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Blackmore’s drummer speaks out

Deep Purple Italia has an interview with David Keith, the drummer from Blackmore’s Night who was also tapped to play the three gigs next summer under the Rainbow moniker.

How is it working with Ritchie Blackmore?

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Ash vs. Evil Dead

Purple music is prominently featured in the new installment of the Evil Dead horror comedy franchise — TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. The first episode theme was Space Truckin’, with Highway Star featured in the second.

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Halfway between musician and a drummer

A 2002 vintage interview with Roger Glover done by Eric Blair was recently posted on YouTube (watch inside) Read more »

Review: The Road of Golden Dust

The world is not exactly inundated with books detailing the story of Deep Purple. Chris Charlesworth’s Illustrated Biography had been pretty much the only source for decades, but it’s been out of print for a very long time, and nowadays is not considered terribly accurate.

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The so called fan ballot

Several of our readers have commented encouraging other people to participate in the Hall of Fame voting.

Here’s why this is a bad idea.

It seems that many people are still under the impression that the winner of the fan ballot is automatically inducted into the hall.

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Caveman Joe

In September Joe Lynn Turner performed an acoustic set at one of the more unusual venues -- Perama Cave near Ioannina, Greece. His backing band for this gig were George Gakis & the Troublemakers, and they have posted a professionally filmed video of the performance. Read more »

tHis is the tHing#1 gets worldwide release

Purpendicular, a Purple tribute band which released an album of original material back in March, has some news for you.

The good news is that the band has secured a three album deal with Borila Records and said album — This is the thing#1, previously only available directly from the band — will be re-released for worldwide distribution and will be available on Amazon, HMV, etc.

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Charity Auction

A silent auction raising money for Help Calais & Help Refugees adding to their fantastic support in the refugee crisis. This auction is running alongside ‘Jungle Aid London 4 Calais’, a variety night taking place at The Philbeach Hall, Earl’s Court on October 23rd 2015, with some items that may be of interest to Deep Purple fans.

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Flight of the bumblebee

Darker Than Blue has an article with recollections of one Rob Munton. In the 60s he was a guitar player in a semi-pro English band called Force Five, and in 1966 they happened to open for Neil Christian and the Crusaders.

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Billy Joe Royal R.I.P.

Billy Joe Royal, the original performer of Deep Purple's first hit single -- Hush -- has passed away. He unexpectedly died in his sleep yesterday, October 6, at his home in North Carolina. He was 73 years old. Read more »

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