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Bonnet chimes in

Graham Bonnet was interviewed for Metal Mythos AfterShock, and while the bulk of 1-hour long conversation was devoted to Alcatrazz, it started with discussion of Rainbow and possibility of Blackmore returning to hard rock. Graham’s bottom line: “I would not be surprised if nothing happens.” He further elaborated his stance to Classic Rock: The last […]

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Under the Neon

Demon’s Eye started as a Purple cover band back in 1998, and progressively graduated into playing their own music. They are releasing a second album of original material — called Under the Neon — in September. This is again a collaboration with Doogie White, who did vocals on the album. Their previous effort The Stranger […]

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Withdrawn, temperamental and intense

A vintage interview with Ritchie Blackmore has appeared recently in Ultimate Guitar. The backstory as told by Jim Esposito, the interviewer, is kinda interesting in itself. Just mentally replace 1974 with 1973 as from the sound if it the interview was taken on or around June 17, 1973, when the band was playing at the […]

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Signed Guitar Auction

A guitar signed by Deep Purple (at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow), Whitesnake, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai amongst others is being auctioned in aid of British charity Rockin for Tots help to raise funds for Simpsons Special Care Babies, which is a registered charity (SC002013). These funds will help with the purchase of a travel […]

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Happy birthday, Big Ian

Best wishes to our favourite singer. Many happy returns, and take good care of yourself!

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Guitars, amps, cabinets, pedals, and picks

Steve Morse takes you on an extensive video tour of his rig: the Musicman #1, the Y2D, Engl heads and cabinets, and TC Electronics pedals. On a side note, the video also reveals that the glove he’s been wearing recently on his right hand helps him to control inflammation from arthritis.

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Hughes & Aldrich in Peru

It’s a busy summer for the Purple family. As Deep Purple and Whitesnake are trawling the North America, at times almost crossing paths, Glenn Hughes and Doug Aldrich have headed down south. Here’s an excerpt of their performance in Lima, Peru. Bear in mind that it’s a power trio covering songs that were written for […]

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The Road of Golden Dust

Wymer is preparing for publication a new book by Jerry Bloom — The Road of Golden Dust. The press blurb reads: A comprehensive story of Deep Purple’s golden years 1968-76, which saw the band come from nowhere to have a top 4 US hit with it’s debut single. Within two years the band was in […]

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Perfect Strangers from the Rising Sun

Another promo clip from the upcoming …To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) video release. This time it’s Perfect Strangers. (watch inside)

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The Talented Mr. Blackmore

A retrospective video documentary on Ritchie Blackmore is being prepared for release by Eagle Rock. Titled Uneasy Rider — The Talented Mr. Blackmore, this release will consist of an hour and a half documentary proper, plus 43 minutes of additional interviews. The interviews include the man himself, Steve Lukather, Brian May, Joe Satriani, Gene Simmons, […]

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PURPLE brings it to MUSIC CITY at the Ryman 8-2-2015

This was quite a highly anticipated show for me. Last year down at the Hard Rock in Biloxi, we saw Purple and was able to chat with Roger and Don after the show. Don revealed to me that he really wanted to play a gig at the historical Ryman Auditorium some day. I remember posting […]

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Celeste Center, Columbus, Ohio

Celeste Center Columbus, Ohio August 5th, 2015 Last night was my 6th Purple show and while they are always good, I can say that without question it was the best show I’ve ever seen them do. It wasn’t perfect, but it was damn close. The venue was a 10,000 seat multi-purpose, for lack of a […]

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Sioux City Massacre

Deep Purple live at Hard Rock Casino (Sioux City, USA 2015-08-07) Was all geared up to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in nearby South Dakota when my biker buddy suffered a heart attack just three weeks prior to the event. Not being coordinated enough to risk riding a bike – I booked a flight to […]

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One on one with Roger

Roger Glover was a guest of a recent episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon. The show starts with a chat with Alice Cooper guitarist Tommy Henriksen; Roger’s segment starts shortly after the 10 minute mark and although he sounds pretty tired, he soldiers for 30 minutes, talking about many things, from what he […]

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