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Archive for June, 2012



WhoCares album samples

WhoCares charity compilation release date has been pushed back to July 13. Meanwhile, their record label has posted teaser samples.

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Lego Ritchie Blackmore?

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Rory Dartanyan

They’ve managed to keep it under wraps for quite some time, but now it’s official: Rory Dartanyan Blackmore was born on February 7 this year and is doing fine.

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Russ Ballard on Rockpages

Rockpages has an interview with Russ Ballard — the man who wrote Since You’ve Been Gone and I Surrender, among many other tunes: Rockpages.gr: How about Rainbow…? Their biggest hits were two of your songs…did you have the chance to meet Ritchie Blackmore? Russ Ballard: I’ve never met Ritchie. Rockpages.gr: Have you talked on the […]

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Nick Simper interview

Metal Shock has an interview with a fairly rare guest in the press — Nick Simper. He talks about the good old days, Screaming Lord Sutch, Purple, his collaboration with Nasty Habits, and his plans: Even thought it was now so long ago, you incorporate Deep Purple tracks in your sets, do the songs hold […]

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Red Herring of Rock’n’Roll Business

Last week news went around the musical blogosphere that Ian Gillan will appear at one of the business seminars in UK. This was a case of a misread press release, which mentioned Meet and greet with Bernie Tormé, guitarist to Ozzy Osbourne and Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan When the article appeared in the British newspaper […]

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All Out tour

Don Airey will go on tour this September in support of his last album All Out. European promoter Six Concerts has announced dates in Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. The gig in Vienna on September 21st will be of special interest as Don will be supported by Nick Simper, who is performing […]

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Coverdale to be honoured at Vegas Rocks! awards

David Coverdale will receive Vegas Rocks! magazine “The Voice of Rock” award. He will receive the award alongside Sammy Hagar. The ceremony will take place at The Joint inside Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on August 26th. The event will focus on the local Las Vegas rock scene as well as rock legends […]

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George Marino R.I.P.

Legendary mastering engineer George Marino has passed away yesterday, June 4. He has lost a year long battle with the lung cancer. George was a resident mastering engineer at New York’s Sterling Sound and over the course of his career worked with just about every recording artist out there. To put the things into prospective, […]

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JLT on Geeks of Doom

Geeks of Doom has a new interview with Joe Lynn Turner. On Blackmore: The only difficulty we had once was we were going to have a punch out and we threw everybody out of the dressing room and we were staring at each other, glass of scotch in hand, yelling, ‘Fuck you!’ All of this […]

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