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Another Dead Daisies album in the works

Glenn Hughes spoke to the Neil Jones Rock Show and said that another Dead Daisies album is in the works: I’ve just been given the go-ahead to tell media — so you’re getting kind of an exclusive today — I have written a whole new Daisies album, a new one, between May and August. And […]

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New Blackmore’s Night single released

As we told you last year there’s a new Blackmore’s Night release on the horizon — and you can hear the first single now. From the press release: RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE “FOUR WINDS” taken from their forthcoming studio album “Nature’s Light” New York, NY (January 22, 2021)–Today, January 22nd, internationally renowned Renaissance folk rock […]

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Shake the devil

A collection of demos, outtakes, and alternate versions from the recording sessions that produced Tommy Bolin’s album Private Eyes will be released on February 12, 2021, via Cleopatra Records. It will be available on CD and as a gatefold album pressed on coloured vinyl (purple, white, and red to chose from). Both editions will feature […]

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A little more careful with the planet

A marathon-length interview with Ian Paice that we’ve announced a few days ago, has now been posted online. Listen if you have missed it the first time around. The interview itself starts at around 20 minute mark into the show. But hey, why skip? There are no annoying commercials and a good chunk of the […]

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Stone cold crazy

Ritchie Blackmore is on the cover of Guitar Player magazine issue #704 (February 2021), with an article inside starting with a ’73 vintage photo spread on pages 38-39. He is also featured in the reader’s poll of the 40 greatest hard rock guitarists. The publisher does not appear to be selling individual issues, just subscriptions, […]

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Child in Time: the story behind the song

A short documentary from Dutch TV on the story behind this iconic Deep Purple tune, with interviews from Roger Glover and Ian Gillan.

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Don Airey’s live album

Edel/earMUSIC will release Don Airey’s band Live in Hamburg in February this year. This show is from March 14, 2017, and took place at the Fabrik club in Hamburg. The setlist contains a healthy mix of tracks from the bands Don’s been involved with over the years as well as some originals. CD1 Nuclear attack […]

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They’ll meet again

Don Airey will be a guest musician on the upcoming album of his Rainbow ex-bandmate Graham Bonnet. Que the singer: Similar to the first two albums, it will reflect different eras of my career, but with a contemporary twist. Also, we have some heavy hitting guests including Don Airey and others yet to be announced. […]

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Something to look forward to

An interview with Ian Paice will appear on the Rob Sas Rock Show tomorrow, January 5, 2021. The show is on the air between 1-3pm Central // 7-9pm GMT via Pure Rock Radio. It should also (eventually) appear in the show archives. Paicey’s previous appearance on the show was quite delightful, so we’re all looking […]

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Carthage to Stockholm

Don Airey has contributed his keyboard skills to a new single by Swedish musician Stefan Berggren. It is called Wild Flowers and is a preview for Stefan’s yet unnamed upcoming solo album. His previous album Stranger in a Strangeland, released in 2016, featured contributions from Bernie Marsden, Stephen Bentley-Klein, and Neil Murray, among others. Another […]

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