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Live from Minstrel Hall

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night posted a track of Diamond and Rust with reworked lyrics, recorded at their home in Long Island.

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Family of rock

David Coverdale’s local Tahoe Quarterly has a piece on him, his family, and their mansion in Incline Village that they had recently put on the market. It was published in the Winter 2019-2020 edition, which was out some time in November 2019. Born in a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England, Coverdale moved to the […]

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It’s not just the virus

David Coverdale announced today that all remaining Whitesnake tours for 2020 — the mainland Europe, the UK, and the double header with Sammy Hagar in the US — are now cancelled.

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Throw my bones

The first track from Whoosh! has arrived, now with video. Watch inside.

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Tommy Bolin in and out

Hot on the heels of The Cozy Powell Story, there is another book coming from the same author: Tommy Bolin – In and Out of Deep Purple. It started off so well. As Jon Lord enthused in the October 1975 issue of Melody Maker: ‘Tommy can’t be so bad for us with so many good […]

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Don’t panic

[updated] At the yesterday (March 14) show in Mexico, Deep Purple performed with Jordan Rudess on the keyboards. Don Airey could not make it to the gig “for reasons that have not been disclosed”. This leaves a lot of questions unanswered, but it’s not the time to panic.

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Vegas Blue

Guitarist/producer/engineer Brian Tarquin has put together an album dedicated to helping the families and survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting of October 1, 2017. The lineup features lots of guest musicians, with Steve Morse, Tony Carey, and Reb Beach among them. Other guests include Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Guns […]

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Slide it in on red vinyl

Whitesnake’s Slide It In will be released on red vinyl via Rhino/Warner on both sides of the Atlantic on April 10. The 2LP set will contain the 35th anniversary remix previously released on Disc 3 of the Super Deluxe set from early 2019). Slide It In was always meant to be a structured, more electric […]

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He also used to travel in a separate van

Steve Morse spoke to the Guitar World and (we think) it was the first time he went on record in such detail about his arthritis and how it affected his technique: For about 50 years, I played with my thumb and two fingers on the pick. It really helped me play with exceptional clarity and […]

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People are still not seeing the Rainbow

JLT was a guest on the 80’s Glam Metalcast, and he sounds like he’s still not over about Blackmore’s choice of personnel for the most recent Rainbow lineup and being smug about it: Selected quotes from the chat (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): Most people don’t know this true story, because I didn’t try to really […]

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