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Archive for January, 2011



Whitesnake and BCC announce more summer dates

Whitesnake have confirmed a number of new live dates. Two dates have been announced for the US, including headlining the M3 festival in Maryland on May 14. In June they’re off to Europe, traversing Russia, Scandinavia (including appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival), UK, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium, Austria, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria and […]

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The banjo players speak

Steve Morse talked to the Guitar Techniques in an interview that deals with technical aspects of guitar playing. If you ever wanted to know what his favourite picks are, without what pedals he can’t live and which guitar he would save from a fire, here is your chance: What strings do you use, Steve Morse? […]

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Greece in May

The Greek Reporter announces four Greek dates for Deep Purple in May: May 20 – Athens May 21 – Patra May 23 – Thessaloniki May 25 – Ioannina The tickets are supposed to go on sale on January 26. Athens, Patra and Thessaloniki shows will be opened by Vasilis Papakonstantinou, while George Gakis and the […]

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Forevermore fan pack

The Classic Rock fan pack for the upcoming new Whitesnake album Forevermore will be released in UK on March 25. The fan pack will include the album on CD, a 132-page magazine, a pin badge and a “giant-size” poster. Classic Rock has been given exclusive UK distribution of the album for the first 3 weeks […]

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Mexican dates confirmed

The Mexican tour dates in February have been confirmed by Purple management. The Zapopan show has been moved from February 22 to the 27th to accomodate a second Mexico City date due to the first one being apparently already sold out (at a 10,000 capacity arena, no less). Tickets for the new date are expected […]

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Jan Holberg Project

Joe Lynn Turner has contributed vocals to debut album of the Jan Holberg Project which is due out on March 28 on Nordic Records. Jan Holberg is a Trondheim, Norway, based bass player who wrote ten original songs for the project. The album is called Sense of Time and was recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland, with […]

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The story of a “naïve songwriter”

The Quietus has a lengthy interview with Roger Glover that covers his illustrious career as a songwriter, producer and bass player. It is a joyful read (despite the fact that they’ve managed to misspell ‘Paice’ in two differently atrocious ways). You played in what is now regarded as the classic Deep Purple line-up. In how […]

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Forevermore release details

A press release from the Whitesnake camp says that the new album Forevermore will be released on March 25 in Europe and March 29 in North America via Frontier Records. The album’s release will be anticipated by the digital only release of the first single/videoclip Love Will Set You Free on February 21. In the […]

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France: Tour(s) de force

After a glorious Pau show (see review), I decided to take a last-minute trip to Tours, for the next-to-last show of this fall tour. The Bordeaux and Pau experiences had been too overwhelming, just incredible, and so I decided to do a third gig. The setlist didn’t contain any surprises; by the way – for […]

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“Ian, your music is really … funky!”

For my second Deep Purple gig of this fall tour after Bordeaux (see review), I travelled to the rather medium city of Pau. Deep Purple’s touring policy in France is quite amazing: Pau, Limoges, Lorient are minor cities where international rock artists rarely (not to say never) show up (although someone reminded me Robert Plant […]

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