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Waxing poetic for Illinois

Illinois Entertainer has a cover story on Deep Purple with interview from Roger Glover, who seems to be the go-to spokesperson for the band on the upcoming tour. The nice bit is also that the anonymous interviewer(s) seem to know their Purple marbles.

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They dye their hair black

Roger Glover spoke to the Arizona Republic to promote the upcoming tour. After telling the now familiar story of making the last album, an interesting questing popped up:

Q: You and Ian made your first appearance on 1970′s “Deep Purple in Rock.” Were you a fan going into that?

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California Breed add European dates (and a drummer)

California Breed has announced more European tour dates in November. It appears that on the continent they will be headlining the shows. Full details in our calendar.

News also came out that Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age) will be playing drums on all upcoming dates as “it became clear that Jason Bonham’s professional commitments would prevent him from being able to tour with the group”.

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You’d better hang on tightly

Obligatory disclaimers:

1. The quote below is in reverse translation from Polish. No translation is 100% accurate. Double translation…

2. The interviewee has a quite a track record of trolling performing practical jokes.

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Live at Wacken 2013

Last year Deep Purple performed at Wacken and, as we all know, their performance was filmed and about an hour of it was shown on German TV. UDR Records has just released a lengthy 3DVD/3Bluray/2CD compilation of the festival performances, and this includes one track from the Purple set — Lazy.

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Flying Colors – Second Nature

Flying Colors — one of Steve Morse’s other bands — will release their sophomore studio album called Second Nature on September 29 in Europe and 30th in the rest of the world via Mascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings.

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More Simper in Classic Rock

Another teaspoonful of the Nick Simper interview in Classic Rock. He talks about his dismissal from Deep Purple and still sounds more than a bit bitter about the whole affair:

It was definitely a body blow.

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Mark 1 musical antiques

Classic Rock has a promo piece for the Hard Road box set with several quotes from the rarely interviewed Nick Simper:

It was a very exciting time – the band was brand-new and we were thrust together to make the first album in 18 hours.

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Deep Purple – Graz 1975

Back in 1975 DEEP PURPLE MK III were playing their final shows, with the majority of the band and the audience not even knowing. Ritchie Blackmore, unsatisfied with most tracks on the latest DEEP PURPLE album “Stormbringer” collaborated with singer Ronnie James Dio to record a solo single (which grew to an entire album) and finally took the decision to leave DEEP PURPLE and form a new band called RAINBOW.

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Tommy Bolin’s Zephyr remixed

Tommy Bolin’s early band Zephyr debut album was released as a deluxe 3CD box set on May 27 this year on Cleopatra Records. The album was remixed by the founding member and bassist of the band David Givens.

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