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It’s only rock’n’roll

The latest issue (#2/2023) of the Swedish Rock’n’Roll magazine has a 5-page feature on Ritchie Blackmore pre-Deep Purple. The issue can be ordered directly from the publisher, with fairly reasonable shipping rates, even overseas. Caveat: naturally, it’s all in Swedish.

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Reaching up into the stars

Ritchie Blackmore pays tribute to the late Jeff Beck: First met Jeff Beck around 64-65 and it was a session where we were both playing guitars and Jimmy Page was producing. I couldn’t believe how incredible he was, not only with his technique but his sound too. I became a fan of his ever since. […]

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Pulling the arrow from the eye

Ian Gillan’s wife Bron has passed away late last year. We have decided not to discuss it on our pages out of respect for the family privacy. Now Ian is ready to talk about it in public with a Dear Friends message on his website. Dear Friends, I wish you all a splendid and enjoyable […]

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Long Live Rock Candy

The latest issue (#35) of the Rock Candy magazine has Long Live Rock’n’Roll as the cover story, with a 10-page feature inside (you can preview it here). Also in the same issue: 4 pages on Ritchie Blackmore himself, plus another 4 pages on Joe Lynn Turner. Individual issues and subscriptions are available in both digital […]

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Touring 2023

After a couple of years of the pandemic induced hiatus, we not have more or less concrete tour dates for 2023. This is our traditional annual preview. Steve Morse will kick off the new year with participation in the G4 Experience in Las Vegas on January 3-7. He also has a handful of dates booked […]

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Here and gone

Goldmine publishes a retrospective of “insightful glimpses into the band’s musical soul” taken from Roger Glover’s interviews that he gave to the magazine over the years. Roger Glover’s opinion on concert bootlegs When you’re in a band you really don’t know what you are, what you represent to fans. We know what we are between […]

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Please hang on

The latest issue of the Eclipsed magazine (#246, Dec 2022/Jan 2023) in Germany has the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan as the cover story — unabashedly tagged “The mother of all live albums”, plus a review of the November 2 gig in Oberhausen: “Please hang on for a few more years!” Rockhard magazine reviews […]

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Rainbow: A Visual Biography

Another “visual” book pre-order — Rainbow: A Visual Biography by renowned Blackmorologist Jerry Bloom. From 1975, through the eighties, re-activated in the nineties and a slight return in 2016-18, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow took its fans on numerous journeys from the grandiose beginnings with Ronnie James Dio to the chart busting times with Graham Bonnet and […]

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The straight and narrow

Glenn Hughes is celebrating his achievement: G’mornin everyone ☀️so full of gratitude, for these past 25 years of clean & sober living.I give thx each & every morning, for another day on planet earth.sending love to my sober brothers & sisters, and more importantly to those who are still suffering#loveistheanswer💜 pic.twitter.com/ZAZ2NrlECM — Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) […]

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The visual history

[Updated Nov 28] Rufus Publications in the UK has announced that starting November 30th they are taking pre-orders for what appears to be an updated version of the fabled Illustrated Biography by Chris Charlesworth, long out of print.

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