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Archive for April, 2010



Brisbane and Sydney setlists

As the band is back on the road in Australia, Brisbane Times has a rather favourable review of the opening night at the Convention & Exhibition Centre, giving it 4 stars out of 5: While it’s clear the band, especially Gillan, Glover and Paice, aren’t getting any younger, the sound was so tight and the […]

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Gillan’s interview in Herald Sun

Australian newspaper Herald Sun has published an interview with Ian Gillan. No groundbreaking revelations there, just the same war stories most THS visitors have already heard and read. But it’s good to see the band getting media attention during the tour. We have the freedom. It’s exciting. It’s like you going to the office every […]

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Austrian drummer’s album to feature Deep Purple-members

Update May 26: Release date has been put back to June 15. “Stay Tuned” is the title of Austrian drummer Bernhard Welz’ first solo album. It features a slew of prominent guest musicians, including Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Don Airey, Ian Paice (live drum solo 2002), Neil Murray, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern, Mark King and […]

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“Black Country” is in trouble

It looks like the future of the band formerly known as Black Country is under one big question mark. Producer Kevin Shirley reports on his Facebook page: I’m the studio with Journey – producing their next album. Despite not rushing, we already have two new tunes in the can! They are a really special band. […]

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New Q&A at Caramba

‘Who Cares’, dreaminess, complaining less, loosing his strings, Euclid of Alexandria, Vladimir Putin, Robert Mugabe and Britney Spears, Giransan vellybad amellicatobrame and underground buzz — read all about it in the latest installment of Q&A at Caramba!

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Ian Paice drum clinic + concert in Györ

Is it crazy to drive 750 km to Györ, Hungary, to see a Concerto and a clinic? Some people may say so, but I say it is totally rational, sensible and normal behaviour – for any Deep Purple fan ;-)! So there we were, and after the magnificent concert with Jon Lord the night before, […]

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Touring update

Here is a summary of the recent developments on the touring fronts of Purple family. Deep Purple‘s appearance at a Russian festival on June 12 has now been confirmed. They have also a new Italian open air tour pencilled in for July, which is still being shaped up and for now remains unconfirmed by the […]

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Blackmore’s Night in the studio

According to their official website, Blackmore’s Night are “diligently working in the studio and going into final mix stage on the new CD”. No word on the release date yet. In other news, Realms of Fantasy Magazine has published an interview with Ritchie and his better half: WL: Is there any question that you’ve always […]

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Singles & E.P. Anthology ’68-’80

On April 9 EMI will release a 2 CD set called ‘Singles & E.P. Anthology ’68-’80’. The package features 35 single A’s and B’s, alternate takes and live versions, spanning from the “Hush” single back in June 1968, the last regular UK single “You Keep On Moving” in March 1976 to the “Smoke On The […]

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Japanese girls still rule

Sadly, the Burn cover went up in smoke to the Youtube heavens (my personal wish to Warner Music and their lawyers is to go bust ASAP), but here is another one that you might enjoy.

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