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Archive for August, 2010



Autumn Sky album teaser

New Blackmore’s Night album Autumn Sky is due to be released in a few days and what appears to be an electronic press kit has found it’s way to Youtube. Featuring (shock! horror!) smiling and happy Blackmore, here it is.

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DP special on Get Ready To Rock

There will be a Deep Purple special tonight, Sunday, August 29th, on Get Ready To Rock radio at 9:00 p.m. GMT. You can listen to Get Ready To Rock online through their player or directly from http://freedom.wavestreamer.com:6424/ (MP3 stream, you might need to copy and paste the link to your favourite player). We apologise for […]

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From Bob Daisley’s attic

Bob Daisley has posted on Youtube three promo videos for the Long Live Rock’n’Roll album. They all appear to be excellent quality, albeit the band is obviously not playing live (look for Blackmore in his typical fashion barely even pretending to play his parts). Long Live Rock’n’Roll: L.A. Connection: Gates of Babylon: Once you’re at […]

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Nick Simper on Rockpages

Nick Simper has spoken to Rockpages.gr, which resulted in a quite interesting interview covering a lot of ground between his days in Purple, Warhorse, Fandango, Flying Fox and Quatermass, current projects with The Good Old Boys, and the recent release of The Deep Purple Mk1 Songbook with the Austrian band Nasty Habits. Rockpages.gr: So, music […]

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– We’re all big Purple fans in this band

Opeth’s lead singer and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt tells The Highway Star how the band came to dress their new live album and DVD in a sleeve that pays tribute to Deep Purple’s original Concerto for Group and Orchestra from 1969. Both albums were recorded at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Opeth’s show took place in […]

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Film about Gillan’s Armenia project aired Aug 20, 2010

Mediamax presented its “Pictures of Home” documentary on “Shant” TV Channel. From the promotional information: The film is based on the footage, made in October, 2009, during the rock stars’ visit to Armenia within the framework of “Armenia Grateful 2 Rock” project, and the interview with Ian Gillan, recorded in March, 2010, after Deep Purple […]

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JLT will be “celebrity face” for a festival

Joe Lynn Turner’s management has issued the following press release: While vacationing in Antayla, Turkey this summer, some Turkish businesspeople approached Joe Lynn Turner with the idea of presenting a major rock music festival in or near the city sometime in 2011. Turner agreed that this was a great concept. While the festival is only […]

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High Voltage festival on UK TV

British subscription TV channel Sky Arts will air highlights of this year High Voltage festival next Saturday, August 28th. The festival, which was held on July 24 in London, saw the last performance of Heaven & Hell, with Glenn Hughes and Jorn Lande joining on stage Toni Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice in tribute […]

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No spandex required

An article published today on Guitar International starts with Steve Morse is sitting in a studio on the outskirts of Orlando, Florida, chewing on a chocolate chip cookie and waiting patiently for the members of his band to show up for rehearsal. The band that’s he’s waiting for, though, is not made up of his […]

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Gettin’ Tighter film trailer

A trailer for the upcoming DVD Gettin’ Tighter: The Story of MkIV has been released to the public. Release date has no been pushed from December 2010 to some time early 2011. The good news is that the DVD will include exclusive new interviews with Glenn Hughes and founder member Jon Lord.

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