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That mix of naive and finesse

Roger Glover was interviewed by Zeenews India and he shared his retrospection and introspection: Q: Deep Purple have been the legends of rock and roll, it is the timelessness of your music and the appeal, that has been passed on to generations. What do you think is the timeless appeal of your music? Roger Glover: […]

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Some sort of hip-hop dance thing

Put Simon Mcbride into a studio, give him a guitar he’s never played, stick him with a track he’s never heard, and put the whole thing on YouTube. Sounds like fun!

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The story of Trapeze

Louder Sound publishes online a Classic Rock 2018 feature on the band that gave Glenn Hughes to the world — Trapeze. Fronted by the future Voice Of Rock, Trapeze were soon on board the Express To Success. But then Deep Purple came calling and walked off with the golden-throated goose Growing up in the mid-60s […]

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Swiss time was running out

[Updated: Pt 2] A brand new video for Smoke on the Water was produced to promote the upcoming reissue of Machine Head. The video will be an animated one. Here is a preview and interview with the creators Dan Gibling and Luke McDonnell.

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Machine Head‘2024

Rhino/Warner are preparing to release a yet another “super deluxe” reissue of the Machine Head. It will include the album newly remixed by Dweezil Zappa, plus two live recordings — the March 9, 1972, gig at the Paris Theatre in London (a.k.a. In Concert’72), and an audience recording from Montreux Casino in April 1971. The […]

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Warhorse remasters

Cherry Red Records is preparing a remasters of the two Warhorse albums — the 1970 self-titled one, and the ’72 Red Sea. Both will be packaged together on a 2CD set, with 11 bonus tracks between them and an illustrated booklet. Release date is set for April 26, 2024. Formed in early 1970 by former […]

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Wayward son carries on

Steve Morse made a surprise guest appearance at the Kansas gigs in Clearwater, Florida, on January 19 and 20, 2024.

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Pandemonium down under

Deep Purple are confirmed for 4 dates in Australia in April 2024. They will perform at the travelling festival/package tour called Pandemonium, along with Alice Cooper, Blondie, Placebo, Wolfmother, Dead Kennedys, and several other acts.

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Steve supported by himself

Dixie Dregs will play eight dates in April, supported by the Steve Morse Band. The mini-tour will start in Nashville, TN, on April 18, 2024, and proceed further south, wrapping up on April 27th in Clearwater, FL. Dregs’ lineup will include Steve Morse, Andy West, Rod Morgenstein, Allen Sloan, with Jordan Rudess on keyboards. No […]

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More purple orange

British gear manufacturer Orange Amps is releasing a Glenn Hughes signature edition of their O Bass guitar. On the cursory view, this edition does not significantly differ from the stock guitars, apart from the cosmetics — the bass was previously available in orange and black, while the GH edition is purple. Oh, and about ¬£150 […]

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