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That clinking clanking sound

TL;DR: financial affairs of the pre-reunion Purple are a huge mess. Lots of money “disappeared”. Lawsuits are abundant. Gory details below.

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Things to look forward to in 2017

And the new year is shaping up to be a busy one. Glenn Hughes will kick of the touring on January 20 in the UK, which will be followed by a month long European tour. And right now he is in the studio recording the fourth Black Country Communion album, which we also might expect […]

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From Elvis to Pavarotti

While doing his tour with Don Airey Band and the local orchestras earlier this year, Ian Gillan appeared on a talk show in Serbia (recorded November 6, broadcasted November 11). There were few (if any) “Mr. Gillian” moments during an hour long show, as the host apparently did his homework pretty well. And don’t be […]

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Classic Rock publisher goes belly up

British company Team Rock Ltd, publisher of the Classic Rock, Prog and Metal Hammer magazines, as well as TeamRock.com and associated internet radio station, has gone into administration (called bankruptcy/liquidation in other parts of the world). They have acquired the magazines from Future Publishing in 2013, but apparently never managed to make them profitable. 73 […]

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Deep Purple – California Jam 1974

DEEP PURPLEs „California Jam“ appearance, filmed on April 06, 1974 has been available on DVD since 2005. ear music now offers a new cut of the video as 2016 DVD and Blu-ray release. While the DVD, issued in a standard DVD case, features the new version and a digitized Super 8 crew recording, the Blu-ray also offers […]

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Steve Morse can do whatever he wants

There are a lot of reactions floating around the good old ‘net to the new Purple album details released yesterday, but this one came from a slightly unexpected angle. It wasn’t long until somebody pointed out that the album artwork kinda sorta resembles the Devin Townsend Project logo, which he used since 2009. Devin is […]

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Jon Lord – Gemini Suite

Back in 1969, the lineup of DEEP PURPLE had seen a drastic change: Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice split up with singer Rod Evans and bass player Nick Simper and hired the former EPISODE SIX musicians Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to complete the lineup. One of the first shows to feature the new […]

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To infinity and beyond

Several of our regulars contacted us wondering why we did not report on the rumours that upcoming Deep Purple tour will be their last. The truth is, there is not much to report. So far, there has been just that — rumours and innuendo. Let me inject a healthy dose of scepticism into what you […]

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Coming to a coffee pot near you

In addition to Deep Purple wine and beer, one can now also brew some Deep Purple branded coffee. And this one is not shy about making connection with the band (we hope Bruce gets his cut 😉 ). Sold by the German company Rock Star Coffee, the Black Night organic arabica blend can be purchased […]

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Let the speculations begin

If you have already forgot about the teasy-whimsy Now what?! promotional campaign, a reminder arrived today in the form of the new profile picture on the official Deep Purple Facebook page and a video teaser to the earMUSIC Youtube channel: Now, knock yourselves out with speculations.

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