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Saturating the airwaves

As if saturating the print in the month of the new album release was not enough, here is a list of promo appearances on German TV. Whichever publicity agent booked all those, have certainly earned their money. And the record company is banking big on this release. Deep Purple WDR Aktuelle Stunde 06.04.2017 18:45 Deep […]

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Saturating the print

German GoodTimes magazine has Mark 2 on the cover of the latest issue (2017/02), with two extensive features inside — one on the Mark 2: Der Bruch war die größte Schande des Rock’n’Roll! (The breakup was the biggest disgrace of Rock’n’Roll!) and another one on the current band: Angst vor dem “Das war’s!” (The fear […]

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A good piece of music is still a good piece of music

Roger Glover and Ian Paice did several interviews for the German press while attending the documentary premiere in Düsseldorf. Most of them by now are quite repetitive, so we won’t list them all, but the one from WAZ.de is a wee bit off the beaten path. And nothing like stirring a little controversy asking about […]

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Ja, ja — Smoke on the water

Roger Glover and Ian Paice have also appeared on German TV channel BR Fernsehen in an evening news segment for February 22. (watch inside)

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From Here to inFinite on the big screen

German cinema chain UCI Kinowelt will present the premiere of the documentary Deep Purple — From Here to inFinite on the big screen in their theatres across the country on March 16 at 20:00. This is the documentary on the making of inFinite that will be part of all album editions that include a DVD. […]

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Rocks cover story

German magazine Rocks is featuring Deep Purple on the cover of its current issue (January 2017). Apart from an eight page story of their rise with In Rock, it also features six pages on the new album inFinite (which was still untitled when the interviews with Bob Ezrin and Roger Glover were conducted). The journalists […]

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Glenn Hughes tour changes

There has been some changes to Glenn Hughes tour dates scheduled for November-December this year in Europe. The changes have likely been precipitated by co-headliners Living Colour pulling out “due to an unforeseen conflict”. Undoubtedly, they would have accounted for a not an insignificant portion of the sales, so some dates have to be cancelled, […]

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Like father, like son

Early February this year German TV channel NDR aired a short special about Jürgen Blackmore. Here’s the gist of it courtesy of our correspondent on location: After five years of lack of communication, he met his dad again when he was ten. It was a very moving moment. They were in a dressing room in […]

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Big fat tires and everything

Ritchie Blackmore recently spoke to German national newspaper Die Welt. Quite curiously, his interview appears not in the arts or entertainment section, but in the automotive one. Here’s the gist of what Blackmore the motorist had to say: He didn’t get his driver’s license until he was 39. He still keeps his first car — […]

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Ein grosser Deutschlandfan

Blackmore did an interview with German publication Spiegel Online, and it is quite an entertaining read even in reverse translation done by a machine. He reveals in the interview that he visited Germany for the first time in 1563 as a touring minstrel. Blackmore’s Night is an attempt to recreate those fabulous times — that […]

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