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Archive for September, 2012



Airey: “Nothing in the world quite like Deep Purple”

An interesting chat with rather rarely interviewed Don Airey have appeared on Hungarian ekultura.hu before the start of current Don’s solo tour. On his solo career: ekultura.hu: What happened after your second album with Deep Purple? What prompted you to launch a new solo career? Don Airey: Ed van Zijl from Mascot Records offered me […]

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Hughes on Wikimetal

An extensive interview with Glenn Hughes is featured in the latest (#092) podcast from Brazilian site Wikimetal:

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Simper + Airey in Vienna

On September 21, 2012, a very special double header happened at the Reigen in Vienna, Austria — Nick Simper & Nasty Habits and Don Airey Band were performing on the same stage. Nick Simper opened the night with Nasty Habits. Their setlist: And The Address The Painter Mandrake Root Emmaretta/Drum Solo Chasing Shadows Lalena Wring […]

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Marshall: 50 Years of Loud

Marshall Amplification’s 50th anniversary event 50 Years Of Loud took place at Wembley Arena in London this Saturday, September 22. The event featured performances of number of guest musicians, with Glenn Hughes, Joe Satriani and several members of extended family among them. Glenn performed Black Country, Mr. Big (by Free), Mistreated (with Malmsteen on guitar). […]

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Studio Concerto — first review

Andreas Thul has written a review of the studio recording of Jon Lord’s Concerto For Group and Orchestra which will be released on September 28. The review is in German. If you understand the language, you can read it in his blog. And if you don’t, you can always try your luck with the automated […]

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Paicey’s kit for sale

Ian Paice’s drum kit is for sale on the Pearl forum. Apparently this is the actual kit Ian played for the last couple of years, not a replica. Apparently it is being sold by the son of Steve Morse’s guitar tech, to whom Paicey gave the kit. As we have no reasonable means to verify […]

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Souls having touched

While in Nashville working on the new Purple album, Ian Gillan spoke to Guitar International. The interview mostly evolved around the WhoCares project, with briefly touching Jon Lord’s memory at the end: Robert: With so many years of working with tremendous bands and creating great material was it difficult to pick the songs that would […]

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Something in diplomacy

Apparently Glenn Hughes may be now banned from visiting the entire country of Azerbaijan. Glenn was in the neighbouring Armenia with Derek Sherinian earlier this month to perform with a local band called The Dorians. After the concert in Yerevan, they went to the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is disputed between the two countries, […]

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JLT refutes rumours of supergroup

Rumours of a new supergroup comprising Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Anthony, and Carmine Appice started flying over ’em old interwebs a couple of days ago. JLT has issued a press release denying this: Both Appice and Turner have officially dismissed this news as a rumor. The musicians said that there was never any press release […]

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Coverdale/Aldrich interview, part 2

David Coverdale and Doug Aldrich continue to interview each other. They play and sing some blues too.

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