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New dates for Whitesnake, Hughes, and Paice

Our Purple calendar has been updated. A whole bunch of new Whitesnake dates in Connecticut, Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri had been added to this summer US tour. Glenn Hughes has announced a 10-gig UK tour in October. And last, but not least, Ian Paice will make an appearance at a festival in Italy […]

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Not only the cops…

John Whittingdale, the newly appointed UK Culture Secretary, has revealed in a recent interview to The Telegraph that he is a Deep Purple fan: I love TV, I love film, I love music. I always have done. My tastes in all of them are pretty broad. I occasionally think about what might be my top […]

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From Wacken to Tokyo

Two live releases from the Now What! tour has been announced by earMUSIC. In the press release, Roger Glover writes about the albums: One band, two crowds, two countries – a tale of two cities indeed. From Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world – and a city […]

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Caveat indeed

Edel will be re-releasing Rapture of the Deep, Now What?! and Live Tapes as a 3CD box set on June 26. This box contains no new material, so perhaps the only redeeming feature is price: under 19 Euros. Yep, you’ll be able to pick up 3 albums on the cheap if you happen to have […]

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Mmmm, harmonies

Yesterday, June 9, Whitesnake played a gig in Glenn Hughes’ neghbourhood — Beverly Hills, California. You can guess what happened. (watch inside)

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De La Frog Conspiracy

Nick Simper has a new CD out. It’s called De La Frog Conspiracy and he recorded it togethre with his long time collaborators, the Austrian band Nasty Habits. The CD contains 11 tracks of original music. These are not Mark 1 covers. It can be ordered by contacting the band through their website. Thanks to […]

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Fast cars and broken jaws

Bob Daisley tells quite a few amusing anecdotes from his days in Rainbow. (watch inside)

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12 carat gold

Mike Eriksson has a story in his blog of how back in the day Deep Purple have ended up with one half of a gold record.

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Hughes talks to myRockworld

Glenn Hughes gave an interview to myRockworld, in which he talked about California Breed demise, his new solo album (which he swears will be ready before the end of this year), his new guitar player, and his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus and Bryan Adams, of all people. Listen to it below, or, if less […]

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Come Taste The Snake

Whitesnake live at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (Santa Rosa, USA 2015-06-02) (Not sure about my title but oh well!) I must say that the venue was easily the best I have ever watched a show at. Plush mint condition seats and as the venue website says: ” The design of the theater makes […]

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Tensions, tantrums and traumas

The Classic Rock magazine is devoting its weekly Thursday Death Match feature to pitting Deep Purple against, well, Deep Purple. That is Mark 2 against Mark 3. And while there’s nothing new, it’s an entertaining read and you get to vote at the end after surrendering another bit of your privacy. Geoff Barton puts forward […]

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Hughes announces touring band

And the big news is that Doug Aldrich is about to acquire another family tree chevron on his sleeve: Glenn Hughes has tapped him as the guitar player for his European tour that starts this September. Swedish drummer Pontus Engborg will round up the trio. The announcement is accompanied by quotes from Hughes: My friendship […]

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Kansas date added

Another date has been added to the Deep Purple US tour this summer: August 8 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, KS (near Wichita). The arena is located on the premises of Kansas Star Casino. Ticket presale for the Lucky Star Players Club started today, with on sale to general public on June 6. […]

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Coverdale’s Purple Tour

David Coverdale is sticking to his guns during the current Purple Tour with Whitesnake performing no less than eight (silly me) nine Purple songs live. Here’s the setlist from the opening night of the tour — May 28 gig in Airway Heights, WA: Burn Lay Down, Stay Down Love Ain’t No Stranger Gypsy Give Me […]

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