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Archive for June, 2010



Neutral to overdrive

Roger Glover writes in his first (and hopefully not the last) installment of Road Life notes: A few years ago, I had descended from my hotel room a trifle early before a concert. I was sitting in the bar having a swift half when someone recognized me. “Aren’t you excited?” he inquired excitedly, quivering with […]

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Glenn Hughes “records a duet” with Tommy Bolin

From Glenn’s Twitter yesterday, June 17th: I’m on my way to the studio to record a duet with my late brother Tommy Bolin..I’ll let you know all about it 2nite..another emotional day.. followed the same night by All done @ the studio, I sang a duet with Tommy Bolin “Lotus in an Oriental Sky” + […]

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Meeting third generation fans…

At the end of the first leg of this year’s tour, Steve Morse sends us his update from the road: This tour has been going amazingly well. I am consistently surprised at how many places we find young people mixed with older in the audience. If we keep going, it maybe possible to meet a […]

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Hughes to join Heaven & Hell in tribute to RJD

Heaven & Hell with Ronnie James Dio were booked to play this summer at the High Voltage Festival in London along with the string of other European dates. These shows had to be cancelled when Ronnie’s health took a turn for the worse. Now, remaining band members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice will […]

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Nick Simper + Nasty Habits = Mk1 Songbook

Wymer Records in the UK is releasing an album of Mk1 songs recorded by Nick Simper with the Austrian band Nasty Habits. The album is aptly called The Deep Purple Mk1 Songbook. The first edition will be limited to 1,000 copies with bonus video footage including a Nick Simper interview. To coincide with this album […]

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Rainbow vinyl bonanza

On July 12 Universal’s specialty label Rock Classics/Back on Black is reissuing eight classic Rainbow albums on vinyl. This includes studio output from RB’s Rainbow to Straight Between The Eyes, plus On Stage and Finyl Vinyl. All records will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and packaged in “deluxe gatefold sleeves”. The first 1,000 copies of […]

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Böblingen’72 on German TV

On June 8 German TV station SWR Baden-Württemberg aired an interview with a local photographer Harald Kümmel. Harald was an enthusiastic concert goer back in the seventies and took a lot of pictures from the concerts which he attended. He showed his photo album to the host and talked about some backstage memories from that […]

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BCC Debut Album Track Listing

Black Country Communion has released the track listing for their debut album “Black Country”. The album will be released by Mascot Records in the UK and the rest of Europe on Monday September 20th, followed by a North American release through J&R Adventures on Tuesday September 21st. All songs are sung by Glenn Hughes, with […]

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“Foundation of influence for future generations…”

Online portal Entertainment Africa has a rather interesting review of the show in Johannesburg written from a prospective of a mainstream rock fan apparently of a younger generation. Since the site is barely usable (for starters, the font on my screen is so small that it is unreadable and I can’t change it as the […]

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PR video from Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion’s official site has been updated with a promotion video. In the video, all members get to talk about the band and we also get a look into the recording sessions as well as some sound clips of the new songs.

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