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The Purple Album: sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t

Ever since Whitesnake’s The Purple Album came out a few days ago, it has been the talk of the town in Purple quarters of the ‘net. Love it or hate it, DC managed to get lots of attention to this release. One of our readers shares his thoughts. Well, I have listened to The Purple […]

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Rival Sons to support Purple

California band Rival Sons will be supporting Deep Purple on all dates of the European tour this Fall. In my opinion, this is a rather welcome addition to the bill. I’ve seen Rival Sons at a small club in my home town last year and the band’s music has a definitive vintage hard rock vibe […]

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B.B.King

Roger Glover posted some very heartwarming words on the late great B.B.King: I well remember a time in the early ’70s when Ian Paice and I shared a flat in Parsons Green. Despite, or maybe because of, the intense hard rock that we were performing on the road, we had a surprisingly eclectic listening taste […]

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JLT: “I am not delusional”

Joe Lynn Turner recently spoke to Metal Express Radio. The conversation was inevitably steered to the Rainbow reunion, for which JLT outlined his vision: There`s been so much chatter on the internet about a Rainbow reunion. Is that all it is chatter or is there something of great substance there? There`s been a lot of […]

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Self-destruction of “In Rock” anniversary edition

When looking at my “In Rock” anniversary edition today, I noticed the same symptoms of self-destruction that appeared on some copies of “Live In Japan” years ago: Starting from the center, the disc shows several scratches that look like frost patterns while the majority of the disc seems to get covered with little dots and oily looking […]

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Rainbow 1979 live update

The three 1979 Rainbow shows, first of which — Denver — was released on vinyl on May 12, will be released on CD on August 21 this year. Meanwhile, the Denver show is already also available as a digital download. The 3CD red velvet lined box will include Denver, Chicago, and Long Island shows, each […]

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With the benefit of hindsight

Mike Eriksson (of the Deep Purple Forever Swedish fan club fame) has published on his blog a lengthy interview with Glenn Hughes. The interview was conducted in 1996 by himself and Coast To Coast editor Lennart Hedenström, and covers many things — some educational, some inspirational, some boisterous, and some — with the benefit of […]

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Another NJ show added

Another show has been added to the Deep Purple summer calendar: they will perform at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ, on July 29. Tickets are on sale (albeit ticketing agency site appears to be down for the moment).

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Coverdale talks Purple

…And not just the album. Jeb Wright did an interview with David Coverdale for Classic Rock Revisited. It is one of those longish, in depth interviews that you’ll never see in the mainstream media. David talks at length about his Purple days and tells many revealing stories. One of them is that a major motivation […]

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Glenn Hughes’ European tour

Glenn Hughes will tour Europe in September and October this year as a solo artist. We have 22 dates so far, starting on September 15 in Milan and finishing October 16 in Leffrinckoucke, France. Tickets for a handful of dates are already on sale. There are no UK dates, but here’s a hint: the last […]

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Pyrotechnical virtuosity and naïve songwriting

Roger Glover and Ian Paice explaining how they see the reasons behind the band’s success. (watch inside)

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A very sensitive kind of person

To celebrate Ritchie’s 70th, The Guardian has reprinted a 1978 interview from Trouser Press magazine with the man in black. And it’s one of those rare gems where he is being thoughtful, open, self reflecting and, for the most part, quite serious. To the bemusement of the interviewer: Ritchie Blackmore turned out to be a […]

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New take on Soldier of Fortune

Whitesnake’s record label has released another promo video for their upcoming Purple Album. Soldier of Fortune manages to avoid the hair metal clichés and stay closer to the original. (watch inside)

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