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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Name New Album

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, have set "Village Lanterne" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in early 2006 via SPV Records. A single, "I'll Be There (Just Call My Name)", will precede the album on September 5. Check out a preview ...

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Legendary Drummer CARLO LITTLE Passes Away

According to Deep-Purple.net, legendary 1960s rock'n roll drummer Carlo Little sadly passed away on Saturday, August 6 after a bravely fought battle with lung cancer. Carlo had strong roots in the DEEP PURPLE family tree, having played with Ritchie Blackmore and Nick Simper in SCREAMING LORD SUTCH'S SAVAGES, and with Jon Lord and Nick Simper ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Guest On 'ESPN Hollywood'

According to Reuters, Ozzy Osbourne will make an appearance later this month on a new ESPN2 weeknight program dedicated to "examining the junction between sports and entertainment." Osbourne will appear on "ESPN Hollywood", backstage after a concert for a one-on-one "hookup" with one of his biggest fans, Philadelphia Eagles fullback Jon Ritchie. The half-hour show ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Voted 'Ideal Supergroup'

BBC News has issued the following report: The four members of LED ZEPPELIN have been voted the U.K.'s ideal supergroup, with Robert Plant beating the late Freddie Mercury to best singer. About 3,500 music fans were polled for Planet Rock Radio and were asked to create their fantasy band. Jimmy Page won best ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 'Castles And Dreams' DVD To Receive U.S. Release In October

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT will release their DVD, "Castles and Dreams", in North America on October 11. Featuring the entire beautifully-shot concert at Burg Veldenstein/Neuhaus in Germany, the program also features over four and a half hours of material, including TV appearances, music videos, and movie archives from Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW) and Candice Night. A ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: Riding High On European Charts

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's recently released DVD, "Castles and Dreams", entered the European music DVD charts at the following positions: Sweden – No. 2 Germany – No. 3 Austria – No. 4 Italy – No. 8 England – No. 23 "Castles and Dreams" contains an entire concert of Burg Veldenstein/Neuhaus, TV appearances, music videos, interviews, and personal ...

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KID ROCK Sued For $575,000 Over Assault At Strip Club

The Associated Press has issued the following report: A disc jockey has sued KID ROCK for $575,000, claiming the entertainer punched him at an adult entertainment club in February. Jerry Campos of Cedar Hill, Tenn., seeks $500,000 in punitive damages and $75,000 in compensatory damages in the lawsuit filed Monday in Circuit Court. Nick Stern, ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman Discusses Departure Of Bassist MARCO MENDOZA

Wisconsin-Music.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale. An excerpt from the interview follows: Wisconsin-Music.com: Throughout your career, you've worked literally with the finest rock guitarists ever. Ritchie Blackmore, John Sykes, Jimmy PageDavid Coverdale: "Well, not only that, don't short-sell the bass players and the drummers, the keyboard players. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: 'Castles And Dreams' DVD Charting High

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's recently released DVD, "Castles and Dreams", entered the German music DVD chart at position No. 3 and the Swedish music DVD chart at position No. 2. "Castles and Dreams" contains an entire concert of Burg Veldenstein/Neuhaus, TV appearances, music videos, interviews, and personal home movies from the archives of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (ex-DEEP ...

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DEEP PURPLE Prepare To Release Expanded Version Of 'Burn'

Launch Radio Networks reports: One of the most significant albums in DEEP PURPLE's catalog will be treated to an expanded reissue on May 3. "Burn", first released in 1974, was the British hard rock group's first album with its Mach III lineup, which featured singer David Coverdale and bassist Glenn Hughes replacing Ian Gillan and ...

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ROBERT PLANT, BRIAN MAY Among Britain's Top Music Millionaires

Bloomberg News is reporting that former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant and QUEEN guitarist Brian May are among the top 40 music millionaires in Britain, according to a list published in the Sunday Times. Paul McCartney, Elton John and Sting dominated the annual list, which also included ROLLING STONES' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, both ...

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RAINBOW To Reunite For Tour?

According to a posting on The Dio Message Board, RAINBOW may reform for a series of live shows after all. Word has it that Ronnie James Dio's wife Wendy's management company Niji Management may be looking at getting the members of the group back together for a number of live appearances. The lineup ...

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