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Drumming is mathematics

Paicey is pitching a new original track my Yoyoka (watch inside)

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As valid as anything by Beethoven

An interview with Jon Lord, published at a critical point in Purple history. It first appeared in New Musical Express on March 17, 1973 — weeks after the release of Made in Japan and Who Do We Thing We Are, yet mere weeks before Mark 2 imploded. One can not help but wonder, did he […]

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Daddy’s back at work today

BraveWords reports that The Dead Daisies have been in a Los Angeles studio working on the follow-up to 2021’s Holy Ground with producer Ben Grosse. The new album is slated for release in August, with first single out some time in late May.

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Long Way to Go

Another installment in the Live From Daisyland series. It’s a track called Long Way to Go that was written before Glenn’s time with the band, and originally appeared on The Daisies’ 2016 album Make Some Noise. This version was recorded on November 7, 2021, at the Rock City in Nottingham, England.

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Going radio friendly

Louder Sound has a story of how a cover of Since You Been Gone became the first ever Top 10 hit for Rainbow. Russ Ballard admits he got his recording of Since You’ve Been Gone all wrong, bur Rainbow gave the song a tough exterior and sent it up the charts Having quit the band […]

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Bible Black

News from the branch of the family tree rarely visited on these pages. In the early 1980s Gary Driscoll and Craig Gruber (of Elf and the first Rainbow album fame) were in a band called Bible Black. Their album The Complete Recordings 1981-1983 will be released on April 14 via the freshly inaugurated Louder Than […]

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Burntwood Hall up for sale

Mansion Global reports that a stately country house in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, once owned by Jon Lord is up for sale. The Burntwood Hall has an eponymous track dedicated to it on Jon’s ’82 Before I Forget album. Today, Kate and Ian Gethin are the owners of the home. They paid a little over £5 million […]

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The Riff for dummies

In this video tutorial one can learn how to play the Smoke riff with literally zero prior music experience. Which is the majority of people on this planet.

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Malice in Wonderland tribute release party

The Dominus Orchestra (we’ve introduced them last month) is hosting a release party for their live album A concert tribute to Paice Ashton Lord’s – Malice in wonderland. The party will be held in a suburb of Athens on April 30, 2022. Drop by for some fun and frolic if you’re in the neighbourhood. Who: […]

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Alarm bells ringing clear

Almost 20 years ago to this day, in March 2002, Deep Purple played a show at the Meteor Hall in Dnepropetrovsk (now Dnipro), Ukraine. These were the vegetarian times by todays standards…

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