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Archive for June, 2013



Bach as metal

Steve Morse did this interview during the recent visit to Georgia. He talks about his career, playing with G3, Above and Beyond, why the Y2D has a 5-position switch, Bach as metal, and many other things: Bonus points to everybody who can figure out what Paicey is saying in the background 😉 Thanks to Yvonne […]

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Lars on the water

Pete Makowski has published on his Facebook page an interview he did last year with self proclaimed Deep Purple fan Lars Ulrich: How did you end up getting to see Deep Purple when you were only nine years old? Lars: There was a tennis tournament at KB Halle that started on a Monday morning and […]

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The coolness of first take

Guitar World magazine has an interview with Steve Morse: GUITAR WORLD: Now What?! is Deep Purple’s first studio effort in eight years. Why did you decide to make the album now? Actually, I was one of the guys asking the same thing! My vision was every tour we’d do another song and just release it […]

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Roundabout

I was working for Swedish Radio at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival and someone in our team brought up the topic of member changes in classic rock bands. Deep Purple was of course accused of being worst, as they always are, even by fans of the band. To prove DP aren’t worst, and as research […]

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Clanking chains and creaking doors

Ian Gillan recently gave an interview to QMI Agency that was published in Toronto Sun: As the ideas come from the jam sessions every day… you get them some kind of working generic title and this one sounded like the soundtrack to a horror movie so we called it Vincent Price. And when I got […]

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Blackmore is open to playing old material again

In an interview to the Russian newspaper Kultura Ritchie Blackmore mentioned that he would be open to the idea of staging one-off shows shows playing his old material (in reverse translation from Russian, so take it with liberal serving of grains of salt): Yes, indeed, I’m proud of what I have written in the past, […]

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Importance of looking out of the window

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed by the Russian English language broadcaster Russia Today: Thanks to Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

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Hughes signed items in charity auction

A guitar and (presumably, several) drum heads signed by Glenn Hughes, among many other people, are up for a charity auction to raise money for the Rock Against Multiple Sclerosis foundation. Guitar auction will close in the evening of Jun 23 (Pacific Time), while drum head auction will run until the supplies last. They also […]

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Sunflower Jam news

Sunflower Jam has announced that the date for their special event to celebrate late Jon Lord has been set at April 4, 2014. It will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Artists confirmed so far include Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse. Iron Maiden frontman and long-time supporter of […]

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Nobody’s gonna beat my hovercraft

Apparently the music we all love will still be around in the 31st century. Highway Star (the original album version) was featured in a new episode of Futurama — 2-D Blacktop — that had its premiere yesterday, June 19. In the episode, Professor Farnsworth takes to street racing and beats another two crews to the […]

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