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  • Rainbow – Memories in Rock Sees Ritchie Blackmore’s Return to Rock and Roll!

    Rainbow – Memories in Rock Sees Ritchie Blackmore’s Return to Rock and Roll!

    Ritchie Blackmore was long hailed as one of rock and roll’s greatest guitarists, as the classic axeman behind bands like Deep Purple and Rainbow. Longtime fans were in for a bit of a shock when he left the world of rock and roll to perform medieval folk music in the late 90s! Those very same […]

  • Sound of Purple – Rocking the Eastside Cannery!

    Sound of Purple – Rocking the Eastside Cannery!

    It has been an interesting year for this fledgling Deep Purple tribute, to say the least. Initially known as Purplesque, and then Knee Deep in Purple, the group recently changed names again with the departure of keyboardist Brandon Lynn (who had coined said moniker and will apparently be starting his own separate band), and are […]

  • Joe Lynn Turner – Still Stone Cold on the Street of Dreams!

    Joe Lynn Turner – Still Stone Cold on the Street of Dreams!

    Joe Lynn Turner, best known for his stints in Rainbow and Deep Purple, is still active in the music business, and making a mark on his followers. To this day, the legendary vocalist is continuing to do his own thing, having recently recorded new records with Rated X and Sunstorm. In fact, it is with […]

  • Deep Purple – Revisiting the Legendary Made in Japan!

    Deep Purple – Revisiting the Legendary Made in Japan!

    In the wake of Machine Head, Deep Purple’s 1972 magnum opus, the group set off on their first tour of Japan. By this point in time, the classic MK II version of the band, featuring Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord (RIP), and Roger Glover was in full swing, having just released the […]

  • Deep Purple – Another Day, More New Deep Purple Live Material….

    Deep Purple – Another Day, More New Deep Purple Live Material….

    Deep Purple has been keeping busy, even nearly half a century since they began. The current lineup of the band features classic MK II members Ian Gillan (vocals), Roger Glover (bass), and Ian Paice (drums), teamed up with guitarist Steve Morse (formerly of Kansas and Dixie Dregs, who joined in 1993) and keyboardist Don Airey […]