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Poll: most anticipated release of April

Loudwire is conducting a poll for the Most Anticipated Release of April 2017. Deep Purple’s inFinite is in the running and is currently trailing in the second place behind Richie Kotzen. You know what to do.

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Nothing but the fondest of memories

Greg Smith, the bass player for the 1990s incarnation of Rainbow, was interviewed for Eternal Terror webzine out in Norway. Much of the interview revolved around Rainbow proper and Over the Rainbow project, as well as Greg’s work with Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent, and his stint on Broadway with Billy Joel’s musical Movin’ Out. “Stranger […]

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Don Airey on tour

Just a quick public service announcement that Don Airey Band starts European tour tomorrow, March 11. If you’re in the neighbourhood — go and see them. The venues are intimate, the tickets are not that expensive, the musicians are top notch, and they are playing the music we all love. Just go. A snippet from […]

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This is real chill song

Take a break from all the promotional hoopla surrounding the impending release of the new album, and watch some random dude listening to Deep Purple (Child in Time from Granada TV, no less) for the very first time in his life. It’s good for a chuckle or three on that lazy Sunday afternoon. Bonus hot […]

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That fine line between clever and silly

Couple of new submissions to our semi-impermanent trainspotting section. Highway Star is being used in a mexican commercial (ka-ching). We’ve been told that it advertises beer, but might just as well advertise sneakers. Or extra tight pants. Or something else entirely. Meanwhile, Russian military band has been spotted practicing their goosesteps in Abu Dhabi: Thanks […]

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Alright, hold tight

A Japanese documentary on the Highway Star has been posted to Youtube. And in 43+ minutes it covers a big chunk of Mark 2 history besides the song itself. Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, and Chris Charlesworth (of Illustrated Biography fame) were inteviewed, with some stock footage of Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore as well. While the narration is in Japanese, the extensive interviews are not overdubbed, which makes it easier to piece together the story with some background knowledge about the band. (watch inside)

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Meet the designers

The artwork for the new Deep Purple album inFinite has been produced by design studio of Dirk Rudolph. He is no stranger to the album art design and in his career spanning over 30 years have designed artwork for almost 500 releases for a huge variety musicians ranging from Berliner Philharmoniker, to Oscar Peterson, to […]

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Who’s a good boy?

inFinite promo; image courtesy of Edel/earMUSIC

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Going on an expedition

inFinite banner; image courtesy of Edel/earMUSIC

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Glenn’s mom passes away

Glenn Hughes has posted this on his Facebook page: RIP MOM : Sheila Born dec 1, 1928 Passed away Feb 1, 7.15pm UK time 2017 Now with my father William I was holding your hand at your bedside for 18 hours Mom , and God took you into the light to join our loved ones… […]

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