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Collar, tie, shades

Bristol 24/7 has a positively glowing illustrated review of the last gig of the Dead Daisies/Graham Bonnet UK tour held in town this past Thursday, December 15, 2022. Graham Bonnet was always the unlikeliest looking hard rock star. At a time when those filthy herberts of Motörhead were winning over pimply metalhead teenagers, the clean-cut […]

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Ian Paice feat. Purpendicular – Human Mechanic Tour – Riom 26/11/2022

Ian Paice and Purpendicular were in Riom, at la Puce à l’Oreille, on Saturday 26th November. It was their third time there after two sold out shows in 2016 and 2018. The venue was really packed (around 450 people). The show started on time, at around 9PM and ended at about 10.15PM. That was very […]

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Anniversary with attention to detail

We have announced the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan and associated commemorative events taking place in the country. Our Japanese correspondent went to one of those and reports. Legend of Rock – Deep Purple Mark 2 50th anniversary of Made in Japan Date: November 5, 2022 Venue: EX Theater Roppongi (Tokyo) Performer: Deep Purple […]

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Only the drummer remained

The Aquarian has a report from the October 30 Blackmore’s Night gig at the Sony Hall in New York. And it was a disaster. Many things went wrong at the concert, some very evident to the audience. A few songs into the performance, a fire alarm interrupted the performance several times. The musicians repeatedly asked […]

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Between Black Country and West Coast

The Dead Daisies have successfully made it across the pond and are now touring the UK. Maximum Volume Music has a positively glowing review of the tour opening gig at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on October 30. Of course, if the support band is that good, then the main band has got to be […]

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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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