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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

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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.

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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.

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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 are touring accross Europe in support of their upcoming new album ‘tHis is is tHing#1′.

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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.

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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:

  1. Deep Purple Overture
  2. Highway Star
  3. Hard Lovin’ Man
  4. Maybe I’m A Leo
  5. Strange Kind Of Woman
  6. Rapture Of The Deep
  7. Woman From Tokyo
  8. Contact Lost
  9. Guitar Solo
  10. When A Blind Man Cries
  11. The Well-Dressed Guitar
  12. Knocking At Your Back Door
  13. Lazy
  14. No One Came
  15. Keyboard Solo
  16. Perfect Strangers
  17. Space Truckin’
  18. Smoke On The Water

Note that the encores (Hush and Black Night) are conspicuously missing.

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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.

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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).

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Honest musicians playing music

Broward Palm Beach New Times (is that a long name for a newspaper or what?) down in Florida has an excellent interview with Roger Glover. Here are a couple of quotes to wet your appetite:

Somebody once asked me, “How come you don’t write songs like ‘Highway Star’ anymore?” I said, actually we do, but they don’t sound like “Highway Star.” We’d be a parody of ourselves, and that’s when you get in trouble and become intimidated by your past.

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JLT talks Rainbow reunion

Joe Lynn Turner gave an interview to Rock Overdose and a question of Rainbow reunion popped up:

Rock Overdose So, talking about Ritchie, do you see maybe a reunion for the band of Rainbow?

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