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Such a strange vibration

Yahoo! Entertainment (of all places) has a short piece about Deep Purple’s appearance at the legendary Fillmore club in San Francisco in November 1968. The nascent British rock outfit had made their American album chart debut in September of that year with their first LP, Shades Of Deep Purple. The record had reached its peak […]

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Nailed it

Ian Paice’s Drumtribe resumes (hopefully) regular programming after a touring break with a studio drum cam of Après Vous off Now What?!

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Trapeze box set

Cherry Red records in the UK (which apparently is now the home of Purple Records imprint) is releasing a 6CD Trapeze box set on February 24, 2023. The set consists of the first three Trapeze albums circa 1970-72, recorded for the Threshold label, a previously unreleased 1973 live set recorded in Dallas, Texas, along with […]

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Because you can does not mean you should

Our contributor Matthew Burbridge writes: There’s a new app called Moises which uses AI to extract the various instruments from a mix. It is great for musicians to create a backing tracking by removing for example the guitar or vocals. They used a similar thing to extract the different instruments on The Beatles’ Revolver which […]

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Great balls of fire

Another pioneer of rock’n’roll bites the dust — Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away at the age of 87 “from natural causes”. A very young British guitarist by the name of Ritchie Blackmore got his feet wet in Jerry Lee’s British touring band in the early 1960s.

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JLT’s tortured soul

Another video promoting Joe Lynn Turner’s new solo album Belly of the Beast. This is for the track called Tortured Soul.

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Top notch chef cooking our dinner

There is a growing subgenre on YouTube — classical musicians reacting to rock tunes, and you might be familiar with examples of such presented on our pages. What distinguishes the Virgin Rock channel from the rest of the pack is that the first listen reaction is followed by a few days later by an in-depth […]

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Rhapsody of angels alla Milanese

On October 17 Deep Purple played a gig in Milan, Italy. A fairly decent audience recording of the show has been posted for your viewing pleasure. Sure, Big Ian sounds quite rough for the first couple of tracks, but once you get past it… Enjoy!

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What a tune!

Doug the classical composer reacts to Rainbow’s Gates of Babylon. Could be particularly interesting for those of us who can tell thy harmonic majors from upper tetrachords.

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Bernie’s Final Fling

Bernie Torme’s posthumous live album aptly named Final Fling will be released on November 25, 2022. It was recorded in December 2018 at the Barnroom Studios in Kent, England. Bernie passed away on March 17, 2019 after being hospitalized with virulent double pneumonia. “Wild West” was recorded by Bernie and his final trio lineup (featuring […]

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