Archive for March, 2018

Here is a nod to the past. I published DEEP PURPLE FOREVER (issue) 19 20 years ago (in March 1998). Early Rainbow history covered in some detail in this one.

Good times.

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Savage reading

Posted: March 31, 2018 in Books, Cool stuff, General

Added these books to the old library this week. “Pat Savage – Six Scarlet Scorpions” (Altus Press, 2016) by Kenneth Robeson and “The Cross And The Hammer – A Tale Of The Days Of The Vikings” (Altus Press, 2016) by H. Bedford-Jones. The Savage book has a cover by Joe DeVito, no information about the artist for the Vikings book.

Love this stuff.

The Gunsmith

Posted: March 30, 2018 in Books, Cool stuff, General

The Gunsmith books (by author J.R Roberts) are still going strong, but with a new look and cover art by Jeffrey Hayes. Here we have issues 412, 405 and 414.

Good to see.

Marauder from Airfix

Posted: March 29, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Hobby

Out now. The Martin B-26B Marauder in 1/72 from Airfix. Nice little kit.

Another Young Guitar Special over in Japan, this one dedicated to Mikio Fujioka (Babymetal) who passed away on January 5 this year (see earlier blog posts). Mikio was a well liked musician and tutor. He was drafted in to serve in Babymetal early on and did not miss many gigs with them.

Good to see him honored.

Young Guitar in Japan has just issued a tribute issue to Cozy Powell. The legendary drummer passed away in a car accident on April 5 1998, so he has been gone for a couple of decades now. Cozy was always big in Japan.

There is a new Sunstorm album coming up in early June titled “The Road To Hell”. Joe Lynn Turner is singing and this is a pretty good project.

Nice cover.