt will be made to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the most guitarists playing together at the same time. Harrods is trying to recruit 2000 guitar players to perform nothing else, but […]

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Glenn Hughes appearances

Glenn Hughes will be interviewed on KNAC.com today, Monday, January 29 at 4:00 p.m. PST. There will be a live chat room set up where fans can log in and ask questions directly. More info: http://www.knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=5253 He will also appear at a private event at the Hollywood based Musicians Institute. Glenn will play a couple […]

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Gillian Glover

This is Purple Family news in more ways than one. Roger Glover and Don Airey have been involved with production of Roger’s daughter Gillian solo album. The album is called Red Handed and is planned for release in April. Roger was involved in mixing and commissioned string arrangements, in which Don Airey also took part. […]

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Joe Meek night

In the early 1960s Ritchie Blackmore started out as a session player for Joe Meek’s music productions and performed in several bands. He was member of instrumental combo The Outlaws and backed Heinz (playing on his top ten hit JUST LIKE EDDIE), Screaming Lord Sutch, Glenda Collins and BOZ among others. It is almost 40 […]

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Kavarna, Bulgaria – DP capital of the world?

The Bulgarian city of Kavarna is apparently a stronghold for fans of good old 70’s hardrock. Glenn Hughes will be announced honorary citizen of the town when he is doing a concert there in May. In the same ceremony, a big painting of Hughes on a building downtown will be opened. The city center of […]

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Gillan DVD update

Craig Hooper from Coolhead productions has an update on the “Ian Gillan – 40 Years in Rock” DVD. Here are the most interesting bits. on the release dates: The DVD should be out in either March or April (prob. March in Europe and April in the UK, due to promo commitments). TV sales are being […]

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Ian Paice drum clinic video

In 2005 Ian Paice did a drum clinic at the Bass’n Drum festival in Stockholm, Sweden. You can watch video clips of the clinic online (unfortunately in Win Media format only) at http://www.nilamedia.com/Ian_Paice.asp. Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

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Glenn Hughes at NAMM

Glenn Hughes will take part in a signing session at the Manne Guitars booth during the NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants) which takes place January 18 to 21 in Anaheim, CA. The MEET AND GREET will take place this Friday, January 19 at booth number 1630 in Hall E at 3:00 p.m. Thanks […]

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Glenn Hughes on Rockline

Glenn Hughes will be the featured guest on the nationally syndicated US radio show “Rockline” airing Wednesday, February 7. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out […]

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International boards in our forum

I know, I know, we have promised to restore The Highway Star in different languages, but various difficulties got in the way. In the meanwhile, we have boards for fan discussions in different languages in our forum: Deutsch / German Español / Spanish Français / French 日本語 / Japanese Português / Portuguese Русский / Russian […]

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