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Archive for September, 2011



Fire in the sky – KB Hallen RIP

On Wednesday, one of Scandinavia’s most classic venues burned down. KB Hallen in Copenhagen has seen many stars raise the heat in the hall and was of course the venue where the classic Deep Purple DVD from 1972 was recorded. Purple has played there many times after that. The latest DP related concert in the […]

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Don Airey – All Out

While the fans are still hoping and waiting for a new DEEP PURPLE studio album, most of the current band members release solo stuff or team up with other musicians for album projects: Ian Gillan joined forces with Tony Iommi to record two songs under the “Who Cares”-banner, Steve Morse teamed up with singer/songwriter Sarah […]

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Glenn Hughes in the UK

Glenn Hughes will do two solo tours of the UK in the upcoming months. In November he will appear on a 5-date stint tied up to the paperback release of his autobiography (due on November 1 in North America and November 11 in the UK). These shows are billed as acoustical and including “excerpts from […]

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Moray McMillin R.I.P.

Slipped Disc reports that Moray McMillin, Deep Purple’s front-of-the-house sound engineer between 1995 and 2004, has passed away. He died of lung cancer. I had the privilege of meeting Moray on his last tour with Purple in 2004. A lovely man and a consummate professional. Anyone who wishes to pay final respects via a donation, […]

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There’s a Purple album bubbling under

Roger Glover did an interview with the Swedish based Metal Shrine blog. He spoke about If Life Was Easy, divorce, fatherhood, Barbie Benton, Phil Collins, and touring with orchestras, among other things. During all these years, were any of these songs stuff that you brought to Deep Purple or were they just made for a […]

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BCC YouTube channel

Black Country Communion has launched an official YouTube channel. It is promised to be updated on a weekly basis. The latest track posted is the Song of Yesterday (audio only) off the upcoming DVD Live Over Europe. You can also download MP3 of the track from their website. Thanks to Guillermo Gonzalez for the info.

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More Don Airey on British radio

Don Airey will do a couple more radio appearances to promote his new solo album All Out. On Wednesday, September 21st, he will appear on BBC Radio Cambridge in the Sue Marchant evening entertainment show. The show runs between 7 and 9 pm, with Don scheduled to appear between 8:00 and 8:30 pm. The show […]

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Classic Whitesnake box set

Classic Rock reports that a new Whitesnake box set is in the works, scheduled to be released (presumably, in the UK) on November 7. Titled Box O’Snakes: The Sunburst Years 1978-1982, this has every studio and live album from the period, two BBC concerts, a limited edition 7” EP, a DVD, and a 90-page book […]

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Roger and his singing talents

Another interview with Roger Glover — this time with HeadBanger.ru. Turns out a lot can be covered in 15 minutes — broken hearts, butterfly balls, parenting, singing talents, and meetings with presidents. Cue eloquent and insightful. By the way, have you played this album to your Deep Purple bandmates? No. Why not? When I get […]

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Don Airey on Welsh radio

This Thursday September 15th, Don Airey will be appearing on the South Wales radio station GTFM on the Rockshow. He’ll be live in conversation with presenter Andy Fox, answering questions about Deep Purple, his new album All Out and his vast 35+ years career playing in Rainbow, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne’s Band, Gary Moore, MSG, Black […]

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