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Not only the cops…

John Whittingdale, the newly appointed UK Culture Secretary, has revealed in a recent interview to The Telegraph that he is a Deep Purple fan:

I love TV, I love film, I love music.

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Mmmm, harmonies

Yesterday, June 9, Whitesnake played a gig in Glenn Hughes' neghbourhood -- Beverly Hills, California. You can guess what happened. (watch inside) Read more »

Fast cars and broken jaws

Bob Daisley tells quite a few amusing anecdotes from his days in Rainbow. (watch inside) Read more »

12 carat gold

Mike Eriksson has a story in his blog of how back in the day Deep Purple have ended up with one half of a gold record. Read more »

Tensions, tantrums and traumas

The Classic Rock magazine is devoting its weekly Thursday Death Match feature to pitting Deep Purple against, well, Deep Purple. That is Mark 2 against Mark 3. And while there’s nothing new, it’s an entertaining read and you get to vote at the end after surrendering another bit of your privacy.

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The Purple Album: sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t

Ever since Whitesnake’s The Purple Album came out a few days ago, it has been the talk of the town in Purple quarters of the ‘net. Love it or hate it, DC managed to get lots of attention to this release.

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Rival Sons to support Purple

California band Rival Sons will be supporting Deep Purple on all dates of the European tour this Fall.

In my opinion, this is a rather welcome addition to the bill.

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With the benefit of hindsight

Mike Eriksson (of the Deep Purple Forever Swedish fan club fame) has published on his blog a lengthy interview with Glenn Hughes. The interview was conducted in 1996 by himself and Coast To Coast editor Lennart Hedenström, and covers many things — some educational, some inspirational, some boisterous, and some — with the benefit of the 20-year hindsight — quite naive.

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Pyrotechnical virtuosity and naïve songwriting

Roger Glover and Ian Paice explaining how they see the reasons behind the band's success. (watch inside) Read more »

New take on Soldier of Fortune

Whitesnake's record label has released another promo video for their upcoming Purple Album. Soldier of Fortune manages to avoid the hair metal clichés and stay closer to the original. (watch inside) Read more »

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