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Darker than Blue reminds us that Made in Japan is turning 50 these days. Albeit the album was released later in the year, but the three historic performances that were recorded were held on August 15th, 16th. and 17th, 1972. We’ll drink to that.

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Made in Japan celebration in Japan

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Deep Purple tour of Japan, the one that produced the aptly named live album. Burrrn! magazine publisher Shinko Music is supporting a couple of events commemorating the occasion. Osaka September 11, 2022 venue: umeda TRAD Tokyo November 5, 2022 venue: EX THEATER ROPPONGI Tokyo event will […]

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Bombay is calling again

Edel/earMUSIC will be re-releasing several titles from the band’s back catalogue later this year. A new edition of Bombay Calling — an early Mk.Morse live recording from 1995 — is due on August 26, 2022. It will be released as 2CD+DVD digipack and 3LP+DVD. Caveat: according to the tracklists posted by an online retailer, for […]

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It’s Burrn!

25th anniversary of Whitesnake’s Restless Heart album is the cover story of issue #2022-02 of the Japanese Burrn! magazine. This issue also includes an interview with Roger Glover about the Deep Purple’s first album of covers.

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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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Speed king Yoyoka

Another Purple cover from the 11 year old Japanese drum prodigy Yoyoka

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Red, white, and blues

The August 2020 issue of the Japanese Burrn! magazine (the one that has an extensive feature on Deep Purple’s new album) actually has David Coverdale as the cover story. The 10-page interview inside promotes Whitesnake’s latest release — The Rock Album compilation. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono translated the more interesting tidbits from the article […]

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To be a musician, not a rock star

Here is the third and the final installment of the interviews from the Japanese Burrn! magazine Deep Purple special, courtesy of Akemi Ono who graciously supplied us with the reverse translations. Roger Glover’s interview from the series can be found here and Ian Gillan’s here. Burrn! August 2020 edition Ian Paice Interview Ian Paice is […]

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A songwriter that happens to play bass

Here is the second part of the interviews from the Japanese Burrn! magazine Deep Purple special, courtesy of Akemi Ono who graciously supplied us with the reverse translations. Burrn! August 2020 edition Roger Glover Interview Roger Glover considers himself very lucky. At a bass players conference, he said “If you want to move forward, find […]

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The joy of music

Japanese Burrn! magazine has a 17-page Deep Purple special in its August 2020 issue. The feature includes pictures, discography, and interviews with Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice. Our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono has graciously supplied us with the reverse translation of the more interesting tidbits of the three interviews. Here is the first […]

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