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The ham-fisted philosopher

An outfit called Sonicbond Publishing has a new-ish book in their ‘every album, every song’ series — Deep Purple & Rainbow 1968–1979 – Every album, every song. It came out in June 2019, but slipped completely under our radar. Now there’s even a Czech language edition available. An Amazon review by Short person (yeah, right) […]

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The Voice of Rock Candy

Glenn Hughes is on the cover of the latest (December 2019/January 2020) issue of British magazine Candy Rock. Inside is a 14-page article based around an interview with the man. BraveWords has quotes of him praising Gary Moore: I’ve played with the greatest guitar players of them all – people like Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, […]

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Double vision snake

Perhaps by popular demand, perhaps not, Whitesnake will tour the UK in 2020. It will be a double bill with Foreigner, with Europe listed as special guests (oh, the irony). There are 6 confirmed dates between May 31 and June 8. Tickets go on sale to general public 8th November 2019 at 9am GMT, with […]

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Whitesnake on Sky TV

On June 14 Whitesnake performed at the Download festival held at the Donington Park Circuit in England. This performance will be broadcast in British TV channel Sky Arts on July 6 and 7 starting at 9 PM. Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

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Guilty on all counts

The Decibel Report has an exuberantly written review of one of the shows Paicey did with the Buddy Rich band in London last month. ‘Twas a hot summer’s night and waiting in the VIP queue outside the venue whilst awaiting the first show of the day to end one could feel gentle excitement mounting. This […]

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We’ll be back in 300 years

More interviews from the red carpet at The Ivors. Ian Gillan and Ian Paice were interviewed together, and then separately, by the MusicNewsWeb. Paicey mentioned that they’ve just spent 5 weeks in the studio in Nashville, which may or may not result in releasing something, eventually.

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Soak up as much as you can

Ian Gillan was caught by NME on the proverbial red carpet at The Ivors yesterday, May 23. And he mentioned that he just flew in from Nashville (if you know what we mean).

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Mark 2 picks up a songwriting award

Deep Purple Mark 2 are the the winners of the 2019 Ivor Novello Award in International Achievement category. This is sort of a “lifetime achievement” category, as opposed to any particular song or album. The awards, knows as The Ivors, are presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). […]

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Rescheduled UK dates for Glenn Hughes

The new dates for Glenn’s UK tour have been promptly rescheduled for November, neatly arranged around the previously announced two shows in Scotland. Unfortunately, Edinburgh, St Albans, Liverpool, and Nottingham had to be cancelled for logistical reasons. Four new shows were arranged in their stead: Bexhill, Cambridge, Cheltenham, and Middlesbrough. Ticket holders for the cancelled […]

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We’re going out as Pink Floyd

A 1987 vingage interview with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover was posted on Youtube. Ian and Roger are in the UK promoting Accidentally on Purpose, mixing Nobody’s Perfect, and generally having a ton of fun.

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