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Concerto in Győr

Roger Glover will take part in the performance of Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra to take pace in Győr, Hungary on November 5th, 2021. Paul Mann will be on board conducting the Győr Symphony Orchestra, and Bruce Dickinson will do the vocal duties. Other musicians include Kaitner Z Doka on guitar and Bernhard […]

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A concept album about oysters

David Coverdale spoke to Planet Rock on the occasion of him being the recipient of their Rocks Honours Award. This another one of those relaxed video chats that became popular during the pandemic (and, hopefully, never going away). Enjoy!

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David, there’s no band to leave

Ultimate Classic Rock has a decent writeup on the demise of Deep Purple Mk.4 that happened 45 years ago. It is not very likely that any of our regulars will learn anything new from there, but it’s well sourced and well written. Pieces started falling off long before Deep Purple finally came crashing down in […]

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Snapshot revisited

Roger Glover’s 2002 solo album Snapshot will be re-released later this year in updated format. It will feature the original 14 tracks remastered, five demo bonus tracks, and new artwork. The new release will be available on CD on October 8, 2021, and 2LP on November 19. That’d be the first time the album is […]

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Orange turns purple

Orange Amplifiers is launching the Glenn Hughes Signature Crush Bass 50 amp. This model of the amp was originally released in 2016 in 25- 50- and 100 watts lineup. Apart from the purple trim, the signature model does not appear to have any significant modifications from the stock amp.

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Chopin and Verdi to boogie-woogie

Classic Rock has an illustrated piece about 8 songs that changed Ian Gillan’s life: Music has been an ever-present constant in Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan’s life for as long as he can remember. “My grandad was a bass baritone and sang opera, my uncle was a jazz pianist and my grandmother was a ballet […]

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Was happy to be in a band with some good musicians

Ritchie Blackmore reminisces about his days in Deep Purple, including a rather convoluted explanation of the story behind the infamous spaghetti incident. This looks like it was recorded a few years ago.

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Richard the Difficult

Glenn Hughes spoke to a Michigan based radio station WMPA, promoting Dead Daisies live dates, and talking about his Blackmore experience, among other things. When I joined the band, the first weekend I joined the band, we flew to Hamburg together and had a boys weekend. We sat on a bar stool and had a […]

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Static gotta make your pledge

Watch Glenn Hughes’ live debut with The Dead Daisies. Recorded yesterday, Wednesday, June 23, at the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton, Florida.

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‘Ere’s a Motrin suppository fo’ yah!

David Coverdale was a guest on Joe Bonamassa’s Live From Nerdville podcast yesterday, June 23.

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