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Gillan: Access All Areas

[Update] It was pointed out in the comments that this material had been released previously.


A live Gillan CD/DVD was released in March, which unfortunately slipped under our radar. It came out on a Demon Music imprint called Edsel (not to be confused with Edel) as a part of their Access All Areas series.

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Important update regarding the US tour — April Fools

Ian Gillan has announced that he is unavailable for the upcoming US tour with Deep Purple due to other commitments. The “Rock Meets Classic” tour in Europe was so successful that he decided to skip the DP tour to be able to squeeze in more dates with his new friends.

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Teaser on vinyl

Tommy Bolin’s Teaser album will get a 40th anniversary vinyl treatment from a German label Urgence Disk Records. It will be released on a triple vinyl, supplemented by a double CD Best Of Live, which was compiled from three of Tommy’s archive releases: My Father’s Place, Live at The Northern Lights and Live at Ebbets Field.

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Whitesnake to tour UK and Ireland

Whitesnake will tour UK and Ireland in December on a double bill with Def Leppard. The tour will start on December 6 in Dublin and finish on the 19th in Sheffield.

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US dates confirmed

[Updated with presale info] We now have 15 confirmed dates for this summer Deep Purple US tour, plus one very unconfirmed Canadian one. The tour will start on July 14 in Lewiston, NY, and finish on August 16 in Saratoga, CA. Read more »

Purple Album EPK

The record company has posted an electronic press kit for the upcoming Whitesnake's Purple Album. (watch inside) Read more »

The Dusty Springfield days

Brief interview with Ian Gillan on his Rock Meets Classic tour in Germany. He said that the new album is still on the band’s platter, but no concrete plans, deadlines, or recording dates have been set.

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Paicey at DrumWright this weekend

This Saturday, March 21, is the National Learn to Play Day in the UK, and going with the spirit, Paicey will perform/teach a drum clinic at his favourite drum store — DrumWright in Woodley, Berkshire.

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Mexico tour announced

The unusually long lull in touring is over. Deep Purple managements has announced that the band will play six dates in Mexico in late May / early June. Curiously enough, Mexico City is not on the list.

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Simper’s press conference in Moscow

[Updated with video] Today, March 11, and tomorrow, March 12, Nick Simper and Don Airey will repeat their 2012 double bill appearance by sharing the stage in Russia. Yesterday Simper attended a press conference in Moscow (Airey didn't make it as his plane wasn't scheduled to land until midnight). Andrey Gusenkov shared the highlights on deep-purple.ru. Read more »

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