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Something there

Rock And Roll Garage has a collection of quotes from various interviews Blackmore gave over the years talking about the other guitar players in Deep Purple. I think they’ve done very well. Of course, Joe (Satriani) is a brilliant player. But I think he did the right thing by leaving only after two weeks [laughs]. […]

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Expect the unexpected

The record company has posted a spotify playlist ostensibly curated by the members of the band themselves. And while some tracks are pretty obvious as to who contributed them (cough, Elvis, cough, Allman Brothers, cough, Buddy Rich, cough, Dave Brubeck, cough) otherс can raise an eyebrow. Discuss! 😉 Ice Cold Daydream – Freedom Flight – […]

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A journey to go on

Elizabeth the opera singer dives into the Purple pool (heeding our suggestion, perhaps?). She goes straight for the deep end with her analysis of Child in Time from the 1970 Granada TV performance and comes up suitably impressed by everyone involved.

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The Bollywood connection

There are covers, and then there are rip-offs. Under normal circumstances the following would fall into the former category, however credits accompanying the video put it squarely into the latter: Song : Aisa Zakhm Diya Hai Music : Anu Malik No mention of the co-authors. Were there any? Let’s see… Yup, this appears to be […]

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The inventor of blast beat

The Ultimate Guitar has a nice writeup on why Paicey is one of the best drummers of all time. Inspired the Blast Beat Technique Ian Paice is not thought of as a technical drummer, but in fact, his skills were incredibly impressive at the pique of his career. His drum parts have inspired countless drummers […]

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Hammond for nothing

Lots of people seemed to like what Sons of Apollo did with the Gates of Babylon. On the last tour before the proverbial excrement hit the proverbial fan, they regularly used to do a cover of Burn. Tony MacAlpine was supporting them, so he was joining to jam on this one. The only downside seemed […]

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The mighty wall of power

In a recent interview with News-in-24 Tony Iommi mentioned that the multitrack tapes for Born Again, which for a long time were considered lost, have apparently been found: […] I’m also thinking of remixing the album “Born Again”, the one with Ian Gillan, now that we have found the original tapes.

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Weston-super-Mare petition

There is a petition going on the change.org for Weston-super-Mare Town Council to honour Ritchie Blackmore with a memorial plaque. Ritchie, of course, was born in Weston, at the Allendale Nursing Home, on April 14, 1945. At the time of this writing, the petition has 900 signatures with the next immediate goal being 1,000. You […]

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City of heavenly sin

A cover of Rainbow Gates of Babylon done by a neoclassical metal band Lost Symphony with guest musicians, including Dave Abbruzzese (of Pearl Jam fame) on drums.

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Something epic is about to happen

Our favourite opera singer continues fangirling over Ronnie James Dio with her analysis of Rainbow’s Gates of Babylon.

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