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Archive for April, 2008



Monsters of Rock 2008

Deep Purple will headline the Monsters of Rock festival on July 11, 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain. Other bands on the bill include Twisted Sister, Ted Nugent, Saxon, Thin Lizzy, Pretty Maids, Candlemass and Rage. The band is announced to return to Spain on September 13 this year to perform at the Big Twin Espana festival, […]

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Online Blackmore fanzine

Mike Garrett and Kevin Dixon have started a new fanzine dedicated to all things Blackmore. No dead trees, no subscription fees, no long waits (as we all hope). Read Cartouche online or download it for printing on their Myspace page. Thanks to Kevin Dixon for the info.

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MkII reunion rumour denied

Radio London claimed last week that the “original Deep Purple lineup” would reunite later this year for three shows at London’s O2 Arena. The news were made public on Danny Baker’s show and the were widely understood as a MkII reunion announcement. Not surprisingly, this started the whole whirlpool of rumours on and off the […]

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Good To Be Bad in the charts

Never underestimate the commercial appeal of a well promoted rock’n’roll with cocky lyrics! On April 18 DPAS reported that the new Whitesnake album Good To Be Bad went to number 6 in the charts even before the UK release date of April 21 and his record company SPV is hoping to achieve #1. Yahoo UK […]

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Coverdale on Loose Women

“It’s 35 years since I joined Deep Purple and I look 18…” — announced David Coverdale while appearing on April 16th on a British talk show aptly named Loose Women:

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“Art exists everywhere one cares to look…”

In his recent update, Roger Glover shares with us that he took opportunity of the touring break to spend time with his family and presents a new installment of his pictures from the road, this time featuring torn posters, unexpected fashion statements, views from the above and trees waiting to pounce. Read and see it […]

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Steve Morse in Led Zeppelin tribute

Steve Morse appears on the new Led Zeppelin tribute album called Led Box – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute. He contributed guitar to the instrumental rendition of Heartbreaker that appears on CD2. Heartbreaker played by Steve had previously appeared on another tribute compilation — Guitar Heroes – Led Zeppelin Instrumental Renditions and is a frequent […]

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Paicey at the Rock Legends Adventure

Ian Paice will be a special guest at the 2008 Rock Legends Adventure to be held in Cologne, Germany, on May 21-25. Other announced participants in the extended family are Pete York and Miller Anderson. The Rock Legends Adventure is the kind of event where amateur musucians and fans get a chance to practice, jam, […]

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Montreux’2006 on big screen

Deep Purple’s performance headlining the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival is coming to a big screen near you. That is, if you live in certain states. On April 28th a company called The Bigger Picture will be showing two concerts in select movie theaters across the United States. Alongside with Montreux’2006 (which was shot in high […]

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Don Airey’s “A Light In The Sky”

As many of you probably know by now, Don Airey’s latest non-DP project, A Light In The Sky was released a short while ago. What you may not be aware of is that The Highway Star has a feature on it, which we hope to add material to in the near future. One of those […]

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