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TBRO book due in November

Wymer Publishing in the UK is preparing another Deep Purple book by Jerry Bloom. The book is titled Time to Kill and is dedicated to the last year in the life of Mark 2 lineup — The Battle Rages On album and subsequent tour. 2018 is not only the 50th anniversary of Deep Purple’s inception […]

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Whitesnake Unzipped

If you prefer the non-screaming, soulful side of Coverdale’s voice, this one might be for you. Rhino Records is releasing a compilation of Whitesnake’s acoustic (or almost acoustic) tracks, titled Unzipped. The 5CD+DVD deluxe set will include a collection of live performances and studio outtakes. It will also be available in stripped down 1CD, 2CD […]

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Rubik’s cube that can’t be solved

Steve Morse and Sterling Ball (CEO of Ernie Ball Music Man) discuss the future of electric guitar and why it is not going away any time soon. This discussion with Australian Musician magazine ahead of the Melbourne Guitar Show was prompted by recent financial troubles of Gibson and some media being quick to declare “end […]

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Moving up the ladder

You’ll learn the story of a band with a singer who could not sing from a new promo video for the upcoming Javelins album posted today by earMUSIC.

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A bit of a hugger

Glenn Hughes was interviewed by Planet Rock at this weekend’s Steelhouse Festival in Wales. (watch inside)

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Vinyl reissues

Universal Music has announced that it will be reissuing 8 of the back catalogue albums on purple vinyl. This reissue includes: Machine Head Made in Japan Who Do We Think We Are Burn Stormbringer Made in Europe Come Taste the Band Last Concert in Japan All items are said to be new digital transfers of […]

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Rock and Blues Circus backstory

Roger posted this on his website: I’ve known Pete York and Miller Anderson since the late 60s. Several early DP tours were with Hardin/York and we’ve often met from time to time since then. Over the years, Pete has organized lots of these special events, featuring a phalanx of great musicians. In 1970, Ian Paice, […]

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Not as empty, cold, and bare any more

Swiss site 24 heures reports that a memorial plaque has been unveiled this Wednesday, July 4, on the Résidence des Alpes building in Territet (Montreux) — the very same building that was the Grand Hotel back in 1971. Gillan, Glover and Paice were in attendance, as well as Jean-Paul Marquis (stage manager at the Casino […]

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Broad your understanding of human nature

Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 has posted a lengthy interview with Ian Gillan. Our best guess, it was recorded some time in June 2017 (several things hint to that) and now is being used (reused?) to promote the current tour. Quite entertaining nevertheless.

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A few years later…

Record company has announced some release details for the Ian Gillan & The Javelins — a collection of rock’n’roll standards recorded by Big Ian with his first band (predating even Episode Six) earlier this year. In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club […]

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