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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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Congrats from Armenia

Ian Gillan has turned 75 yesterday and he’s got a ‘happy birthday’ note from the president of Armenia Armen Sarkissian: You have been creating art for more than 50 years and you are the one of those unique artists who is admired by several generation. I am aware that Deep Purple’s new album released at […]

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Montreux calling

Montreux Jazz Festival is not happening this year just like everything else. They’ve decided to celebrate their 54th summer by posting a series of select performances from the past years. Yesterday they posted clips from the 2011 Deep Purple performance. Yep, that’s the year when the band toured with orchestras.

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Dead Daisies in charity concert

The Dead Daisies are scheduled to appear in a charity concert tonight, July 3, at 8pm EST (repeated at 11pm EST). Also on the bill: Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Corey Taylor, Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy, Lizzy Hale & Joe Hottinger of Halestorm, and many others. The event is taking place online […]

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Vegas Blue

Guitarist/producer/engineer Brian Tarquin has put together an album dedicated to helping the families and survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting of October 1, 2017. The lineup features lots of guest musicians, with Steve Morse, Tony Carey, and Reb Beach among them. Other guests include Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Guns […]

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Art and history exhibition donates the proceeds

The Deep Purple Art and History Exhibition that was held in Spring 2018 in Cologne, Germany, came to a conclusion of sorts. The exhibition netted 1500 euros, and while Roger Glover was in the neighbourhood recently, these proceeds were donated to charities. On Roger’s suggestion a children cancer initiative and a homeless initiative in Cologne […]

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Gillan and Iommi revisiting Armenia

Armenian agency Mediamax reports that Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi will take part in a gala night held in Yerevan on June 5, 2019, to commemorate 30th anniversary of the Rock Aid Armenia project. The event will be held under the auspices of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and will include a public showing of […]

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Sixth Jon Lord memorial show in Warsaw

The sixth Jon Lord memorial concert will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on October 26. This year Doogie White will be a special guest of the event. He will be joined on stage by a variety of local musicians, including Polish heavy metal band Turbo and keyboard player Andrzej Zieliński from Skaldowie. This will be […]

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Metallica covers Blindman

Metallica did a cover of When a Blind Man Cries while performing yesterday, October 22, at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, California.

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Don’t You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar

To quote the source, “Here’s something that you don’t see every day…” Well, let’s continue quoting. Just because. Put together by Australian TV “Guitar Gods and Masterpieces” host Hack Wanger, “Don’t You Tell Me Not To Play Guitar” is a massive international charity effort to raise money for the E.J. Whitten Foundation to promote awareness […]

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