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Whitesnake’s Burn streaming

Another track from the upcoming Whitesnake Purple Album has been released for streaming. It's Burn. (listen inside) Read more »

Axel Rudi Pell’s Magic Moments

Axel Rudi Pell will be releasing a live 3CD/3DVD album Magic Moments – 25th Anniversary Special Show at the end of April. The show was recorded on July 11th 2014 at the Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany.

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A temporary ruckus

An interview with Jon Lord, done before the Concerto performance in Dublin in September 2009, is available from Irish public broadcaster RTE. This obviously has previously appeared in print, albeit in unspecified publication.

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Review: Deep Purple — A Matter of Fact

Wymer Publishing were kind enough to send us a preview copy of Jerry Bloom’s Deep Purple — A Matter of Fact.

First things first: what this book is not. It is not a comprehensive biography of the band.

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Dobrze zrobione!

On October 10 last year Polish fans held a third Jon Lord memorial concert in Warsaw, which is now threatening to become an annual event. We had announced the first and second events, and apologize for missing it last year due to a miscommunication.

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Bob See RIP

Bob See, the founder and the owner of a lightning and sound production company called See Factor, has passed away on February 10. Purple connection? He designed and built the enormous rainbow that adorned the stage of the eponymous band during the RJD years. Later on, he also was responsible for the giant eyes stage prop seen during the Straight Between the Eyes tour. Read more »

Jon’s old Mellotron?

While surfing around on Facebook today, I ran across a picture of a wonderful old Mellotron Mk.II. According to the poster, Streetly Electronics, a British firm specializing in Mellotrons, this instrument was used by Jon on the Book of Taliesyn album.

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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 »

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