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Ritchie and Candice talk about their latest album Nature’s Light. This is the first part of the three-part series that their record company is promising us.

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C’mon, mate, out you come

Bruce Dickinson was a guest on BBC’s Rock Show with Johnnie Walker on Saturday, April 3, during their regular Rock God segment. His pick is Ian Gillan: So there I was as a young spotty teenager and there was this noise coming through somebody’s door, and I opened it, and I… ‘What on earth is […]

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Can’t take rock’n’roll too seriously

This is the Blackmore’s interview that he gave in September 1993 to a Swedish show called Metal Magazinet. You may have heard bits and pieces from it over the years, but here it looks like it is in its entirety and unedited. That’s the one from which the sensationalist clip of Ritchie going to beat […]

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Investing outside the mainstream

A piece promoting Blackmore’s Night latest album has appeared in Forbes, of all places, based on an interview with m’lord and m’lady: Ritchie, I read that you were given your first guitar at 11 and the first lessons you took were actually classical guitar lessons. At what point did you actually start to embrace that […]

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Back to the future

April 2021 issue of Burrn! magazine features Bladckmore’s Night as a cover story, with an interview inside. Akemi Ono graciously offered reverse translation of the interview for the rest of us who don’t speak Japanese. Blackmore’s Night will release their 11th album Nature’s Light, on March 11 worldwide. Ritchie and Candice agreed to talk to […]

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Nipples popping out

David Coverdale talks to a couple of Canadian dudes, promoting the latest tricolour Whitesnake compilatons. Also on the agenda: Jon Lord’s left hand, the flying Dutchmen, singing about lunches, Coverdale/Page, wildfires, classical artists, and many other things.

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There is a problem, and it’s called guitar

An interesting interview with Don Airey, dug up from the mu:zines depth and breadth. This was done around Ozzy’s Bark at the Moon time and originally published in February 1984 issue of Electronics & Music Maker. The interview will be of a particular interest for vintage synthesizer aficionados (you know who you are). Don also […]

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Naked without it

Another Jon Lord interview from the mu:zines archives. This one is from 1983, originally published in the May issue of Music UK magazine. Once again, this is a pro music magazine, and much of the discussion revolves around equipment and technique. When Jon mentioned that he was still able to take his Hammond out on […]

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12 notes from C to C

Digging deeper into mu:zines archives, there’s this interview with Jon Lord from the time of Before I Forget, published in August 1982 issue of Electronics & Music Maker. On the album ‘Where Are You’ it seems to have a Debussy type ending. Jon Well, again, he is a composer that I used to play quite […]

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There’s this guy…

mu:zines is a website dedicated to digitally reprinting old music production magazines. It has quite a few Purple-related interviews of various vintage. International Musician and Recording World issue from March 1975 had an interview with Ritchie Blackmore, where he mentions Tommy Bolin as one of the few worthwhile American guitarists, mere months before Bolin replaced […]

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