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Glenn Hughes’ 1st Show in Canada

Last September, 2018 I wrote about Glenn Hughes’ impressive Classic Deep Purple show in Poughkeepsie, New York. So impressive that I jumped at the chance to see him once again, this time even closer to home in Belleville, Ontario on April 30th, 2019. In fact, Glenn told us this was his very first appearance as […]

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Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour

When I first heard about the hologram tour I had rather mixed feelings. For those who do not know, what I am talking about: Wendy Dio (widow and manager of Ronnie James Dio), Jeff Pezzuti (CEO of Eyellusion, the company that came up with the idea) and the Dio Disciples (kind of an official DIO […]

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow in Glasgow 2017

This past Sunday evening June 25th I had the good fortune to see Ritchie and his band perform at the Hydro SSE Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. I estimated the crowd size to be about 6000 to 7000 or so. When the lights went down we could hear the first strains of Land of Hope and […]

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Düsseldorf premiere of From Here to Infinity

I have just got home from watching “Deep Purple: From Here To inFinite” which premiered in Düsseldorf, Germany tonight. German radio/television WDR waited in front of the auditorium’s entrance for Ian Paice and Roger Glover to arrive and sign memorabilia for the fans. The auditorium itself was filled quite well although there were a couple […]

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No schtick nor open shirt

Glenn Hughes live at Toldkammeret, Helsingör, Denmark, February 8, 2017. Cool, calm and collected. This is Glenn Hughes as he enters the stage on a windy and snowy evening in Helsingör, Denmark, February 2017. The venue is less than ideal, with a very low stage and pillars obstructing the view. Still, the turnout is better […]

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Monsters Of Rock 2016 @ Loreley

It has been quite a while since the last “Monsters of Rock” festivals and so the Rainbow rising again seems to be a perfect opportunity to bring the trademark back to life. Originally advertised as “Ritchie Blackmore´s Rainbow and Guests” the guests revealed shortly after were Thin Lizzy and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. According to […]

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OVER THE RAINBOW in Bremen

Over The Rainbow live at Aladin-Music-Hall (Bremen, Germany 2009-10-25) Just back from Bremen, “Aladin”, after my visit to the first OTR-Concert in the north of Germany. At first: It was WOW !!!!!! After my own long history of Deep Purple and Rainbow-Concerts with the Master himself: Ritchie Blackmore, now I was very very curious about […]

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Simper + Airey in Vienna

On September 21, 2012, a very special double header happened at the Reigen in Vienna, Austria — Nick Simper & Nasty Habits and Don Airey Band were performing on the same stage. Nick Simper opened the night with Nasty Habits. Their setlist: And The Address The Painter Mandrake Root Emmaretta/Drum Solo Chasing Shadows Lalena Wring […]

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BCC: the London tapes

Black Country Communion’s setlist at the London’s Shepherd Bush Empire on December 30 by all accounts was the same as Wolverhampton. Here are a few rather good quality videos from the gig.

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Burn, Wolverhampton, Burn!

On December 29 Black Country Communion played their first public gig in the heart of Black Country — English city of Wolverhampton. The setlist was: Black Country One Last Soul Beggarman Revolution In Me Down Again Too Late For The Sun Song Of Yesterday Ballad Of John Henry The Great Divide Medusa No Quarter Sista […]

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