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New album report in Swiss press

Swiss music magazine Tracks has a Deep Purple studio report in their July/August issue. If you have followed our news thoroughly, there is not much in the article that you don’t already know. Our correspondent summarizes the gist for the rest of us who do not speak German: in February 2015, the band met in […]

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Purple Night 2016: Come Taste the Bands

Perfect Strangers of Finland will be hosting their annual Purple Night on September 16 at the Tavastia club in Helsinki. This year, the event will pay tribute to the music of Tommy Bolin. His brother Johnny, who plays drums and guitar, will be the special guest of the evening. He will perform with a variety […]

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Don’t play too hard

Back in June, Ian Paice spoke to Russian drumming magazine Back Beat. And what you’d expect to be a quite technical talk with a trade rag turned out to be an entertaining conversation that is very accessible to laypeople. There is a lot of wisdom in here for an aspiring musician to soak up.

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The Youtube syndrom and other stories

Roger Glover spoke to The Rob Sas Rock Show. That happened around the time the band was in Turkey, where they played a gig on July 5. The short, but quite informative interview covers a lot of ground: Paicey’s health, touring plans, state of the new album, Hall of Fame induction, Roger’s gear, setlist, and […]

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Hughes’ new solo album will be “dense and dark”

Billboard has a writeup of an interview they did with Glenn Hughes on the occasion of his upcoming US tour. It’s not a full blown interview, rather some quotes plucked and sprinkled here and there. Glenn’s solo output swings like a pendulum between funk and heavy rock, and it sounds like the new album will […]

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Hughes is not keeping up with new music

A small town newspaper from Michigan has an interview with Glenn Hughes on the occasion of his gig later this month. The Enquirer: Matt Hires asks, “what’s the last album you listened to?” Hughes: I have to be honest with you. I’m listening to my album right now because I’m mastering it. That’s OK. I […]

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Machine Head on clear vinyl

In case you don’t have enough copies of Machine Head in your collection, it will be released on clear vinyl by Rhino on October 4 this year. This odd release will be opening their Rocktober campaign, that will feature a round of vinyl releases from their back catalogue every Tuesday in October. This release will […]

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Driving down the mountain with DC

David Coverdale’s specal feature that appeared on Vintage TV on July 26 has now been posted online on their website. It contains an exclusive interview done at his home on Lake Tahoe, some Whitesnake clips from the abundance of hairspray era, and a preview of his new live DVD shot last year during his the […]

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Upcoming re-releases

Two upcoming items are worth mentioning, if at least parially in the caveat category. First, Deep Purple’s September 14, 2002 performance from the Jon Lord farewell tour is getting a standalone DVD release in the USA. The show was previously available on video as a part of 2008 Around The World Live box set, packaged […]

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Coverdale on Vintage TV

Nicky Horne recently visited David Coverdale at his home on Lake Tahoe. The resulting TV special will be aired by Vintage TV on July 26 at 10:30 pm. No country or timezone is given (and Vintage TV claims it is available in six countries), so check your local listings. Apparently this time is British, which […]

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