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Music always comes around

In this interview dated April 2022, Simon McBride demonstrates the right mix of cocky and humble, while talking about the differences between being a session man and playing under his own name, fanboying with Ian Gillan, hairspray rock, and other things.

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Danish treasures

Fan-filmed super8 footage has come to light from Deep Purple’s 1975 show in Copenhagen. Filmed at Brøndby Hallen on March 20, 1975 by Lars Kroman, the silent and fragmented film lasts nearly 10 minutes. At first it shows the band filmed from the audience in front of the stage. Later and more interestingly, the camera […]

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Intense, but lovely

Goldmine prints a brief collection of quotes from Ian Gillan’s interviews to the magazine. On Steve Morse’s guitar playing “There’s a solo on a song called “Dancing in My Sleep” (on the Deep Purple album Whoosh!) where he plays a baritone guitar, an old Danelectro, and it’s one of the greatest guitar solos I’ve ever […]

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The watchful watchdogs

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich spoke to US radio 101 WRIF broadcasting out of Detroit. They spoke about bouts of COVID that went through The Daisies’ ranks, their upcoming album, the terrible Ted, Glenn playing in Detroit at the age of 5 (allegedly), and many other things.

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Sly, sly

Edel has posted a video of the band performing Demon’s Eye at an open air gig in Düsseldorf, Germany, on September 3, 2005. That was one of the couple of warm up gigs before the release of Rapture of the Deep a month later, with Wrong Man being premiered live at the same show.

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Go on stage and have fun

Simon McBride spoke to the Scars and Guitars podcast at the beginning of June (i.e. after the start of the tour, but before the announcement of Steve’s retirement). At the end of the day, for me, with this gig, there’s been lots of people saying, or asking me will I play like Ritchie or will […]

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Whitesnake cancels North American dates

Whitesnake is pulling out of their 2022 joint tour of United States and Canada with Scorpions. The following message from David Coverdale has appeared on the band’s website today, August 5: It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions […]

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Human Mechanic

Tribute act Purpendicular that have toured extensively with Paicey on drums are releasing a third album of their original material, once again with Ian’s participation. The album is called Human Mechanic and is due on September 23 via Metalville Records. Tracklist: The Nothing Box Ghost No One’s Getting Out Alive Something Magical Human Mechanic TV […]

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Glenn’s out for the count

Glenn Hughes has tested positive for COVID and will be sitting out the rest of The Dead Daisies’ European tour starting with July 26 gig in Vienne, France. The recent Whitesnake recruit Dino Jelusick will stand in for the vocal duties, and Yogi Lonich will play bass on the remaining dates. In other Daisies news, […]

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Reality intervenes

There is no other way of putting it: Steve Morse is permanently retiring from the band. The following message was circulated today, July 23, 2022, on social media: Deep Purple announces that Steve Morse will be stepping back from the band, having been its guitarist for more than a quarter of a century. Steve’s personal […]

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