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Archive for March, 2009



Snakes and sheds

The North American tour of corporate sheds on both coasts and open air festivals in the Midwest will start on June 26 and work it’s way around the continent until August 11. Please note that the North American dates (nor the new Danish show) have not been confirmed on Whitesnake.com.

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A mild-mannered chap

A classic Purple interview with Ritchie Blackmore, conducted by Chris Welch and originally published in Melody Maker on September 26, 1970: When Deep Purple smashed up their equipment on a TV show recently, there were howls of protest throughout the land. A flood of complaints hit MM’s Mailbag, and there were rumbles of discontent from […]

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One Eye on Planet Rock

Gillan did another radio appearance on the weekend, this time on Planet Rock in the UK. We apologise that we have not been able to give you an advance notice. The show will be repeated on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m. We’ve got a couple of great features this weekend, starting on Saturday when […]

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One Eye on Ultimate Guitar

Ian Gillan did an interview with UltimateGuitar.com and by all accounts he was as baffled as we are that a guitar site wants to interview him. Besides the obligatory talk of his new album, some insights into Big Ian’s reading habits, early music influences, and mildly amusing anecdotage have floated: Two to three weeks ago, […]

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Rainbow in Wolfgang’s Vault

Wolfgang’s Vault has posted an entire recording of the much bootlegged radio broadcast of the 1981 Rainbow show at the Orpheum Theater in Boston, Mass. We are not sure how long it will stay there as previously Wolfgang’s Vault had to pull off some material because of licensing issues, but enjoy while it lasts.

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OTR at Sweden Rock

One of the biggest and most prestigious rock festivals in Europe — Sweden Rock Festival — has booked Over The Rainbow to play at the festival this year. The exact date has not been released yet. Sweden Rock 2009 will run June 3rd to 6th at their usual location near Solvesborg in Sweden. Thanks to […]

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Blackmore’s Night in the studio

BraveWords report that Blackmore’s Night are currently in the studio with producer Pat Regan. No further details are available at this point.

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Jon Lord Face To Face with Rick Wakeman

No, they are not jamming together. Unfortunately. Rick has been pre-recording a new music talk show called Rick Wakeman – Face To Face. One of the episodes features an interview with Jon Lord.

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Gillan’s interviews

Unfortunately, Wednesday Gillan’s appearance on Rockline radio show didn’t happen. Big Ian was supposed to appear on the show via a link between London and Los Angeles, but there appeared to be technical difficulties with the link. The host of the show, Bruce Coburn, first played a couple of tunes off One Eye To Morocco […]

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Nick Simper onstage in Vienna

Needless to say, Nick Simper and The Nasty Habits playd an unforgettable show – powerful, rousing, I wish they do it one more time. On March 14th 2009 Mr. Simper played his third concert here and the Nasty Habits were once again much more than faithful accompanists. Together they celebrated the beloved, but seldom heard […]

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