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Archive for April, 2011



Bay area gig moved

The San Francisco Bay Area show on June 25 has been moved from Mountain View to the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord. Tickets presale started today, with the sale to general public starting tomorrow, April 29. Joe Satriani is listed as a support act. And we all know how this might play.

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Phoenix Rising details

The Mk.4 release Phoenix Rising which is due on May 20 in Europe will be released in the following package formats:

  • DVD+CD in DVD-style digipak
  • CD+DVD in CD-style jewel case
  • Blue-ray
  • 2LP+DVD
  • Audio CD separately (not confirmed by the label, but listed on Amazon)

Now let’s sort out what contains what.

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Burn Me Up Slowly

A promo video from Roger Glover’s 2002 Snapshot has surfaced on YouTube. Very laid back.

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WhoCares update

WhoCares charity single will get a North American release on June 27th via Eagle Rock. This is the release date for a physical CD. European CD release date is now set for May 24th (although Amazon.co.uk lists it as May 9th). Download release for both markets is still set for May 6th. Confused? Me too. […]

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Jon Lord in Krasnodar

While on tour in Krasnodar in Southern Russia earlier this month, Jon Lord gave a wonderful interview where he does not shy away from discussing that other band he was in. Part 1 What do you think of Russian audiences? What’s the difference between playing rock and playing classical music? Would you do a reunion […]

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Steve Morse on the orchestral tour

Deep Purple have finally broken silence about the upcoming tour with an orchestra when Steve Morse spoke to Examiner about it: So Deep Purple is touring with a symphony orchestra? Yeah. It’s not exactly like the symphonic tour that we did where we’re actually playing symphonic music that Don [Airey, Deep Purple keyboardist] had written […]

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Gillan about WhoCares

In anticipation of the May 6 release of the WhoCares single, Ian Gillan spoke to Armenia’s Mediamax: – You wrote the song “Out of My Mind” right after visiting Armenia in October 2009. Can you please tell – how it happen? Who was “responsible” for what when writing this song? – Well, normally…people like us […]

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WhoCares in Amazon charts

The still-yet-to-be-released WhoCares single has already entered the Amazon.co.uk charts. It’s been at #2 position in singles for two days now and yesterday was even spotted at reaching #1. You all now have a chance to contribute to it’s continuing success. It’s great music by outstanding musicians. And it’s all for a good cause. Thanks […]

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Glenn Hughes on That Metal Show

Glenn Hughes will be co-hosting with Duff McKagan That Metal Show on a US cable/satellite channel VH1. The episode will air this Saturday, April 16, at 11 PM EDT/PDT and will be repeated in the following days. Check your local listings for further details. Thanks to Tracy Heyder for the info.

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Gillan video channel

Ian Gillan’s official video channel has opened up on YouTube. The channel will post videos spanning his solo career as well as those with Deep Purple.

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