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UK tour postponed to 2022

Just as Big Ian said today on the radio, the Deep Purple UK tour has been postponed to October 2022. The dates were originally booked for October 2020, rescheduled for October 2021 due to the pandemic, and now rescheduled yet again. Same 5 cities, a bit different running order: London on the 20th, Glasgow on […]

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The planet will be fine after we’re gone

Ian Gillan was on the Lyme Bay Radio today, May 7, for the full 2 hours. As one can imagine, a lot of ground was covered during that time. The takeaway points (off the top of my head) were something like the following: there will be no live shows for the band until February 2022; […]

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Friday with Big Ian

Ian Gillan will be a special guest on his hometown station Lyme Bay Radio tomorrow, Friday, May 7, 2021, between 4 and 6 pm. The show is called Finally Friday, and apparently it will be a one off. Ian will be chatting “about life, lockdown and Lyme Regis; and possibly a little about his outstanding […]

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So you think you can tell

Ian Paice is among the host of rock’n’roll luminaries that made a tribute to Pink Floyd by re-recording their whole Wish You Were Here album. Other musicians in this project include Rick Wakeman, Todd Rundgren, Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, James LaBrie, Bootsy Collins, Steve Stevens, etc, etc. This version of the album is called Still […]

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Music for the treadmill

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich were guests on Rock Solid podcast episode 561 last Saturday, April 22, promoting the last Dead Daisies’ album and the eventually upcoming tour. Meanwhile, The Daisies have announced a handful of dates booked for the end of June / early July this year. It’s just a short US tour in […]

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Reaction to your reaction

Paicey talks about his most recent collaboration, which proved to be quite controversial. So here it is — all your questions answered: why, how, how much, et cetera.

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Just catch the plague and it’s over

Second part of Ritchie and Candice’s interview promoting their latest album Nature’s Light.

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Provider of stampeding groove

Ian Paice, along with Steve Howe and Bootsy Collins, were guest musicians on the latest single from hip hop artist DMX. We understand that this particular genre may not be among the favourites amongst our audience, but try to approach it with an open mind — the groove is there.

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Medieval organic

Ritchie and Candice talk about their latest album Nature’s Light. This is the first part of the three-part series that their record company is promising us.

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Outspoken and mysterious

Guitar.com has published a profile of Ritchie Blackmore as a part in their ‘essential guides‘ series. There’s probably not much new in there for our regulars, but it’s a reasonably nice writeup for the uninitiated, with a few quotes from the man himself. A figure who wielded his Fender Strats like Excalibur? The forefather of […]

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