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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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Virus bites the ‘snake

The ill-fated Whitesnake Japanese tour, that has already been rescheduled for March from October 2019, is now postponed until further notice due to “the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus”. We regret to announce that WHITESNAKE’S Japan Tour which had been scheduled for March has been unavoidably postponed due to the ongoing threat of the Coronavirus. […]

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Japanese Whitesnake dates rescheduled

Whitesnake have new dates for their Japanese tour, rescheduled from October 2019 to March 2020. The new dates are booked from March 9 to 20th. Old tickets are still valid, except for Fukuoka (change of venue) and Toyota City (change of venue as well, and moved to Nagoya proper), both of which have to be […]

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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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