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How it happened

Rock Scene Magazine has posted an interview with Don Airey that they'd done back in 2011. Don looks back on his career, from a school bus in Sunderland, to joining the Purple. (watch inside) Read more »

Voodoo Hill — Waterfall

Voodoo Hill, an on-and-off project of Glenn Hughes and Italian guitarist and producer Dario Mollo, will be releasing their third album Waterfall on October 16 via Frontiers Records.

Mollo comments on the album:

It was right in the middle of this creative spring that Serafino of Frontiers called me to see whether I wanted to finally work on a third Voodoo Hill album after all these years.

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Totally down for that

David Coverdale gave an interview to the Noisey, a Vice magazine musical offshoot. Amidst the now familiar story of him getting in touch with Jon Lord, then after his death reconnecting with Ritchie Blackmore, which resulted in The Purple Album, he mentioned that he’d be ‘totally down’ for a one-off show involving all the members of Deep Purple:

I don’t wanna do anything I can’t stand behind.

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JLT on Eternal Terror

Joe Lynn Turner gave an interview to Norwegian metal webzine Eternal Terror. Quite frankly, nothing of consequence has been said, but in the interests of complete coverage, here it is:

One of the most memorable and fun shows I have ever attended was the Over the Rainbow gig in Malmø (Sweden) back in October 2009.

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That was then and this is now

On July 21 Blackmore’s Night has appeared on German TV miming to two tracks from the upcoming new album All Our Yesterdays:

Promo video for the title track was also posted on YouTube by the record company:

In related news, The Guardian has published an opinion piece by Tim Hall highlighting 10 Blackmore’s songs from th early part of his career:

Deep Purple – Speed King
Although it was their fifth album, In Rock was the record that established Deep Purple as one of the genre-defining hard rock bands.

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Today Show Smoke

The band have performed Smoke on the Water on The Today Show live this morning. The video has been posted officially on today.com, and unofficially on YouTube. (watch inside) Read more »

The sacred fire

Le Soleil in Quebec City has published not only an excellent review of the Deep Purple performance at the Festival d’été de Québec, but also did a great feature on the band in the days leading to the show.

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Deep Purple on The Today Show

Deep Purple will be performing on The Today Show this Thursday, July 23rd. The Today Show airs on the US TV network NBC daily at 8 a.m. Selected fragments of the show are also posted online, including live music performances. Read more »

Still bringing the power

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Last night Deep Purple headlined the Ottawa Bluesfest.

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The Other Side of Blackmore

A track called The Other Side from upcoming new Blackmore's Night album All Our Yesterdays. (listen inside) Read more »

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