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Third Stage is out

Flying Colors’ record company has posted a couple more tracks from the latest live release Third Stage: Live In London.

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To preserve it and play it

Joe Bonamassa recently appeared on Guitar magazine live podcast showing several axes from his collection. Among them was the American Flag Les Paul that once belonged to Tommy Bolin. It’s my job not only as a collector, but as a player to keep the legacy going, and make this guitar make music again. It’d been […]

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Six String Salute

Six String Salute was a virtual concert held on September 17 to support all the crew members who found themselves out of their jobs due to the pandemic. One of the numbers featured there was a “progressive arrangement” of Stormbringer done by Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Dino Jelusić (Animal Drive, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) on vocals, Virgil […]

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The rock’n’roll that didn’t live for long

David Stone talks to the Metal Express Radio about his current projects, his career, and of course, his stint with Rainbow: Not long after the [Symphonic Slam] album was released you had joined Rainbow. How did you get the call to join Rainbow? I was still signed to A&M Records and was still involved with […]

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Purple family double dip

Another long form interview courtesy of the dreaded lurgy. Eddie Trunk did a “double dip” on his latest (September 2) podcast by talking to Graham Bonnet and Roger Glover. Roger’s segment starts at around 7’00” into the podcast, and Graham’s at 48’25”.

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The immortal Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker will release a new album under the MSG moniker in January 2021 via Nuclear Blast records. It will be called Immortal and feature several members of the extended Purple family. Ronnie Romero will be the principal vocalist on the album, along with Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Voss (Mad Max), and Ralf Scheepers (Primal […]

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Get out of the house

The Dead Daisies have announced their 2021 headlining tour of Europe. It is billed as Get Out Of The House Tour and scheduled for February/March next year. Many of the dates are the ones that have been moved from summer 2020 (the club dates, where Daisies were supposed to be headlining). Some more dates have […]

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Kayla from the Third Stage

Another track from the upcoming Flying Colors live album Third Stage was posted today — Kayla.

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Dead Daisies, Tony Iommi, and Trapeze

If you need a reprieve from all the Whoosh hoopla, here is an interview with Glenn Hughes done by Thunder Underground podcast. The interview itself starts at around 23 minute mark.

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Sounds like a punk group, Rainbow

Graham Bonnet spoke to the Antihero Magazine, promoting a new Alcatrazz album — their first studio offering since 1986. The conversation also ventured into the Rainbow theme. ANTIHERO: I read quite some time ago that you said hard rock music wasn’t something that came naturally to you as a vocalist. Graham Bonnet: Yeah. ANTIHERO: Here […]

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