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Archive for October, 2010



Life before computers

Roger Glover contemplates in his usually eloquent manner in his next installment of Road Life: Immediately my brain goes into overdrive, the scene of the crime is replayed many times over and analyzed down to the nanosecond. How could this have happened to me, a seasoned traveler with countless airport miles to his credit? Scrambling […]

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Roger Glover’s exhibition: “Happy Silence”

No One Came, photo by Roger Glover – see more of Roger’s artwork On October 22, Roger Glover’s artwork exhibition opened at the K-8 e.V. Galerie in Cologne. Throngs of people clustered in front of the gallery, all of them fans who wanted to meet the artist in person and to honour him. It was […]

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Prague setlist

Warning: spoilers ahead. If you are going to see the band on this tour and would like to be surprised, do not read any further. Everybody else, dig in!

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Purple in Polish press

There are several Purple items published in Polish press recently: A long interview with Roger Glover has appeared in the October 10th issue of the Przeglad weekly. Teraz Rock, a Polish monthly rock music magazine, has a lengthy special called “Deep Purple po calosci” (Deep Purple in total) in October 2010 issue. And last, but […]

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Coverdale talks wine

David Coverdale spoke to the Wine Spectator about the origins of the new Whitesnake Zinfandel: Wine Spectator: How long have you been interested in wine? David Coverdale: Being a child of the ’50s in England, it was only the aristocracy who could afford to indulge in European pleasantries. I didn’t really get to taste wine […]

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Addendum from the continent

Heaven and hell (no, not that one), John Varvatos, Radio Luxembourg, Laney amplifiers and a vintage Strat — all that and more in the continental addendum to the Glenn Hughes 2010 UK tour diary.

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CTTB and Deepest Purple electronic press kits

In anticipation of the October 25th release date, DP(O) has posted on Youtube electronic press kits for the 35th anniversary Come Taste The Band and 30th anniversary Deepest Purple.

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Jon Lord joins Anna Phoebe for a new band

In his last week Rock Planet interview Jon Lord mentioned that he is getting an itch of playing more Hammond and is putting a new prog band together with acclaimed violinist Anna Phoebe. It looks like that the things are moving, as Anna posted yesterday in her Classic Rock blog: I […] spent the weekend […]

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Homeward bound

A pink trailer, a historical venue, an in-ear monitor that goes to eleven, a guitar tech of 30 years — all that, plus a lot more in the last installment of the Glenn Hughes 2010 UK tour diary.

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Rock Aid Armenia remix

As we reported earlier, the all-star version of Smoke on the Water recorded back in the day for the benefit of 1988 earthquake in Armenia is being re-released in newly remixed form. All the proceeds from this release will go towards rebuilding a musical school in the town of Gyumri, which still operates out of […]

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