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Archive for April, 2012



How not to run a festival

The Rock & Roll Allstars package, including Glenn Hughes, were scheduled to headline the Metal Open Air festival in Brazil this weekend (April 21). However, the festival was plagued with problems and they have cancelled the gig issuing the following statement: Rock N’ Roll Allstars are saddened to annouce the cancellation of our performance at […]

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So, what’s new?

Roger Glover posts an update on his website. Except it’s not an update, really, but one of those semi random collections of musings which are always a fascinating read. Sometimes I write music. I am excellent at imagining a song in my head and then battling to get some semblance of it down on tape […]

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Gillan and Hughes in Dio tribute

Ian Gillan and Glenn Hughes will appear on the Ronnie James Dio tribute album that is being put together by Wendy Dio for a release later this year. Other artists involved are Anthrax, Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilminster, Alice Cooper, Sebastian Bach, Chris Jericho, Dave Grohl and Metallica. Metallica is also mentioned to have been asked […]

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Bass bonanza

In the spirit of celebrating the 40th anniversary of machine Head, we present you with this gem: Highway Star and Smoke on the Water performed by an octet of double basses aptly named Octobass.

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The nuts and bolts

This one is for the sound geeks among us. Deep Purple were profiled in the February 2012 issue of the Total Production International magazine. They have interviewed FOH engineer Gert Sanner at the Birmingham’s LG arena last year during the orchestral tour. Gert talks about pitfalls and challenges of working with an orchestra and his […]

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New album producer

Darker Than Blue reports that in an interview to the French magazine Rock Hard Steve Morse said: Well I think it’s now confirmed, it’s Bob Ezrin who will produce the new Deep Purple album Bob Ezrin is, of course, known for his production and songwriting work for Alice Cooper (most recently on Welcome 2 My […]

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Paice in Istanbul

Ian Paice will be in Istanbul this Saturday, April 14, to be on the jury for the Vodafone Freezone 15th High School Music Competition. His video announcement is posted here. If we understand it correctly, you should be able to watch the proceeding on the competition’s Facebook page. Thanks to Tarik Burcoglu for the info.

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SOTW single

EMI will be releasing in UK a 7″ vinyl single of Smoke on The Water for the Record Store Day held this year on April 21. Simon Robinson reported a while ago that the version being prepared is from the 1972 In Concert show, newly remixed from 8 track masters. This print will be limited […]

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Buddy Rich memorial concert

The Buddy Rich memorial concert was held on Monday, April 2, at the London Palladium. Ian Paice was one of the several drummers paying tribute to the maestro. He was also interviewed by the Rhythm magazine.

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Hughes in Kiev

Glenn Hughes was a last minute addition to the double bill show of Slade and Suzi Quatro in Kiev, Ukraine on March 30. Turned out, he was in town to play an acoustic set at a charity event organized by professional boxers brothers Klitschko the day before. March 29 setlist: Mistreated Holy Man Medusa Catch […]

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