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Never say never

Here’s a blast from the past: Ian Paice and Roger Glover promoting the soon to be released House of Blue Light on British TV.

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The planet will be fine after we’re gone

Ian Gillan was on the Lyme Bay Radio today, May 7, for the full 2 hours. As one can imagine, a lot of ground was covered during that time. The takeaway points (off the top of my head) were something like the following: there will be no live shows for the band until February 2022; […]

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Friday with Big Ian

Ian Gillan will be a special guest on his hometown station Lyme Bay Radio tomorrow, Friday, May 7, 2021, between 4 and 6 pm. The show is called Finally Friday, and apparently it will be a one off. Ian will be chatting “about life, lockdown and Lyme Regis; and possibly a little about his outstanding […]

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Music for the treadmill

Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich were guests on Rock Solid podcast episode 561 last Saturday, April 22, promoting the last Dead Daisies’ album and the eventually upcoming tour. Meanwhile, The Daisies have announced a handful of dates booked for the end of June / early July this year. It’s just a short US tour in […]

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Just catch the plague and it’s over

Second part of Ritchie and Candice’s interview promoting their latest album Nature’s Light.

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Always do your homework

Rolling Stone magazine has series called Unknown Legends where they interview “[…] veteran musicians who have toured and recorded alongside icons for years, if not decades. All are renowned in the business, but some are less well known to the general public.” David Rosenthal was the latest guest on this feature column. Tell me how […]

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Medieval organic

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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