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Live In Munich 1977 - RAINBOW

There are always people who, to be difficult, like to throw rocks at the sacred cows of music. You know, that ass-clown who insists that SABBATH wasn't all that great, or that "Kill 'em All" is overrated, or that LED ZEPPELIN is a bunch of bullshit. But even amongst these career naysayers, it's hard to ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Will NOT Be Rejoining DEEP PURPLE At MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL

Former DEEP PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has shot down reports that he was approached by his former PURPLE bandmates about rejoining them for their appearance at the 40th-anniversary edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival this summer. In an interview with Billboard.com conducted last month, Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs said about DEEP PURPLE's performance ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Talks About Upcoming 'Anthology' DVD Set

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickínson will release three-disc DVD set, entitled "Anthology" through Sanctuary Visual Entertainment on June 19 in Europe and June 20 in North America. This is the definitive Dickinson package, and includes over six hours of videos and live performances, and previously unreleased and archive material. The following is an interview with ...

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FALL OF SERENITY Explain Tour Cancellation

German death metallers FALL OF SERENITY have issued the following statement explaining their decision to drop off the European tour with HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND: "So we are not on tour with the cool people of HATE ETERNAL, SPAWN OF POSSESSION and SHADOWSLAND anymore. We were forced to do this decision together ...

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DEEP PURPLE Frontman: 'Our Record Company Is Thrilled With Us'

antiMUSIC's Morley Seaver recently conducted an interview with DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan. An excerpt from the chat follows: antiMUSIC: You said you're pulling in the crowds...how is the record ["Rapture of the Deep"] doing globally? Ian Gillan: "Biggest-selling record we've had since 'Perfect Strangers'." antiMUSIC: That's great to hear. Ian Gillan: "In a climate ...

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Astralism - ASTRAL DOORS

This one is for those who yearn for the unashamed brightness and spunk of '80s-influenced power metal, as well as classic metal icons like RAINBOW, DIO, and DEEP PURPLE. On the Swedish band's third release, "Astralism", the approach is much the same as the previous releases: Patrik Johansson's spot-on Ronnie James Dio vocals, the Joe ...

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RAINBOW: 'Live In Munich' To Receive CD Release In June

RAINBOW's "Live In Munich" double-CD is scheduled for release on June 13 in Europe and the U.S. (Eagle Records) and June 21 in Japan. The concert footage, which was released in DVD format in December in Japan, was recorded/filmed in Munich, Germany on October 20, 1977 with the following line-up: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ronnie James ...

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RITCHIE BLACKMORE's Son JÜRGEN To Release New Instrumental CD

German guitarist Jürgen Blackmore, son of DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore, will release a new instrumental rock album, entitled "Between Darkness & Light", on May 19. The CD was recorded and mixed earlier this year at the Musikerei Studios in Quickborn, Germany and features a "somewhat harder" musical direction than the four tracks that ...

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GRIM REAPER: New Touring Lineup Revealed

GRIM REAPER frontman Steve Grimmett has revealed the identities of the musicians that will be backing him during the group's upcoming performance at the Keep It True VI festival in Germany and subsequent headlining show in Greece. "[I've] been informed by a few people that the [Keep It True VI] promoters are advertising this as ...

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SOULFLY To Embark On West Coast Tour With MANNTIS, A PERFECT MURDER

According to a posting on SOULFLY's official web site, the band will be undertaking a short West Coast tour beginning in early April, immediately following the band's current European headlining trek. Support on the West Coast dates will come from INCITE (featuring SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson Ritchie), Century Media recording artists MANNTIS, and Victory ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 2005 U.K. Tour Roadie's Diary Published

Last year, Mike Garrett of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Lincolnshire fan club was lucky to work with BLACKMORE'S NIGHT and the GEYERS as part of the BLACKMORE'S NIGHT U.K. tour. Mike kept an extensive diary and photographic record while working on that tour and it is now published as part of the Blackmore's Night UK Street Team ...

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WHITESNAKE To Tour Japan In May

WHITESNAKE will be undertaking a headlining tour of Japan in early May prior to their slew of festival appearances and headlining shows in Europe this summer. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon. In other news, WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale recently commented on the rumors of a possible reunion of the Mark III (1973-1975) ...

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DEEP PURPLE Guitarist STEVE MORSE Checks In From The Road

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has posted the following message on his official web site: "I know it's been a long time since I've written anything, but this is the first moment where there is a lull in the amount urgent things to deal with. Many personal trials have happened, both with close friends and ...

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Time Machine - AXXIS

Everyone outside the U.S. is probably thinking we're smoking some high-grade Yankee crack over here at HQ right about now — after all, "Time Machine" was released in Europe in early 2004, and AXXIS has a new album coming out this month. What gives with the late review? Well, Locomotive Music is releasing a bunch ...

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