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Treading the line between homage and originality

Ultimate Guitar has an editorial titled 8 Reasons Why Steve Morse Was the Perfect Deep Purple Guitarist. Of course, all of us (okay, okay, most of us) have known these reasons for decades. An era has ended this July, when Steve Morse announced his permanent departure from Deep Purple so that he could be by […]

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Four hundred and thirty two

Our man in Brazil Marcelo ‘no relation’ Soares writes: Brazilian talk show host Jô Soares died tonight, at 84. He did some fun interviews with Deep Purple in the 2003 and 2006 tours. He asked none of the questions we geeks would, but at the same time he put the boys at ease talking about […]

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Don’t blow your cookies

Guitar Player reprints online excerpts from an interview conducted with Tommy Bolin on October 7, 1976. It originally appeared in the March 1977 issue of the magazine. What did you learn from playing behind Albert King? I learned a lot about lead; learned that you don’t have to blow your cookies in the first bar. […]

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That was fun!

Doug the classical composer expands his consciousness with side 2 of Machine Head (side 1 was here).

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Whitesnake’s dual-guitar attack

Premier Guitar has a tutorial on a subject rarely covered in such publications — Marsden/Moody era Whitesnake. Whitesnake’s self-titled album is a pinnacle of ’80s hard rock, instantly making them one of the biggest rock bands of the era. It was a departure from their previous six albums due to significant lineup changes. Both original […]

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Rachmaninoff to Grieg

Ivory tinker extraordinaire Jordan Rudess talks about the heaviest keyboard riffs of all the time. Watch out for Jon’s entry, and it’s probably not what you think…

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Made in Japan celebration in Japan

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Deep Purple tour of Japan, the one that produced the aptly named live album. Burrrn! magazine publisher Shinko Music is supporting a couple of events commemorating the occasion. Osaka September 11, 2022 venue: umeda TRAD Tokyo November 5, 2022 venue: EX THEATER ROPPONGI Tokyo event will […]

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Rolling truck Stones

Ever wondered what happened to the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio? Well, as this 2016 CBC report attests, it ended up in a museum in Calgary, Canada. And yes, Machine Head is featured prominently.

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A dream’s a dream whatever they say

As the reality of the end of an era continues to sink in, let us recall selected moments from the ocean of awesomeness that is Steve Morse’s body of work with Deep Purple.

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Three is the charm

Bernie Marsden is releasing another album in his Inspirations series, following up on last year’s Kings and Chess. This one is called Trios and is a tribute (mostly) to power trios of the 1960s and 70s. The album us due out on August 5 via Conquest Music, and can be pre-ordered via this link. Tracklist: […]

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