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When was he asked?

The Ultimate Guitar has quotes from an interview with Michael Schenker, in which he explains why he refused to join Deep Purple, Ozzy, Thin Lizzy, and Motorhead (spoiler: he didn’t want to end up in somebody else’s band). I didn’t go with Deep Purple, I didn’t go with Ozzy Osbourne, I didn’t go with Phil […]

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That little voice in his head

Glenn Hughes sat down to chat with Midland Metalheads (digging up his thickest accent), ahead of his performance at the Stonedeaf Festival on August 24. He tells the story of him joining Purple, and also mentions that Black Country Communion have January 2021 earmarked to record another album and that another one of his projects […]

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Depends on the anatomy

Ian Gillan & Co were guests at a talk show in Brazil back in 2006. And what do Brits and Brazilians talk about — football, of course! And shoes. And silly hats.

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Must’ve been some friends of ours

An excerpt from Rod Stewart’s biography: On top oft he graffiti and the disruption, relations between the Faces and their hoteliers were not improved by our habit of inviting the entire audience back to our hotel after the show. I would issue the invitation from the stage, telling everyone where we were staying and what […]

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Magic as a concept album

Classic Rock has an interesting opinion piece on Gillan’s Magic album: Of the three major offshoots that emerged after the break-up of Deep Purple in 1976, Gillan (the band, not the man) was certainly the most musically daring. And Gillan’s most daring album just might be their last: 1982’s Magic. Yes, the keyboard-heavy record carries […]

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Waking up on the bathroom floor

Glenn Hughes was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 70s promoting his upcoming tour of the UK. His interview is now available online at the BBC website, and will be there until May 28.

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Here goes the Glenfiddich

Some time late March David Coverdale was a guest on Let There Be Talk podcast. The lengthy chat covered a lot of anecdotage from the olden days — from Redcar salesman to Purple audition, recording Burn, Cal Jam (complete with camera demolition), Whitesnake, Coverdale/Page, and much more. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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My darling Mitzi Dupree

Back in 2016 Toronto Sun run a story about a legendary, uhm, entertainer that some 30-odd years earlier fascinated both Canadian lumberjacks and a certain British rock star. Western Canada in the early 1980s was a lot like Western Canada now, burdened with a sputtering economy and a lot of long faces to go with […]

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A fairly shallow sort of question

A great piece of history — an ’85 interview with the band (sans the obvious) after a record store signing session in Houston, Texas, during the US leg of the reunion tour.

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Swinging sixties on Carnaby Street

And then there is this piece from British Pathé highlighting circa 1967 vintage hipsters. Look out for familiar faces! Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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