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JOE SATRIANI On RITCHIE BLACKMORE: 'It's Unfortunate When Somebody You Look Up To Has Something Negative To Say About You'

Joe Satriani says that "it's unfortunate" that Ritchie Blackmore would say anything negative about his guitar playing. The CHICKENFOOT guitarist, who played with DEEP PURPLE after Blackmore decided to leave the band for good in 1993, made the remark in response to an apparently two-decade-old interview with Ritchie which was posted earlier this ...

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Memories in Rock II - RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW

Longing for days gone by is especially heartfelt in hard rock and heavy metal music, the genre's diehards pining for substance in a music climate growing characterless. More so, they cling to familiarity like syrup to peaches. The mere suggestion of paying to watch a Freddie Mercury hologram, much less Ronnie James Dio in a ...

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GLENN HUGHES On BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION: 'I'd Love To Tell You It Was More Than A Side Project, But That's All It Is'

Brazil's KISS FM "Gasômetro" radio show recently conducted an interview with former DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes where he was in the country performing his "Classic Deep Purple Live" live set. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether his busy tour schedule is "tiring": Glenn: "It ...

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Watch RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW Perform In Helsinki

Fan-filmed video footage of RAINBOW's April 13 concert at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Spotlight Kid 02. I Surrender (Russ Ballard cover) 03. Mistreated (DEEP PURPLE) 04. Since You Been Gone (Russ Ballard cover) 05. Man On The Silver Mountain 06. Perfect Strangers (DEEP ...

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Watch RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of RAINBOW's April 8 concert at Olimpiisky Arena in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Spotlight Kid 02. I Surrender (Russ Ballard cover) 03. Mistreated (DEEP PURPLE) 04. Since You Been Gone (Russ Ballard cover) 05. Man On The Silver Mountain (with snippet of DEEP ...

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Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Classics In Westland, Michigan

Quality multi-camera video footage of legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner's (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) January 19 performance at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan can be seen below (clips edited and produced by George S Pogacich and Ken Kitt). Turner last year slammed Ritchie Blackmore for the guitarist's decision to go out ...

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Former VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Drummer BOBBY ROCK To Release 'The Boy Is Gonna Rock' Memoir In May

Veteran rock drummer Bobby Rock (VINNIE VINCENT INVASION, NELSON, LITA FORD) will tentatively release his memoir, "The Boy Is Gonna Rock: A Drummer's Journey From Houston To Hollywood In Search Of Hair Metal Heaven", in May. Describing the book as "a very detailed and personal 12-chapter memoir about the entire VINNIE VINCENT INVASION saga," Rock ...

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DON AIREY On Possibility Of RITCHIE BLACKMORE Playing With DEEP PURPLE Again: 'I Wouldn't Count On That Happening'

Don Airey says that fans shouldn't count on seeing a DEEP PURPLE reunion with Ritchie Blackmore. Blackmore is a co-founder of DEEP PURPLE and wrote many of their most memorable riffs, including "Smoke On The Water", but he has not played with the group since his 1993 departure. Steve Morse effectively took over Blackmore's slot ...

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VOODOO CIRCLE Feat. PRIMAL FEAR Members: 'Higher Love' Video

"Higher Love", the brand new video from VOODOO CIRCLE, the band featuring PRIMAL FEAR members Alex Beyrodt (guitar), Mat Sinner (bass) and Francesco Jovino (drums), can be seen below. The track is taken from VOODOO CIRCLE's fifth album, "Raised On Rock", which will be released on February 9 as CD, digipak and limited colored vinyl ...

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