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Archive for July, 2013



J.J. Cale RIP

J.J. Cale has passed away on July 26. Roger Glover posts a personal eulogy: One evening in the early 70s, I was at my friend Kent’s place, down by the canal in Uxbridge, with Roger Brewer and Ron Quinten. We were relaxing, smoking some weed and listening to music, when I heard something that blew […]

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Wonderful and humbling

A message from Roger Glover was published on BraveWords: The Montreux Jazz Festival is always a special occasion but this time tainted by the lack of Claude Nobs, whose personality dominated the event. What a legacy he’s left us. Even so, the concert was most enjoyable for us and the atmosphere was electric. Whenever we […]

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Perfect Strangers Live due in October

As has been already strongly hinted by DP(o), a complete show from the Perfect Strangers tour will be released on DVD. Release is due on October 14 via Edel’s imprint Eagle Vision. The show was recorded in Sydney, Australia, on December 12, 1984. Track list Highway Star Nobody’s Home Strange Kind Of Woman A Gypsy’s […]

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Music in Your Face

Deep Purple live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland 2013-07-19) Getting blasted by SOTW in Montreux, always a special experience. For the rest, a typical, high-energy concert, with only three new tracks (Vincent Price, Above and Beyond, Body Line) (Editors note: All the Time in the World was also played, so four new songs!) and […]

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Dining with Paicey

A year ago Pearl Drums in cooperation with Ian Paice and his local drum store DrumWright produced a very limited edition signature drum kit. Grand total of 12 kits were available and each came with a promise of an invitation to a private dinner with Paicey himself. Music Radar reports that five lucky fans made […]

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A Light in the Dark

More Black Than Purple has announced that […] a RAINBOW box set provisionally entitled A LIGHT IN THE DARK is being released. It contains many previously unreleased tracks, and spans the band’s years from 1975 – 1984. More news soon, but it could be out before the end of the year. Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov […]

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Blackmore’s Night on German TV

Blackmore’s Night have appeared today, July 16 in Bayerischer Fernsehen programme Abendschau. Warning: these are high resolution videos, you can select lower resolution by viewing directly from BR.de here and here. Interview with Ritchie and Candice (complete with a facepalm moment of showing footage of Tommy Bolin while introducing the “legendary songwriter and guitar player”): […]

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Roger missed Bonn

Updated with message from RG. Deep Purple were headlining the Classic Rocknacht in Bonn, Germany this Sunday, July 14, and found themselves without a bass player. Roger Glover had to sit this one out due to shoulder pain (express.de report in German). Nick Fyffe was hastily recruited to do the duties. Nick has already deputized […]

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It’s All Music

On the first anniversary of Jon Lord’s passing BBC has aired a documentary Jon Lord: It’s All Music narrated by Rick Wakeman. Those in the UK can watch it on BBC iPlayer. For the rest of us, the usual suspects to the rescue: Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the link.

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All Those Years Ago

Rufus Stone, publisher of the Deep Purple at the California Jam, has announced plans to produce a photo book commemorating Jon Lord: At Rufus Stone limited Editions we always wanted to produce a large format, mostly photographic book of Jon Lords incredible and respected career in the music industry. Jon’s illness put this plan on […]

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