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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces 2014 nominees

Written by admin on October 16, 2013 – 4:18 am -

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Nirvana, Kiss, Deep Purple and Cat Stevens are among the 16 nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

A panel of 600 artists, historians and music industry insiders will vote on which five will take their place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April. You can also have your say via the “fans’ ballot“.

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Deep Purple’s “Machine Head” – 40th anniversary box set

Written by admin on October 8, 2012 – 9:43 pm -

Deep Purple are releasing a five-disc box set to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their 1972 album “Machine Head”. The release includes four CDs, one DVD and a 60-page book.

“Machine Head” was Deep Purple’s sixth studio album and third featuring the so-called Mark-II line-up of Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Roger Glover (bass), Jon Lord (keyboards), and Ian Paice (drums). The band began recording the album in December 1971 at the Grand Hotel in Montreux, Switzerland. A fire at their intended recording location at the Montreux Casino inspired the classic song “Smoke On The Water,” which opened side two of “Machine Head”.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 nominees – Have your say

Written by admin on October 4, 2012 – 9:03 pm -

Music fans have been invited to participate in the selection process for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2013.

The nominees were announced today and fans can help decide who makes the final cut by placing a vote for their favourite at Rockhall.com.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2013 nominees

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Deep Purple’s Jon Lord dies aged 71

Written by admin on July 16, 2012 – 11:30 pm -

Founding member of Deep Purple, Jon Lord, has died aged 71. He suffered a pulmonary embolism at the London Clinic, after months battling pancreatic cancer.

The keyboard player formed Deep Purple in 1968 and went on to co-write some of the band’s most important recordings, including the classic “Smoke on the Water.”

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Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2011

Written by admin on November 10, 2011 – 7:35 pm -

Jeff Beck, Queen and Roger Waters were among the veteran artists honoured at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards last night. The event took place at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, and was hosted by KISS bassist, Gene Simmons.

Queen received the “Best Reissue” award for the remastered reissues of their final five albums: “The Works,” “A Kind of Magic,” “The Miracle,” “Innuendo” and “Made in Heaven.”

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