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The postman always rings twice

Our contributor from Germany posted a summary of the Rocks magazine coverage of the upcoming Deep Purple album in the comments, and it deserves to be promoted to a news item. The feature is quite interesting and in depth, here are a few selected highlights for our non-German readers courtesy of Uwe Hornung. All the […]

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Don Airey’s European tour postponed

Don Airey’s tour of continental Europe in March 2020 has been cancelled: The Colosseum II Remembered Tour is with great sadness being cancelled, to be rescheduled later in the year, due to unforeseen circumstances. The aforementioned unforeseen circumstances most likely refer to the fact that Don will be appearing with Deep Purple in Mexico on […]

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Lemme tell ya, them guys ain’t dumb

At a Q&A session held during the recent Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp in California, Ian Paice mentioned that the new album will be released most likely at the end of April and that they are working on the cover right now. The record company does not want them to release any information so they cannot talk […]

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The 2020 album in Rocks magazine

Deep Purple and their upcoming new album is the cover story of the issue #75 (February 2020) of Rocks magazine out from Germany. Machine translation of the promo blurb reads: Deep Purple (Exclusive!) When Infinite came out in spring 2017 and Deep Purple embarked on a concert tour with the meaningful motto “The Long Goodbye”, […]

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Dead Daisies on tour

A whole bunch of new European dates have been announced today for The Dead Daisies. In some of the bigger venues they will be opening for either Judas Priest or Foreigner, while headlining at smaller ones. The tour starts on May 29 in Essen, Germany, and will take them through Estonia, Russia, Czech Republic, Austria, […]

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Tea or tequila?

Whitesnake will embark on another extensive tour of the US, this time on a double bill with Sammy Hagar. Night Ranger will be opening on all dates. The itinerary is strategically arranged in 3 legs of 10 shows each — one per July, August, and September 2020 respectively. All venues will be big corporate sheds […]

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Fire In The Sky

A new book by Simon Robinson, called Fire In The Sky, is tentatively due to be published on March 28 via Easy on the Eye Books. The book tells the story of making Machine Head, and is a follow up to Wait for the Ricochet from the same author. (By the by, the latter is […]

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Written in a dungeon

Glenn Hughes also was at the NAMM 2020, where he spoke to Eric Blair about Dead Daisies, Purple, Ronnie James Dio, staying in touch with DC, working with Tony Iommi, the late Neil Peart, and many other things.

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Little Wing in Anaheim

Steve Morse was a special guest of the Ernie Ball stand an the NAMM 2020 expo held last week. The Little Wing jam with Paul Gilbert was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to Jeff Burdick and Ernie Ball for the videos and to BraveWords for the heads up.

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Don Airey’s UK tour cancelled

Don Airey & Friends UK tour in February 2020 appears to have been cancelled. It was supposed to be a double bill with Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous, and the following appears on the latter’s website: Shows Cancelled January 17, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT: The following dates have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any […]

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