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Archive for October, 2012



2013 touring

If the stars will align right, the world live premiere of the new Deep Purple album will happen in New Zealand, where the band kicks off 2013 touring schedule on February 24, followed by six more dates in Australia. New Zealand ticket presales start on November 7, with the sale to general public followed on […]

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Russian setlists

The band has not been touring since February and as they’ve assembled for the rehearsals there were many speculations regarding upcoming setlist. This is what was played on the first three dates of the Russian leg.

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Carrier pigeons and smoke signals

Blackmor’s Night are doing their short annual tour in the US, and on October 27 Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed (undoubtedly, via carrier pigeons and smoke signals) by their local Long Island’s WRCN. (listen inside)

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It’s not gonna be a country record

Ian Gillan did an interview for Michigan radio station WJRW. They have talked about the new album, the Ron’n’Roll Hall of Fame induction, the late Jon Lord, Jesus Christ Superstar, and some other things. You can listen to the interview online. Thanks to James Gemmell for the info.

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Machine Head 40th let-down

You’re looking at two Machine Head anniversary vinyl reissues; the 1997 25th anniversary edition and the brand new 40th reissue. The 40th anniversary release has been promoted as the reissue attraction to top them all. Well, OK, perhaps there wasn’t really that much new music around to tempt us with, so the boat was pushed […]

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Being pretty bad at receiving awards

Blabbermouth reports that Ritchie Blackmore gave an interview to the VH1 Radio Network and elaborated on his stance regarding the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame: I was quoted as saying I couldn’t care less about it, and, yes, I couldn’t care less, but at the same time, I don’t wish to throw it back in their […]

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14 tracks ready for the new album

As the band has gathered in a Russian studio to rehearse for the upcoming tour, Roger Glover spoke to ITAR-TASS. Here are the highlights (in reverse translation, so take it with a grain of salt): There are 14 tracks ready for the new album, probably 11 or 12 of them will pass the final selection […]

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Cal Jam book now comes with 4 autographs

Rufus Stone has announced that the signature edition of the California Jam photo book will now come with four autographs: by Jon Lord, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes and Ian Paice. The signature edition is limited to 350 copies and costs £300 + shipping. Preorders are being accepted at the publisher’s site. The book will ship […]

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The state of BCC

More dirty laundry is being aired in the Black Country Communion camp. Joe Bonamassa spoke to the Music Radar and made his frustrations public: The state of things is the same as it was a month ago. You know, if everybody gets on the phone or gets in a room – and most likely it’s […]

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Wiesbaden tribute to Jon

Last year Wiesbadener Orchesterverein and Jon Lord were planning a special performance of the Concerto for group and orchestra at the historical Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, Germany. The hall was already booked and tickets already went on sale when Jon was diagnosed with cancer. After careful consideration, the whole idea had to be scrapped. Nevertheless, the […]

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