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The cat that walks alone

Jens Johansson, the keyboard player for the last incarnation of Rainbow, spoke to Blabbermouth on the future prospects of the band: I don’t know. You never know. At the moment, of course, with the pandemic, everything went completely right down to zero, all activities. I think he’s back to doing some stuff with BLACKMORE’S NIGHT. […]

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Dreamers never die

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new documentary about Ronnie James Dio out. Truly yours ventured to movie theater this past weekend (for the first time in umpteen years), and here are some of my thoughts. It is fairly well put together. David “Rock” Feinstein, Roger Glover, Glenn Hughes, Wendy Dio, Lita Ford, Rob […]

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One man orchestra

Australian musician Stefan Hauk have previously appeared on these pages for his collaboration with Paicey. Stefan not only plays guitar and sings, but also does keyboards, drums, and bass. On top of that, he has the cojones to tackle Child in Time all on his own.

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Waaaaay out there

This gentleman going by the online moniker Börje Unchained definitely has an unchained imagination. He records instrumental covers of metal songs as if they were written and performed by another metal band. He went all out for Smoke and did it in no less than 6 different styles: Testament, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Slipknot, and Tool. […]

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Funky, heavy & tight

As the saying goes: it’s not a tree, it’s a jungle. Several branches and vines of said jungle have intertwined on a new album by Ruffyunz. It is a project of bassist Randy Pratt (Cactus/The Lizards), engineer/producer with songwriting credits JZ Barrell, and session vocalist Ed Terry (Stevie Wonder, Slash, John Lennon, Keith Richards, Talking […]

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That could work

In this new interview with Blabbermouth, Doug Aldrich talks about working with the diverse vocal talents of Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale and now Glenn Hughes — all members of the Purple family one way or another. Blabbermouth: What was the situation like when Glenn came down with COVID-19 and you had to enlist Dino […]

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«Bombay Calling» – Some Thoughts on the New Release

Ear Music has released a Deep Purple concert from Mumbai, India on April 8th, 1995. The show was professionally recorded for TV, and was released on VHS and DVD video around year 2000 – or Y2K as those of us who remember it might refer it as. The concert was later also released as part […]

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Face Your Fear

The Dead Daisies have released another track from their upcoming album — Face Your Fear. The album, called Radiance, is going to be self-published and release date is set for September 30.

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Those elusive sales figures

For many years the band’s sales numbers have been a mystery — the record industry types like to keep their cards very close to their chests. The total worldwide sales number of 100 to 120 million records had been banged around at some time, without any supporting evidence. An interesting article appeared on chartmasters.org in […]

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Belly of the Beast

Joe Lynn Turner’ s new album Belly of the Beast is coming out on October 28, 2022, via Mascot. The promo pictures for the release feature JLT au naturel, finally owning up to how he is: This chapter saw him make a crucial personal decision too. Diagnosed with alopecia at three-years-old, he began to wear […]

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