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Ritchie Blackmore

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Knocking at Your Back Door: A Deeper Shade of Purple In the '80s

    Deep Purple Perfect Strangers Live Eagle Vision, 141 mins., Various CD/DVD formats It's something of an intellectual parlor game for Deep Purple fans to debate the ultimate question: Which lineup was the best? Commercially and song popularity/longevity wise, it's clear DP 2.0 -- the band responsi ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    The Warning: The 10 Heaviest Albums Before Black Sabbath

    Forty-two years ago today, on Friday the 13th, the gates of hell opened up and belched forth Black Sabbath. Upon its release, the Birmingham band's eponymous debut album instantly became the heaviest, scariest, most evil record of all time, and it still ranks right up there. Calling this record "in ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Five on Five: Fender vs. Gibson, Who Had the Better Players?

    ​For guitar players, it's an age old question: are you a Fender guy or a Gibson guy? Over the years since both companies became popular in rock music, many other guitar manufacturers have made inroads, but none have been able to surpass the power and tradition of these two giants in the guitar ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Deep Purple Rises, Repeatedly, From Its Own Hard-Rock Ashes

    ​Deep Purple Phoenix Rising Eagle Vision, $14.98 DVD, $19.98 DVD/CD, 142 mins. Deep Purple has been through so many different lineups that fans and hard-rock historians often measure then in "marks," abbreviated "Mk." While Purple's Mk II incarnation is the one casual fans remember most and h ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    14 Things You Didn't Know About Rick Springfield

    2. Rick Springfield is a stone cold sex fiend... ​In recent years, many musicians have put down their instruments (at least temporarily) and picked up the computer keyboard to produce some pretty revelatory memoirs. And in one case, perhaps too revelatory - Billy Joel recently pulled the plug ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Ghosts of SXSWs Past: Justice, Glasvegas, Monotonix...

    Craig Hlavaty​This year marks the fourth year Craig's Hlist has covered SXSW in Austin for the Houston Press, from the days when we had to shoot all of our own shows, had neither Facebook nor Twitter, and slogged through the day mostly drunk. It's a far cry from now, when we are glued to our p ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Throwing The Devil Horns For Dio One More Time

    Ed. Note: This article first appeared in the Houston Press in August 2003, when Dio (the man and the band) played the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. ​It's a ubiquitous sign for the ages. Whether thrown in rapture or irony, the pinky-and-index-finger extended "devil horns" might mean something di ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Edgeplay... The Other Runaways Movie; Ex-Inbred Whiteboy In Dallas Film Fest

    ​The Runaways biopic opens in Houston today, which you already know because you read Hollywood Shuffle religiously and are sick of hearing us talk about it. We swear this is the last of it. But before the new film was even a spark in some glimmery vampire-loving actress' eye, ex-Runaways bass play ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Back to the Future: The Musical Lineage of the Sword

    Craig HlavatyThe Sword at Free Press Summerfest 2009​This Sunday night, Austin's The Sword pulls into Warehouse Live to lay waste to our city's collective eardrums. The band was in town last August for Summerfest and was shit-hot, coming right off of an opening slot for Metallica over in Europe. T ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind: SXSW 09 Revisited, Broken Arm and Everything Else

    ​ Balaclavas: "On the way to see Houston's own Balaclavas at the Independent to debut new stuff off the soon-to-be released Roman Holiday, I abruptly hit a curb with my bicycle. Luckily my elbow took one for the team. Well, it ended up getting fractured and I have all kinds of internal business go ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Eyeballin': Deep Purple: History, Hits and Highlights 1968-76

    [Ed. Note: Throughout the holiday season, Rocks Off will be bringing you our picks for recent DVDs, CDs and other musical wares that might be just the ticket to help fill out that pesky shopping list. Enjoy.] ​Though they never achieved the popularity of Zeppelin or Sabbath, and are still not in t ... More >>

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    March 21, 2009

    SXSW: Kurt Vile and Keys N Krates at the Music Gym

    We once again crossed the big ol' road to hit up the Music Gym to see Kurt Vile and Keys N Krates. Since we hit town, we have found the most satisfaction out of this venue, with it's relaxed and wholly chaotic feel. During regular hours it's a rehearsal space for bands and isn't so deep into the Six ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Deep Öyster Dilemma

    A heavy-metal coin flip

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Soaring on the Wings of a Demon

    Ronnie James Dio has rocked for a long, long time

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    April 13, 2000

    Six Strings Under

    Unlike many of his rock guitar god peers, Joe Satriani has yet to flee to audiences overseas

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    November 4, 1999

    Happy Daze

    Nebula conjures up memories of loud Les Pauls, long hair and weed

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    February 25, 1999
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