For Group With Orchestra (via darker than blue)

For Group With Orchestra With their usual lack of proper PR, the Deep Purple Orchestral Tour has sort of just emerged without any real attempt to big it up in the press at all, which seems a shame. It now looks as if most of the shows during 2011 will take this format, building on Ian Gillan’s occasional shows fronting an orchestra during 2009/10. That there is confusion is clear from the enquiries we had from North America asking if the band were doing The Concerto. We … Read More

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BBC Sessions (via darker than blue)

The Complete BBC Sessions

BBC Sessions UPDATE 2 • EMI have managed to sort out a deal with the owner of two of the unissued sessions. It is likely that there will be a Various Artists BBC Sessions set which will include one or two of the Deep Purple tracks, and this may reach the shops before the full DP set. So unless you really cannot wait, our advice is to hang on for the full CD (though the V/A set may be interesting for other bands). As for the In Concerts, Abbey Road are going t … Read More

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Peter Hanmer – Revelation (via RockFest)

Peter Hanmer - Revelation Hi there If you’re a fan of expertly composed, played and produced instrumental guitar progressive rock, you need to check out the debut solo album from guitarist Peter Hanmer. After being involved in the music business for the past 30 years, Peter has finally released his first solo album, “Revelation”. He has recorded numerous other albums with the bands, Off the Edge and Clint & Co. “Revelation” is an instrumental guitar-based album featur … Read More

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Modern Rock for Classic Rock Fans – Fever by Bullet For My Valentine (via Brian Currin)

Modern Rock for Classic Rock Fans - Fever by Bullet For My Valentine For me Classic Rock as a genre describes the music I listened to during my teenage years in the 70’s. Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, and Black Sabbath were, and still are, among my all-time favourite bands. Now I am not suggesting that ‘Fever’ by Bullet For My Valentine (their 3rd album) is a Classic Rock album  or that they are even influ … Read More

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Rolling Rock Show – Newsletter (via RockFest)

THE ROLLING ROCK SHOW NEWSLETTER NO. 1 – 17 JUNE 2010 Welcome to the first Rolling Rock Show Newsletter. I will be sending out a monthly newsletter to keep you advised of happenings on the Rolling Rock Show. Bafana Bafana may disappoint us but good music never will. The Rolling Rock Show (Saturday, 20h00 – 22h00) has some exciting plans in store for future shows. I will be posting my playlists on every week. While the 1970s is … Read More

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Beware: Dinosaurs walk the Earth… (via Ed Rybicki’s Blog)

Beware: Dinosaurs walk the Earth... I speak here, of course, in reference to the fond depiction of my favourite 1970s-era rock bands on the cover of my CD "Retroid Rock", issued to commemorate my inaugural lecture in 2002…what was that?  Never seen it?  As you were, then…OK, it had an Acrocanthosaurus on the cover, said "Hear the Dinosaurs Roar!" on it in large red letters, and had 13 hours of taped radio shows I did between 1994 and 1995 on UCT Radio (104.5 FM – in stereo…). … Read More

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