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Mr. Udo pulls the stops

Our Japanese correspondent sent in these video clips from a busy Osaka train station to our trainspotting department. A couple more tour posters from Japan. At the Shibuya Station in Tokyo: Fukuoka poster:

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Everything louder than everything else

A second show in Osaka has been added to the Japanese tour calendar. We have no reliable information, but usually this happens when the first one is either sold out or being very close to. Fun fact: the venue they will be playing in Osaka is the very same venue where the bulk of original […]

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Train keeps a rollin’

Japan and North America tour dates have been announced. The North American tour starts on August 21 in Cincinnati and will continue throughout the rest of August and all of September, visiting a total of 25 cities and wrapping up on September 30 in Sacramento, California. It will be a double header bill with Judas […]

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On the love of borscht

May 2018 issue of Burrn! magazine carries an exclusive 12-page interview with Ritchie Blackmore, conducted by editor-in-chief Kaz Hirose. Below are a few of the more interesting tidbits translated back into English courtesy of our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono. On coming to Japan: Burrn!: This year Rainbow is doing shows in places where you have […]

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Rainbow photo book out in Japan

A new Rainbow photo book is coming out in Japan. It is quite a hefty volume at 288 pages and promises a wealth of pictures from the band’s Japanese tours from 1976 to 1984, many of them previously unpublished. The pictures were taken for the Music Life and Young Guitar magazines. The promo blurb mentions […]

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Player Magazine – Japan

The June 2016 issue of “Player” in Japan carried a 16 page article on Deep Purple consisting of Ian Gillan’s interview, Steve Morse’s interview, inFinite album review, and the live & studio gear review of Steve and Roger’s equipment. The interview is pretty much a repeat of the many interviews published in relation to the […]

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The irony of a fleeting nature of an iceberg

Japanese release of inFinite came out with extra liner notes (as is customary over there), written by renowned hard rock critic and adviser to the Burrn! magazine Masa Itoh. And the notes are so well written that we decided to present them to your attention here. Many thanks to Akemi Ono for the translation. Time […]

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Gillan’s track-by-track

The same issue of Burrn! also features an interview with Ian Gillan and a short review of inFinite (not very flattering). Apart from the things that have been said elsewhere during this promo campaign, Ian gives his track-by-track of the lyrics. Once again, exercise caution as this is just the gist of it and in […]

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That yearly laughing quota

May 2017 issue of Burrn! magazine in Japan features Ritchie Blackmore on the cover and a 14 page feature inside, including interview with him and Candice. Here are the more interesting bits of what they’ve said. Customary caveat: this is in reverse translation from Japanese. On recording new material: Burrn: We understand you were recording […]

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Memories in Rock wins award in Japan

Rainbow Memories in Rock — Live in Germany has won a Japan Gold Disc Award 2017 under the category of Best Music Videos — Overseas Music (foreign bands/labels). Despite the name, this award is more like American Grammies, as it is awarded for the best performance in a given year, as opposed to a certain […]

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