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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 J├╝rgen 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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Essener Pop & Blues retrospective on Rockpalast

German TV show Rockpalast will be showing on March 28 a 4 hour retrospective on the Essener Pop & Blues Festivals held in 1969 and 1970. The broadcast is touted to include excerpts from the shows, contemporary TV reports, and concert specials. Footage of Deep Purple performing in 1969 is known to exist, so fingers […]

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Oberhausen TV report

Local TV station ARD Brisant showed this report from the gig in Oberhausen on November 13. Unfortunately, the interviews are overdubbed, but looks like nothing groundbreaking has been said. Don Airey told that nowadays he has a reserved seat at his doctor as he’s going more and more to regular check-ups. He also pointed out […]

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Deep Purple 11.18.2015, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall

(roughly translated from the original text, which is posted below, many thanks to Fabian Sterlzig for taking the time to review the show) Here’s my review of Deep Purple in Hannover, a day after the international football game had been cancelled in Hannover that had taken place at the stadium directly opposite. The events of […]

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Get your passports ready

The first two more or less credible dates for Blackmore’s foray into rock have surfaced. German company Shooter Promotions have announced that he will headline the two Monsters of Rock events in the country: June 17 at the Lorelei Freilichtb├╝hne (open air amphitheater in picturesque settings on the Rhine) and June 18 in Bietigheim-Bissingen near […]

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That was then and this is now

On July 21 Blackmore’s Night has appeared on German TV miming to two tracks from the upcoming new album All Our Yesterdays: All Our Yesterdays The Other Side plus a short interview Promo video for the title track was also posted on YouTube by the record company: In related news, The Guardian has published an […]

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