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Bernie Tormé R.I.P.

Another death in the Purple family. Former Gillan band guitar player Bernie Tormé has passed away on Sunday, March 17. His family issued the following statement: Bernie Tormé passed away peacefully on the 17th March 2019, one day short of his 67th birthday, surrounded by his family. He had been on life support for the […]

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Bender and rotator

David Coverdale did an over-the-phone interview with Atlanta radio station Rock 100.5 WNNX. Amongst other rather entertaining things, he went on the record to admit that he had underwent a knee replacement surgery a couple of years ago. When I see people have trouble getting up out of a chair in a restaurant or in […]

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How to bury a hatchet

Consequences of Sound has a lengthy interview with David Coverdale, done to promote his upcoming new album and tour. It starts, however, with David’s relationship to the old bandmates. I went out on the Forevermore tour, which was really successful. It was a two-year world tour. And I thought I could comfortably leave that as […]

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Chuck Berry to prog rock

Ian Gillan was once again a guest at the Cayman Islands radio station Cayrock 96.5. This resulted in a 45-minute chat that you can hear below.

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Writing session in progress

Purpendicular, the tribute band Paicey have been touring with, have posted the following on their Facebook yesterday, February 18 (emphasis ours): +++IAN PAICE/PURPENDICULAR COMPLETE SECOND LEG OF SUCCESSFUL EUROPEAN TOUR+++ The band now take a couple of weeks break while Ian is writing with Deep Purple. This tour has been regarded the best by promoters, […]

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Whitesnake’s Flesh & Blood

The new Whitesnake album Flesh & Blood will be released on May 10 via Frontiers Records. Curiously, the date is about 3/4 into the band’s US tour — most artists these days use new releases to promote the live dates, not the other way around. The album will be available in multiple formats: CD (Jewel […]

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Act, believe, receive

Glenn Hughes spoke to Guitar Interactive at this year’s NAMM. Here is the interview that they’ve posted.

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Jazz residency for Paicey

On Monday, May 20, Ian Paice will take will take a week long residency at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club playing with the Buddy Rich Big Band. There will be two shows per night for this celebration of the great Buddy Rich: Mon-Thur: 1st show onstage 7pm , 2nd show onstage 10.15pm Fri-Sat: 1st show […]

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A pretty easy ride

In an interview published in the recent issue (February 2019, #258) of Classic Rock magazine Steve Morse is waxing philosophical about joining the band: How did it feel to step into Ritchie Blackmore’s shoes when you joined Deep Purple? By the time I got there the ice was sorta broken, because Ritchie had left the […]

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Christmas carols for Finland

Finnish KaaosTV spoke to Glenn Hughes before his show in Tampere on November 29, 2018.

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