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Perrrfect strrrangerrrs

Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir has included their take of Perfect Strangers on the upcoming album of covers Inspiratio Profanus, to be released on December 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. BraveWords has a quote from the band’s guitar player Silenoz: The idea of doing ‘Perfect Strangers’ came about quite a while before we actually […]

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Lachy Doley to the US

Lachy Doley, one of the most prominent Hammond players today, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance three shows in the United States in July 2024. The campaign is three quarters towards the goal, is ending on November 15, and needs just a little push to help it reach the objective. Go check it out. […]

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Fired a couple of times, then hired back

A few months ago, we’ve posted an interview with Tony Carey. Here is a much, much longer version of that conversation that has surfaced on YT since then. Tony digs deeper into his Rainbow story, and talks at length on other aspects of his career and the state of music business in general. Yep, it’s […]

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Had a letter, once

Don Airey and Cozy Powell promote the Down to Earth Rainbow tour on British telly

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As subtle as a flying mallet

Louder Sound reprints a feature from the Classic Rock magazine on Whitesnake’s 1979 Lovehunter album: Working at Clearwell Castle, the 18th-century estate in the Forest Of Dean where Purple had prepped for both Burn and Stormbringer, the band re-hired Purple’s producer of choice, Martin Birch, who had also overseen Trouble, to man the console of […]

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From the desk of Mr. Glover: Seijiro Udo R.I.P

SEIJIRO UDO R.I.P Sadly, one of the greatest promoters has passed on. Mr. Udo was not only a superb businessman but a deeply passionate advocate for music in Japan. He could always be counted on as a dignified and sincere presence in our lives. He and his remarkable team supported Deep Purple and many others […]

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Mr. Udo RIP

The legendary Japanese concert promoter Seijiro Udo, widely known as ‘Mr. Udo’, has passed away at the age of 92. He was responsible for bringing Deep Purple to Japan for that historic tour in August 1972, and every subsequent visit of the band to that country. His company UDO Artists issued the following statement: It […]

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Regret never changes anything

A vintage interview with Roger Glover, originally published in an issue of New Musical Express from February 12, 1972. He talks about Gillan’s illness that cancelled the US tour towards the end of the previous year, recording a new album in Switzerland, how it compares to Fireball, financials of the band, and the creative process: […]

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Powered by 40 fingers

Here’s a rendition of Highway Star like you’ve probably never heard before. Arranged for 4 acoustic guitars and played by the outfit known as 40 Fingers.

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What makes this song great

Rick Beato got his hands on a multitrack of Smoke on the Water and dissects it for his Youtube series What Makes This Song Great?

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