Tag Archives: Deep Purple

Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

This is how it happens. You walk casually across the room, forgetting for a moment where you’ve been and what you’ve done. Then a barrage of sound hits you square in the back of the head. You turn wandering what on earth this assault on your ear drums is; looking at speakers bellowing away your memory lapse fades as you ...

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Rainbow rising on Memories In Rock II

Legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore surprised the rock world by reforming Rainbow for a series of European and UK concerts. Most people thought this a one-off and all they were left with was Memories In Rock I – Live In Germany as an audio memento. Only the man in black did it again and now Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow  rise once more and not ...

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Joe Lynn Turner Performs in Bergen, Norway

The former Rainbow and Deep Purple vocalist that is the legendary Joe Lynn Turner is still out there touring and rarely (if ever) puts on an anticlimactic show. Yours truly has caught quite a few performances by Turner over the years and has never gone home even remotely disappointed afterwards. The man possesses a set of heavenly pipes and there ...

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Rainbow reveal first new track in 22 years ‘Waiting For A Sign’

In 2017 legendary gutiarist Ritchie Blackmore made one of the least expected moves of his career. No, he didn’t teach a giraffe to ride a unicycle…I don’t know if anyone has done that before. What I meant was: he reformed rock icons Rainbow, placing himself back on lead guitar duties. After a few live dates and sub-sequential live blu-ray, fans ...

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Black Country Communion – Wolverhampton Civic Hall, January 2nd 2018

I can trace my Black Country roots back to the 15th century. It’s not so much in pride as defence I declare this to a woman from West Bromwich who’s got a thing against “Brummies”.  In fact it’s incredibly territorial in Wolverhampton tonight, there’s a tall bloke proclaiming loudly: “He’s one of us and comes from Cannock!” That Glenn Hughes ...

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Blackmore’s Night – Winter Carols

The folk rock outfit Blackmore’s Night, which is spearheaded by the talented Candice Night and the living legend that is Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), has been quite prolific and productive ever since its inception back in 1997. Countless albums and releases have seen the light of day since then, but the actual quality of the music has wavered a ...

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Europe reveal new album ‘Walk the Earth’

Swedish metal legends Europe are back once again, with a brand new album entitled ‘Walk the Earth’, which includes their new track of the same name. Check out the new track ‘Walk The Earth’ below: The album is set for release on October 20th, via Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music) Europe are also set to appear at Wembley Arena as ...

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Glenn Hughes Storyteller

At the Cafe de Paris in London on Saturday 25th February Glenn Hughes will be holding court for a very special Storytellers event taking place from noon until 4 PM. The former Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze and current Black Country Communion vocalist and bass player will espouse on his colourful career in music as part of a two-hour live interview ...

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Glenn Hughes The Robin 2 Bilston

Live: Glenn Hughes, The Robin 2, Bilston

Sly & the Family Stone pour out of the house PA, singing about ‘A Family Affair’. It’s fitting. There’s a sense of déjà vu at the Robin 2 tonight; there usually is when Glenn Hughes plays his native Black Country. You’ll regularly catch sight of other musicians who still live locally, maybe a retired footballer and a stand-up comic and ...

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Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow announce 2017 tour dates

Long live rock n’ roll! The positive thing about 2016 is the great ‘cold day in hell’ reformations – such as the original Guns N Roses, At The Drive-In, Thin Lizzy and of course, Bros. Yet, the most amazing band to make a come back this year was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow. After a one-off show earlier this year the legendary ...

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