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The church organ

This is a rather unusual cover even by our standards. Child in Time performed on a church organ at the funeral of German actor and Deep Purple fan Jan Fedder, who succumbed to cancer on December 30, 2019, aged 64. To the wider audience outside Germany Jan might be known for his role of Petty […]

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Extravaganza indeed

Back in 2016 Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi toured together under the Generation Axe moniker. According to Steve Vai: The idea was to create a seamless show with one backing band and 5 completely accomplished and astonishing guitarists that take to the stage in various configurations, performing some of […]

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Yngwie Malmsteen covers Purple, again

Yngwie Malmsteen’s new album Blue Lightning, due for release on March 29 via Mascot Records, contains two Deep Purple covers — Demon’s Eye and Smoke on the Water. Plus a cover of Paint it Black, which may or may not be closer to Purple’s version than to the original. The album is said to pay […]

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A bit of a hugger

Glenn Hughes was interviewed by Planet Rock at this weekend’s Steelhouse Festival in Wales. (watch inside)

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More magazine covers

Ian Gillan is on the cover of issue 4 (May 2017) of the Sweden Rock Magazine. Inside the magazine there is an 8 pages long feature on Deep Purple and their new album with interview and pictures, 5 pages of illustrated interview with David Coverdale, and a page worth of interview with Bob Ezrin. More […]

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Lazy power trio

It is next to impossible to perform Lazy without Hammond. Or some other kind of keyboards. Right? Right?…

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Purple bonanza in Classic Rock magazine

April 2017 issue of the Classic Rock magazine (now on sale in the UK) has Deep Purple on the cover, a 10-page feature Love, Death, Age: Inside the Unstoppable Deep Purple inside, plus a 7/10 review of the new album inFinite, and four pages review of Glenn Hughes’ Islington gig from January 21 this year. […]

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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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Delta Deep

Phil Collen of Def Leppard fame has a side new project — a heavy blues band called Delta Deep. Their self-titled debut album sounds pretty good to these ears. But that’s not the reason we mention it here. And the reasons are twofold: first, David Coverdale had dropped by and sang on one of the […]

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Stargazer at Wacken

This weekend the Rock Meets Classics performed at Wacken Open Air. Joe Lynn Turner was part of the gang, and they performed Stargazer in tribute to Ronnie James Dio. (watch inside)

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