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More Purple trainspotting

After discovery of the Deep Purplestraat, everything else feels like we’re kinda scraping the bottom of a barrel, but new stuff keeps popping up. Michel De Pourcq sent in this photo of a clothing store in Wijk Bij Duurstede in Netherlands: Hmmm, where have I seen that font? It makes me thing that the store […]

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JLT podcasts

Joe Lynn Turner was featured in couple of recent podcasts, promoting Rated X and talking Rainbow. Talking Metal 504: his interview runs from around 22 minutes to 46 minutes mark into the podcast. Or listen to it in your favourite mp3 player. Iron City Rocks episode 253: pretty much the whole episode is dedicated to […]

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JLT touts Rainbow reunion again

Joe Lynn Turner gave an interview to Metal Forces promoting the freshly released Rated X debut album. He said that guitar player Karl Cochran suffered a stroke while recording the album and Nikolo Kotzev had to finish it in his stead. He will stay with the band until Cochran recovers. He also mentioned that the […]

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Back to the Bone

There’s a new Whitesnake live album out — Live In ‘84 – Back To The Bone. It features the band in transition from the good old boogie band to the hair metal one. The album comes in two editions: DVD+CD and standalone DVD. The bulk of the DVD was recorded at a festival in Seibu […]

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Bernie Torme talks Gillan

Bernie Torme is touring UK, promoting his latest solo album Flowers & Dirt. Metal Express Radio talked to him, and it’s an interesting interview. He spoke about how he joined Gillan band, how he left, and quite a few things inbetween. (listen inside)

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Deep Purplestraat

I’ll see your Highway Star hotel and raise you a Purple street, says Rudie Rutjes. In the town of Lent, which is just north of Nijmegen in The Netherlands, there is a new neigbourhood with streets named after rock bands. And there it is — tucked neatly between Pink Floydstraat and Queenstraat — the venerable […]

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Airey in tribute to Gary Moore

Don ‘played with everybody and his dog’ Airey teamed up with his Gary Moore’s band mate Neil Murray, along with Vinny Appice, contributing to a cover of Gary’s track The Loner. The track will appear on Will Wallner and Vivien Vain new album The Battle Of Clyst Heath. Press blurb also mentions that the album […]

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Highway Star hotel

It’s a slow news days and the weather in my heck of the woods is miserable, so every little bit of even mild amusement helps. Jeroen van Aken sent us this photo of a hotel sign where he stayed in Thailand.

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2015 dates confirmed

All European dates previously announced for late 2015 (apart from two Swiss ones) have been confirmed by Deep Purple’s management. Full details in our calendar.

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California Breed update

There have been quite a few venue changes since the California Breed European tour was first announced back in August. Munich show has been moved to Theaterfabrik, Nuremberg show will now take place in Wiesbaden, Berlin — at the Postbahnhof, and Cologne — at the Gloria Theater. Another show has been added to the UK […]

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Gillan on Wikimetal

Ian Gillan was featured on this week’s edition of a Brazilian podcast Wikimetal. His interview starts at around 11 minute mark into the show and lasts for about 10 minutes. (listen inside)

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Mexico press conference

A complete press conference in Mexico City was posted on YouTube. With the questions varying from very interesting, to mundane, to borderline insulting, with much lost in translation, it is interesting to see the band summoning their collective wits to turn the proceedings into something entertaining.

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Tabloid science

Apparently publisher of British tabloids Trinity Mirror has nothing better to do than pretend doing scientific work. Their “data unit” conducted a study of lyrics to over 6,000 songs by British and Irish bands: Sentiment analysis involves picking out emotive words or phrases in a given text and placing them in context with the words […]

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Magazine cover for Paicey

Ian Paice’s homage to Jon Lord became the subject of a cover feature for the French magazine Batteur. The feature appears in November 2014 issue (No. 285). If you have your subscription lapsed, the magazine can be ordered via journaux.fr (€5.90 + shipping).

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