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Airey extravaganza

One unexpected benefit of the lots of free time on musicians’ hands due to the pandemic turned out to be quite a few interviews which are very long, very relaxed, and dig a lot deeper than the usual fare. In this one, Don Airey is interviewed by musician and filmmaker Drew Stone (who produced quite […]

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The Trill Is Gone

Here’s something that you don’t hear every day — cover of a blues standard performed by William Shatner and Ritchie Blackmore.

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No reason why there shouldn’t be

Ultimate Classic Rock has a Whoosh feature built around an interview with Paicey. The takeaway message is that despite And the Address being intended to close the full circle, this might not be the last Deep Purple album after all: It might not be the last record. We’ve got all of this dead time. We […]

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Masterclass with Steve Morse

Steve Morse will perform a virtual masterclass on Sunday, October 18 from 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time. Just like the recent one with Paicey, this mastercalss is organized by the Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp and is one of the series allowing fans interact with profound musicians during the pandemic. Attendance for the event is limited to 25 […]

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Enjoy every sandwich

No Treble, a website dedicated to all things bass, has a fresh interview with Roger Glover. They talked about time off the road (Roger confirmed that he resumed working on his memoirs), chart success of Whoosh!, Bob Ezrin and the band’s songwriting revival of late, progressive influences on the album, luck and work ethic, never […]

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What you see is not necessarily what you hear

In the new installment on his channel Drumtribe, Paicey talks about click tracks and the editing wizardry that goes into a studio recording.

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Congrats from Armenia

Ian Gillan has turned 75 yesterday and he’s got a ‘happy birthday’ note from the president of Armenia Armen Sarkissian: You have been creating art for more than 50 years and you are the one of those unique artists who is admired by several generation. I am aware that Deep Purple’s new album released at […]

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Whoosh is a hit

Early indications of commercial success for Whoosh were right — the album has entered Top 10 in 13 European countries, climbed all the way to #1 in Germany, Belgium (Wallonia chart), Finland, Scotland, and Switzerland, and scored a respectable #4 in the UK (highest position since Deepest Purple). It is also band’s third straight number […]

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Virtual masterclass with Paicey

Ian Paice will take part in a Rock’n’Roll Fantasy Camp virtual masterclass this Saturday, August 22, at 1pm Eastern Time. The event will be dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Neil Peart and Buddy Rich. Paicey will be joined by Matt Sorum of Guns n’ Roses fame and Gregg Potter from Buddy Rich Band. It […]

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Between glorious and calamitous

Paicey answers your questions. In today’s installment: Paice Ashton Lord, drum mounts, Don Bosco, The Mule, Knebworth, the immortality of youth, therapeutic drumming, and vintage Ludwigs.

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