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Rainbow 2017 shows

Four Rainbow shows in June 2017 are being advertised by British concert ticket vendors: London O2 on the 17th, Manchester Arena on 22nd, Glasgow SSE Hydro on 25th, and Birmingham Genting Arena on 28th. All appear to be reserved seating and go on sale December 8 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available through: Ticketline […]

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inFinite teaser

The record company has posted a second teaser for the new Deep Purple album inFinite, due to be released early next year. (watch inside)

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Jon Lord – Gemini Suite

Back in 1969, the lineup of DEEP PURPLE had seen a drastic change: Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice split up with singer Rod Evans and bass player Nick Simper and hired the former EPISODE SIX musicians Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to complete the lineup. One of the first shows to feature the new […]

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The long goodbye tour

It is now more or less official: Deep Purple will play the UK in November 2017 and the tour is being promoted as The Long Goodbye Tour. Tickets go on sale December 9, with presales starting a day earlier. Support for all 5 shows will be Europe. There are also some a lot less official […]

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To infinity and beyond

Several of our regulars contacted us wondering why we did not report on the rumours that upcoming Deep Purple tour will be their last. The truth is, there is not much to report. So far, there has been just that — rumours and innuendo. Let me inject a healthy dose of scepticism into what you […]

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First date for 2017

The first date of the 2017 Deep Purple tour — following release of the new album — has surfaced. Organizers of the Hellfest festival in France have posted next year artist lineup and Deep Purple is listed as one of the three headliners alongside with Aerosmith and Linkin Park. The festival runs June 16-18 in […]

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Smoke to enter Grammy Hall Of Fame

Smoke on the Water (the single) will be added next year to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. This particular hall is run by The Recording Academy (the same people responsible for the Grammies), and aims at “honoring both single and album recordings of all genres of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least […]

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Coming to a coffee pot near you

In addition to Deep Purple wine and beer, one can now also brew some Deep Purple branded coffee. And this one is not shy about making connection with the band (we hope Bruce gets his cut 😉 ). Sold by the German company Rock Star Coffee, the Black Night organic arabica blend can be purchased […]

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Let the speculations begin

If you have already forgot about the teasy-whimsy Now what?! promotional campaign, a reminder arrived today in the form of the new profile picture on the official Deep Purple Facebook page and a video teaser to the earMUSIC Youtube channel: Now, knock yourselves out with speculations.

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Hughes’ tour rebooked

New European tour dates have been posted to Glenn Hughes’ web site. As you might remember, he was booked on an extensive tour of the continent co-headlining with Living Colour, who pulled out at the 11th hour due to being double booked by their management. Consequently, the whole tour had to be scrapped. We are […]

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Still got his boots on

Ian Gillan was interviewed by Andy Fox for his Rockshow on the occasion of the Vinyl Collection release. Of course, Andy knows his Purple stuff (he even played Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming on this show), so the interview turned out to be rather entertaining.

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Having a glass of lemonade

A 1981 vintage interview with Ian Gillan, done by Australian journalist Donnie Sutherland is available on Getty Images. Since they are trying to sell those clips, there appears no possibility to show it here, but you can watch the interview clips for free (albeit watermarked) if you head over there.

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Air Guitar Anthems

Several Purple related tracks are featured on a new 3CD compilation called Air Guitar Anthems. What distinguishes this particular compilation from the gabazillion of similar ones is that the songs were selected by a distinguished riffmeister Brian May. Here is what made Dr. May’s cut, from Buddy Holly to The Darkness. (Note: performers are listed […]

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Two more Rainbow previews

Two more preview tracks from Rainbow Memories in Rock – Live In Germany live album recorded this summer. Spotlight Kid (Bietigheim-Bissingen, June 18, 2016): The second one is Man on the Silver Mountain from Loreley, June 17, 2016. You’ll have to got to third party sites to watch this one as Powers That Be™ made […]

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