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Archive for May, 2015



Coverdale’s Purple Tour

David Coverdale is sticking to his guns during the current Purple Tour with Whitesnake performing no less than eight (silly me) nine Purple songs live. Here’s the setlist from the opening night of the tour — May 28 gig in Airway Heights, WA: Burn Lay Down, Stay Down Love Ain’t No Stranger Gypsy Give Me […]

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Jon Lord photo blog and book

On May 23rd 2010, Jon Lord and the Lord Chamber Orchestra played what sadly would be Jon’s last concert in the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway. Former THS editor Trond J. Strøm took some beautiful black and white photos during the final rehearsals that day. For now, Trond is publishing the photos in a […]

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Keep practising and don’t be late

Marking the beginning of the Mexican tour, yesterday, May 26, the band held a press conference in Puebla. Here are various bits and pieces of the proceedings. Ian Paice and Roger Glover comment on “that was then and this is now”, with Ian Gillan chiming in that the band is now looking to start recording […]

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The Purple Album: sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t

Ever since Whitesnake’s The Purple Album came out a few days ago, it has been the talk of the town in Purple quarters of the ‘net. Love it or hate it, DC managed to get lots of attention to this release. One of our readers shares his thoughts. Well, I have listened to The Purple […]

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Rival Sons to support Purple

California band Rival Sons will be supporting Deep Purple on all dates of the European tour this Fall. In my opinion, this is a rather welcome addition to the bill. I’ve seen Rival Sons at a small club in my home town last year and the band’s music has a definitive vintage hard rock vibe […]

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B.B.King

Roger Glover posted some very heartwarming words on the late great B.B.King: I well remember a time in the early ’70s when Ian Paice and I shared a flat in Parsons Green. Despite, or maybe because of, the intense hard rock that we were performing on the road, we had a surprisingly eclectic listening taste […]

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JLT: “I am not delusional”

Joe Lynn Turner recently spoke to Metal Express Radio. The conversation was inevitably steered to the Rainbow reunion, for which JLT outlined his vision: There`s been so much chatter on the internet about a Rainbow reunion. Is that all it is chatter or is there something of great substance there? There`s been a lot of […]

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Self-destruction of “In Rock” anniversary edition

When looking at my “In Rock” anniversary edition today, I noticed the same symptoms of self-destruction that appeared on some copies of “Live In Japan” years ago: Starting from the center, the disc shows several scratches that look like frost patterns while the majority of the disc seems to get covered with little dots and oily looking […]

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Rainbow 1979 live update

The three 1979 Rainbow shows, first of which — Denver — was released on vinyl on May 12, will be released on CD on August 21 this year. Meanwhile, the Denver show is already also available as a digital download. The 3CD red velvet lined box will include Denver, Chicago, and Long Island shows, each […]

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With the benefit of hindsight

Mike Eriksson (of the Deep Purple Forever Swedish fan club fame) has published on his blog a lengthy interview with Glenn Hughes. The interview was conducted in 1996 by himself and Coast To Coast editor Lennart Hedenström, and covers many things — some educational, some inspirational, some boisterous, and some — with the benefit of […]

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