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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT to Release Collection Of Love Songs

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, will release "All Because Of You - The Romantic Collection", a "potpurri of the smoothest and most wonderful love songs of the past four BLACKMORE'S NIGHT records" in mid-September through SPV Records. A bonus DVD will also be included ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: Tour Dates Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his fiancée Candice Night, have lined up the following dates during the coming months: Jun. 08 - Stockholm, SWE - Chinese Theater Jun. 10 - Helsinki, FIN - House of Culture Jun. 13 - St Petersburg, RUS - Oktyabrskiy Concert Hall Jun. 17 ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: DVD Update

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT singer Candice Night (fiancée of former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW and current BLACKMORE'S NIGHT guitarist Ritchie Blackmore) has posted the following update regarding the group's long-delayed DVD: "We have loads of plans for the DVD... The record company is interested in filming even more live footage this year to add along to the existing footage. ...

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DEEP PURPLE Singer: This Is The Best Line-Up We've Ever Had

DEEP PURPLE frontman Ian Gillan recently spoke to The New Zealand Herald about the group's past lineup changes and the band's present incarnation, which consists of Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, drummer Ian Paice, guitarist Steve Morse, and keyboardist Don Airey. "We had a conversation about this the other day and I think this is the ...

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GENE SIMMONS' 'Asshole': An In-Depth Review

Joop van Pelt of KissKollector.com has written the following track-by-track "review" of "Asshole", the much-anticipated new solo album from KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons: 01. Asshole (Frank Tostrup) "Title track 'Asshole' is a catchy, up-tempo bubblegum rocker reminiscent of Avril Lavigne's recent hit 'Skater Boy'. Hearing it once, makes it stick to your mind instantly. Especially ...

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DESTRUCTION: More South American Dates Announced

Veteran German thrashers DESTRUCTION have added more dates to their upcoming South American tour. The trek is currently shaping up as follows: Apr. 07 – Porto Alegre, BRA @ Bar Opinião Apr. 08 – TBA, BRA @ TBA Apr. 09 – São Paulo, BRA @ KVA Apr. 10 – Belo Horizonte, BRA @ Lapa Multishow ...

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Review: DEEP PURPLE 'Dissed' Their Classic

Vit Wagner of The Toronto Star reviewed DEEP PURPLE's headlining appearance at Massey Hall Thursday night (Feb. 26). "I'll admit, skeptical as I was going in, that DEEP PURPLE sucked me into their blistering recreation of the 1972 prog/metal classic 'Machine Head' at Massey Hall last night — that was until they switched the sequence ...

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DEEP PURPLE Bassist Defends The Group's Right To Rock

In a recent interview with The Daily Journal, DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover spoke about the contributions of former PURPLE guitarist Ritchie Blackmore to the group's early sound and the changes brought about with the addition of Ritchie's permanent replacement, Steve Morse. "You know, it's strange with a group," he said. You think that someone ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: No Chance Of Reunion With RITCHIE BLACKMORE

Ronnie James Dio has shot down the possibility of a RAINBOW reunion with him at the microphone. Back in April 2000 the singer confirmed to Classic Rock magazine that the idea had been discussed, with a British record company rep flying to guitarist Ritchie Blackmore's Connecticut base to discuss making what would have been the ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER To Guest On VH1 CLASSIC

Singer Joe Lynn Turner (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) will be sharing compelling anecdotes and introducing classic pop and rock videos on cable channel, VH1 Classic, starting at 6:00 a.m. January 31. Turner's guest VJ shift will appear in segments throughout the weekend. He'll be joined by veteran VH1 personality Amy Scott. Joe and Amy ...

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Police: Man Says Rifle Was Present For KID ROCK

Gordon Wilczynski of The Macomb Daily reports that a 43-year-old Michigan man was arrested in downtown Mount Clemens late Tuesday when police searched his car and found an assault rifle in his trunk, which he said he planned on giving to Kid Rock. Kid Rock, who is from Romeo and also known at Bob Ritchie, ...

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KID ROCK Tapes Christmas Special

KID ROCK taped a concert Tuesday night (November 4) for a 90-minute holiday-themed television special, according to the Associated Press. "A Kid Rock Christmas", which is to air Dec. 14 on VH1, will include clips from Tuesday's show, an animated short that features KID ROCK doing his own version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Go Gold In The Czech Republic

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, were awarded gold albums in the Czech Republic for the "Fires At Midnight" and "Ghost of A Rose" CDs at a special ceremony held at Cartouche in Prague on October 17. Sir Robert of Normandie and Squire Malcolm also ...

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Tribute To RITCHIE BLACKMORE To Arrive In November

A tribute to former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, titled "Blackmore's Castle: A Tribute to Deep Purple and Rainbow", is slated for release on November 11 through Lion Music. The complete track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. MISTER KITE – Bloodsucker 02. TRANSCENDENCE – Perfect Strangers 03. ARABESQUE – STARGAZER 04. LARS ...

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Former BLUE MURDER Bassist Joins FENDER's Artist Relations Dept.

Former BLUE MURDER/THE FIRM bassist Tony Franklin has joined Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) as part of its Artist Relations Department. Bringing more than twenty five years of professional experience on stage and in the studio, as well as his lifelong love of making music, Franklin will utilize his numerous music industry relationships to help ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce European Tour

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, the band featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced the details of their European tour, set to take place in October/November. These will be the only shows for "2003 Ghost of A Rose Acoustic/Electric Tour", according to the band's web site. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT European tour: Oct. ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: North American CD To Include Bonus Video

The North American edition of BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's "Ghost Of A Rose" CD, scheduled for release on August 26 through SPV Records, will include as a special bonus the video for the track "Way To Mandalay", filmed in the salt mines at Krakow, Poland. "Ghost Of A Rose" features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT: U.K. Tour Announced

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife Candice Night, have announced a U.K. tour in November. "For ALL our fans in Renaissance Garb — please call the theater directly and tell them you will be in Garb for special seating," reads a post on the band's web site. "Limited special ...

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New UFO Guitarist VINNIE MOORE Speaks!

Guitarist extraordinaire Vinnie Moore has issued a lengthy statement commenting on the recent announcement that he has been selected to replace Michael Schenker in UFO. Moore's statement reads as follows: "Hello all! It's absolutely true. I WAS ABDUCTED BY ALIENS. I was driving in my truck a few weeks ago and saw some strange lights ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Announce U.S. Dates

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT, featuring former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his companion Candice Night, have lined up two special U.S. performances during September. Here is the venue, ticket and on-sale information: Wednesday, September 17 Theatre of Living Arts 334 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 215-922-0666 - All tickets $29.00 - "Official" on sale date is ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Enter Japanese Chart At No. 15!

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's latest CD, "Ghost Of A Rose", has entered the Japanese charts at No. 15. In addition, the album is currently at No. 25 on the German chart after three weeks of release. "Ghost Of A Rose", due in the U.S on August 30 through SPV/Steamhammer Records, features former DEEP PURPLE/RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore ...

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