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Archive for December, 2015



Trying not to make too many mistakes (and the tech that helps)

Deep Purple’s monitor company HK Audio interviewed Ian Paice during the last German tour: Band’s monitor engineer extraordinaire Rob Hodgkinson speaks about the nuts and bolts of the job. Most of you would not be familiar with his work, as he is the man responsible for members of the band hearing each other on stage. […]

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Water under the bridge

Norwegian based webzine Eternal Terror has a new extensive interview with Bernie Tormé. The conversation covered a lot of ground, from Bernie’s latest solo work Blackheart, to his thoughts on the state of the music industry, to reminiscing on replacing Randy Rhoads in Ozzy’s band, to his time with Gillan: I remember reading somewhere that […]

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Who knows where the time goes?

In his customary end-of-the-year address, Roger Glover reminisces on 2015, which for him culminated with a low(-ish) key 50th anniversary reunion of Episode Six (we admit, that one flew completely under our radar). Sandy Denny’s song is as relevant now as it ever was. Steve Miller sang about time slipping into the future. Our Time […]

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Cozy Powell memorial plaque

A memorial plaque dedicated to Cozy Powell will be unveiled in his home town of Cirencester on January 7, reports local newspaper. The town council decided to create the plaque to commemorate the town’s most famous musician. The plaque will be installed at the Corn Hall, which now serves as a community center. The event […]

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Not just yet

David Coverdale spoke to Metropolis Radio from Macedonia some time before the show in the country on November 25. Along with now familiar story of how The Purple Album came into being, he also explained that this was supposed to wrap up his career, but he felt so revitalized that he started writing new music: […]

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John “Dawk” Stillwell R.I.P.

John “Dawk” Stillwell has passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. He was a musician and electronics engineer from Ithaca, NY, who started working with the local band Elf in early 60s. When Roger Glover and Ian Paice started producing Elf in 1972, Roger liked the sound of Ronnie’s bass so much, that he commissioned Dawk […]

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Old farts’ music

Doogie White celebrates 20th anniversary of Stranger In Us All with this podcast special, full of good old Scottish joviality and excellent music: And because Doogie is such a good lad, we’ll also plug a new album with his old pals from La Paz — Shut Up And Rawk! — to be released in April. […]

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Declining the invitation

From thew latest installment of Dear Friends published on Caramba!, it sounds like Gillan will not be accepting the induction: Dear Friends, Families and Fans, Putting the past shenanigans to one side, the induction is not – in clear fact – for Deep Purple. It is an arbitrary selection of past members, which excludes Steve […]

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Somewhat complicated situation

Billboard has an interview with Paicey (who seems to be the go-to spokesman for the band these days). He didn’t say anything he hasn’t already said to Rolling Stone, just reconfirming the talking points: somebody probably will show up at the induction ceremony; who that will be and who will be performing what (if anybody […]

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And publicity generate it does

Hot on the heels of the Hall of Fame announcement, Rolling Stone magazine has published an interview with Paicey: Do you think part of the problem is so many voters are in America and you were never quite as big here as you were overseas? Of course, that does effect what people are aware of. […]

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