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Here and gone

Goldmine publishes a retrospective of “insightful glimpses into the band’s musical soul” taken from Roger Glover’s interviews that he gave to the magazine over the years. Roger Glover’s opinion on concert bootlegs When you’re in a band you really don’t know what you are, what you represent to fans. We know what we are between […]

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Please hang on

The latest issue of the Eclipsed magazine (#246, Dec 2022/Jan 2023) in Germany has the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan as the cover story — unabashedly tagged “The mother of all live albums”, plus a review of the November 2 gig in Oberhausen: “Please hang on for a few more years!” Rockhard magazine reviews […]

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Rainbow: A Visual Biography

Another “visual” book pre-order — Rainbow: A Visual Biography by renowned Blackmorologist Jerry Bloom. From 1975, through the eighties, re-activated in the nineties and a slight return in 2016-18, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow took its fans on numerous journeys from the grandiose beginnings with Ronnie James Dio to the chart busting times with Graham Bonnet and […]

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The straight and narrow

Glenn Hughes is celebrating his achievement: G’mornin everyone ☀️so full of gratitude, for these past 25 years of clean & sober living.I give thx each & every morning, for another day on planet earth.sending love to my sober brothers & sisters, and more importantly to those who are still suffering#loveistheanswer💜 pic.twitter.com/ZAZ2NrlECM — Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) […]

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The visual history

[Updated Nov 28] Rufus Publications in the UK has announced that starting November 30th they are taking pre-orders for what appears to be an updated version of the fabled Illustrated Biography by Chris Charlesworth, long out of print.

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Made in Japan in Sweden Rock

There is a 5-page Deep Purple feature in the latest issue (#11/2022) of Sweden Rock Magazine. It is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan. The issue can be ordered from the magazine website (caveat: it’s all in Swedish!)

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Don & Simon go binary

Martin Barre’s drummer Darby Todd has his first solo album out, called The Real1ty 0f Zer0s and 0nes. Don Airey and Simon McBride are both featured on the album, along with a variety of other prog and fusion luminaries. Don has contributed to the track called Ahh… Mr. Bond, and Simon to I’m Tweaked / […]

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US mini tour in February

A handful of US dates centered around the cruise appearance in February 2023 went on sale today, November 18. Caveat: none of these have been confirmed by the band’s management at the time of this writing. These dates are now confirmed. In other tour news, Japanese dates in March 2023, as well as a couple […]

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Orchestras, black mini skirt, and Buddy Holly

Not every Gillan’s interview in Spain turned out into a thinly veiled exchange of insults, as this example from Rock FM can attest. It also curiously shows that Big Ian seems to have a working understanding of spoken Spanish, albeit prefers to answer in his native tongue. You can see the interview at rockfm.fm. It […]

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Porgy & Bess & Lucifer Sam

Ian Paice is featured on the new Arthur Brown album Monster’s Ball. He is among the guest musicians on the album and contributed drums to the opening track Lucifer Sam.

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