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Hey baby, what you gonna do

Here’s a track not covered too often — Rat Bat Blue, performed by Dario Mollo and the Space-T.

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A King Has Gone

A track from the upcoming Michael Schenker Group album Universal is intended as a tribute to Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on Rainbow Rising. The track is called A King Has Gone and features Helloween frontman Michael Kiske on vocals, and two of the Rainbow alumni — Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley […]

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Dominus Orchestra

Dominus Orchestra is a project that is a tribute to all things Jon Lord. It is a brainchild of a Greek musician Panos Politis, who plays the Hammond, piano, and other keyboards, and makes the arrangements. Their latest release is a live tribute to Paice Ashton Lord‘s Malice In Wonderland, recorded in Athens on December […]

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Ain’t no love

On November 26 the professional Purple tribute band Purpendicular played a gig at La Traverse in Cléon, France. Paicey once again joined them on drums, and the lineup featured another Purple family veteran — Neil Murray on bass. The setlist, quite understandably for the occasion, included several Whitesnake numbers: Highway Star Walking in the Shadow […]

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Animals can play chess too

Couple of upcoming release from the family tree people. Bernie Marsden is releasing a solo album called Chess. I will be a second album in his Inspiration Series, which is a collection of tributes to the artists that helped inspire and shape his own style and taste. The first release in the series, Kings, came […]

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Twinkle, twinkle

Take a heavy rock song and turn into a lullaby? We could totally see how this could be done to Temple of the King, but Stargazer, Heaven and Hell, or The Last in Line? Surely not. Until someone did…

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Here comes a tribute

Steve Morse and Glenn Hughes are on a Beatles tribute album being released on Cleopatra Records. It is called Legends Play The Beatles and is due out on August 6. Track listing Here Comes the Sun – Richard Page & Steve Morse Across The Universe – Ann Wilson Penny Lane – John Wetton Back in […]

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Bow to your masters

There is a new Deep Purple tribute album out, and it is by a bunch of bands most of us never heard of. It was put together by an outfit called Glory or Death Records that is described as “California underground heavy rock and metal specialists”. The album is called Bow to Your Masters Volume […]

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So you think you can tell

Ian Paice is among the host of rock’n’roll luminaries that made a tribute to Pink Floyd by re-recording their whole Wish You Were Here album. Other musicians in this project include Rick Wakeman, Todd Rundgren, Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, James LaBrie, Bootsy Collins, Steve Stevens, etc, etc. This version of the album is called Still […]

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Jon Lord Tribute Project

A German band called Baroque in Blue lists Jon Lord Tribute among their projects. Their repertoire consists of Purple staples with some Whitesnake and rarities from Jon’s solo output thrown in. The Jon Lord Tribute Project are: Hans Peter Herkenhöhner – Hammond B3, keyboards Karen Fälker-Herkenhöhner – flute Holger Strässer – guitar Wendel Biskup – […]

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