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Archive for January, 2008



Jon Lord autographed CD being auctioned for charity

Jon Lord signed a copy of his Durham Concerto CD, and then donated it to the Linda McCartney Cancer Centre so they could auction it off. If you are interested in bidding, then head to eBay UK. Thanks to Lesley Worrall for the info.

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Tommy Bolin tribute guitar

Dean Guitars unveiled their Tommy Bolin Tribute “Teaser” model at the NAMM 2008 convetion held in Los Angeles on January 17-20 this year. The guitar is based on measurements and specs taken from one of Tommy’s surviving axes. There was a Tommy Bolin memorabilia display at the Dean Guitars NAMM booth, featuring some of Tommy’s […]

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Win ticket to Classic Rocknacht

German Internet radio station Statusquorokt will have a Deep Purple special on the show on February 23. They are running a contest online with 3 questions that should not be very difficult for majority of our readers: which Status Quo song was produced by a DP member? what’s the name of that DP member? which […]

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Latin American tour confirmed!

More Latin American dates were announced recently on deeppurple.com. All the dates we have posted previously from other sources are now officially confirmed. Mexico, Ecuador and Chile are on the list as well. Meanwhile, European dates for the summer keep appearing here and there. For many of them tickets are on sale or going on […]

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Ministry goes Space Truckin’

American band Ministry will release a cover album on April 1st. Among the tracks on the album is a take of Deep Purple’s “Space Truckin’”. Prong vocalist Thomas Victor is handling lead vocals for the DP cover.

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Smoke on the Leningrad Cowboys

The depths of Youtube never cease to amaze me… Smoke on the Water soviet hillbilly kitsch style. This one is performed by a band from Finland called Leningrad Cowboys: Thanks to Doug MacBeath for bringing this up for your viewing pleasure.

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大江戸の火消し — Firemen of Edo

From the bizzare covers department The Highway Star is proud to present you this gem:

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“Good to be Bad” release details

Whitesnake’s new album will be called Good to be Bad and it is scheduled for release in Europe on March 30th via SPV/Steamhammer. It will include 11 new songs written by Coverdale and Doug Aldrich, who both co-produced the album together with Michael McIntyre. Track listing: 01. Call On Me 02. Can You Hear The […]

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Paris Moon is #1 in New Age charts

Latest Blackmore’s Night DVD Paris Moon has been enjoying chart success, albeit in a niche market. The DVD (with accompanying CD) was released in early November. It has been at the top of the New Age Reporter radio charts ever since: November and December. The chart is compiled based on the radio play reports by […]

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Whitesnake UK tickets presale

Tickets for the June Whitesnake shows in UK go on presale from January 16 9:00 am to January 18 8:00 am through Live Nation and Ticketmaster. Presale password is snakebite. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 19. Whitesnake will be pairing with Def Leppard to co-headline their UK dates. We […]

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