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Butterfly Ball remaster

The same people responsible for the restoration and re-release of the Butterfly Ball video last year are now working on the remaster of the original album. The 3CD box set is due to be release on April 27 via Cherry Red Records and can be preordered via their website. DISC ONE Roger Glover And Friends […]

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Glenn Hughes adds German dates to Classic Deep Purple live tour

Glenn Hughes will countinue his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live Tour 2018/19” in October 2018 in Germany. The dates we have so far are: 17.10.18 Berlin – Admiralspalast 18.10.18 Hamburg – Fabrik 20.10.18 Worpswede – Music Hall 21.10.18 Leipzig – Gewandhaus 24.10.18 Bochum – Zeche 25.10.18 Bensheim – Rex 27.10.18 Winterbach – Lehenbachhalle

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Best British Band and Album

Deep Purple have picked up a couple of Planet Rock The Rocks awards on the strength of their 2017 performance — Best British Band and Best British Album for the inFinite. Unlike some other industry awards that we know, these are decided by the fan vote “as a welcome antidote to the pop music back-slapping”. […]

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Joe Bonamassa & Bernie Marsden at Loreley on June 16, 2018

Shooter Promotions, who brought Rainbow to the Loreley in 2016 annouced a new festival called “The Crossroads Festival – Guitar Fest Of The Year” The festival will take place on June 16, 2018 and feature Steve Hill, the Henrik Freischlader Band, Bernie Marsden and Joe Bonamassa.

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Memories in Rock II

Rainbow will release a second installment of Memories in Rock on April 6 via the in-house label Minstrel Hall Music. This will be compiled from the 2017 UK shows, plus a bonus disc of backstage clips and interviews, a new lineup studio recording of I Surrender, and a brand new track called Waiting For a […]

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Glenn’s Purple set in the UK

Glenn Hughes will take his “Classic Deep Purple Live” set to the UK later this year. The 9-date starts on October 2 in Bristol and wraps up on the 15th in London. Tickets for most shows go on sale for general public on February 23 at 10am. Glenn’s band will include Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper […]

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Touring in 2018

A quick preview of what’s in store for the Purple family on the road in the next year. Black Country Communion will kick off the new year’s proceedings with 2 gigs in the UK: January 2 in Wolverhampton, and January 4 in London. These will be followed by a performance at the Blues Alive at […]

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Candice Night talks about her husband

Blabbermouth has several quotes from Candice Night’s apparently recent interview to a New Jersey radio station WRAT 95.9. Honestly, from our perspective… You probably can read a lot of the interviews that Ritchie’s done in the past… since he hasn’t been with Purple anymore. It would be hard to find one where Ritchie doesn’t say […]

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The Ritchie Blackmore Story on Japanese TV

Japanese national broadcaster NHK will air The Ritchie Blackmore Story documentary in the wee hours of December 24 between 00:45 and 02:45. The show is called “Wakaku Club” (洋楽倶楽部 ザ). It appears the film will probably be slightly cut down to fit into the time slot and edited with Japanese commentary from Seisoku Ito, rock […]

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Planet Rock salutes Purple

The latest issue of the Planet Rock magazine features Deep Purple on the cover and a 15-page feature inside. With the band set to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, we join Purple on tour in Stockholm and London to hear how the monumental In Rock album set the classic Mk. II line-up on the […]

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