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Soundtrack spotting

A couple of Purple tunes could be heard in the movie theatres recently.

Mistreated was featured in an animated fantasy musical by LucasFilm called Strange Magic, sung by Alan Cumming:

A cover of Hush (or is that a cover of a cover?) has been spotted in a British action comedy flick Kingsman: The Secret Service.

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There was no sandstorm!

Our friends from the Czech fan club Deep Purple CZ did another excellent interview with Don Airey and graciously offered us the original English version for publication.

DP CZ: So, back on tour after what’s been precisely a year.

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Grown Old

Dedicated to JLT Every night I have the same old dream Where Ritchie calls, I don't hear the ring So many chances, I always cry Read more »

Lay Down Stay Down‘2015

Whitesnake is streaming another track from the upcoming Purple Album. This time it's Lay Down Stay Down, done with all the finesse of a jackhammer. (listen inside) Read more »

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 »

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