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Archive for August, 2015



Hughes guests on The Lizards’ new album

Glenn Hughes is a guest vocalist on the upcoming album from classic rock band The Lizards The band is featuring another member of the family as well — Bobby Rondinelli. Titled Reptilicus Maximus, the album is due out on Hyperspace Records in September. Bassist and band leader Randy Pratt talks about Glenn’s contribution: We did […]

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Somebody might turn up

Fireworks magazine has an interview with Blackmore’s Night as their cover story for issue 71 (September-October 2015). They talk about their new album, a bit of the past, and at the end, the future. The story behind Writing On The Wall, which back in the day have caused a raised eyebrow or three: R: There’s […]

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Bonnet chimes in

Graham Bonnet was interviewed for Metal Mythos AfterShock, and while the bulk of 1-hour long conversation was devoted to Alcatrazz, it started with discussion of Rainbow and possibility of Blackmore returning to hard rock. Graham’s bottom line: “I would not be surprised if nothing happens.” He further elaborated his stance to Classic Rock: The last […]

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Under the Neon

Demon’s Eye started as a Purple cover band back in 1998, and progressively graduated into playing their own music. They are releasing a second album of original material — called Under the Neon — in September. This is again a collaboration with Doogie White, who did vocals on the album. Their previous effort The Stranger […]

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Withdrawn, temperamental and intense

A vintage interview with Ritchie Blackmore has appeared recently in Ultimate Guitar. The backstory as told by Jim Esposito, the interviewer, is kinda interesting in itself. Just mentally replace 1974 with 1973 as from the sound if it the interview was taken on or around June 17, 1973, when the band was playing at the […]

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Signed Guitar Auction

A guitar signed by Deep Purple (at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow), Whitesnake, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai amongst others is being auctioned in aid of 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 […]

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Happy birthday, Big Ian

Best wishes to our favourite singer. Many happy returns, and take good care of yourself!

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Guitars, amps, cabinets, pedals, and picks

Steve Morse takes you on an extensive video tour of his rig: the Musicman #1, the Y2D, Engl heads and cabinets, and TC Electronics pedals. On a side note, the video also reveals that the glove he’s been wearing recently on his right hand helps him to control inflammation from arthritis.

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Hughes & Aldrich in Peru

It’s a busy summer for the Purple family. As Deep Purple and Whitesnake are trawling the North America, at times almost crossing paths, Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich have headed down south. Here’s an excerpt of their performance in Lima, Peru. Bear in mind that it’s a power trio covering songs that were written for […]

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The Road of Golden Dust

Wymer is preparing for publication a new book by Jerry Bloom — The Road of Golden Dust. The press blurb reads: A comprehensive story of Deep Purple’s golden years 1968-76, which saw the band come from nowhere to have a top 4 US hit with it’s debut single. Within two years the band was in […]

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