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Archive for August, 2013



The Harp Twins cover Smoke

Twin sisters Camille and Kennerly Kitt, better knows as the Harp Twins, made their name by playing covers of rock tunes and music from the movies arranged for two harps. And being very easy on the eye doesn’t hurt either. 😉 Their latest instalment is Smoke on the Water: Frankly, this one leaves me a […]

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Morse and Glover TonePrints

TonePrints created by Steve Morse and Roger Glover are now available from TC Electronics. TonePrint technology is essentially a set of presets stored in a computer file that one can upload to the company’s effect boxes via USB to recreate particular sound. Toneprint sounds can be downloaded from TC Electronics’ web site for free, you […]

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Humility and respect

Earlier this month MyGlobalMind magazine spoke to ian Gillan. The interview now appears online. What has been the biggest lesson that being in the rock and roll business for so long has taught you? Well one of the most important things, that I enjoy because we love performing live, is the touring and the travelling. […]

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Yet another box set

Not to be outdone by boutique labels, Warner will be releasing in the US its own box set, via Rhino records. The 10-CD set is titled The Complete Albums: 1970-1976 and contains all studio albums from In Rock to Come Taste the Band, plus Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Made in Japan and Made in […]

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Vintage Gillan interviews

A couple of vintage interviews with Ian Gillan. Mike Eriksson has posted in his blog an interview he did with Big Ian during the Born Again tour in August 1983. They talked about dissolution of Gillan band, how he ended up in Black Sabbath, and the then circulating rumours of a Deep Purple reunion: There […]

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No hurry

Karolina Karbownik and Jakub Michalski did an interview with Ian Gillan for the Polish magazine Rock Axxess: Your last album, Now What?!, is really great, I love it. However, it seems like you were not in a hurry to record new songs. It’s true. We weren’t in a hurry at all. In fact, we would […]

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Audio Fidelity box set

Audio Fidelity will be re-releasing the four remastered Mark II studio albums as a box set this December. These are not the anniversary remasters, but the ones done by Steve Hoffman exclusively for the label. They contain no bonus tracks, just the same material as the original albums. The target audience are audiophiles not satisfied […]

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The Boys Club: Live from California

Back in 1998 Glenn Hughes appeared as a guest vocalist at three shows of the Marc Bonilla & Friends project, which also featured guest appearances of Keith Emerson. Now Varese Records is releasing a double CD set from these concerts billed as Keith Emerson, Glenn Hughes, & Marc Bonilla — The Boys Club: Live From […]

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Sunflower Jam DVD

The Sunflower Jam is releasing a double DVD with highlights of the 2011 and 2012 events. The DVD will be released on September 16 with preoredrs open starting August 20.

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“Copenhagen 1972″ DVD – a review

Two months after earMUSIC re-released the Copenhagen show on CD, a DVD re-release of the same show is in the pipeline. The DVD offers the same music content as the CD release, including the three live tracks (“Strange Kind Of Woman” / “Smoke On The Water” / “Space Truckin’”) from Hofstra University 1973 and is […]

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