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Archive for February, 2014



Unpredictable in every possible way

About a month ago Brian May appeared on UK’s Planet Rock radio with an interview. When they asked him to pick his favourite guitar track, his answer was Since You’ve Been Gone. He proceeded showering praise on both Cozy Powell and Ritchie Blackmore: I suppose you’d call it ‘pop rock’ in a sense, but it’s […]

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Made in Japan ‘2014 formats rundown

[Updated] Universal has announced that a new remaster of Made in Japan will be released (at least in the UK) on May 19, 2014. It will come in three gabazillions of different CD, vinyl, blu-ray, and download formats, which we will try to summarize here.

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Bringing colour to Tel-Aviv

Israeli English language daily The Jerusalem Post has a very positive, if somewhat superficial, review of the first gig (February 22) in Tel-Aviv: The ‘explosion’ on the stage started at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and did not stop for two hours. Yes they are senior citizens but if you put your hands over your eyes […]

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Jon Lord photo book

Rufus Stone has announced a Jon Lord photo book All Those Years Ago ready for publication in April this year. At £275 the book certainly will not come cheap. The book is 224 pages measuring 310×310 mm (about 12″x12″), bound in purple silk material and comes in a clamshell box finished in faux purple suede […]

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A Freudian slip

Eddie ‘Eduardo’ Trunk of VH1 Classic That Metal Show interviews David Coverdale before Whitesnake’s performance at the Monsters Of Rock festival in São Paulo, Brazil, on October 20, 2013: Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

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Rockin’ Jerusalem

The Hollywood Reporter informs us that Ian Gillan and Roger Glover are set to have their acting debut on an Israeli TV show Atlantica. The scripted show is about an aspiring rock band from Jerusalem that ends up meeting their idols, played by messrs G & G, and beg to join them on stage in […]

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Providence 1985

The official Youtube channel has posted a 16 minute fragment of the Deep Purple’s performance in Providence, RI, on March 5, 1985: Makes you want to see more, eh? 😉

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Pictures from Scandinavia

Two of our old friends — Trond Strøm and Christer Lorichs — have published some great pictures from the recent Scandinavian shows: Oslo Spektrum, February 4, 2014 Cloetta Center, Linköping, February 10, 2014 Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the info.

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Gillan in Musical Time Machine

BBC’s Radio 6 Musical Time Machine has a 1993 vintage interview with Big Ian. And whatever you may say about Big Ian (he might be fast and loose with the facts sometimes), but he is the ultimate pub story teller — witty and entertaining. Even if you’ve heard those stories before. The episode is 30 […]

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Seeing a bunch of old friends in Copenhagen

Falconer Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark Tuesday, February 11, 2014 I went to see the band last night in Copenhagen. It’s been a few years and I actually enjoyed it. Sound was the best I’ve heard from them and like seeing a bunch of old friends I delighted in the reconnect, not knowing if and when I […]

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