Archive for the ‘Cool stuff’ Category


This book has been in the making for nearly a decade, but it is going to be a good one. Simon Robinson & Stephen Clare´s take on Deep Purple´s “Machine Head” and “Smoke On The Water”. Titled “A Fire In The Sky” it is set to be published in early 2018.



Nice Marvel bag

Posted: October 20, 2017 in Comics, Cool stuff, General

Currently on sale at the EMP online shop. Not sure how big this Marvel bag is but I kind of like it from a nostalgic point of view.

Asterix 37

Posted: October 16, 2017 in Comics, Cool stuff, General

Asterix album # 37 is out in about 10 days and that will make a lot of people very happy.

This is the cover of the Swedish edition.


Posted: October 15, 2017 in Babymetal, Classic Rock, Cool stuff, General

It was announced a few hours ago at the second Babymetal show at the Osaka-Jo Hall that celebrations will be held for Su-metal in her hometown of Hiroshima at the 4,750 capacity Hiroshima Green Arena on December 2 and 3. Her 20th birthday is at December 20. This is very nice, what a lovely present for Su to be able to perform two nights at the biggest indoor arena in her neck of the woods. For Babymetal fans, this is very exciting. The first night will be for members of The One fan club only, the second will be open for everybody. I take it for granted that they will come up with something spectacular, perhaps a new song from the next album will be premiered or something like that? It is highly likely that whatever is coming up in 2018 will be revealed at the December 3 show. This has DVD release written all over it.

Watch a clip of the official announcement on YouTube here.

Added a bit of Babymetal history to the old collection this week, a Sakura Gakuin CD/DVD titled “My Generation” that was released in Japan on March 13 2013. The CD features 12 tracks from Sakura Gakuin projects like Babymetal (Heavy Music Club), Minipati (Cooking Club), Sleepiece (Go Home Club), Pastel Wing (Tennis Club) etc. Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal) sings a solo song and all in all it is very nice J-Pop, except for the “Headbanger!!” track from Babymetal. Little did they know then that this particular project would take off to the stars but they were already doing concerts and they were soon to be signed for bigger things to come. The DVD is what you really want here though, since it sports some really nice stuff. Especially a surprise party that the gals did for Suzuka since she was soon to graduate. This is very touching and it reveals how much love and respect that everybody felt towards her (she had been a Students Council with quite a lot of responsibility for the group for some time when this went down). You get to see a lot on these Sakura Gakuin releases, especially the DVDs. No other successful act has the early history captured as good as Babymetal on these early releases. You have to get this stuff on import from Japan but it is totally worth the effort if Babymetal is your thing.

Watch the surprise party for Suzuka (with english subtitles) here.

(Thank you Kalle for your support)

Just finished reading Micky Moody´s “Snakes And Ladders – My Autobiography” (Music Press Books, 2016) and for fans of early Whitesnake it is certainly a good read. Loads of good stuff. Let me pick an example: The Roman columns in the “Long Way From Home” video? What was that about? Well, the director thought it was an excellent detail for a video called “Long Way From Rome”…

Good excuse to listen to some of the old records too.

The first week of November is going to be expensive for Deep Purple fans. Not only do we get the mega “A Fire In The Sky” Compilation (in several formats, see earlier post), we are also getting the much anticipated “inFinite – The Gold Edition” (Limited Edition). This is a double that also features the full concert from Hellfest 2017 (in France) as a bonus CD. This concert will also be released on a three Vinyl set titled “The inFinite Live Recordings Vol.1”. And to top all this off, there will be a DVD documentary called “From Here To inFinite” on release on November 3 (the magic date) as well. All in all, if you want it all, it will cost you.

View the new video for “The Surprising” here. Note the little details that represents the career of Purple.