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Moving up the ladder

You’ll learn the story of a band with a singer who could not sing from a new promo video for the upcoming Javelins album posted today by earMUSIC.

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Rock and Blues Circus backstory

Roger posted this on his website: I’ve known Pete York and Miller Anderson since the late 60s. Several early DP tours were with Hardin/York and we’ve often met from time to time since then. Over the years, Pete has organized lots of these special events, featuring a phalanx of great musicians. In 1970, Ian Paice, […]

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A few years later…

Record company has announced some release details for the Ian Gillan & The Javelins — a collection of rock’n’roll standards recorded by Big Ian with his first band (predating even Episode Six) earlier this year. In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club […]

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Authentic 1962 vintage feel

Ian Gillan gave an interview to Finnish KaaosTV while being in the neighbouring Estonia. He revealed, among other things, that he has recorded an album of rock’n’roll standards with his first band The Javelins, which should be out some time in August. He also mentioned that he has solo and Rock Meets Classics orchestral tours […]

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The family jungle revisited

Glenn Wellard sent us an updated revision of his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree. This new revision fixes Atomic Rooster (which had been mistakenly called ‘Arctic’) and links the Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin branch to the tree via Coverdale/Page collaboration. And before you start complaining again, remember: this is just a one man’s vision on […]

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The Deep Purple family jungle

Glenn Wellard sent us his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree together with the following note: Being a fan myself, and this year being the 50th year since Deep Purple were formed, I decided I wanted to do something to mark the occasion and produce something to hand on my own study wall. So, […]

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Roger joins the circus

There are 8 dates in Germany announced towards the ends of this year for an outfit called Pete York’s Rock and Blues Circus doing a Ticklin´da´Groove tour. Said circus consists of Pete York himself, our own Roger Glover, plus Miller Anderson, Zoot Money, and Albie Donnelly.

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Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour

When I first heard about the hologram tour I had rather mixed feelings. For those who do not know, what I am talking about: Wendy Dio (widow and manager of Ronnie James Dio), Jeff Pezzuti (CEO of Eyellusion, the company that came up with the idea) and the Dio Disciples (kind of an official DIO […]

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Where they are now: Michael Bradford

Producer of the Bananas and Rapture of the Deep Michael Bradford seemingly disappered from the Purple horizons, but not from the music scene in general. After his collaboration with the band, he produced and played bass with Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame) and then became musical director and bass player for Ringo Starr’s touring band. […]

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Nothing but the fondest of memories

Greg Smith, the bass player for the 1990s incarnation of Rainbow, was interviewed for Eternal Terror webzine out in Norway. Much of the interview revolved around Rainbow proper and Over the Rainbow project, as well as Greg’s work with Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and his stint on Broadway with Billy Joel’s musical Movin’ Out. “Stranger […]

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