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Archive for February, 2016



Coverdale drops a hint

A summer Whitesnake tour was announced a couple of days ago. The tour is no longer billed under Purple moniker, but will be a regular greatest hits tour. What’s interesting, however, is the press blurb that accompanied the announcement: We are truly excited & looking forward to playing at [venue du jour] in 2016 on […]

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Essener Pop & Blues retrospective on Rockpalast

German TV show Rockpalast will be showing on March 28 a 4 hour retrospective on the Essener Pop & Blues Festivals held in 1969 and 1970. The broadcast is touted to include excerpts from the shows, contemporary TV reports, and concert specials. Footage of Deep Purple performing in 1969 is known to exist, so fingers […]

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Not angry about anything

Rock Overdose has recently spoken to Joe Lynn Turner and has published a teaser for the upcoming interview. The teaser, naturally, features Joe explaining how he didn’t get the latest Rainbow gig: I’ll tell you what happened. And that’s the short story. For over a year I was talking with his management and we wanted […]

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The importance of long nails

Blabbermouth has quotes from Blackmore’s interview to Dutch magazine Aardschok. We presume that the interview in question is the one that appeared in the January-February issue of the magazine, and that the quotes were translated back from Dutch. Here’s what we can learn from the interview: He thought on and off about going electric for […]

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JLT and sour grapes

Joe Lynn Turner recently gave an interview on Eddie Trunk’s satellite radio show, and Blabbermouth has big chunks of it transcribed. And what is transcribed is mostly JLT taking pot shots at Blackmore for excluding him from the Rainbow comeback, and insisting that he’s not feeling sour grapes at all. I thought it was a […]

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Tempest in a teapot, part 3

In the third side of the story that has blown up today, we have the Hall of Fame position as voiced by their president and CEO Joel Peresman. Turns out, he was trying to engineer a reunion of sorts and reached out to both Bruce Payne and Carole Stevens: Deep Purple’s manager Bruce Payne told […]

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Tempest in a teapot, part 2

A statement from the band (signed by Ian Gillan), undoubtedly in response to Blackmore camp, has appeared on the official site: With respect to all: We were faced with a hard decision when we heard about the Hall of Fame inductions. It was shocking to us that Steve Morse and Don Airey – who have […]

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Tempest in a teapot

Blackmore’s management issued the following statement via his Facebook page: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame update Ritchie was honored by the offer of induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was discussing the possibility of attending, until we received correspondence from the President of the Rock Hall of Fame, who said […]

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Hughes’ US tour rescheduled

Glenn Hughes US tour dates for march this year had to be rescheduled for August / early September due to his slow recovery from a recent double knee replacement surgery. Most of the dates have been successfully moved, with a handful that had to be cancelled. We can only presume that original tickets will be […]

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Different from what people think

Ronnie Romero, the singer in the latest incarnation of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, has spoken to Metal Shock Finland about his appointment and first impressions of working with the legend Ritchie is: We had some jamming sessions and some new ideas for the songs. Ritchie is different from what the people think – it’s very easy […]

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