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Made in Japan in Sweden Rock

There is a 5-page Deep Purple feature in the latest issue (#11/2022) of Sweden Rock Magazine. It is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan. The issue can be ordered from the magazine website (caveat: it’s all in Swedish!)

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Don & Simon go binary

Martin Barre’s drummer Darby Todd has his first solo album out, called The Real1ty 0f Zer0s and 0nes. Don Airey and Simon McBride are both featured on the album, along with a variety of other prog and fusion luminaries. Don has contributed to the track called Ahh… Mr. Bond, and Simon to I’m Tweaked / […]

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US mini tour in February

A handful of US dates centered around the cruise appearance in February 2023 went on sale today, November 18. Caveat: none of these have been confirmed by the band’s management at the time of this writing. These dates are now confirmed. In other tour news, Japanese dates in March 2023, as well as a couple […]

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Orchestras, black mini skirt, and Buddy Holly

Not every Gillan’s interview in Spain turned out into a thinly veiled exchange of insults, as this example from Rock FM can attest. It also curiously shows that Big Ian seems to have a working understanding of spoken Spanish, albeit prefers to answer in his native tongue. You can see the interview at rockfm.fm. It […]

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Porgy & Bess & Lucifer Sam

Ian Paice is featured on the new Arthur Brown album Monster’s Ball. He is among the guest musicians on the album and contributed drums to the opening track Lucifer Sam.

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Perfect Spanish scrawl

Ian Gillan appeared on a Spanish talk show La Resistencia, managing to overcome at the end some hilarious and some not so much language barriers.

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Dan McCafferty R.I.P.

Roger Glover got in touch and asked us to post this message on the passing of Dan McCafferty: The news that Dan has died hits hard. A friend of over fifty years, we shared many a tour and much studio time. With his mischievous smile and, endowed with a unique voice of grit and whisky, […]

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Shadow of the Moon 25th

A 25th anniversary edition of Blackmore’s Night’s Shadow of the Moon will come out on March 10, 2023, via Edel/earMusic. This edition has been remixed and remastered from the original multitrack tapes. It will come out in the usual multitude of formats, from CD+DVD digipak at €19, to a €105 super deluxe package that includes […]

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Little bit of a musical snob

Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night were interviewed for their local paper Long Island Weekly, seemingly promoting their last album Nature’s Light that actually came out in March 2021. The mood throughout the album is one of lightness and brings to mind tankards of ale being tossed back, peasant blouses, madrigals, and the kind of fanfare […]

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At the oxygen

Another audience film of a full show from the current tour. This one is from London O2 gig on October 20, 2022. It is shot quite a bit further from the stage than the Milan offering. On the plus side, the singer is in top form right from the beginning.

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