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Topfull of superlatives

Blues Rock Review has a positively glowing review of the yet-to-be-released Black Country Communion V, and gives it 9.5 out of 10. Not many modern outfits give me the itch to dust off my old Led Zep and Deep Purple records. Then again, Black Country Communion are no ordinary sons. A renowned supergroup that suffuse […]

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A timely investment

Guitar World is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Fender Stratocaster with an anecdote of how Blackmore bought his first one from an Eric Clapton’s roadie: I was in Deep Purple in 1969, and I was living in Acton, London. We were all in the same house, the whole band, and Eric Clapton’s roadie came by […]

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Multi-dimensional trapeze act

Louder Sound has a article on Machine Head remix, based around an interview with Ian Gillan, with some contributions from Ritchie Blackmore, Dweezil Zappa, and Bruce Dickinson. Couple of quotes from Big Ian: I can see why [the record companies] are doing it. They have to make the music reach today’s audiences, I suppose. Everyone […]

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One helluva ride

As promised earlier, Sound & Vision publishes their full review of the 2024 Machine Head remix: The more aurally adventurous among us are in for one helluva ride. Dweezil’s stereo remix will indeed grab you in somewhat unexpected ways (a la “Never Before”), but it’s in Atmos where Machine Head gets to do some literal […]

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That little bit of expectation

Scenestr has a short interview with Simon McBride on the occasion of the impending release of =1. When you join a band like that, as you mentioned all the iconic players, there’s always that little bit of expectation from the fans I believe. They all want you to play like they want you to play. […]

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Pictures of You

The second single from the upcoming new album =1 is out now

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Top five on the planet

Black Country Communion are on the cover of UK’s Powerplay magazine (#274, June 2024), with a Glenn Hughes interview inside. It should not come as a surprise that being shy is just not in his vocabulary. Black Country Communion return after a seven year absence with glorious new album ‘V’. We chat to Glenn Hughes […]

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A touching story

New Jersey Stage has an interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the occasion of their upcoming shows in the area. Not much in the sense of groundbreaking news in there, just a bit of Ritchie being Ritchie at the end: When asked if there was a fan or two that really touched Ritchie […]

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A bit of fun on stage

Ian Paice spoke to the Classic Rock History on the occasion of upcoming new Deep Purple album =1. The meaning behind the album title, Steve Morse’s departure from the band, how Simon McBride fits in, the setlist, touring logistics, and life in general.

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Gypsy Soul remembered

A Tommy Bolin exhibition has opened at the Sioux City Public Museum. Many of the artifacts on display are from the collection of Bolin’s brother Johnnie. What: Gypsy Soul: Remembering Sioux City’s Tommy Bolin When: Friday, May 31, 2024 10:00 AM to Sunday, August 18, 2024 5:00 PM Where: Sioux City Public Museum 607 4th […]

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