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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 đŸ˜‰ ). 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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Having a glass of lemonade

A 1981 vintage interview with Ian Gillan, done by Australian journalist Donnie Sutherland is available on Getty Images. Since they are trying to sell those clips, there appears no possibility to show it here, but you can watch the interview clips for free (albeit watermarked) if you head over there.

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Air Guitar Anthems

Several Purple related tracks are featured on a new 3CD compilation called Air Guitar Anthems. What distinguishes this particular compilation from the gabazillion of similar ones is that the songs were selected by a distinguished riffmeister Brian May. Here is what made Dr. May’s cut, from Buddy Holly to The Darkness. (Note: performers are listed […]

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Guitar and bass gear in Japanese magazine

August 2016 issue of Japanese magazine Player carried an article detailing equipment used by Steve Morse and Roger Glover on the recent tour of the country (May 2016). The article is pretty technical, so it proved to be too difficult for a full reverse translation. Nevertheless, we are happy to present you with the scans […]

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Video goodies: Mk4 and Gillan

There are a couple of items posted on the official Youtube channel worth your attention (in case you’ve missed it). Deep Purple Mark 4 live at The Capital Centre, Landover, MD, USA, on January 15, 1976. It was the second date of their mainland US tour. A very energetic short set performed by Gillan for […]

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Judas, Jesus, and Mary

Australian site Urban Cinefile has a longish backstory for the creation of Jesus Christ Superstar, as told by Andrew Lloyd Webber himself: Work started on the album of JCS in early 1970. Murray Head would be our Judas but who would play Jesus and Mary? Tim and I were total unknowns so we couldn’t do […]

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The timekeeper

A rather interesting interview with Ian Paice appeared almost a year ago in a watchmaking blog Quill & Pad, of all places. It was prompted by a Swiss watchmaker Corum releasing a limited edition of their Bubble model co-branded with another Swiss company — Paiste. Sometime around Baselworld 2015, an employee of Corum – who […]

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