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That bongo player though

The Music Legends magazine has put out in September a Deep Purple special. The writeup would probably be nothing new to any THS regular, and it’s riddled with wrong dates (California Jam ostensibly took place in 1971, and Gillan was arguing with Blackmore on their US tour of 1974). It is also far from coherent […]

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Discovering a pleasant fellow

Trouser Press was a music magazine published in New York during the late 70s to early 80s. Their entire magazine archive is now available online, and issue 30 from July 1978 has a very interesting interview with Ritchie Blackmore. Where, for once, he is serious for the most part, and provides his thoughts at the […]

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Six String Salute

Six String Salute was a virtual concert held on September 17 to support all the crew members who found themselves out of their jobs due to the pandemic. One of the numbers featured there was a “progressive arrangement” of Stormbringer done by Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Dino Jelusić (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) on vocals, Virgil […]

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The rock’n’roll that didn’t live for long

David Stone talks to the Metal Express Radio about his current projects, his career, and of course, his stint with Rainbow: Not long after the [Symphonic Slam] album was released you had joined Rainbow. How did you get the call to join Rainbow? I was still signed to A&M Records and was still involved with […]

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Jon Lord Tribute Project

A German band called Baroque in Blue lists Jon Lord Tribute among their projects. Their repertoire consists of Purple staples with some Whitesnake and rarities from Jon’s solo output thrown in. The Jon Lord Tribute Project are: Hans Peter Herkenhöhner – Hammond B3, keyboards Karen Fälker-Herkenhöhner – flute Holger Strässer – guitar Wendel Biskup – […]

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Medieval is the best

If you thought the au naturel cover of Child in Time was fun, check out this one. As one of the youtubers has put it Wanted to see them in Uppsala summer of 1258, but I couldn’t find a spot to moor my longboat. Damn !

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Not just a cabaret show

Roger Glover shows his artsy side in this early 80s vintage TV interview.

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Boy soprano at a church choir

Ian Gillan answers to Loudwire‘s Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction. This was published 3 years ago, but somehow slipped under our radar all that time. Big Ian not as much as providing rebuttals, as goes on a tangent telling anecdotes from his career.

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42 facts

Speaking of Planet Rock, they also have a collection of semi-random factoids titled 42 facts about Deep Purple’s album covers — that’s two for each studio album. As we all know, 42 is also the answer to the ultimate questions of life, the universe, and everything. To top it off, truly yours website gets a […]

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This is adorkable

John Coletta’s granddaughter reacts to Smoke on the Water.

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