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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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Go on stage and have fun

Simon McBride spoke to the Scars and Guitars podcast at the beginning of June (i.e. after the start of the tour, but before the announcement of Steve’s retirement). At the end of the day, for me, with this gig, there’s been lots of people saying, or asking me will I play like Ritchie or will […]

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Four hundred and thirty two

Our man in Brazil Marcelo ‘no relation’ Soares writes: Brazilian talk show host Jô Soares died tonight, at 84. He did some fun interviews with Deep Purple in the 2003 and 2006 tours. He asked none of the questions we geeks would, but at the same time he put the boys at ease talking about […]

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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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A bitter-sweet emotion

Louder Sound has profiled Simon McBride, including quotes from a recent interview with him: […] McBride was always going to be the obvious candidate. He’d already played in the solo bands of Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan and Don Airey, knew how to wrangle Smoke On The Water and all the rest. “They are quite fussy […]

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Why they sway in the wind

VWMusic has a fresh interview with Ian Gillan. And it is definitely worth spending your time to go through. Andrew: The current lineup of the band is one of the most consistent and creative intonations in Deep Purple’s long history. What is it about this group of players that’s kept things so solid? Ian: Well, […]

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Because that’s what Steve Morse does

Guitar Player has an interesting interview of two monsters of the said instrument — Steve Morse and John Petrucci — talking to each other. And it’s quite a bit of a mutual admiration society. “How does anybody play guitar like that?” Dream Theater guitarist and main man John Petrucci says, recalling his reaction when he […]

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A lad from Saltburn-by-the-Sea

David Coverdale was a guest on the June 23 issue of the Rock and Roll High School podcast, hosted by Atlantic Records A&R boss Pete Ganbarg. It was recorded some time before the start of the current tour. It’s a lengthy affair at 1 hour and 24 minutes, so we’ve skimmed through it for your […]

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The headmaster

In this 2010 vintage interview with Banger TV Jon Lord talks about conflating Johann Sebastian with Jerry Lee

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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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