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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Memories in rock II

In 2016, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made a long awaited return to rock after years of only playing folky medieval music with his band Blackmore’s night. He played a tiny handful of gigs in Europe and none elsewhere, with a new Rainbow lineup that featured an unknown singer, Ronnie Romero …

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Deep Purple – Arena, Birmingham – 17th November 2017

Tonight was my first time at the NIA since they changed it to the “Arena Birmingham” name – an obvious wasy of saying “We couldnt find a new sponsor so we left their name blank”. Like many fans I think they should have just reverted to its original name – …

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Ian Gillan – The voice of Deep Purple – The Gillan years

Ian Gillan has long been the voice of Deep Purple. While the band has had other singers over the years, Ian Gillan has been the vocalist for 34 years in total – the vast majority of the band’s life. Deep Purple are currently on their long goodbye tour so assuming …

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Wille & The Bandits – Steal

With three lauded self-releases already, your first label release – as is the case with the latest Wille & The Bandits release Steal –­­ the impulse to play it safe may be tempting. Not enticing enough apparently. Steal is an out-and-out rocker of an album that’s been spliced, diced and spiced …

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Deep Purple – California Jam 1974

To be honest I was never a fan of the David Coverdale/Glenn Hughes era of Deep Purple back in the day but my blinkered youthful naivety from well over thirty five years ago has been changed by this recent DVD release from ear@MUSIC. The previous line up with Ian Gillan …

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Announces UK Tour 2017

RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW UK TOUR – JUNE 2017 plus support to be announced RAINBOW IN ROCK Playing The Classic Rock Anthems Of RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE HEADLINING THE 2017 STONE FREE FESTIVAL Saturday 17th June at The O2, London Following the triumphant sold-out show at the Birmingham Genting Arena earlier …

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Jon Lord – Gemini Suite (2016 reissue)

Jon Lord is best remembered by rock fans as the keyboard player from Deep Purple.  His Hammond Organ sound was a key part of Deep Purple’s music, but he was far more than just an ordinary keyboard player – he was a composer too.  By composer I don”t mean he …

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Memories in rock – Live in Germany

In June 2016, Ritchie Blackmore made a lot of fans very happy by playing three rock concerts.  The legendary guitarist retired from playing rock many years ago and since then has only played with his medieval band, Blackmore’s night.  These shows then represented the first chance for an entire generation …

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Deep Purple-Live At The NEC

Deep Purple said farewell to founding member, keyboardist extraordinaire Jon Lord with this concert recorded at the Birmingham NEC Arena in 2002. Previously available only as part of the Around the World Live box set, the cover of the DVD of Live at the NEC won’t win any marketing awards, …

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Gillan Vinyl Boxset to be Released

GILLAN VINYL BOXSET TO BE RELEASED Demon Records has announced the release of a new must-have Gillan vinyl boxset on 7th October. ‘The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982’ will feature 5 chart albums – 7 LPs in total – including Mr Universe (1979), Glory Road (1980, 2 LPs, with bonus disc ‘For …

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow – Genting arena, Birmingham – 25th June 2016

Tonight’s gig was a band I thought I’d never get to see – Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.  It’s a long time since Ritchie Blackmore has played rock, so this mini-tour of three dates in Europe (none announced for anywhere else in the world so far) was a very rare chance to …

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Inglorious – Islington Assembly Hall, London – 21/02/16

Tucked away in the corner of stage left, guitar duo Curran sought to warm up the London crowd ahead of tonight’s headliners Inglorious, but despite the best efforts of Mark Curran, they struggle to motivate the apathetic crowd. Armed with the simplicity of acoustic guitars, they played some well written …

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Deep Purple – O2 arena, London – 3rd December 2015

Tonight was a gig I’d been looking forward to for some time – Deep Purple’s only UK date.   As the band that many years ago started my love of rock and metal music I’ve been a fan ever since, and while they aren’t the same live as they were years …

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INGLORIOUS – Self-titled ‘Inglorious’ Album

Inglorious’ is the self-titled debut album from the rising Hard-Rock band, INGLORIOUS, set for release on Friday 19th February 2016. In their short time together, the band have already begun to make a name for themselves, with upcoming plans to support The Winery Dogs on their European Tour in January …

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Rival Sons Kick Off European Tour with Deep Purple This Sunday

Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS are due to kick off a European tour supporting rock legends DEEP PURPLE this Sunday, November 8th. The four week tour will see the bands playing arenas across Switzerland, France, Germany and the UK, followed by a headlining set from RIVAL SONS at this year’s …

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Glenn Hughes – Picturedome, Holmfirth, 25/10/2015

Last night, the small town of Holmfirth played host to a monumental collaboration of Hard Rock and Soul from the Rock Legend Glenn Hughes, and the insanely talented Doug Aldrich. For a Sunday evening, in this intimate picture house venue, you wouldn’t anticipate such a lively turn out of eager …

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Rival Sons: ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ 2-Disc Tour Edition Out Now

Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have released a 2-Disc Tour Edition of their latest album, ‘Great Western Valkyrie’, in celebration of the band’s upcoming tours with rock legends DEEP PURPLE and BLACK SABBATH. Originally released in 2014, ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ stormed into charts around the world and was rated the …

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Rival Sons Announce ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ 2-Disc Tour Edition

Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have announced a 2-disc tour edition of their critically-acclaimed 2014 album, ‘Great Western Valkyrie’. The band will be celebrating their upcoming European tour supporting rock legends DEEP PURPLE with a special version of ‘Great Western Valkyrie’, which stormed into charts around the world upon its …

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Deep Purple – Long Beach 1971

Over the last couple of years, earMUSIC have released several live albums from Deep Purple – “Paris 1975”, “Copenhagen 1972”, “Stockholm 1970” and “Graz 1975”.  Now the band’s show at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, on July 30, 1971 is being released.  The concert features the Mk II …

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