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Repackage, release, repeat

Parlophone will be re-releasing the Concerto’69, In Rock and Fireball repackaged as a 3CD box set on January 9. Curiously, Concerto track listing includes both the Hush / Wring That Neck / Child in Time trifecta and the 3rd Movement encore, somehow all squeezed on one CD (the 2002 remaster came out on 2CDs clocking […]

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Roger gets university fellowship

[Updated with video] BBC reports that Roger Glover has been made an honorary fellow of the South Wales University “in recognition of his contribution to music and the creative industries.”

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Sunflower Jam 2012 release

Sunflower Jam and earMUSIC are going to release the 2012 show on CD and DVD on March 2, 2015. Titled Paice’s Sunflower Superjam – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 2012, it will be available in CD+DVD and DVD+CD editions. As far as we’ve been able to ascertain, both will include the same content, the […]

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Rainbow reunion

Joe Lynn Turner in an interview to Italian blog Spazio Rock spoke about the Rainbow reunion and said that what he previously touted as an impending event was essentially a figment of his imagination slightly exaggerated.

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Bluebirds flying out of every orifice

An interview with exuberant, name dropping bon vivant David Coverdale was featured on an episode of The Eddie Trunk Podcast that was posted on December 3. It was meant to promote Back to the Bone, but a long and entertaining interview covered a lot of history. My favourite bit is probably about Cozy Powell, who […]

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Marsden, the guitar unhero

Bernie Marsden recently spoke to Rockpages.gr, promoting his solo album Shine. The conversation also turned to history. On PAL: Rockpages.gr: What do you remember from the Paice, Ashton, Lord album “Malice In Wonderland”? Bernie Marsden: Ooh, I remember everything! It was one of the best things I have ever recorded! A very very good record, […]

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Bologna 1971

An audience recording of Deep Purple gig in Bologna, Italy, on May 27, 1971, has surfaced on YouTube. The sound quality is, ahem, fair, but one can not ask too too much from that era.

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JLT on Rockin’ Metal Revival

Joe Lynn Turner spoke to Rockin’ Metal Revival promoting Rated X, although the interview (seemingly inevitably these days) slid onto the Rainbow reunion path. (listen inside)

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Ian Paice to repeat Purpendicular success

Ian Paice and Deep Purple tributes Purpendicular have announced a new string of dates for 2015 in Denmark, Germany and France. See the dates on the poster below. The mini-tour builds on the dates Ian played with the band this year in Germany and Czech Republic. The three shows receives favourable reviews and included these […]

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A Light In The Black tracklist

Further details emerge on A Light In The Black Rainbow box set: track listing has surfaced. It answers a lot (but not all) of questions regarding the contents. CD1 Black Sheep Of The Family 3:22 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves 7:33 Snake Charmer 4:33 The Temple Of The King 4:45 Tarot Woman (rough Mix) 6:06 Stargazer (rough […]

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On the banks of river Uzh

A pretty unique monument to Jon Lord was unveiled on November 27 in Ukranian city of Uzhhorod. A pint-sized Jon is sitting on the railing of a riverside promenade and contemplating the view. The idea of the monument came to a couple of locals two years ago. They started collecting the money in empty beer […]

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From Changshu to Austin

Couple of new entries to our trainspotting project. A restaurant called Deep Purple has opened last year in Chiangshu, China. It specializes in western (as in European / North American / Australian) food. The band gets a nod in their self description: The name Deep Purple traces its roots back from the mysterious and dreamy […]

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Rainbow box sets

Two new Rainbow box sets are coming out. The first is an 8LP vinyl set called The Polydor Years. It contains Rainbow studio albums from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to Bent out of Shape, plus On Stage. Finyl Vinyl is not included. The albums are straight copy of the originals content-wise, without any bonus tracks, and […]

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Something old, something new

The documentary DVD that was included in the 4CD+DVD box of the Made in Japan reissue this spring, will be released separately as a standalone DVD by Universal on December 12 (at least in continental Europe). In other news, Deep Purple (Overseas) and Universal are remixing Made in Europe for a box set release some […]

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