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Switching off from the outside world

Glenn Hughes is in the studio right now with the Dead Daisies. They have started publishing a recording diary with photos of making music, cooking and doing the dishes. As November starts to kick in, so does the new era for The Dead Daisies. Over the first weekend of the month, Doug, David, Deen and […]

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Double vision snake

Perhaps by popular demand, perhaps not, Whitesnake will tour the UK in 2020. It will be a double bill with Foreigner, with Europe listed as special guests (oh, the irony). There are 6 confirmed dates between May 31 and June 8. Tickets go on sale to general public 8th November 2019 at 9am GMT, with […]

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Whitesnake in Australasia

Before heading to Japan in March 2020, Whitesnake will tour Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Singapore on a double bill with Scorpions. Tickets for Singapore are already on sale, the three Australian dates go on sale to General public on November 1, with New Zealand and Indonesia ones on November 11. Thanks to Lutz Reinert […]

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More summer dates

More dates have surfaced for the Deep Purple summer tour of 2020. In addition to two appearances in Austria, we now have six more dates in Germany: Stadtpark Freilichtbuhne, Hamburg, on June 24; Kunst!rasen, Bonn, on July 10; Sommerfestival, Rosenheim, on July 11; Peißnitzinsel, Halle, on July 14; Volkspark, Mainz, on July 15; Stimmen Festival, […]

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Bob Ezrin sells his rights

FYI Music News reports that Bob Ezrin has sold his music publishing and “other rights” to a New York headquartered company called Primary Wave Music Publishing. Being a very hands on producer, alongside with production credits he got songwriting credits on many albums he has worked on. His resume includes producing and co-writing Alice Cooper’s […]

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Japanese Whitesnake dates rescheduled

Whitesnake have new dates for their Japanese tour, rescheduled from October 2019 to March 2020. The new dates are booked from March 9 to 20th. Old tickets are still valid, except for Fukuoka (change of venue) and Toyota City (change of venue as well, and moved to Nagoya proper), both of which have to be […]

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Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography

Another book from Wymer — Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography — is due out on December 6, 2019. It is a limited edition 128-page photo book in a slipcase, and comes with a set of prints. Promo blurb: Without doubt Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers […]

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4½ out of 5 stars

Connecticut paper Republican-American has a review of the Deep Purple show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on October 9: Deep Purple is on its “Long Goodbye” tour, wrapping up a career that has seen many personnel incarnations, spin-offs, and imitators over its five decades-plus career. And the Purple will be missed by the rock music […]

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Sunshine of your love

Ginger Baker has passed away on October 6. That night in Portland, Maine, Deep Purple paid a tribute to him with replacing the usual Green Onions intro to Hush with an impromptu piece of Sunshine of Your Love.

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Sly hirings and swift firings

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another Rainbow book — Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story. He promises this to be a “major overhaul” of his out-of-print 2005 title English Castle Magic: 50% longer, at 120,000 words and 318 pages in 6″ x 9″ format two colour sections of photos (no pictures in the […]

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