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Written in a dungeon

Glenn Hughes also was at the NAMM 2020, where he spoke to Eric Blair about Dead Daisies, Purple, Ronnie James Dio, staying in touch with DC, working with Tony Iommi, the late Neil Peart, and many other things.

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Little Wing in Anaheim

Steve Morse was a special guest of the Ernie Ball stand an the NAMM 2020 expo held last week. The Little Wing jam with Paul Gilbert was nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to Jeff Burdick and Ernie Ball for the videos and to BraveWords for the heads up.

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Don Airey’s UK tour cancelled

Don Airey & Friends UK tour in February 2020 appears to have been cancelled. It was supposed to be a double bill with Brian Downey’s Alive and Dangerous, and the following appears on the latter’s website: Shows Cancelled January 17, 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT: The following dates have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for any […]

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July morning in January

Don Airey will be performing with Uriah Heep in place of Phil Lanzon on the two upcoming German gigs: January 14th in Würzburg and 15th in Frankfurt. Phil will not be able to perform due to family matters — he had lost his eldest son to cancer just before Christmas. Don graciously agreed to step […]

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Nick Blagona R.I.P

Roger Glover remembers Nick Blagona, sound engineer extraordinaire, who died yesterday: He was a lovely man, full of fun and wisdom, liked to enjoy himself, and a good listener. Had good ears. I am lucky and privileged to have had him in my life. Read the complete post on RGs official site.

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It’s been a year

Roger Glover posts his end-of-the-year message: It’s been a year since I last posted. Somehow, life slips by without warning. I do read all the posts you send, grateful that you take the trouble to share your thoughts and questions. I shall answer some in due course. The lovely words for my birthday leave a […]

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The vagabond life of Ossy Hoppe

Dead Daisies are at the studio again for a second round, and an old friend dropped by — Oskar ‘Ossy’ Hoppe, who was a Purple roadie back in the 70s. A few years back trade magazine IQ did a profile on the occasion of Ossy’s 65th birthday (issue 59, May 2015, pp. 34-48), including some […]

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Tuesday, we made another album

Ian Gillan, in his own whimsically cryptic way, confirms that the band has finished the new album to be released probably some time in spring 2020 and followed by a tour: […] now we gird our lions (yes, I know, but I’m in Africa) for a year of febrile activity into which a rare amount […]

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The Voice of Rock Candy

Glenn Hughes is on the cover of the latest (December 2019/January 2020) issue of British magazine Candy Rock. Inside is a 14-page article based around an interview with the man. BraveWords has quotes of him praising Gary Moore: I’ve played with the greatest guitar players of them all – people like Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, […]

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Like a duck to water

Raised On Radio youtube channel has a 1993 BBC interview with Ian Gillan discussing his youthful naiveté, his comings and goings, and the Spinal Tap moments, among other things. This was done before the start of the tour, when things were still looking up. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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