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Tommy Bolin’s Zephyr remixed

Tommy Bolin’s early band Zephyr debut album was released as a deluxe 3CD box set on May 27 this year on Cleopatra Records. The album was remixed by the founding member and bassist of the band David Givens.

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Singing in the rain

Deep Purple performed at the Hohentwiel Festival in Germany on July 21, and paid a tribute to the German soccer team, which was recently crowned as world champions. The festival was held in the city of Singen, which means singing in German, and under the pouring rain Singing in the Rain jokes were, quite naturally, abound.

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A match made in heaven and we’re going to do it again!

Roger Glover spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock on the occasion of upcoming North American tour. As usual with Roger’s interviews, it’s rather off the cuff and thus very interesting. He also once again confirmed that the band is working on a follow up to Now what?!

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California Breed add US dates

California Breed has added a string of dates in the US starting October 7 in Bethlehem, PA, and finishing on the 26th in LA. This side of the pond they will be supporting Alter Bridge.

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Special jam at Guitare en Scene

On July 20, after Deep Purple finish their set at the Guitare en Scene festival in France, Steve Morse will take part in a special all-star jam to pay tribute to the legendary Jimi Hendrix.

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Ljubljana cancelled

According to siol.net, Deep Purple show in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on July 16 has been cancelled due to “technical difficulties”. Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase. Alternatively, the promoter offers to exchange each Ljubljana ticket for two tickets for the show in Zadar the day before, on July 15.

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Graz 1975

In contrast to some other labels, Edel appears to be doing something productive and is preparing for release a show from the Bundeseisstadion Liebenau in Graz, Austria, from April 3, 1975.

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Celebrating Jon Lord

JonLord.org has announced that Jon’s memorial show at the Royal Albert Hall in April will be released by Edel/earMusic on September 26, 2014 — the day month of the 45th anniversary of the performance of Jon’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra at the same venue.

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Purple pick up Kerrang! award

Deep Purple were inducted into Kerrang! Hall of Fame this year at the award ceremony held on June 12 in London. There they join previous years inductees of the (mostly) metal oriented publication: Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slayer and Machine Head (the latter claim their band’s name has no relation to the Purple classic album).

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Some time next year…

Deep Purple have played at the Hellfest in Clisson this past weekend, and at the press conference before the show Roger Glover confirmed that the band is indeed working on a new album for tentative release in 2015:
...Some time next year there will be another album...
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