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Blackmore interview on The Quietus.

Ritchie Blackmore speaks to Michael Hann about the inspirational nature of Tommy Steele, playing badly on purpose and why he prefers the sackbut, the crumhorn, the shawm, the hurdy gurdy & mandola to the lute…. some snippets include Do you have a favourite era of Rainbow? RB: I liked right in the beginning, with Ronnie […]

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Rockpages interview with Don Airey

The media blitz continues, this time it’s the turn of Don Airey to be interviewed by Rockpages.gr. On Blackmore Rockpages.gr: Do you think that will ever be a chance that the guys would bury the hatchet and Ritchie of course and play all of them together? Even if it’s for one show? Don Airey: No! […]

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106.6 Radio Rock Interview with Ian Gillan

A few days ago in Rome Ian Gillan was interviewed on the local Radio Rock station. And the whole show can be heard on the link below, mostly in Italian excepting IG’s answers. For those on Facebook (isn’t EVERYONE?) you can access their page and view more pictures and video of the day. https://www.facebook.com/radiorock106.6/?fref=nf

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Deep Purple – Hellfest footage

The ARTE channel in France have posted some footage of this years Hellfest festival, including from around the 22 minute mark Smoke on the Water and Uncommon Man from DP’s set. A further longer show, approx. 1 hour, of the Deep Purple set is due to be aired in July for those with access to […]

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Steve Morse – Ultimate Guitar interview

A lengthy, technical at times, and very interesting interview with Steve Morse has appeared on the website of Ultimate Guitar. UG: What’s the Purple album and solo you’re most proud of? Steve: I don’t know. I don’t dwell too much on the albums or the solos. In a way it’s like children you give up […]

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The media bandwagon rolls on, and on….

The last few days of the European tour are upon us, and in Germany the media bandwagon has been rolling on, with many interviews being broadcast and published. First on our list is a broadcast from SWR, a lengthy interview with IG knocking in at half an hour or so, and in English (allegedly) for […]

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Rainbow Show Manchester – Cancellation

According to a post on the Manchester Arena The Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on 22nd June will not now go ahead. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Promoter statement Following last month’s tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on Thursday 22 June 2017 is unfortunately no […]

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Johnny’s Band Video arrives

A video has arrived at n-tv in Germany for Johnny’s Band, the second third ‘first to have an actual video’ single from the new album InFinite. This single was heavily played on the UK’s BBC Radio 2, making song of the week, earlier this year. Just remember, as per Call of the wild, Deep Purple […]

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Blackmore in the Guardian

Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I’m not a guy who likes jamming and having fun. Music is very serious’ The Guardian newspaper in the Uk has published a new interview with Ritchie Blackmore in advance of the new Rainbow shows this coming June. Blackmore is one of English rock’s great eccentrics. Not in a cuddly, tea-party sort of […]

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A compliation of TV coverage

Nigel Young has been busy collating TV appearances from the first week of the InFinite tour…. A 3-minute promo piece for the German dates screened on Brisant on Friday. http://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/boulevard/brisant/videosextern/deep-purple-auf-abschiedstournee-100.html Deep Purple bei ARD „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017 Deep Purple bei MDR „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017 Deep Purple bei hr „Brisant“ – On […]

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