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Archive for May, 2014



California Breed at the Whisky A Go Go

California Breed played their first live show ever yesterday at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles. Here are three video clips of the performance. (watch inside)

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Made in Japan on Welsh Radio

[Updated] Andy Fox from the Welsh radio station GTFM continues to provide an excellent coverage to all things Purple. This week he will be interviewing Ian Gillan in celebration of the Made in Japan reissue. His Rockshow is on the air every Thursday at 21:00 and can be listened worldwide online. For further listening options […]

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Après Vous in Nicosia

The highly controversial Northern Cyprus gig held this past weekend was a free concert, organized by the Near East University on occasion of their 25th anniversary. Ian Gillan did interviews, parts of which you can see below (in piss poor editing): Some more bits appear on the university web site, albeit still mostly exchange of […]

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Everything louder than everything else

Darker Than Blue has very amusing recollections from Ken Flegg, a former Marshall engineer, who accompanied the band on the trip to Japan in August 1972: The third gig at the Budokan in Tokyo on the 17th August went well with no significant problems, other than the acoustics of the hall could have been better. […]

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Bernie Marsden: Shine

Bernie Marsden’s new solo album called Shine (about which we wrote in November) is ready and will be released on August 18 via Provogue/Mascot Records. Although Marsden was wary of flooding the credits with too many special guests, Shine does feature some extremely well-known names, from Joe Bonamassa to Whitesnake singer David Coverdale and the […]

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Ta-da

The week is over and final figures from the UK Official Charts Company are in. Both California Breed debut album and Made in Japan reissue made it to the Top 100, albeit to the lower than the mid-week positions. California Breed is at #26 (down from 16) and Made in Japan is at #71 (down […]

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More California Breed interviews

Friday morning (May 23) Glenn Hughes and Andrew Watt appeared on The Heidi & Frank Show on KLOS 95.5 FM radio station in Los Angeles. An interview with Glenn Hughes recorded on March 24 during his publicity tour has recently appeared on the French TV Rock Live. (watch both inside)

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California Breed and Made in Japan expected to chart

According to the preliminary midweek numbers issued by the UK Official Charts Company, both California Breed debut album and Made in Japan reissue are set to be in the Top 100 albums chart this week. As of Wednesday, May 21st, California Breed is at #16, and Made in Japan at #28. The final chart for […]

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Child in Thyme

In what Geoff Barton calls “the most un-rock’n’roll story of the year”, on May 19 Ian Gillan has opened a showcase garden for the Sutton Seeds company at the Chelsea Flower Show in London. Sutton Seeds is currently based in Paignton, Devon, which is just down the coast from Ian’s home in Lyme Regis. The […]

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Hughes unplugged

Some time in April Glenn Hughes performed a couple of tracks from the California Breed album at the Planet Rock Live Session. Breathe: The Grey: In other news, he revealed in an interview to Billboard that last year he underwent a heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. This happened “less than four months” before […]

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