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A possible surprise

Behind the scenes video from the Infinite writing sessions. The band is working out a tune that eventually became one of the gems on that album.

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From one Ronnie to another

May 16th marks the 10th anniversary of passing of Ronnie James Dio. The latest Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero pays tribute to the legend with a cover of Rainbow Eyes:

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Hungry for rock’n’roll

Here is Ian Gillan performing in front of an unspoiledly enthusiastic crowd of Soviet Armenia in 1990. That was his first visit to the country, and as we all know, not the last one.

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The twin towers of rock

Roger Glover posted a text about the death of Little Richard To me, the twin towers of rock, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, are gone, but their legacy will be felt for eons. Head over to the RG official website to read “Little Richard R.I.P.“

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Good Golly, said little Miss Molly

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, has passed away from cancer at the age of 87. He was one of the pioneers of Rock’n’Roll music and his influence on many subsequent rock musicians, including our own boys, can not be underestimated. Rest in peace, Little Richard.

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Tough times ahead

As many European governments have now banned mass gatherings until at least the end of August, the whole summer tour schedule is now in jeopardy. Hellfest, Graspop, Clam Live, and Lovely Days festivals are now officially cancelled, with a whole bunch of others (we predict) to follow in the coming days. Worse, there are indications […]

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Fact check optional

Ritchie Blackmore had his own ‘Mr.Grover, Mr.Gillian’ moment yesterday when a German newspaper decided to publish a birthday note for somebody famous. So they’ve probably consulted a celebrity gossip calendar and pulled up a stock photo of a guitar player from Deep Purple to accompany the blurb that came down the wire.

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Just doing our part

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to wash your hands with soap, do it often, and do it thoroughly. Thoroughly means rubbing every nook and cranny of your hands for at least 20 seconds. A good way to measure the time is to sing a verse of […]

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The halcyon years

A fairly comprehensive documentary of the history of Deep Purple Marks 1 and 2 has been put together by the Music Legends Magazine. It is a step above the slew of similar talking head documentaries from a few years back as this one actually interviews Nick Simper (and he tells the story of him being […]

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Whiteschenker or Michaelsnake?

Michael Schenker is on the cover of the current (#18) issue of the Rock Candy Magazine. In the cover story interview, he spoke about his abortive collaboration with David Coverdale. Back in the early ’80s when I had the Michael Schenker Group my manager at the time, Peter Mensch, believed we needed a new singer […]

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