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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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Restoring balance to the Universe

Ian Paice was recently interviewed by an outfit called Raised On Radio. Oblivious to a hit, the steamy Knebworth, a comedy act that made no money, getting caught by the labour of love, and importance of brand names — it’s all here.

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Second element

Another clip from Blackmore’s Night new album — a cover of Sarah Brightman’s Second Element. Mmmm, the Strat…

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Blackmore’s Night interview with CNN

As part of the press surrounding the release of their new album, Nature’s Light, Blackmore’s Night did a short interview segment for CNN. Among other things, we learn about their fascination with Renaissance fairs and couture, and how they approach writing songs for the group. He even has kind words for Ian Gillan. Watch the […]

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Subtle is not one of them

Guitar Player has a nice writeup on the history of the early Deep Purple and making of In Rock. Nothing particularly new here (at least not to any of our regulars), but it’s well written, and it’s a slow news day 😉 Deep Purple in Rock is many things, but subtle is not one of […]

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Investing outside the mainstream

A piece promoting Blackmore’s Night latest album has appeared in Forbes, of all places, based on an interview with m’lord and m’lady: Ritchie, I read that you were given your first guitar at 11 and the first lessons you took were actually classical guitar lessons. At what point did you actually start to embrace that […]

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Back to the future

April 2021 issue of Burrn! magazine features Bladckmore’s Night as a cover story, with an interview inside. Akemi Ono graciously offered reverse translation of the interview for the rest of us who don’t speak Japanese. Blackmore’s Night will release their 11th album Nature’s Light, on March 11 worldwide. Ritchie and Candice agreed to talk to […]

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Purple memorabilia at a charity auction

Bridport & Lime Regis News reports that Ian Gillan have donated several items for a charity auction run by the local Rotary Club. There are some recent vinyls and DVDs, and a few books. Nothing ultra rare, in other words (well, there’s this promo copy of Naked Thunder, but that’s about it, we think). Some […]

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