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Every opera singer can learn from this

Watch this if you enjoy knowing how the sausage is made. A genuine bona fide opera singer is reacting to Stargazer, dissecting the greatness of Ronnie James Dio, and in the process discovering for herself that little phenomena called Ritchie Blackmore.

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Smile of a Mona Lisa

Here’s Whitesnake performing on a German TV Show called Plattenküche at Cologne’s WDR Studios, filmed on February 19, 1979, and broadcasted on March 13 same year.

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C’mon, mate, out you come

Bruce Dickinson was a guest on BBC’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker on Saturday, April 3, during their regular Rock God segment. His pick is Ian Gillan: So there I was as a young spotty teenager and there was this noise coming through somebody’s door, and I opened it, and I… ‘What on earth is […]

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Purple people eaters

This review by Peter Creascenti of Deep Purple Mark 4 gigs at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City in January 1976 has originally appeared in Sounds on February 14, 1976. DEEP PURPLE is a band beset by severe internal problems, problems that are now affecting their live performances and may ultimately destroy […]

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In very poor taste

The firecracking antics at the California Jam were to the great amusement of a great many people, and to not-so-great amusement of the local authorities. Here is a reproduction of a letter sent by the City of Ontario Fire Chief to the ABC Entertainment in the aftermath of the event

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Can’t take rock’n’roll too seriously

This is the Blackmore’s interview that he gave in September 1993 to a Swedish show called Metal Magazinet. You may have heard bits and pieces from it over the years, but here it looks like it is in its entirety and unedited. That’s the one from which the sensationalist clip of Ritchie going to beat […]

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Never meet your heroes

Many a fan who got the chance to meet members of our favourite band made a remark to the extent of how nice and down to earth gentlemen they turned out to be. Here is a story of a lad from Edinburgh who through his work connections to Gillan’s manager Phil Banfield ended up in […]

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When a few red lights and a few old beds is all you need

There are people on youtube with thousands of dollars worth of rig. And then there’s this dude.

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Speechless

Remember that first time when you’ve heard Child in Time and it left you speechless? Here is one of ’em reaction videos, and while the girls are about as coherent as could be expected from giggling teenagers, their sheer youthful exuberance is kind of endearing.

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Twinkle, twinkle little Space Truckin’

A year ago, on March 14, 2020, Deep Purple played in Mexico City what turned out to be their last concert before the world has shut down. Jordan Rudess stood in for Don Airey at that gig, and here he reminisces about it (he puts the date on March 13, but our records show otherwise), […]

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