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Archive for May, 2009



One Eye on KNAC.com

Another interview with Ian Gillan, this time at KNAC.com (Big Ian is certainly getting his money’s worth from the PR agents). Amid the familiar by now story behind One Eye To Morocco, he made some interesting remarks, particularly about his songwriting process: I never write the lyrics first, but I do make a lot of […]

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The many facets of Purple family

Gary Moore, Ian Paice, Don Airey, Neil Murray, Cozy Powell, Jack Bruce, Max Middleton, Clem Clempson, Graham Bonnet, Micky Moody, Cozy Powell and Jon Lord — see them all here.

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SPV declares bancruptcy

German record company SPV has filed for bankruptcy protection on May 25 in the District Court of Hanover. On May 27 the court has appointed a provisional insolvency administrator. This does not mean that the company will cease operations immediately, but may affect musicians to whom it owes money. SPV is the current record label […]

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Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll Story

Jerry Bloom of More Black Than Purple fame has written a new book — Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll Story — which covers history of the Rainbow album. This book, the first in a planned series on ‘landmark’ rock albums focuses on Rainbow’s 1978 release Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll, a pivotal album within the […]

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Jon Lord and Glenn Hughes on ChildLine live CD

Monday night’s ChildLine Rocks charity show in London (June 1) is to be released on a socalled Instant Live CD. The 3CD set will feature Jon Lord, Glenn Hughes, Uriah Heep, Thunder and more on a limited edition release with 2 audio CDs and a photo disc with exclusive photos from the night’s performances. The […]

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Coverdale inteviewed in Norway

As the Whitesnake’s 2009 tour kicked off in Norway, the local public broadcaster NRK has published an interview they did with David Coverdale: OSE: On our weekly radio show «Radio Rock», the one song by Deep Purple people want to hear over and over again, is «Soldier Of Fortune». COVERDALE: Yeah, there’s an interesting story […]

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Dream Theater covers Purple family

Dream Theater are releasing their new studio album called Black Clouds & Silver Linings on June 23. The special edition of the album will include a bonus CD of covers, with Rainbow’s Stargazer and Dixie Dregs’ Odyssey among them. Drummer Mike Portnoy talks about the decision to cover Rainbow: The album is given an elaborate […]

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Gillan on Classic Metal Show

Ian Gillan will appear on the Classic Metal Show as a call-in guest tonight, May 23, at 9:40 pm EDT. He will talk about One Eye To Morocco as well as his history with Purple and Sabbath. Other call-in guests will include Mr. Big members Paul Gilbert (guitars) and Billy Sheehan (bass). The Classic Metal […]

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Steve Morse guitar clinics

Steve Morse is doing a series of guitar clinics at the Gutar Center stores in the US. The clinics are sponsored by Ernie Ball / Music Man and are dedicated to their 25th anniversary. The first clinic is on May 25 in Orlando, where Steve will be joined by Dave LaRue. The rest of the […]

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Slip of the Tongue 20th Anniversary Edition

EMI is releasing a 20th Anniversary Edition of Whitesnake’s Slip of the Tongue album with audio and video bonuses. There’s no word yet on whether anything is remastered. The release dates are set for: June 5th — Germany June 8th — UK June 8th — France (CD only, no DVD) We have no information on […]

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