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Where they are now: Michael Bradford

Producer of the Bananas and Rapture of the Deep Michael Bradford seemingly disappered from the Purple horizons, but not from the music scene in general. After his collaboration with the band, he produced and played bass with Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics fame) and then became musical director and bass player for Ringo Starr’s touring band. […]

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Jon Lord – Windows

Three weeks after the new DEEP PURPLE album “inFinite” hit the stores, Edel will continue the series of Jon Lord re-releases with “Windows”, an album featuring a cooperation between Jon Lord and conductor and composer Eberhard Schoener. Schoener, who was also involved in progressive rock masterpieces like “The Turn of a Friendly Card” by The […]

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The irony of a fleeting nature of an iceberg

Japanese release of inFinite came out with extra liner notes (as is customary over there), written by renowned hard rock critic and adviser to the Burrn! magazine Masa Itoh. And the notes are so well written that we decided to present them to your attention here. Many thanks to Akemi Ono for the translation. Time […]

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Setlist poll: the inFinite edition

Us fans, have a most peculiar favourite pastime — telling the band what to do, what not to do, which songs to play, and which not. In particular, every Tom, Jane and Joe know best what the ideal setlist should be, y’know, the one that “surely pleases everybody”. Despite the fact that the band repeatedly […]

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Purple ballet in NYC

A dance performance, set to the music of Deep Purple is being staged in New York. Titled Fire in the Sky, this is a brainchild of choreographer Pascal Rioult: The new work [Fire in the Sky], my first rock and roll piece, is set to the music of Deep Purple. This is the music that […]

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Lazy power trio

It is next to impossible to perform Lazy without Hammond. Or some other kind of keyboards. Right? Right?…

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It’s a little brutal

Paicey and Roger making guesses on relevance of various tracks played to them by SWR1

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inFinite early reviews roundup

With inFinite already out in some parts of the world, while in others still hours or days away, here is a brief roundup of early reviews from around the web. The Rockpit: The single that preceded the album ‘All I Got is You’ is quite possibly the best thing here, a track that manages to […]

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InFinitely yours, The Highway Star reviews InFinite

InFinitely yours, The Highway Star reviews the new album Heavens wouldn’t we so high I know if the times gone by hadn’t been so low. Thus sang Ian Gillan in 1996, and just like Purpendicular was a landslide move in a new direction, InFinite is another thrilling threat to our ingrown ideas of what a […]

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Will be a nice place when it’s finished

You know you’re in the middle of an intensive promotional campaign when behind-the-scene remarks start sounding more interesting than the interviews themselves.

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