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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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Live In Rome 2013

Edel is releasing a complete 2013 show from Rome, Italy, July 22, 2013. Titled Live In Rome 2013, and with the now familiar from the Soundboard Series re-release minimalistic artwork, it is scheduled to hit the stores on December 6. Track list: CD1 Intro Fireball Into The Fire Hard Lovin’ Man Vincent Price Strange Kind […]

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‘ello mate

Israeli English language newspaper Jerusalem Post has an interview with Joe Lynn Turner on the occasion of him playing a couple of gigs in the country as part of the Rock the Opera project. He recall his audition for Rainbow in the early 1980s: We were robbed at ChicagoFest along with Billy Joel and Jethro […]

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Bonnet and Satriani to the Metal Hall of Fame

Graham Bonnet and Joe Satriani will be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame at the ceremony to take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Other inductees include Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, and Stephen Pearcy. Graham is expected to perform at the gala, with additional inductions […]

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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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