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Archive for September, 2008



Nick Simper’s gigs cancelled

Peter Brkusic (drummer from Nasty Habits) writes: I’m very sorry that I must inform you that the 3 shows from Nick Simper & Nasty Habits in November in Austria and Germany are cancelled. We are very sorry for all the fans who are waiting to see us but Nick has very serious private reasons for […]

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Jon Lord and Deep Purple jammed at Sunflower

Deep Purple were joined by Jon Lord for five songs at this year’s Sunflower Jam on Thursday evening in London. Photo copyright: Rasmus Heide Long versions of Hush and Wring That Neck made sure fans of Jon Lord’s Hammond style were sent home happy. Ian Gillan had the flu and as a consequence the band […]

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Impromptu in Portugal

A quiet family dinner next to a charity event at a Portuguese resort Santa Barbara De Nexe turned into an impromptu performance for Gillan. The Portugal News Online reports (complete with mistakes and misspelling): As diners dug deep in their pockets for an Albufeira based children’s charity, former Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillham, who had […]

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Wring That Neck

Wring That Neck appeared in the setlist this summer. The grand premier of the track, performed live for the first time since those two days in September 1999 (by the “Ian Paice Big Band”), happened in Montreux on July 17. The rumour mill has it that the track never was rehearsed or intended to be […]

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Hypnotised in Israel

I wanted to share with you an incredible experience from last week’s DP gig in Caesarea Israel. Excluding the incredible venue – a real Roman Amphitheatre aged 2000 years – in front of the Mediterranean and with splendid acoustics, I treated myself to a 1st row ticket, just in front of the mike, perfect middle […]

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They all came out to Scandinavia …

My friend, Dave, and I attended the shows in Copenhagen, Linköping, Tallinn, and Riga, amid a Scandinavian adventure that included a stop in a remote struggling fishing village at the northeast tip of the European continent. All of the shows were excellent, and each had its own little variety or nuance. KB Hallen was kinda […]

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Into the fire

A new wordography is up at Caramba! — if you ever wondered what the intricate English pub culture has to do with Into The Fire, read on.

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Blackmore’s Night in the media

Blackmore’s Night enjoys coverage not only in fanzines: Castles and Dreams DVD sold enough copies in Germany to achieve gold status. An award to that effect was presented to the band on September 3rd at the Aegi Theater in Hannover. Secret Voyage stayed atop of the Billboard New Age charts in the US for 8 […]

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Second issue of Cartouche

Second issue of Cartouche — an online Blackmore fanzine — is out, and it’s a big one. 112 pages, no less, with everything from Blackmore’s Night cover bands to the latest Deep Purple DVD. In this issue: “The paranormal interview” with the man himself News, reviews, setlists and photos Secret Voyage album and tour Under […]

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We’re just musicians

A very amusing and offbeat interview with Roger taken probably in the summer of 2007 when the band was touring North America and stopped in Chicago. Roger handles the reporter (who had one too many) with his usual class and eloquence. Their website also has transcripts of two lengthy and rather interesting interviews with Roger […]

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