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When a blind man is unforgiven

A stripped down acoustic cover of When a Blind Man Cries is included on a new live release from Metallica. It is an EP with recording of their performance at the MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on May 12, 2014. It also includes Rare Earth’s I Just Want to […]

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Top to bottom

Mike Portnoy was a guest on The Prog Report podcast recently, where he spoke about the albums turning 50 in 2022. There’s some tremendous stuff from 72. Possibly two of the greatest prog albums of all time. That being said, Deep Purple’s ‘Machine Head’ is surely one of the greatest hard rock, early prototype metal […]

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Nothing’s taken for granted

A new album by The Temperance Movement called Covers & Rarities is a collection of songs both original and covers if the bands that influenced them. It opens with their take on You Fool No One featuring Ian Paice himself.

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Sing not the same old song

We’ve announced earlier this year a cover of Sail Away done by an Austrian trio Restless Bones with Don Airey adding the Hammond magic touch from his home. The video is now available on Youtube.

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When I was a boy

Video clip for the Deep Purple’s cover of 7 And 7 Is is now out

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Animals can play chess too

Couple of upcoming release from the family tree people. Bernie Marsden is releasing a solo album called Chess. I will be a second album in his Inspiration Series, which is a collection of tributes to the artists that helped inspire and shape his own style and taste. The first release in the series, Kings, came […]

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Hammond for nothing

Lots of people seemed to like what Sons of Apollo did with the Gates of Babylon. On the last tour before the proverbial excrement hit the proverbial fan, they regularly used to do a cover of Burn. Tony MacAlpine was supporting them, so he was joining to jam on this one. The only downside seemed […]

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City of heavenly sin

A cover of Rainbow Gates of Babylon done by a neoclassical metal band Lost Symphony with guest musicians, including Dave Abbruzzese (of Pearl Jam fame) on drums.

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Speed king Yoyoka

Another Purple cover from the 11 year old Japanese drum prodigy Yoyoka

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Without Speed King there would be no Motorcycle Man

Saxon is putting out an album of covers called Inspirations. Here they cover the bands that influenced them in the early years, from The Beatles, to Motörhead, and everything in between. One of the tracks (and a newly released single for the album) is Speed King.

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