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Archive for July, 2010



Purple rock South Africa 2010

This is a combined review of 3 concerts. It’s my 40th Anniversary … of following Deep Purple’s music. This came to mind during the 3 concerts I attended recently – 28th May at The Dome, Johannesburg; 30th May at the ICC Arena, Durban; & 1st June at the Grand West Arena, Cape Town. Bernie Shaw, […]

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“Last tour” rumours denied

A couple of days ago both Deep Purple official sites have posted denial of unspecified rumours “from an unknown source” that the current European tour will be the band’s last: This is not the end. We frequently receive emails from fans saying that they hear in the news that the fall/winter tour is the last […]

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Autumn Sky

Blackmore’s Night will release its new album called Autumn Sky on September 3 via Spinefarm/Universal throughout the world, and on Sony for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Additional cover art will be used for different territories. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include All The Fun of the Faire, Journeyman, Vagabond (Make A Princess of […]

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Gettin’ Tighter: The Story of MkIV

The Deep Purple Mark 4 documentary has been completed for release in December 2010. The exciting news are that the footage of the infamous visit to Indonesia in December 1975 has been located and will be included in the documentary. Titled Gettin’ Tighter, the 70 minute video will be a part of Mark 4 package […]

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All Star Bolin Tribute Album

Four years in the making, a new all star tribute album to Tommy Bolin is getting closer to release. This weekend’s Tommy Bolin Music Fest is, in addition to live music, a pre-release for for the album, called “Mr. Bolin’s Lake Night Revival.” The album is a collection of artists doing creative renditions of Bolin’s […]

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BCC Debut Album In Three Formats

Black Country Communion, the new group featuring Glenn Hughes will release their forthcoming self-titled debut album in the following 3 formats; Limited Edition 2-Disc CD/DVD, CD, and vinyl. The album will be released in the UK on September 20th by Mascot Records. Format #1 – Limited Edition 2-Disc CD/DVD Features 12 album tracks on CD, […]

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Appice’s, Iommi’s and Butler’s final thunder?

This is a concert report from Heaven And Hell’s tribute to Ronnie James Dio this weekend at London’s High Voltage Festival. A big cheer goes up from the crowd. We’re at London’s High Voltage Festival waiting for Heaven And Hell to do their tribute show to Ronnie James Dio, and we’re kinda ready to get […]

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Funky Claude tells the story

Gibson.com has an interview they recently did with Claude Nobs. The inevitable question, of course, came up: Tell me what you remember about the “Smoke on the Water” incident on December 4, 1971. This was one of the concerts I was doing besides the festival in the summer. I had Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Deep […]

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Steve Morse on Guitar Planet

Steve Morse recently has done a quite entertaining interview for GuitarPlanet.com.au. Ever wanted to know why is that SOTW is banned from the music stores or why the Y2D guitar comes only in 3 colours, watch it. And if you didn’t, watch it as well.

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The Seventies: 1970

Swedish channel SVT is broadcasting a new 10-part series called The Seventies. Deep Purple are prominently features in the first episode — 1970 — which was shown on July 17 and now you can watch it online at svtplay.se. Unless you think you’ll enjoy Joe Tempest talking in Swedish, you can skip straight to around […]

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