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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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Glenn’s out for the count

Glenn Hughes has tested positive for COVID and will be sitting out the rest of The Dead Daisies’ European tour starting with July 26 gig in Vienne, France. The recent Whitesnake recruit Dino Jelusick will stand in for the vocal duties, and Yogi Lonich will play bass on the remaining dates. In other Daisies news, […]

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Three is the charm

Bernie Marsden is releasing another album in his Inspirations series, following up on last year’s Kings and Chess. This one is called Trios and is a tribute (mostly) to power trios of the 1960s and 70s. The album us due out on August 5 via Conquest Music, and can be pre-ordered via this link. Tracklist: […]

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Twice postponed, once cancelled

[Updated July 2] Tonight’s (June 25) Whitesnake show at the Rock Imperium Festival in Cartagena, Spain has been cancelled due to reasons, ahem, not quite adequately explained.

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Continuo on B.A.C.H.

Another member of the family tree — Ray Fenwick — has passed away on April 30, 2022. He was guitar player with the Ian Gillan Band and also participated in Jon Lord’s Windows project. Since it would be Jon’s 81st birthday today, we celebrate both with an excerpt from the latter.

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Hobgoblins and pixies

A pretty nicely put together documentary on the history of Rainbow. It is stitched together from both contemporary interviews from the people involved (and some not at all), and retrospectives from Graham Bonnet, Richard the Difficult Misunderstood, Joe Lyn Turner, Bobby Rondinelli, and Dougie White.

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The warrior and the owl

Ken Kelly, the artist responsible for the iconic Rainbow Rising cover, has passed away at the age of 76. He also had created many other album covers, most notably for Kiss and Manowar, as well as artworks depicting fantasy, and sword and sorcery heroes. A number of musicians responded to the news, including His Blackness […]

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The Daisies radiate a single

The first single Radiance from the new yet so far nameless Dead Daisies album that is due in August 2022.

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They sure know where they’ve been

Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden hosted a special evening at Coles Book Shop in Bicester, England on Thursday, May 12, to celebrate the vinyl release of his recent albums of blues standards Kings and Chess.

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