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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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Player Magazine – Japan

The June 2016 issue of “Player” in Japan carried a 16 page article on Deep Purple consisting of Ian Gillan’s interview, Steve Morse’s interview, inFinite album review, and the live & studio gear review of Steve and Roger’s equipment. The interview is pretty much a repeat of the many interviews published in relation to the […]

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New Rainbow singles

two ‘new’ singles are reportedly being released on 26th May Land of Hope and Glory https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/land-of-hope-and-glory-single/id1237748131 I Surrender https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-surrender-feat-ronnie-romero-single/id1237263638 Also available on Amazon and all other similar services. Thanks to Akemi and Morki for the info.

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Casino burned down and made us all quite wealthy

Several vintage interviews have been posted on youtube. Roger, Jon, and Paicey being interviewed by Swiss TV circa the House of Blue Light: Ian, Ian, and Roger interviewed for French TV in 1987: Roger & Big Ian talk about their families on Swedish TV in 1988: Raw footage from Swedish TV interview 1993, only a […]

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A theoretical anarchist

A lengthy — more than an hour — interview with Ian Gillan, done by an Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 in Portugal, published a couple of weeks ago, and promptly blocked by some copyright police run amok — is now finally available for viewing worldwide. As you can imagine, a lot of dirt can […]

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Some tea perhaps, with Alice?..

Roger Glover is one of guest musicians on Alice Cooper’s new album Paranormal, due to be released on July 28 via Edel/earMusic: The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together […]

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Butterfly Ball deluxe reissue

A PledgeMusic campaign is underway to raise funds for reissuing Butterfly Ball & The Grasshopper’s Feast: The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast is a concept album and subsequent live rock opera appearing in 1974 and 1975 respectively, based on the children’s poem of a similar title. The work was originally conceived as a solo […]

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