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The long goodbye tour

It is now more or less official: Deep Purple will play the UK in November 2017 and the tour is being promoted as The Long Goodbye Tour. Tickets go on sale December 9, with presales starting a day earlier. Support for all 5 shows will be Europe. There are also some a lot less official […]

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First date for 2017

The first date of the 2017 Deep Purple tour — following release of the new album — has surfaced. Organizers of the Hellfest festival in France have posted next year artist lineup and Deep Purple is listed as one of the three headliners alongside with Aerosmith and Linkin Park. The festival runs June 16-18 in […]

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Smoke to enter Grammy Hall Of Fame

Smoke on the Water (the single) will be added next year to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. This particular hall is run by The Recording Academy (the same people responsible for the Grammies), and aims at “honoring both single and album recordings of all genres of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least […]

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Hughes’ tour rebooked

New European tour dates have been posted to Glenn Hughes’ web site. As you might remember, he was booked on an extensive tour of the continent co-headlining with Living Colour, who pulled out at the 11th hour due to being double booked by their management. Consequently, the whole tour had to be scrapped. We are […]

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Still got his boots on

Ian Gillan was interviewed by Andy Fox for his Rockshow on the occasion of the Vinyl Collection release. Of course, Andy knows his Purple stuff (he even played Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming on this show), so the interview turned out to be rather entertaining.

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Two more Rainbow previews

Two more preview tracks from Rainbow Memories in Rock – Live In Germany live album recorded this summer. Spotlight Kid (Bietigheim-Bissingen, June 18, 2016): The second one is Man on the Silver Mountain from Loreley, June 17, 2016. You’ll have to got to third party sites to watch this one as Powers That Be™ made […]

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Gillan on Russian radio

Ian Gillan has appeared today on the ROCK FM radio in Moscow. He spoke about his current tour with Don Airey Band, the new Deep Purple album, his charity work in Armenia, religious censorship, the state of his relationship with Ritchie Blackmore, and the English national soccer team. You can listen to his interview on […]

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Jon Lord “Gemini Suite” release date postponed to December 9, 2016

The re-release of Jon Lords “Gemini Suite” has been postponed to December 9, 2016

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The other side of Rainbow

There is a new book of interest out: The other side of Rainbow by Greg Prato, the author of Tommy Bolin biography. The book appears to be a collection of interviews arranged in chronological order (much like many of Martin Popoff’s books). The list of people interviewed includes David Feinstein, Micky Lee Soule, Wendy Dio, […]

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Incredibly terrifically glorious

Glenn Hughes spoke to Icon vs. Icon couple of weeks ago promoting Resonate, which resulted in an extended interview published on their website. Never being shy with superlatives, ‘incredible’ must be the most often used word in all of this (no, we didn’t do the math). You followed that incredible night [RRHoF induction — THS] […]

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