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According to, next August will see the release of a new DEEP PURPLE DVD box set containing film all three of the band’s Japanese concerts from August 1972.
Titled “Made In Japan Complete”, the three-disc box set will coincide with the 39th anniversary of DEEP PURPLE‘s August 1972 Japanese tour.
Until recently, it was thought only a few minutes of fragmentary film footage existed from one of the shows. All of this was included on the “Deepest Purple” 30th anniversary reissue last year.
Now, several new rolls of film have been unearthed by the band’s video archivist, and DEEP PURPLE‘s former keyboardist Jon Lord is looking forward to their release.
“These are historic recordings that we never even knew existed, but now everyone will be able to experience the band in full flight the way we were over those three very special nights in Japan,” he said.
“I particularly look forward to re-living the amazing interplay we had between us. I shall sit myself down with a glass of red and watch it all.”
Watch a preview of DEEP PURPLE “Made In Japan Complete” in the YouTube clip below.
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Main Street Armory, 900 Main Street in Rochester, NY, will host the first Drum Wars battle featuring legendary drummers Carmine and Vinny Appice on Friday, April 22. Brothers and “rivals” Carmine and Vinny Appice are set to battle it out by
performing classic hard rock, pop and metal hits that were popular during their long drumming careers.
Tickets are available through Ticketfly for $15 advance and $20 the day of the show.
To highlight the event, The House of Guitars is sponsoring a Drum Wars competition to give fledgling cream-of-the-crop musicians the opportunity to perform with the famous brothers at the Main Street Armory show on April 22.
The House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. in Rochester, New York, is accepting DVDs and video links from vocalists, bassists and guitarists until April 15.
For more information, go to this location.
As a precursor to the Main Street Armory show, Drome Sound will sponsor a Drum Wars drum clinic featuring Carmine and Vinny Appice on Thursday, April 21 at Waters Edge Lighthouse, 2 Freeman’s Bridge Road in Glenville, NY at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $12 advance and $15 the day of the show.
Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROD STEWART, VANILLA FUDGE, JEFF BECK, GUITAR ZEUS, KING KOBRA) has enjoyed an amazing 30-year career as a rock star, music educator, and rock pioneer. He is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished showmen in rock and is the recipient of numerous awards, including dozens of gold and platinum selling records. Carmine co-wrote such monster-selling hits as “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks”. He has broken new ground in every aspect of his career as a performer, as a teacher, and as a writer, and he continues to inspire drummers and listeners throughout the world with his originality and his unwavering dedication to the art of drumming.
Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH,
HEAVEN & HELL, WWIII, AXIS, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written
songs on over 25 albums and CDs, including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over two decades resulted in selling millions of records! Vinny‘s drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Wayne’s World 2”, “Heavy Metal”, “Iron Eagle” and “Bedazzled”. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques”, has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about BLACK SABBATH and DIO with the authors always mentioned Vinny‘s unique powerful drumming style!
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Orange County, California’s AVENGED SEVENFOLD performed its track “Save Me” live for the first time Thursday, March 30 at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City.
The nearly 11-minute-long epic closes the band’s latest album, “Nightmare”, which came out last summer and was AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s first No. 1 record.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Nightmare
02. Critical Acclaim
03. Welcome to the Family
04. Buried Alive
05. So Far Away
06. Beast and the Harlot
07. Afterlife
08. God Hates Us
09. Bat Country
10. Unholy Confessions
11. Fiction
12. Save Me
AVENGED SEVENFOLD will embark on the headlining “Welcome To The Family Tour” in April/May with support from THREE DAYS GRACE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and SEVENDUST.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD kicked off the “Nightmare After Christmas” tour on January 20 in Reading, Pennsylvania. The show marked AVENGED‘s live debut with Arin Ilejay, formerly the drummer for Los Angeles-based Christian rock group CONFIDE, who is sitting behind the kit for all of AVENGED‘s upcoming tour dates.
The relatively unknown Ilejay is the second drummer to play with AVENGED SEVENFOLD following the December
2009 death of original drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan. The band recruited ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy to play on its latest album, “Nightmare”, and all its 2010 tour dates before dismissing him at the end of the year.
Ilejay played on CONFIDE‘s 2008 debut album, “Shout The Truth”, and appeared on tour with the group.
Sullivan was found dead in his Huntington Beach, California home at the age of 28. His death was attributed to a lethal
combination of prescription drugs and alcohol.
The latest single from “Nightmare” is “Welcome To The Family”.

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