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Touring in 2018

A quick preview of what’s in store for the Purple family on the road in the next year. Black Country Communion will kick off the new year’s proceedings with 2 gigs in the UK: January 2 in Wolverhampton, and January 4 in London. These will be followed by a performance at the Blues Alive at […]

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Candice Night talks about her husband

Blabbermouth has several quotes from Candice Night’s apparently recent interview to a New Jersey radio station WRAT 95.9. Honestly, from our perspective… You probably can read a lot of the interviews that Ritchie’s done in the past… since he hasn’t been with Purple anymore. It would be hard to find one where Ritchie doesn’t say […]

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The Ritchie Blackmore Story on Japanese TV

Japanese national broadcaster NHK will air The Ritchie Blackmore Story documentary in the wee hours of December 24 between 00:45 and 02:45. The show is called “Wakaku Club” (洋楽倶楽部 ザ). It appears the film will probably be slightly cut down to fit into the time slot and edited with Japanese commentary from Seisoku Ito, rock […]

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Planet Rock salutes Purple

The latest issue of the Planet Rock magazine features Deep Purple on the cover and a 15-page feature inside. With the band set to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, we join Purple on tour in Stockholm and London to hear how the monumental In Rock album set the classic Mk. II line-up on the […]

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Baking banana bread with Roger

Back in July Sverige Radio published an interview with Roger glover, done at his home in Switzerland. Roger baked a banana bread and talked about what he wants to do when he grows up. The interview itself is in English and starts about 2’15” into the clip. Bonus: Roger’s banana bread recipe 1.25 dl butter […]

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From here to inFinite on German TV

The acclaimed documentary From here to inFinite about the making of Deep Purple’s latest album will be shown on German TV channel Nitro this Thursday, November 23, starting at 23:05. The film, of course, has been released on blu ray earlier this month, accompanied by a plethora of bonus material. Thanks to Axel Dauer for […]

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BBC Radio 2 Deep Purple day

Between the Copenhagen and London Radio shows this week, BBC Radio2 will be hosting a ‘Deep Purple’ day. Details are as follows: Radio 2 is streamed in the clear worldwide. Thursday 16th November 0900-1200 https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl8v/2017/11/16 Live session in the Ken Bruce show 1700-1900 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dwcdc Ian Gillan is guest on Simon Mayo show 2000-2200 Purple live […]

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First date for 2018

First date for the 2018 leg(s) of the Long Goodbye Tour has surfaced — Deep Purple are slated to play in Kraków, Poland, on July 1. Tickets are going on sale November 3 trough a variety of outlets: www.ebilet.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ticketpro.pl, www.biletin.pl (hooray to the competition). Keep your eye peeled for the other dates that […]

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Rainbow photo book out in Japan

A new Rainbow photo book is coming out in Japan. It is quite a hefty volume at 288 pages and promises a wealth of pictures from the band’s Japanese tours from 1976 to 1984, many of them previously unpublished. The pictures were taken for the Music Life and Young Guitar magazines. The promo blurb mentions […]

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Dixie Dregs reunion and Rainbow goes east

Dixie Dregs will tour the States in March, reuniting the lineup that recorded their first major label album — the 1977 Free Fall — Steve Morse and Rod Morgenstein will be joined by Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski, and Andy West. 8 dates in total have been announced so far, starting with Atlanta on March 3, […]

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