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Interviews Roundup

Steve Morse features in an interview with Sweetwater’s Guitars and Gears: And Ian Paice features in this months Modern Drummer thanks to Yvonne Osthausen Keywords: Ian Paice, Interviews, Steve Morse

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Hard Rock at the Hard Rock in Biloxi thanks to DEEP PURPLE

Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, Ms. USA August 29th, 2014 Anybody out there touting the level of performance of this Living, Breathing, Purple machine either hasn’t attended their recent tour or if they have attended and are still in disapproval, they are truly in denial. I attended the show at the Hard Rock Casino in […]

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Deep Purple with Orchestra “Live In Verona”

On 20 October 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Live In Verona” by Deep Purple on DVD and Blu-ray[Cat Nos EREDV0121 and ERBRD5218]. This amazing performance includes “Smoke On The Water,” “Lazy,” “Strange Kind Of Woman,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Highway Star,” “Woman From Tokyo” and many more. Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, […]

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Royal treatment

It’s widely known that Scandinavia is a good market for Purple and apparently their popularity extends all the way into the royal families. In Norway, crown prince Haakon joined a local band at their gig and played Smoke on the Water. His wife, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who was in the audience, was less enthusiastic and […]

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Ian Paice onstage with Purpendicular

Ian Paice will feature with Purple tribute band Purpendicular on three of their European dates this October. This will be Ian’s third stint with the band. October 7th – Sono Centrum – Brno – Czech Republic October 8th – Riffelhof – Burgrieden (Ulm) – Germany October 9th – Uhlenspiegel – Rutesheim (Stuttgart) – Germany Purpendicular […]

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Great Show…But

Deep Purple live at Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, USA 2014-08-31) The gang was great tonight. Same set list as previously posted for other concerts on this tour. They were tight and the sound was great. No opening act, which I thought was odd. Eddie Trunk from Metal Show introduced band. They went on at 7:15pm. […]

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Made in Japan documentary on BBC

An hour long documentary on Made in Japan will air on the UK TV channel BBC4 starting at 9:15pm this Friday, September 12. The film was directed by Ian Carmichael and produced by Drew Thompson. Judging by the BBC’s promo blurb, our guess is that it’s the same documentary that was released on the 4CD+DVD […]

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Space Truckin’ in Verona

The record company has posted Space Truckin’ from the upcoming Live in Verona video release, which is due on October 20. Track list has also been made public: Deep Purple Overture Highway Star Hard Lovin’ Man Maybe I’m A Leo Strange Kind Of Woman Rapture Of The Deep Woman From Tokyo Contact Lost Guitar Solo […]

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Smoke on the Lyme Regis

Ian Gillan sang Smoke on the Water at the Guitars on the Beach festival in Lyme Regis, UK, this Saturday, September 6. BBC reports that he was joined by 3,325 guitarists, which didn’t quite beat the world record of 6,546 (helped to set by Steve Morse in Poland 2009), but only a national one. Local […]

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Glover at Noize in the Attic

Roger Glover guested on the Noize in the Attic podcast on August 29. And although a lot of material was covered in the lengthy interview, what made waves around the ‘net as far as The Guardian was, obviously, the Hall of Fame bit (we’ve covered what he thinks on the matter before). Use your favourite […]

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Rockin’ Hard at the Hard 2 – The Sequel

Deep Purple live at Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, USA 2014-08-31) Now it was onward to Hollywood after a tremendous show in Orlando. Hoping this show would match the intensity of the night before. Well, the band was great. Gillan did crack a couple of times but overall the music was again wonderful. But we left […]

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Rockin’ hard at the Hard Rock

Deep Purple live at Hard Rock Live (Orlando, USA 2014-08-30) Just got back to the room after watching a stellar performance at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando. The band was on Fire from the opening note of Highway Star to that final closing note of Black Night. Gillan sounded great tonight, Glover was solid […]

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Polished is good, entertaining and enjoyable

Deep Purple live at Hard Rock Live (Orlando, USA 2014-08-30) I’ve been to numerous Deep Purple since my first in 1987. I reviewed all the shows. And the band deserved a glowing review every time. I’m not about to write a bad review, but it’s a mixed review. Good stuff first: I brought my wife […]

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JL-inspired bike ride

British paper Newsbury Today reports that one man decided to very literally get off his arse, and do it big time. Alex Pickard has started today, August 29, an 800-mile bicycle ride across the country, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland, to raise £3,000 for the Sunflower Jam. He became inspired […]

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