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Whitesnake to tour UK and Ireland

Whitesnake will tour UK and Ireland in December on a double bill with Def Leppard. The tour will start on December 6 in Dublin and finish on th 19th in Sheffield.

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US dates confirmed

[Updated with presale info] We now have 15 confirmed dates for this summer Deep Purple US tour, plus one very unconfirmed Canadian one. The tour will start on July 14 in Lewiston, NY, and finish on August 16 in Saratoga, CA. Read more »

Purple Album EPK

The record company has posted an electronic press kit for the upcoming Whitesnake's Purple Album. (watch inside) Read more »

The Dusty Springfield days

Brief interview with Ian Gillan on his Rock Meets Classic tour in Germany. He said that the new album is still on the band’s platter, but no concrete plans, deadlines, or recording dates have been set.

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Paicey at DrumWright this weekend

This Saturday, March 21, is the National Learn to Play Day in the UK, and going with the spirit, Paicey will perform/teach a drum clinic at his favourite drum store — DrumWright in Woodley, Berkshire.

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Mexico tour announced

The unusually long lull in touring is over. Deep Purple managements has announced that the band will play six dates in Mexico in late May / early June. Curiously enough, Mexico City is not on the list.

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Simper’s press conference in Moscow

[Updated with video] Today, March 11, and tomorrow, March 12, Nick Simper and Don Airey will repeat their 2012 double bill appearance by sharing the stage in Russia. Yesterday Simper attended a press conference in Moscow (Airey didn't make it as his plane wasn't scheduled to land until midnight). Andrey Gusenkov shared the highlights on deep-purple.ru. Read more »

Easy to recognize, hard to define

Italian radio station Radiorock 106.6 has posted an extensive interview with Ian Gillan conducted some time this February at his home in Portugal.

The whole thing is 1 hour 22 minutes long (with music breaks), so sit back and enjoy — as you can imagine, a lot of ground was covered there.

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Hughes signed guitar in charity auction

British charity Rockin’ for Tots is auctioning off an Epiphone Les Paul signed by Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Slash, and Zakk Wylde. The guitar was signed at the California Breed show supporting Slash at the Hydro in Glasgow on December 4, 2014.

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tHis is the tHing#1

The renowned Purple tribute band Purpendicular is releasing an album of original material titled tHis is the tHing#1 on March 6. It is an 11-track concept album featuring guest appearances by Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey, Steve Morse, and Neil Murray, among others.

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