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Archive for August, 2011



Colin Hart’s book details

In July 1971 Colin Hart, a Geordie lad from South Shields, was on his first tour of America as a roadie for Matthew’s Southern Comfort. The group was part of a three-band bill with The Faces and Deep Purple. Following the tour he joined Deep Purple’s road crew. Ian Gillan just knew Colin had to […]

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All Out is now out

Don Airey’s new solo album All Out is now available on Music Theory/Mascot. Besides Don himself, who handled all the keyboards, musicians on the album are: Bernie Marsden (Guitar), Carl Sentance (Vocals), Darrin Mooney (Drums), Keith Airey (Guitar), Laurence Cottle (Bass), Joe Bonamassa (Guitar), and Rob Harris (Guitar). Track list: The Way I Feel Inside […]

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Jon Lord touring status

In view of the recent news, Jon Lord’s live appearances have been cancelled for the remainder of this year. Attempts are being made (with Jon’s blessings) to salvage the situation and proceed with the shows whenever possible. Concerto for Group and Orchestra performance in Wiesbaden on November 6 will go ahead with a local keyboard […]

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A very Purple That Metal Show

Tony Iommi was a featured guest on the last episode of VH1’s That Metal Show, but despite of that most of the show revolved around Purple. Or maybe not even ‘despite’, given the rather incestious relationship between the two bands. Iommi discussed past experience with Ian Gillan and Glenn Hughes as singers in Sabbath. He […]

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October in Latin America

Deep Purple will spend this October touring Latin America. We have confirmed dates starting October 5 in Belem, Brazil, and finishing in Panama on the 27th. Full details in our calendar.

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A country gentleman

Jam Magazine has a new in-depth retrospective interview with David Coverdale. David talks about what went wrong with Slip of the Tongue, how the Coverdale/Page project came about, and why it didn’t last long. The Coverdale / Page project would revitalize the spirits of both musicians. Though the album was mostly overlooked by the grunge […]

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Steve Morse on Proto-Kaw’s new album

Steve Morse has contributed a solo for the track called Pilgrim’s Wake on the new album of Kerry Livgren’s pre-Kansas band Proto-Kaw (now reformed for the third time). The album is called Forth and was released earlier this month. You can order the album here. Thanks to Alwin Bastiaansen for the info.

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Glenn Hughes on More Classic Rock

Glenn Hughes was in Berlin earlier this summer and gave an interview to More-Classic-Rock.com.

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Jon Lord releases orchestral live album

After some months of preparation, Jon Lord has released a new live album titled simply LIVE. Listen to the exclusive teaser below. Recorded in Bucharest, Romania in 2009 with a full symphony orchestra, the album includes a selection of orchestral pieces that represent Jon Lord’s touring repetoire since leaving Deep Purple in 2002. The album […]

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Gillan in Rock Meets Classic Tour 2012

Ian Gillan will take part in the Rock Meets Classic Tour 2012. The tour will also feature Steve Lukather (Toto), Jimi Jamison (Survivor), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Robin Beck, The Mat Sinner Band & The Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Prague. The line-up also includes Jimmy Kresic (keyboards), Alex Beyrodt (Primal Fear, Voodoo Circle / […]

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