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Trapeze box set

Cherry Red records in the UK (which apparently is now the home of Purple Records imprint) is releasing a 6CD Trapeze box set on February 24, 2023. The set consists of the first three Trapeze albums circa 1970-72, recorded for the Threshold label, a previously unreleased 1973 live set recorded in Dallas, Texas, along with […]

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JLT’s tortured soul

Another video promoting Joe Lynn Turner’s new solo album Belly of the Beast. This is for the track called Tortured Soul.

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Bernie’s Final Fling

Bernie Torme’s posthumous live album aptly named Final Fling will be released on November 25, 2022. It was recorded in December 2018 at the Barnroom Studios in Kent, England. Bernie passed away on March 17, 2019 after being hospitalized with virulent double pneumonia. “Wild West” was recorded by Bernie and his final trio lineup (featuring […]

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BCC may not be done just yet

It sounds like Black Country Communion (remember them? — an on and off “supergroup” of Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian) might record another album. Bonamassa spoke recently to Lazer 103.3 radio station and said: We have quite the group chat going right now. So we’re gonna start — Glenn and I […]

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The cat that walks alone

Jens Johansson, the keyboard player for the last incarnation of Rainbow, spoke to Blabbermouth on the future prospects of the band: I don’t know. You never know. At the moment, of course, with the pandemic, everything went completely right down to zero, all activities. I think he’s back to doing some stuff with BLACKMORE’S NIGHT. […]

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That could work

In this new interview with Blabbermouth, Doug Aldrich talks about working with the diverse vocal talents of Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale and now Glenn Hughes — all members of the Purple family one way or another. Blabbermouth: What was the situation like when Glenn came down with COVID-19 and you had to enlist Dino […]

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Face Your Fear

The Dead Daisies have released another track from their upcoming album — Face Your Fear. The album, called Radiance, is going to be self-published and release date is set for September 30.

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Belly of the Beast

Joe Lynn Turner’ s new album Belly of the Beast is coming out on October 28, 2022, via Mascot. The promo pictures for the release feature JLT au naturel, finally owning up to how he is: This chapter saw him make a crucial personal decision too. Diagnosed with alopecia at three-years-old, he began to wear […]

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The watchful watchdogs

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich spoke to US radio 101 WRIF broadcasting out of Detroit. They spoke about bouts of COVID that went through The Daisies’ ranks, their upcoming album, the terrible Ted, Glenn playing in Detroit at the age of 5 (allegedly), and many other things.

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Don’t blow your cookies

Guitar Player reprints online excerpts from an interview conducted with Tommy Bolin on October 7, 1976. It originally appeared in the March 1977 issue of the magazine. What did you learn from playing behind Albert King? I learned a lot about lead; learned that you don’t have to blow your cookies in the first bar. […]

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