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El Arco Iris

A new book about Rainbow has been published in Spanish. Titled Bajo el Arco Iris (Under the Rainbow), it covers all Rainbow lineups, discography, 20 pages of photos, list of live performances, as well as the early years of Ritchie Blackmore, his tenure in Deep Purple, summary of Blackmore’s Night, and reviews various guitars he […]

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Portraits of Gillan

Rufus Stone publications have announced a new photo book Portraits of Gillan, covering Big Ian’s career after his first departure from Deep Purple. ON LEAVING DEEP PURPLE IN JUNE 1973 IAN GILLAN seemed to turn his back on music. Instead of joining or forming a new outfit the vocalist instead invested heavily in a number […]

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Be professional, be reliable

Bob Daisley was interviewed by the Rock Daydream Nation podcast about his days in Rainbow.

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A lime green Arabian knight

BraveWords publishes a chapter from the 2008 Tommy Bolin biography by Greg Prato, called Touched by Magic. Quite possibly it is the same chapter that was released as a teaser at the time of publication, but it’s been 15 years, and it’s a chapter telling about Tommy joining Purple, so here we go. David Coverdale […]

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All the best

Our contributor Gert Bak Pedersen has published a book about his collection of signed records with foreword by Ian Gillan. From the author: For many years I have tried to get my most important album covers signed by the musicians. Among them are numerous Deep Purple albums. The collection has now turned into a book […]

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Out standing in their print

A new transcription book of Steve Morse composition for the SMB 2009 album Out Standing In Their Field is now available. The book covers the following tunes: Name Dropping Brink of the Edge Here and Now and Then Relentless Encroachment John Deere Letter More to the Point Time Junction Unnamed Sources Flight of the Osprey […]

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If you look closely

RAMzine has a preview of the updated edition of Illustrated Biography, listed by the publisher as slated for shipping in September/October 2023. The book is now called Deep Purple – The Visual History 1968-76. Unlike many other similar books about bands of this stature, this isn’t just a collection of pictures. The contents are divided […]

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Portraits of Rainbow

Rufus is gearing up for another photo book — this time it’s Portraits of Rainbow — The Dio Years with words by Geoff Barton. From the publisher blurb: Portraits of Rainbow – The Dio Years book is a photographic celebration of Ritchie Blackmore’s supergroup, formed in 1975 by the guitarist as he left Deep Purple […]

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Melodic Rock Guitar Concepts

Steve Morse has co-authored an instructional book Melodic Rock Guitar Concepts that was published February 1. It is 88 pages in English, plus 75 downloadable audio examples and backing tracks, along with clear notation and tablature. Melodic Rock Guitar Concepts shows you the influences that have shaped Steve’s unique guitar style and he shares how […]

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Rainbow: A Visual Biography

Another “visual” book pre-order — Rainbow: A Visual Biography by renowned Blackmorologist Jerry Bloom. From 1975, through the eighties, re-activated in the nineties and a slight return in 2016-18, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow took its fans on numerous journeys from the grandiose beginnings with Ronnie James Dio to the chart busting times with Graham Bonnet and […]

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