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Archive for December, 2011



Glenn Hughes on the Blairing Out show

The Blairing Out show has conducted an interview with Glenn Hughes during the Dimebash 2011 held on December 14 in L.A. Glenn spoke about the late Ronnie James Dio, his solo and BCC plans, the failed Mk3 reunion idea, Dimebag Darrell, and other things. Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

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Roger and out

Roger Glover takes his time reflecting on the meaning of music and how it’s shaping our lives: I was recently reading the blogger Bob Lefsetz’s eloquent words extolling his love of music, particularly songs he heard when he was younger. The songs that hit you the first time you heard them have become ingrained, standard, […]

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Emotional Fire

Joe Lynn Turner’s Sunstorm, an AOR side project with German/American producer Dennis Ward, will release the third album entitled Emotional Fire on February 24th in Europe (February 28th in North America) on Frontiers Records. The Sunstorm project was born after Turner met with Frontiers Records’ President Serafino Perugino, as a way to dig up some […]

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Classic Rock Awards on British TV

The Classic Rock Roll of Honour ceremony that was held early November in London will be shown on Sky Arts TV channel in the UK. The broadcast is scheduled on Boxing Day, December 26 at 1:00 pm with repeat on January 28 at 11:30 pm. Deep Purple have won the Innovator Award with Gillan, Glover […]

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Don Airey NOT to guest at Saxon gig

Update (Dec 18): Saxon’s official site now reports that Don Airey is unfortunately not able to appear at Saxon’s last show in London because his gear is not returning in time. Saxon have announced that Don Airey will join them as special guest at their London show at Koko on 20th December. He will perform […]

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Airey in Japan earthquake tribute

Don Airey took part in the recording of a classic Beatles song Help, which will be released on March 11 at the first anniversary of earthquake in Japan. The earthquake was one of the strongest in recorded history and Japanese people are still experiencing it’s impact. Population of the affected area has not been able […]

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Gillan on Wikimetal

Brazilian website Wikimetal has featured Ian Gillan in podcast #50, released on November 28 (the interview starts at 15:30 into the podcast). You can listen to the podcast using Blabbermouth player or directly here (69MB mp3).

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Jon Lord for BBC Proms petition

Elinor Bostock has started an online petition to get Jon Lord and his music featured at the BBC Proms: While the programme is probably set already for 2012 there is always a chance for future years. It was partly the Financial Times’ idea actually. Their review of Deep Purple’s O2 concert ended with “Go on […]

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A Hart Life

The long awaited biography of former Deep Purple and Rainbow tour manager Colin Hart finally dropped onto my doorstep the other day. Although very much looking forward to it, I was however slightly nervous as to the content. After all, despite his many years of service, the parting of the ways between Colin and DP […]

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Twice the grandpa

Roger Glover became a grandfather again today, December 8, when his daughter Gillian gave birth to a baby girl Aranea. Our warmest congratulations to Roger, Gillian, Aranea, Trevis and Xavier. Thanks to RogerGlover.com for the info.

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