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Archive for December, 2012



A new tone and a new direction

In his new interview with 100% Rock (out of Perth, Australia), Ian Gillan talks about the late Jon Lord, the upcoming Down Under tour, having his first joint at the tender age of 38, being pigeonholed, Tony Iommi’s health, and the new album: So you’ve recently finished work on a new studio album. What can […]

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Christmas Crackers from Lake Tahoe

David Coverdale’s version of Christmas greetings includes the best of Whitesnake TV for the 2012, complete with some blues unlugged and personal memories of Jon Lord recalled. (watch inside)

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The Black Country Confusion

Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited interviewed Glenn Hughes in an attempt to shed the light on comings and goings of the band known as BCC: […]Now you know why I became frustrated and went into this, “God damn it, I just wish we could take this on the road” rant. Jason, Derek and I […]

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Pictures of bogus

Remember the “Bogus Deep Purple” tour that Rod Evans tried to undertake in 1980? We did a special on it a while back, with eyewitness accounts and contemporary press clippings. A set of photographs taken at the Quebec City show has surfaced recently. You can view the photo gallery together with translation of an article […]

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Paicey in Forli

On December 14 Ian Paice did another drum clinic and played a gig in Forli, Italy, of which we unfortunately learned about only post factum. He spoke about all things drumming, answered questions from the public, and played a few tunes (some of which he doesn’t do any more on his day job) with the […]

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A little party trick

Back in 2010 Exclusive Magazine did an interview with Jon Lord on the occasion of his release To Notice Such Things. They spoke about Romantic composers, Jimmy Hendrix, spirituality, English Literature, and party tricks. And a little about a couple of bands that Jon had been with. Let’s kick things off by talking about your […]

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‘Tis the season

The season is upon us and Steve Morse sends his thoughts: Holiday Time is here. The reason I know that is that I’m home and can see all the traffic in town. Before any greetings, let me voice all of our sorrow for the tragic murder of all of those children and staff in Connecticut. […]

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A bittersweet year

Roger Glover sends his traditional end-of-the-year message to the world: From winter in Canada to another winter in France. In all, three months of touring, several hot months spent recording a new album, get the laundry done and that’s it; a year slips by. A bittersweet year. It was in the studio in Nashville that […]

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Basel 2003

For some reason or another, one of my favourite Deep Purple shows of the last 20 years — Basel 2003 — has made it to Youtube, complete broadcast (which is, sadly, just 60 minutes), and in decent quality. So, if you have nothing better to do on a Sunday night, feed it to your big […]

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That first Elvis record

While being in Berlin right after the last tour leg, Ian Gillan spoke to ABC Brisbane’s radio show Evenings With Rebecca Levingston. A very entertaining interview covered a lot of subjects, including the parallax effect on long hair, that first Elvis record, being a naughty boy, the birth of rock music a s we know […]

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