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Archive for February, 2010



Fender, Marshall, Aiwa, Lace Sensors and BSM

A small German company called BSM will present it’s new treble booster guitar pedal at the upcoming Musikmesse which will be held in Frankfurt at the end of March. The pedal aims at recreating the Mk2 Blackmore’s sound. BSM already has a line of booster pedals built to emulate the tone of various guitar players […]

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Santana to cover SOTW

Billboard reports that Carlos Santana is going to record a cover of Smoke on the Water for his next album: Santana hopes to keep the love going on his next album, another project overseen by [Sony executive] Davis that continues the guest-laden path of “Supernatural,” “Shaman” (2002) and “All That I Am” (2005) — only […]

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Jon Lord radio interview and new album preview

This Sunday February 28, Classic FM will air a brand new interview with Jon Lord along with an exclusive preview of his forthcoming album, To Notice Such Things. The show goes out on Sunday, February 28 at 9pm GMT. Listen online via http://www.classicfm.co.uk/ or find your local UK frequency: http://www.classicfm.co.uk/on-air/ways-of-listening/. Jon Lord’s new album, To […]

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Funky Claude and the gambling house

Leading up to the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival (which will be held in July), MontreuxJazz.com started a weekly column of ‘behind the scenes’ reminiscences. This week Claude Nobs recalls the events of the Casino fire in December 1971. Nothing really new in his story, but there are photos of the fire that I’ve never seen […]

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Neil Carter on Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale and Cozy Powell

Back in 2008 Metal-Temple.com published an interview with Neil Carter of UFO/Gary Moore/Wild Horses fame, who is now teaching music at Brighton College. Here are the juicier bits: A special quote should be given for Glenn Hughes: your impression, working with him? He was a great influence on me, I loved TRAPEZE and DEEP PURPLE […]

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Live chat with Glenn Hughes

This coming Sunday, February 28th, Glenn Hughes will appear in a live chat with fans on his website. The chat will run between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. PST. In order to participate you will need to register at his Fan Forum and post at least 1 message. Transcript of the chat will be made […]

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Tony Carey, J.R., and Formula 1

Tony Carey is back from his cancer woes and have started a new project with J.R. Blackmore. They have teamed up with a metal frau Ela and recorded a song called Silver Arrows (Racing On). The project is billed as EBC Racing Team and the song is dedicated to the 2010 re-entrance of the Mercedes-Benz […]

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More about Black Country from Hughes and Bonamassa

Glenn Hughes did an interview about his new band, Black Country, with the blog Rock Guitar Daily. We’re as bombastic as The Who, and as bluesy as Free, but we are doing some different kinds of things in terms of structure, and tempo: 7/8, 6/8, even 5/8 time, so it’s not just a few chords […]

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Gillan and Iommi donate musical instruments

Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi have donated 4 Takamine acoustic guitars and a Gretsch drum kit with Paiste cymbals to a musical school in Gyumri, Armenia. The town of Gyumri was devastated during the 1988 earthquake. Last October Gillan and Iommi have visited the school, which is still housed in temporary shelters. Gillan’s solo concerts […]

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Whitesnake working on a new album

David Coverdale has issued the following update: It is unlikely that Whitesnake will tour in 2010, as we have committed to writing & recording a new studio album & delighted to report we are working with an enthusiastic, highly respected record company, whom at this time I am reluctant to name, until they wish to […]

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