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Plot thickens on the legal front

Four fifths of the Mark 2 (Gillan, Glover, Paice, and Jon Lord’s estate) issued an official response to the news that their former management companies DP(O) and HEC went into administration: It has come to our attention that two companies, Deep Purple (Overseas) Ltd (“DPO”) and HEC Enterprises Ltd (“HEC”) have recently gone into administration […]

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Not for hundreds of years

In a new episode of Banger TV, David Coverdale is discussing bear population of Yorkshire (watch inside)

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Deep Purple (Overseas) and HEC up for sale

HEC Enterprises and its successor Deep Purple (Overseas) are essentially bankrupt. Details are pretty scarce as to how and why did this happen, but both companies have been administered since January 19 by a firm called ReSolve Partners Limited with the goal of offering their business assets for sale. HEC Enterprises and Deep Purple (Overseas) […]

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The photographic memory filing system

Lyme Regis Radio has an interview with Ian Gillan hidden deep in the bowels of their archives. It is undated as far as the year is concerned, but Gillan’s Inn is mentioned at one point as his new album, so this gives some sort of a time frame. This is 34 minutes of Big Ian […]

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It’s bad news week

Roger Glover pays tribute to the recently deceased Lemmy, iconic BBC DJ Ed Stewart, and David Bowie (who managed to turn dying from cancer onto a work of art): It’s said that bad news comes in threes. It did this last week. RIP Lemmy, Ed Stewart and now Bowie. Ashes to ashes. I met Lemmy […]

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Simper shan’t lose any sleep

Classic Rock reached out to Nick Simper for a comment regarding his his conspicuous omission from the Hall of Fame inductees: The first I knew about the Hall Of Fame induction was when I read about it and fans were complaining that I wasn’t being inducted. Maybe I am being naive, but I always thought […]

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Back into the studio

Detroit classic rock radio station WCSX has a quote from Ian Paice regarding the band’s immediate plans: We all come over to your huge country after the Christmas break. We start around the end of January. We’ll go back into the studio in Nashville with Bob Ezrin; We had such a great time making the […]

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Trying not to make too many mistakes (and the tech that helps)

Deep Purple’s monitor company HK Audio interviewed Ian Paice during the last German tour: Band’s monitor engineer extraordinaire Rob Hodgkinson speaks about the nuts and bolts of the job. Most of you would not be familiar with his work, as he is the man responsible for members of the band hearing each other on stage. […]

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Water under the bridge

Norwegian based webzine Eternal Terror has a new extensive interview with Bernie Tormé. The conversation covered a lot of ground, from Bernie’s latest solo work Blackheart, to his thoughts on the state of the music industry, to reminiscing on replacing Randy Rhoads in Ozzy’s band, to his time with Gillan: I remember reading somewhere that […]

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Who knows where the time goes?

In his customary end-of-the-year address, Roger Glover reminisces on 2015, which for him culminated with a low(-ish) key 50th anniversary reunion of Episode Six (we admit, that one flew completely under our radar). Sandy Denny’s song is as relevant now as it ever was. Steve Miller sang about time slipping into the future. Our Time […]

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Cozy Powell memorial plaque

A memorial plaque dedicated to Cozy Powell will be unveiled in his home town of Cirencester on January 7, reports local newspaper. The town council decided to create the plaque to commemorate the town’s most famous musician. The plaque will be installed at the Corn Hall, which now serves as a community center. The event […]

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Not just yet

David Coverdale spoke to Metropolis Radio from Macedonia some time before the show in the country on November 25. Along with now familiar story of how The Purple Album came into being, he also explained that this was supposed to wrap up his career, but he felt so revitalized that he started writing new music: […]

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John “Dawk” Stillwell R.I.P.

John “Dawk” Stillwell has passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. He was a musician and electronics engineer from Ithaca, NY, who started working with the local band Elf in early 60s. When Roger Glover and Ian Paice started producing Elf in 1972, Roger liked the sound of Ronnie’s bass so much, that he commissioned Dawk […]

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Old farts’ music

Doogie White celebrates 20th anniversary of Stranger In Us All with this podcast special, full of good old Scottish joviality and excellent music: And because Doogie is such a good lad, we’ll also plug a new album with his old pals from La Paz — Shut Up And Rawk! — to be released in April. […]

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