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Archive for December, 2008



Coverdale offers advice to Jimmy Page

David Coverdale has offered his advice to Jimmy Page on how he thinks the Plant-less incarnation of Led Zeppelin should work. He thinks that a number of different singers should perform with the band instead of just one: My suggestion to him when I saw him in the summer was to do what Carlos Santana […]

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Purple and Black in the press

Classic Rock Magazine has made good on their promise to (finally!) put Deep Purple on the cover — they appear on the February 2009 issue. Inside the issue there is a 20-page Purple feature with interviews from Gillan, Glover, Paicey and Coverdale, excerpts from an old Blackmore interview, and sidebars on Steve Morse and JLT. […]

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Gothenburg: End of the road for Whitesnake?

David Coverdale proved on Dec 17th in Gothenburg that he´s taken the current incarnation of Whitesnake as far as he can. Although DC increasingly needs the band to fall back on, the success or failure of a Whitesnake concert is still very much a result of Coverdale´s performance. In some areas he did very well, […]

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Glenn Hughes NOT to support Whitesnake

Regarding the possibility of Glenn Hughes supporting Whitesnake in Norway in May, Glenn’s webmaster says: No, that isn’t happening. The media have got it wrong again, Glenn will NOT be on the bill for this particular festival. There will be some appearances with Come Taste The Band in 2009, as there were earlier this year, […]

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Stockholm: Great Whitesnake concert with three Purple songs

Yesterday I saw Whitesnake in Stocholm! It was just great. I saw Whitesnake at Sweden Rock this summer, and the sound wasn’t the greatest and there were no Purple songs. David had just had a cold; he was good but not at his best. But this time he was doing much better and entertained the […]

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Tommy Bolin on the radio

Wednesday morning December 24th at 8:15 am (US Central Time), Greg Prato will be a special call in guest on KKMA KOOL 99.5 FM in Sioux City, Iowa with Big Daddy in The Morning. Greg will be joined in the studio by Johnnie Bolin. Greg will be discussing his new book Touched By Magic: The […]

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Roger’s tumulous and rapid year

Roger Glover has posted an end-of-the-year message on his website, plus some photographic moments from 2008 and a new batch of fan pictures from meet&greets around the world. Of particular note, he has been digging his tape archives in search of bonus material for a Perfect Strangers reissue planned for the next year. That’s right, […]

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Stormbringer remaster

EMI has pushed back to February release date for the Stormbringer remaster. The release was already announced for January 19 and is advertised so at online retailers. The new date that we have is February 23. There will be 3 packages: a CD+DVD (CD with original album + Glenn Hughes remixes), DVD (audio only, quadraphonic […]

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Merry Xmas from Caramba TV

A slightly squeezed Big Ian gives update on his solo album and wishes everybody Merry Christmas.

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Most complete guitar players top list

Envision Radio Networks’ Chop Shop Guitar Show has announced The Chop Shop’s Top 100 Most Complete Guitar Players of All Time. Yes, yet another top list. You have every right to be sceptical, but this one at least makes an attempt of being quasi-objective. Each guitarist was ranked by a five member panel of “industry […]

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