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Archive for January, 2014



Blackmore signed guitar in charity auction

A Fender Stratocaster guitar autographed by Blackmore’s Night in Dunfermline, Scotland, is being auctioned for British charity Rockin for Tots help to raise funds for Simpsons Special Care Babies, which is a registered charity (SC002013). These funds will help with the purchase of a travel incubator for the Neo Natal Unit in the New Royal […]

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Mary told Johnny not to write such trash

Classic Rock has a feature story on Mary Long, based on interviews (which may or may not be from the archives) with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover: If there’s anything likely to upset Ian Gillan more than a self-styled moral crusader with a viewpoint diametrically opposed to his own, it’s two of them. Back in […]

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Hughes at Sunflower Jam

Glenn Hughes has announced that he will appear at the Sunflower Jam in London on April 4: My manager and I have been working with Jon’s manager , Tarquin and Jacky Paice and Vicky , Jon’s wife , so that I could clear my schedule to appear – to thank Jon and our MK3 &4 […]

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Captain Beyond reissues

Following up to the Captain Beyond post the other day, it turns out that Cleopatra Records imprint Purple Pyramid has reissued their first two albums (the ones with Rod Evans) — self titled from 1972 and Sufficiently Breathless from 1973 — last year on vinyl. They are accompanied by Live In Texas – October 6, […]

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Splendid time guaranteed

Fancy yourself a Deep Purple show on a New Year’s Eve? You’d have to buy yourself a time machine first, because (to our knowledge) the only time the band did such a thing was on December 31, 1968, at the Electric Circus in New York City, a legendary nightclub that at one point had The […]

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Keyed Up on the radio

Get Ready To Rock radio has an early review of Don Airey’s solo album Keyed Up. Don himself will appear on the air on Sunday, February 2, at 18:00 BST to talk to the host David Randall, while later on, at 20:00 Stuart Hamilton will profile him in his Purple People series. Get Ready to […]

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Steaming Pile of Mick

Mickey Lee Soule, who not only was the keyboard player in Elf and Rainbow, and not only worked as a keyboard and guitar tech for Purple for years, but also was on a very short list to stand in for Jon Lord when the latter injured his knee back in 2001, has a new project […]

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The story of Captain Beyond

Classic Rock has a feature story on Captain Beyond, based on two interviews with the band’s guitar player Larry ‘Rhino’ Reinhardt and drummer Bobby Caldwell, who kept remembering things slightly differently from each other: Looking for bright new horizons, Evans moved to Los Angeles. He soon found himself jamming with Captain Beyond. The results, according […]

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More Passaic goodies

Another Rainbow video from 1979 Passaic show was uploaded. Man on the Silver Mountain: Thanks to Anastasis Kalymnos for the upload. [Update Jan 16] More footage from the show is available at vk.com.

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In the eyes of the world

Rainbow performing Eyes of the World at the Capitol Theater in Passaic, NJ, on December 1, 1979. The sound is rough around the edges as the mix is still being “finalized”, but the performance is smokin’. (watch inside)

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