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Archive for August, 2012



“Concerto For Group And Orchestra” to be released on September 28

On September 28th. 2012, earMUSIC releases the studio recording of  Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” “Over these last years since leaving Deep Purple, I’ve played it over 30 times with different orchestras and conductors all over the world, and, of course, in 2000 I did it well over 30 times with Purple on the Concerto […]

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BCC new album teaser

Black Country Communion’s 3rd studio album will be called Afterglow and will be released on October 30, 2012. Pre-ordering will start on September 11 and will be available at BCCommunion.com.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll in Four Movements

BBC Radio 4 has aired a programme on fusion of rock and classical music titled Rock ‘n’ Roll in Four Movements. It prominently features Concerto for Group and Orchestra, with all the Big Three keyboard players of the classic rock — Jon Lord, Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson — being interviewed. Jon’s contribution is from […]

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Machine Head and In Concert’72 on vinyl

In addition to the Machine Head 40th anniversary box set, EMI will be releasing on October 8 two more anniversary editions, both on vinyl: a remastered Machine Head and remixed In Concert’72. Here’s the rundown.

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Paicey at the British Music Experience

The British Music Experience is introducing The Practice Room — “a series of mentoring sessions that allow musicians to learn from professional players and songwriters.” Our own Ian Paice will launch the sessions on September 17 between 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are on sale through the Ticketmaster at £5.75, and that includes admission to the […]

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ReMachined EPK

Powers That Be™ have released an electronic press kit for the Re-Machined tribute album. (watch inside)

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Purple family in Fireworks Magazine

The Fireworks Magazine features several members of the family in Issue 53 (out now). In the five page spread, Ritchie and Candice discuss their new DVD A Knight In York, the supernatural, the origins of Blackmore’s Night, some of Ritchie’s favourite practical jokes and, for the first time, reveal the true reason for Rainbow splitting […]

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The road to Nashville — a potted history

Roger Glover has posted the first studio report covering events that transpired behind the purple curtains between March last year and today: March 2011 – The quest starts at a mountaintop retreat in the south of Spain – a hidden studio in a house called El Cortijo, ruled by a veteran skin-beater by the name […]

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Made in …Warsaw

Polish fans will be celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Made in Japan in style. A special event will be held in Warsaw on August 17 — the whole Made in Japan start to finish, including the encores, will be performed by a local band called Panteon. The event is dedicated to the memory of […]

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Machine Head 40th anniversary box set

Deep Purple (Overseas) and EMI have announced a 40th anniversary box set edition of the Machine Head, to be released on October 8, 2012 (in Europe, presumably). This five discs special edition will be accompanied with illustrated 60 page hardback booklet. Contents of the box set include: CD1: original album 2012 remaster CD2: 1997 remix […]

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