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The magic of Paicey

Bits and pieces (presumably, the good ones) from Ian Paice's drum clinic held at the Adams Drummersfestival in March 2014. And an oldie but goody -- his clinic at the Bass'n'Drum Festival in Stockholm back in 2005. (watch inside) Read more »

On the water

If it floats, Dutch can play music on it. ;-) Here's the proof -- Dutch band Helloise and Art Vark saxophone quartet perform Smoke on the Water at the 2012 Rotterdam Harbour Fest. (watch inside) Read more »

Glasgow ablaze

Last month California Breed were touring UK supporting Slash and Myles Kennedy. In Glasgow on December 4 Glenn Hughes and Andrew Watt joined the headliners on stage for a pretty blistering rendition of Burn. (watch inside) Read more »

The kids are all right

A collection of pictures taken by Torben Skøtt at the Vejlby Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark, on February 3, 1973 has been posted online. A very relaxed crowd at a rather intimate setting with Mark II in full flight. You can see it at torbenskott.dk. Read more »

Tama hooooome

Burn is being used as the tune of commercial jingles for a Japanese company called Tama Homes, which appears to sell, well, homes. (watch inside) Read more »

Bologna 1971

An audience recording of Deep Purple gig in Bologna, Italy, on May 27, 1971, has surfaced on YouTube. The sound quality is, ahem, fair, but one can not ask too too much from that era. Read more »

From Changshu to Austin

Couple of new entries to our trainspotting project.

A restaurant called Deep Purple has opened last year in Chiangshu, China. It specializes in western (as in European / North American / Australian) food.

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More Purple trainspotting

After discovery of the Deep Purplestraat, everything else feels like we’re kinda scraping the bottom of a barrel, but new stuff keeps popping up.

Michel De Pourcq sent in this photo of a clothing store in Wijk Bij Duurstede in Netherlands:

Hmmm, where have I seen that font?

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Deep Purplestraat

I’ll see your Highway Star hotel and raise you a Purple street, says Rudie Rutjes. In the town of Lent, which is just north of Nijmegen in The Netherlands, there is a new neigbourhood with streets named after rock bands.

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Tabloid science

Apparently publisher of British tabloids Trinity Mirror has nothing better to do than pretend doing scientific work. Their “data unit” conducted a study of lyrics to over 6,000 songs by British and Irish bands:

Sentiment analysis involves picking out emotive words or phrases in a given text and placing them in context with the words around them to form an overall impression of the mood of the passage.

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