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Archive for November, 2007



The good old days…

In the latest issue of Notes from the road Steve Morse explains why one day he’ll be referring to the present as the good old days, how he copes with being on the road and his favourite — perils of international travel. Read all about it on stevemorse.com. Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

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Highway Star featured in video game

Classic Deep Purple tune Highway Star is featured in the soundtrack for a new video game called Rock Band. U.S. cable channel VH1 Classic is currently running a 5 part special in promotion of the game (the special itself is called “Rock Band Countdown”). Each segment is based on the Top 10 in each category: […]

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Glenn Hughes on Kevin DuBrow’s death

Glenn Hughes has issued the following statement regarding Kevin DuBrow’s (Quiet Riot singer) death: We are all grieving. Kevin and I were brothers. We spoke daily, and I mean on the phone, not e-mail. The Kevin that I knew was a beautiful human being. He was kind, giving, nurturing. And generous. He would stay at […]

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Rapture Of The Deep in Billboard charts

According to Billboard.com (their braindead site doesn’t allow deep links) Rapture Of The Deep peaked in 2005 at #43 on the Independent Albums chart. It may look like small peanuts, but this is the first time since 1993 that the band has even registered on the Billboard charts radar. The full listing (or whatever is […]

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It’s about fast desperate singing…

Here’s a little peek into what could have been going on in some heads during those jams at the Hanwell Community Centre in 1969. Little Richard performing Good Golly Miss Molly, recorded for UK TV in 1963. It’s not unthinkable that an 18 year old Gillan was in the audience:

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Never dive alone

Massive update at Caramba: new Dear Friends deals with perils of diving alone (and under the influence, I might add), and a legal primer in dissenting opinions. Wordography is updated with Speed King (betcha you all wanted to know what it’s all about). And did we mention new issues of CarambaTV? Thanks to Steve Campbell […]

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Wake up in the morning

There are several clips from the current tour posted on YouTube. Here’s one that most of us have never heard performed live. Loosen My Strings, PalaWhirlpool, Varese, Italy, November 12, 2007:

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Glenn Hughes’ studio report

Glenn Hughes is working on a new studio album and has posted a studio report on his Myspace page. Line up on the new album: Chad Smith: drums JJ Marsh/George Nastos/Luis Carlos Maldonado: guitars Ed Roth/Anders Olinder: keys Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson and GHPG.net for the info.

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Dorset Wildlife auction

Despite the, ahem, dubious artistic merits of Ian Gillan’s drawing auctioned on eBay for the Dorset Wildlife Trust, it fetched a whopping £225. To put things in perspective, the Trust auctions in the past weeks offered a number of drawings by different celebrities from world class to “where are they now” to obscure. For most […]

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Blackmore’s Night on U.S. TV

Blackmore’s Night’s October 30, 2007 concert at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey was filmed by Cablevision for broadcast later this month. The program was produced by William MacKanic and is set to air as part of Cablevision’s Local Programming, New Jersey Systems and IO Digital On Demand in the New York Metro Area […]

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