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The last common ancestors

It’s not that we can quote a preeminent scientific publication in every news item here on THS, but today’s the day. An article in Communications Biology, a Nature family journal, enticingly entitled Miniaturization during a Silurian environmental crisis generated the modern brittle star body plan deals with 420+ million years old fossils of modern starfish […]

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Knowing me, knowing you

Blackmore’s admiration for ABBA is well documented. Now it turns out that the feeling was sort of mutual. Total Guitar has a curious interview with Swedish session man Janne Schaffer, who recorded on 50 of the 98 tracks released by the band in their heyday. What were the most guitar-heavy tracks you recorded with ABBA? […]

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Bremen town mad dog

This is a little gem that you can watch inside.

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An epic battle of snobbery vs. Dionysus

In case you have nothing better to do over the holidays, why not sit down and read a fictional story about Vladimir Nabokov encountering a certain band in Montreux in 1971. Nabokov vs Deep Purple is written by one Mark Rudolph, in a genre self described as a post postmodern humor. The story is written […]

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Gone fishin’

Adrian Smith, one half of the classic Iron Maiden’s signature twin guitars, is doing interviews promoting a book of memoirs about his other passion — fishing (with a good measure of musical anecdotage thrown in). He recently guested on Blue Fish Radio to discuss the book and his career. Here’s how he describes that crucial […]

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Want to ride my bicycle

This is from our trainspotting department. September 6 stage of Tour de France was won by a gentleman whose jersey was adorned by a logo that reads WHOOSH. Turns out the winner rides for Team Emirates which is sponsored this season by eponymous piece of spyware fitness app. No relation to the recent Deep Purple […]

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Musicians’ Bench

An objet d’art called Musicians’ Bench was spotted in Russian city of Pskov. Sharp eyes quickly recognized that music notation on the bench is not random, but represents the opening chords of nothing else but Smoke on the Water. The bench is installed in a recently reconstructed Square of the Arts and is the work […]

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Au naturel is also good

Now, who would have thought that mighty Child in Time would sound just as majestic in an acoustic (well, almost) treatment. Here it is, in all its glory, complete with a Mick Box-esque electric guitar solo. Performed by Akoustik Rock Trio from Germany.

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Roger can sing

Not many of even the die hard fans know that Roger Glover actually has a beautiful singing voice (quite understandably, because he uses it in public so rarely). Here is an example from all the way back in 1966. It is an unreleased demo acetate of him singing his own song called Afterwards.

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A household name

PR people at Edel are certainly learning their upkeep this time around as Whoosh got a mention on CNN (watch inside)

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