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Multi-dimensional trapeze act

Louder Sound has a article on Machine Head remix, based around an interview with Ian Gillan, with some contributions from Ritchie Blackmore, Dweezil Zappa, and Bruce Dickinson. Couple of quotes from Big Ian: I can see why [the record companies] are doing it. They have to make the music reach today’s audiences, I suppose. Everyone […]

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That little bit of expectation

Scenestr has a short interview with Simon McBride on the occasion of the impending release of =1. When you join a band like that, as you mentioned all the iconic players, there’s always that little bit of expectation from the fans I believe. They all want you to play like they want you to play. […]

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Top five on the planet

Black Country Communion are on the cover of UK’s Powerplay magazine (#274, June 2024), with a Glenn Hughes interview inside. It should not come as a surprise that being shy is just not in his vocabulary. Black Country Communion return after a seven year absence with glorious new album ‘V’. We chat to Glenn Hughes […]

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A touching story

New Jersey Stage has an interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night on the occasion of their upcoming shows in the area. Not much in the sense of groundbreaking news in there, just a bit of Ritchie being Ritchie at the end: When asked if there was a fan or two that really touched Ritchie […]

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A bit of fun on stage

Ian Paice spoke to the Classic Rock History on the occasion of upcoming new Deep Purple album =1. The meaning behind the album title, Steve Morse’s departure from the band, how Simon McBride fits in, the setlist, touring logistics, and life in general.

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Anything but lazy

Sound & Vision magazine (of an audiophilious inclination) has an interview with Dweezil Zappa on remixing Machine Head in Atmos surround. Zappa’s Atmos mix of Machine Head—which has quite specifically and very deliberately been dubbed a “remix”—will most definitely challenge the ears of any Deep Purple fan, new or old, who knows the core album […]

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This time in English

The latest (#44, June-July 2024) issue of the Rock Candy magazine has Q&A with Roger Glover, and a feature on Black Country Communion and their new album. The issue can be purchased directly from the publisher for £7 (plus £2 UK/£5 abroad postage for the dead-tree format).

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With baby face on the cover

Sweden Rock Magazine issue #5/2024 features the 1971 Blackmore/Paice/Lynott project Babyface as their cover story, with a seven-page feature inside. Also in the issue: 4-page feature on the current Deep Purple, with Roger Glover being interviewed. The magazine also mentions that “Glenn Hughes has finished writing the music for his first solo album since 2016”. […]

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Help us to the answer

Tony Iommi made an appearance on SiriusXM’s Eddie Trunk show on May 22, 2024, and was asked about the remix of Born Again. The master tapes for the album have been found nearly 3 years ago, yet we haven’t heard much of the progress. His answer didn’t shed much light on the matter either. Well, […]

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Fingers do the talking

Couple of interviews courtesy of Made in Metal. Roger Glover and Ian Gillan talk about Machine Head, Loosen My Strings, poetic licences, Ritchie’s shoes, and other interesting things.

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