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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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Less groove, more metal

There is a tribute album to Deep Purple out in Brazil. The shtick is that all the covers are done by metal bands with female vocalists. And apparently Brazil has quite a few of them. Some of these can be rather interesting, as long as you don’t expect faithful reproductions of the originals. Revengin – […]

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Strange Kind of Women

There is a terrific cover band out in Italy which also happens to be an all-girl band. They are fittingly called Strange Kind of Women. Ian Paice did a guest gig with them in March 2019 and now is giving them a shoutout on his DrumTribe channel: Strange Kind of Women are: Alteria – vocals […]

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From one Ronnie to another

May 16th marks the 10th anniversary of passing of Ronnie James Dio. The latest Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero pays tribute to the legend with a cover of Rainbow Eyes:

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Roll over Beethoven

German city of Bonn is celebrating the 250th birthday of their son Ludwig van Beethoven in 2020. In the occasion, gallerist Peter Wierny has initiated a tribute project with national and international artists contributing objets d’art and memorabilia. Roger Glover has contributed a painting (see above). When Ian Paice played in Bonn last November, he […]

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Sunshine of your love

Ginger Baker has passed away on October 6. That night in Portland, Maine, Deep Purple paid a tribute to him with replacing the usual Green Onions intro to Hush with an impromptu piece of Sunshine of Your Love.

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