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Signed Guitar Auction

A guitar signed by Deep Purple (at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow), Whitesnake, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai amongst others is being auctioned in aid of British charity Rockin for Tots help to raise funds for Simpsons Special Care Babies, which is a registered charity (SC002013). These funds will help with the purchase of a travel […]

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Sunflower Jam 2015 postponed

Jacky Paice writes that the Sunflower Superjam 2015, scheduled for September 24th and 25th this year, had to be postponed until some time in April 2016. The reasons are numerous, but can be summed up as “a crazy culmination of circumstances”. Not least of which is the expected arrival of grandchildren twins at the beginning […]

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Hughes signed guitar in charity auction

British charity Rockin’ for Tots is auctioning off an Epiphone Les Paul signed by Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Slash, and Zakk Wylde. The guitar was signed at the California Breed show supporting Slash at the Hydro in Glasgow on December 4, 2014. The bidding now stands at £200.00 and the auction will close on March […]

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Sunflower Jam 2015

The Sunflower Jam has announced that their annual even will be held on September 24 and 25 in London. This time they are scaling down a bit by moving the Jam from the Royal Albert Hall back to Porchester Hall. The evening of September 24th will be a dining event with charity auction and some […]

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The little bits that are really important

Jeb Wright from Classic Rock Revisited recently spoke to Ian Paice about Jon Lord, the celebration concert this April, and the recording of it that came out last month. Jeb: I have always separated classical Jon from rock Jon, but I have to ask did he bring that influence into Deep Purple? Not so much […]

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Smoke on the Lyme Regis

Ian Gillan sang Smoke on the Water at the Guitars on the Beach festival in Lyme Regis, UK, this Saturday, September 6. BBC reports that he was joined by 3,325 guitarists, which didn’t quite beat the world record of 6,546 (helped to set by Steve Morse in Poland 2009), but only a national one. Local […]

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JL-inspired bike ride

British paper Newsbury Today reports that one man decided to very literally get off his arse, and do it big time. Alex Pickard has started today, August 29, an 800-mile bicycle ride across the country, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland, to raise £3,000 for the Sunflower Jam. He became inspired […]

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Coveradle and the ice bucket

David Coverdale got the short end of the stick in the Ice Bucket Challenge that is intended to raise funds and awareness for a disease called ALS. (watch inside what happened)

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Sharp dressed man

See the photo gallery of Ian Gillan receiving Friend of Armenians award at St. Vartan Cathedral in New York on May 2.

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Gillan awarded “Friend of the Armenians”

For his efforts in rebuilding the musical school in Armenia, Ian Gillan has been named Friend of the Armenians 2014 by the Eastern Diocese of Armenian Church in America. He will be presented with the award at the 112th Diocesan Assembly in New York City. The presentation will be made during the assembly’s gala banquet […]

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