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Cricket to cosmology

Some time earlier this month Ian Gillan was a guest on his local Lyme Bay Radio discussing all things from cricket to cosmology (don’t trust his expertise on the latter too much though). The hour long chat can be replayed via the radio station’s facebook account. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Whoosh track by track

Ian and Ian give a track by track overview of the new album. It’s a 17-minute crash course into the lyrical universe of Whoosh for those who do not follow Caramba’s wordography.

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Something different

Blabbermouth has a few quotes from Roger’s recent interview with Planet Rock radio regarding “turbulent time” caused by Blackmore’s departure from the band. It was surprise to me when Ritchie handed in his notice and said he didn’t wanna play any more gigs after Helsinki. And we were on tour at the time. It was […]

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Still vulnerable

Louder has published online their Whoosh feature that originally appeared in Classic Rock magazine issue 278. All five members of the band have been interviewed for the article. Ian Gillan: When somebody suggests you make a new Deep Purple album, do you think: “Oh God, not again?” No, no, no. Quite the reverse. We went […]

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It’s innocent and charming

The record company has released another video for another track from Whoosh! This time it’s Nothing at All that got the Russian Stig themed treatment.

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Purple family double dip

Another long form interview courtesy of the dreaded lurgy. Eddie Trunk did a “double dip” on his latest (September 2) podcast by talking to Graham Bonnet and Roger Glover. Roger’s segment starts at around 7’00” into the podcast, and Graham’s at 48’25”.

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Same bed every night

Metal Express Radio has a fresh interview with Don Airey. They spoke about the effects of the pandemic, the new album, Bob Ezrin, replacing Jon Lord, Don’s years in Rainbow, and his home town of Sunderland. They also paid tribute to the late Martin Birch: Deep Purple and Rainbow too worked extensively with Martin Birch […]

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Absent friends

Paicey reminisces about some guitar players he’d been working with and who are no longer with us — Randy California, Tommy Bolin, and Gary Moore.

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An old fashioned band

Roger Glover was interviewed by an Aussie outfit called Noise11.com. Among other things, he reiterated Paicey’s thought that Whoosh might not be the band’s last album after all.

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Airey extravaganza

One unexpected benefit of the lots of free time on musicians’ hands due to the pandemic turned out to be quite a few interviews which are very long, very relaxed, and dig a lot deeper than the usual fare. In this one, Don Airey is interviewed by musician and filmmaker Drew Stone (who produced quite […]

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