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The law of gravity still works

In this short clip, Roger Glover, Don Airey, and Ian Paice talk about old rumours.

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Just read music and play it

Louder Sound reprints online a Classic Rock magazine feature on Don Airey that originally appeared in issue 249, circa 2019. Airey thinks they might have wanted him to join [Black Sabbath] full-time, but his decision was made for him when he got a call from Cozy Powell. Rainbow were looking for a keyboard player, and […]

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Don to miss Bengaluru gig

Blabbermouth reports that Don Airey will sit out the upcoming Deep Purple gig in India on December 17 “due to unforeseen illness”. Adam Wakeman will fill in on the keyboards in his stead. The article quotes band’s statement on unspecified “social media”: Due to unforeseen illness, Don Airey is unable to perform at Bandland in […]

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The secret to keep going

Don Airey was interviewed for Times of India: Back in the 60s, the music industry was all about the singers and the songwriters. That has come back now with Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Madonna. You don’t really hear about a keyboard player doing anything great or a guitar player. It’s come back to the […]

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Big tourist in the mornings

Apparently, Deep Purple’s visit to India is making a splash in the local press. This time, Don Airey was interviewed by the Hindustan Times: Speaking to us about the current popular music, keyboardist Don Airey shares, “It’s slightly annoying. You listen to an artiste like Taylor Swift and it’s all about spamming; it never stops! […]

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Had a letter, once

Don Airey and Cozy Powell promote the Down to Earth Rainbow tour on British telly

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No chain of events can shackle him down

Graham Bonnet appeared on the Vintage Rock Pod(cast), talking about his illustrious career, starting all the way from back in the 60s. Almost half of the conversation dealt with his days in Rainbow. That segment starts at about 7’15” into the podcast, however, we encourage you to listen to the whole 50+ minutes thing — […]

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Let there be pub

A local paper out of UK, The Hunts Post, reports that Don Airey is spearheading a campaign to save his local pub in Great Gransden, Cambridgeshire, as a live music venue. The pub used to host gigs regularly until 2018, when the new owners moved in. The business didn’t survive the pandemic. The current landlords […]

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A smoothly run operation

Sleaze Roxx has a fresh interview with Don Airey, done on the occasion of the band’s upcoming shows in Brazil. And in this one, questions dig a bit deeper than the usual fare. Sleaze Roxx: I would like to begin by thanking you for your time and willingness to answer the questions below. First, could […]

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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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