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Lazy in Verona

To celebrate the release of Live in Verona, the record company posted video of Lazy, which performance we have previously seen in an audience recording. (watch inside) Read more »

Uncommon Man

The record company has posted Uncommon Man from Celebrating Jon Lord, which sold so well, that it hit #1 in a number of European countries.

Thanks to Classic Rock for the info.

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Canadian covers

Two Candian bands, Public Animal and Mokomokai, has released a split 7″ with one Deep Purple each.

The songs can be streamed online and bought as downloads but there is also an actual vinyl single released by Squirtgun Records, in purple vinyl of course!

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A sound approach

Those of you interested in the (audio) technical side of a Deep Purple tour should check out an article from the US tour in the online mag Pro Sound News.

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Royal treatment

It’s widely known that Scandinavia is a good market for Purple and apparently their popularity extends all the way into the royal families. In Norway, crown prince Haakon joined a local band at their gig and played Smoke on the Water.

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JL-inspired bike ride

British paper Newsbury Today reports that one man decided to very literally get off his arse, and do it big time. Alex Pickard has started today, August 29, an 800-mile bicycle ride across the country, from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in Scotland, to raise £3,000 for the Sunflower Jam.

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Coveradle and the ice bucket

David Coverdale got the short end of the stick in the Ice Bucket Challenge that is intended to raise funds and awareness for a disease called ALS. (watch inside what happened) Read more »

Child in Time and Black Night

The official Youtube channel has posted a couple of clips -- Child in Time and Black Night -- with narration from Jon Lord. I have a strong deja vu feeling about both of them, so they're probably recycled from the recent DP(o) video releases. Read more »

Purple sneakers

English graphic artist Becky ‘Cozy’ Welton has produced a pair of very Purple sneakers for herself.

The sneakers are now on their way to New York for an audition for a Converse ad campaign.

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A kindred spirit

It’s a poorly hidden secret that one Ritchie Blackmore has an admiration for one Ian Anderson. After all, after unknown amount of persuasion, Anderson played a flute solo on the first Blackmore’s Night album.

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