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Extravaganza indeed

Back in 2016 Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi toured together under the Generation Axe moniker. According to Steve Vai: The idea was to create a seamless show with one backing band and 5 completely accomplished and astonishing guitarists that take to the stage in various configurations, performing some of […]

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Flying Colors Third Degree and tour

Flying Colors will release their third studio album — called Third Degree — in September 2019 via Mascot Records. The release will be accompanied by a brief tour, grand total of 10 dates. Five of them are stateside: MorseFest in Tennessee on August 30, followed by four shows quite literally squeezed in between Steve Morse’s […]

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Rainbow vorwärts

The latest incarnation of Rainbow has recorded a grand total of 4 “new old” tracks over the years: Waiting for a Sign (a Stranger in Us All outtake), remakes of I Surrender, Black Sheep of the Family, and Blackmore’s Night’s The Storm. These 4 tracks will be put on a limited edition EP CD to […]

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New releases from Cherry Red

Several relevant releases from the British label Cherry Red Records, that owns the RPM catalogue and has now partnered with Purple Records. Glenn Hughes: The Official Bootleg Box Set: Volume Two 1993-2013 This includes 6 CDs in a clamshell box set. Disc one is a collection of demos and outtakes called Incense And Peaches: From […]

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Another achievement for Flesh & Blood

Recently released Whitesnake’s Flesh & Blood album has reached #3 on the Official German Album Chart issued on May 17. What is interesting however, is that according to BraveWords, this is the highest chart position for Whitesnake in Germany in all of their career.

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Rainbow The Storm now streaming

The new Rainbow single The Storm has been released and is now streaming. (listen inside)

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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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Rainbow remakes The Storm

Rainbow will release another single — this time a remake of Blackmore’s Night tune The Storm — on May 17 via Minstrel Hall Music. The new release said to be a “rocked up” version of the track. The original was not lacking in guitar wizardry, albeit acoustic, on its own. Thanks to Blabbermouth for the […]

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Javelins with a caveat

Edel is reissuing the first Javelins album (a.k.a. Raving With Ian Gillan & The Javelins) on May 10, 2019. This is the same album that first came out in 1994 on RPM Records and was reissued in 2000 on the briefly revived Purple Records. Both releases are out of print now. The tracklist and cover […]

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Steve Morse guesting with Peter Frampton

Steve Morse is listed among guest contributors on the upcoming album by Peter Frampton. The album is a collection of Frampton’s favourite blues standards and is called All Blues. It is due for release on June 7 via Universal.

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