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In the Shadow of the Wizard

A new book on the Rainbow by Jerry Bloom is going to be published by Wymer later this year. In The Shadow Of The Wizard is a full colour, 224 page A4 hardback coffee table style book that comprehensively documents Rainbow’s first formative period. The recording of the first album, whilst Blackmore was still a […]

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Family of rock

David Coverdale’s local Tahoe Quarterly has a piece on him, his family, and their mansion in Incline Village that they had recently put on the market. It was published in the Winter 2019-2020 edition, which was out some time in November 2019. Born in a seaside town in North Yorkshire, England, Coverdale moved to the […]

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Tommy Bolin in and out

Hot on the heels of The Cozy Powell Story, there is another book coming from the same author: Tommy Bolin – In and Out of Deep Purple. It started off so well. As Jon Lord enthused in the October 1975 issue of Melody Maker: ‘Tommy can’t be so bad for us with so many good […]

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Vegas Blue

Guitarist/producer/engineer Brian Tarquin has put together an album dedicated to helping the families and survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting of October 1, 2017. The lineup features lots of guest musicians, with Steve Morse, Tony Carey, and Reb Beach among them. Other guests include Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Billy Sheehan, Gary Hoey, Bumblefoot (Guns […]

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People are still not seeing the Rainbow

JLT was a guest on the 80’s Glam Metalcast, and he sounds like he’s still not over about Blackmore’s choice of personnel for the most recent Rainbow lineup and being smug about it: Selected quotes from the chat (as transcribed by Blabbermouth): Most people don’t know this true story, because I didn’t try to really […]

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The vagabond life of Ossy Hoppe

Dead Daisies are at the studio again for a second round, and an old friend dropped by — Oskar ‘Ossy’ Hoppe, who was a Purple roadie back in the 70s. A few years back trade magazine IQ did a profile on the occasion of Ossy’s 65th birthday (issue 59, May 2015, pp. 34-48), including some […]

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Dance with the devil

A Cozy Powell biography is being prepared for publication by Wymer. It is called Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story and is scheduled for March 20, 2020. The book is authored by Laura Shenton, who has a Masters degree in “Music Since 1900” from Liverpool Hope University. What: Dance With The Devil […]

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Une faune inhabituelle

Concerto for Group and Orchestra got a rare North American performance yesterday, November 21, at Palais Montcalm in Québec City. Paul Mann was on hand to conduct l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, with Paul DesLauriers Band, and Bruce Dickinson handling the vocals. Concerto was followed by Sarabande and Bouré, and a set of Deep Purple covers […]

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Bonnet and Satriani to the Metal Hall of Fame

Graham Bonnet and Joe Satriani will be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame at the ceremony to take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Other inductees include Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, and Stephen Pearcy. Graham is expected to perform at the gala, with additional inductions […]

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Mickey Lee is alright now

…Or so he says himself: I'm Alright Now by Mickey Lee Soule This new track, which truly yours finds hauntingly mesmerizing, is from the family veteran Mickey Lee Soule. It was recorded with Michael P. Starmer on drums and The Royal Sympathetik Orchestra, and released a couple of days ago on his website under ‘name […]

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