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Whitesnake Japanese tour postponed

Japanese promoters Creative Man Productions have announced that the Coverdale & Co tour of the country, initially scheduled for October 2019, has been postponed until 2020. Quote from Coverdale: Due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts, it is with great regret and a heavy heart that Whitesnake are going to have to reschedule the planned Japanese tour […]

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Flesh & Blood is #1 in Japan

On May 10, the day of its release, the new Whitesnake album Flesh & Blood landed on the #1 spot on the ORICON Daily Album Ranking in Japan. This is the general chart for all genres, not just “overseas music” or rock albums. It slipped down to #6 on May 11.

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Coverdale in Burrn! magazine

Current issue of Japanese Burrn! magazine (#05/2019) has David Coverdale on the cover and an interview inside. Akemi Ono kindly sent us her reverse translation. The interview was done to promote release of the new Whitesnake album Flesh & Blood and the world tour. And now, on to David’s interview itself. Burrn!: What are your […]

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Stories and works of Don Airey

Japanese publisher Shinko Music Mook has a new book out. Published in December 2018, it is titled Stories and Works of Don Airey and is dedicated to all things pertaining to Deep Purple’s keyboard player. Contents Introduction Don Airey Live Tours In Japan 1980-2018 Exclusive long interview Don Airey Story ~ From Sunderland to Infinite […]

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The Infinite Live Recordings in Japan

The Infinite Live Recordings Vol. 1 was released in Japan on September 26, 2018, tied in with the Japanese let of The Long Goodbye Tour. Disc 1 includes 13 tunes from the live performance at Hellfest 2017 in France, and is apparently identical to the European release. Disc 2 includes more tunes from Hellfest 2017, […]

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Thoroughly enthusiastic in Chiba

Deep Purple live at Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan 2018-10-14) So DP started their Japanese tour yesterday at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. I went to the meet&greet including a stage tour. I’m not a review writer, but I can tell you the set list and my impression of their first show: 1. Highway Star 2. […]

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Another Japanese book

There is another book due out in Japan, and this volume aims to cover a comprehensive history of Deep Purple from Mark 1 to the present day. It is titled Deep Purple in Book and will be published on October 3 by Shinko Music Mook, ostensibly to tie in with the upcoming Japanese tour. Besides […]

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The life and music of Glenn Hughes

There is a new book on Glenn Hughes out in Japan from the Young Guitar magazine, The life and music of the best funky R&R player Glenn Hughes. It features the “Glenn Hughes Story” and discography of his 163 pieces of work (including guest appearances), with song titles, performing artists for his major works, and […]

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Conductor that sits at the back

Burrn! in Japan has published a special issue of Metallion magazine commemorating the 40th anniversary of Whitesnake. The issue (vol. 64) includes exclusive interviews of past and present members of the band: David Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Ian Paice, John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Vai, Doug […]

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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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