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Rated X

We’ve reported back in December that Joe Lynn Turner is starting a new project called Legacy X with drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin. The news just came out that the project has been renamed Rated X, guitarist Jeff Watson has been replaced with JLT’s long time collaborator Karl Cochran, and they will be releasing an eponymous debut album on November 7 in Europe and November 11 in the U.S.

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US press roundup

Several items appeared in the US press in the last few days that didn’t seem significant enough to warrant separate posts.

ABC News Radio has an interview with Steve Morse promoting the tour.

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Never the twain shall meet

Rolling Stone magazine (shock! shudder! who’d have imagined they still write about music?) has an interview with Ian Gillan, in which answers the question recently raised elsewhere.

After the conversation detoured from the new album to the Rock’n’Roll HoF nonsense, it ended up with this:

There was a lot of controversy this year with Kiss’ current members not wanting to play with their original members at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

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It worked out well

[Warning: contains setlist spoilers] Cory Frye, who became mildly famous in these quarters after his passionate review of Now what?!, has a feature in Oregon's Albany Democrat-Herald promoting Purple tour. It is a well written introduction of the state of the band in 2014 for the uninitiated, based on an interview with Steve Morse. Read more »

Live in Verona

Eagle Rock will release a new Deep Purple video, titled Live in Verona. This is the show at the Arena di Veriona -- an ancient Roman amphitheater -- on July 18, 2011, from the orchestral tour. It is due on October 20 in the UK in DVD and blu-ray formats. There are no further details at this point. Read more »

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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