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Archive for February, 2011



Whitesnake on Rockline

U.S. nationally syndicated radio show Rockline will broadcast two episodes dedicated to Whitesnake in March. The first — scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 — is part of the Notes On Music series where artists are asked to discuss their greatest hits. The second, which will air on Wednesday, March 30, is the premiere of their […]

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Morse and Hughes in Tommy Bolin tribute

Steve Morse and Glenn Hughes both have contributed to an upcoming Tommy Bolin tribute album. The album, yet unnamed, is being put together by producer Greg Hampton of the Tommy Bolin Whips and Roses fame. Fabrizio Grossi (Whips & Roses I & II, Glenn Hughes) is also on board as Associate Producer/Mix Engineer. Other musicians […]

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Jon Lord public lecture

Jon Lord will deliver a lecture on improvisation and musicianship at the University of the West of Scotland on Thursday, 24 February 2011. The lecture will take place at 2pm in the Brough Hall, Paisley Campus. The lecture is free and open to all UWS students as well as members of the public but seats […]

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Mexico press conference

Here’s a snippet of a press conference the band attended in Mexico. Questions are in Spanish only, but are not difficult to restore from the context and the answers.

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The Stranger Within

German band Demon’s Eye, better known as a Purple tribute act who have performed with many members of the family, is putting out an album of their original (albeit heavily influenced) material aptly called The Stranger Within. Why aptly? Well, Doogie White is singing and from the snippets I’ve heard it sounds like a followup […]

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Bruce Dickinson’s top 5 favourite albums

While being on tour in Indonesia with Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson spoke to the local edition of the Rolling Stone magazine. In the interview he revealed his top 5 favourite albums of all time. We list them here so that you can commend him on his music tastes. “In no particular order”, here it is: […]

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Merchandise ideas

We all like to moan and groan about unimaginative/poorly designed merchandise that can often be found online or at the shows. Now we have a chance to do something about it. The new online Deep Purple store will be launched in the coming weeks. The Highway Star has been asked what kind of interesting merchandising […]

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Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll

Perhaps no other property so distinctly epitomized the excesses of 1970s rock’n’roll lifestyle as the infamous Starship plane. Back in 2003 the New York Times has run an article about it’s history. Bruce Payne, who was band’s US booking agent at the time, and Ian Paice were interviewed for the feature: Ian Paice, of Deep […]

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Love Will Set You Free

Whitesnake have released a promo video for a track called Love Will Set You Free from their upcoming album Forevermore. Watch it inside.

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Sunflower SuperJam 2011

This year Sunflower Jam is taking it up a couple of notches. First of all, it will be held at the Royal Albert Hall, on July 8. Second, the lineup they have so far secured for the event looks pretty spectacular: Jon Lord Rick Wakeman Keith Emerson Joe Bonamassa Newton Faulkner Deep Purple with special […]

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