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The Daisies rebook Europe

The Dead Daisies have just announced a massive European tour this summer. It will start in early June and wrap up 2 months later. The dates are a mix of The Daisies supporting the likes of Foreigner, Judas Priest, and Whitesnake in bigger venues and headlining the smaller ones. Most of the shows have been […]

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The soundtrack of growing up

Joe Satriani recently spoke to Los Angeles radio station KLOS, and within the hour long chat several Purple related topics were touched upon. The first time I heard ‘Hush,’ it just came to me through the radio at the perfect time of my life. So that just became ingrained in my psyche. It’s part of […]

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The story of Hush

Classic Rock has a piece titled The story of Hush, the song that blasted Deep Purple into the US charts and beyond, and it is exactly what it says on the cover. Complete with quotes from the man who at the time was living in the same general neigbourhood, albeit had very little to do […]

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DJ Coverdale

David Coverdale will host a new six part show on UK’s Planet Rock radio. The first of the shows will air this coming Saturday, March 12, 2022, at 1pm, with special guest Joe Elliott. Subsequent installments will broadcast the same time weekly until April 16th. Planet Rock radio is available in the UK on DAB, […]

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Day Out in Nowhere

Graham Bonnet Band has a new album. It is called Day Out in Nowhere, and is due to be released on May 13, 2022, via Frontiers Records. The album features a number of performance and co-writing guest appearances, including our own Don Airey. Similar to the first two [Graham Bonnet Band] albums, it will reflect […]

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The Daisies are back in the studio

The Dead The are back in the studio, working on a new album tentatively due out by the end of 2022. Brian Tichy is back doing the drum duties. Brian & Doug hit the LA studios… Set up drums today and gettin' sounds tomorrow before the recording process starts!! 🥁🚀👍🏻Let the ROCK begin! ⚡️⚡️#TheDeadDaisies #InTheStudio […]

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Soaring like an eagle

Ian Paice and Steve Morse were guests on the recent Hangin’ & Bangin’ podcast, and that’s with Carmine and Vinny Appice in attendance. Behold the rock’n’roll royalty convention, where Steve tells about learning to fly from the birds, and Paicey explains peculiarities of the Cockney rhyming slang.

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Deep Purple is apolitical, but…

The band has just released the following statement: As a rule, Deep Purple is apolitical, but on this occasion… Words of Roger Glover: ‘Like many performers, we have occasionally performed private concerts for fans in various countries. We are an apolitical band and in no way, was our intention ever political. It was music. These […]

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A riff for eternity

German edition of the Rolling Stone magazine is celebrating 50th anniversary of Smoke on the Water with a cover story in their March 2022 issue.

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Voice that shone through

Paicey remembers Gary Brooker, who passed away on February 19, 2022, at the age of 76.

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