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Archive for December, 2013



Schubert in Rock on Austrian TV

The Schubert in Rock project, led by Austrian musician Klaus Schubert, performed in Innsbruck on December 6. It and featured quite a few members of the Purple family with Don Airey on keyboards, Neil Murray on bass, Klaus Schubert himself on guitars, and Bernhard Welz on drums; with vocal duties shared between Tony Martin, Joe […]

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Hughes Lennon duet

Glenn Hughes has just finished working on a new album in Nashville, and Julian Lennon (son of John) contributed guest vocals to it: Jules is the ONE who helped me put our new band together. We all love you Jules. Yes. Jules and I are singing together on the new Nashville album. He is in […]

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The moody bastard

Cameron Crowe’s official site The Uncool has a reprint of his article in Rolling Stone #184 from 1975, based on an interview he did with Ritchie Blackmore just a couple of days after the first Rainbow single was penned in the studio. Jacksonville, Florida – Ritchie Blackmore’s face fell into a tortured grimace. “Fucking hell,” […]

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Keyed Up on tour

During the March break in Deep Purple touring Don Airey will embark on a short European tour to promote his new album Keyed Up. It starts on March 13 in Switzerland and finishes on the 23rd in Belgium. See our calendar for further details. Thanks to Six Concerts and Yvonne Osthausen for the info.

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Hughes’ studio report

Glenn Hughes is in the studio in Nashville, working on a new album throughout December. Read his studio reports on GlennHughes.com: [December 11th, 2013] Today is the first day of the new album… I’m ready. Full of glorious passion and fire ~ wish you were here!! It’s all going splendid here @ the Studio. Reckless… […]

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Keyed Up

Don Airey’s new solo album is set to be released in February. Full press release follows: ‘Keyed Up’, the new studio album from renowned keyboard maestro Don Airey will be released through Music Theories Recordings, a division of Mascot Label Group on 17 February 2014 [Cat. No. MTR 7408 2]. This is Don’s fourth studio […]

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The kind of people

It’s official — Deep Purple have been passed over for induction to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame again.

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At a noisy café…

Back in October Roger Glover gave this interview to Vigier Guitars. It was probably recorded around Deep Purple’s date in Paris on October 20. He talks about Bob Ezrin, the guitars that just stay in tune, Love is All, and Ronnie James Dio: Thanks to Something Else! Reviews and Andrey Gusenkov for the info.

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Flying Colors 2

Mike Portnoy tweeted yesterday that they have finished writing sessions for the second Flying Colors album: Wrapped the writing on FC2! Another magical experience indeed…hopefully we can get it out by the end of 2014! Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

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Vote Vincent Price for best track of the year

Classic Rock is running a poll for best songs of 2013, and Vincent Price is in the running. Vote for it.

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