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Ian Gillan is on the cover of issue 4 (May 2017) of the Sweden Rock Magazine. Inside the magazine there is an 8 pages long feature on Deep Purple and their new album with interview and pictures, 5 pages of illustrated interview with David Coverdale, and a page worth of interview with Bob Ezrin. More […]

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inFinite early reviews roundup

With inFinite already out in some parts of the world, while in others still hours or days away, here is a brief roundup of early reviews from around the web. The Rockpit: The single that preceded the album ‘All I Got is You’ is quite possibly the best thing here, a track that manages to […]

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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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Purple Uncut

Deep Purple are featured in the latest issue of the British magazine Uncut: While warming up for a final tour and album, Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice recall their wild career in rock […] The issue in question has Björk on its cover and is dated April 2017. It went on […]

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Classic Rock publisher goes belly up

British company Team Rock Ltd, publisher of the Classic Rock, Prog and Metal Hammer magazines, as well as TeamRock.com and associated internet radio station, has gone into administration (called bankruptcy/liquidation in other parts of the world). They have acquired the magazines from Future Publishing in 2013, but apparently never managed to make them profitable. 73 […]

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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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From matings of giant pandas to mafia funeral

British paper The Guardian has published a retrospective of their coverage of heavy metal “from its inception almost 50 years ago”. The interesting part are the reproductions of two contemporary reviews of seminal Purple performances: the premiere of the Concerto for Group and Orchestra and the California Jam. Attempts to unite European “classical” music with […]

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New album report in Swiss press

Swiss music magazine Tracks has a Deep Purple studio report in their July/August issue. If you have followed our news thoroughly, there is not much in the article that you don’t already know. Our correspondent summarizes the gist for the rest of us who do not speak German: in February 2015, the band met in […]

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Owl meeting a bumblebee in mid flight

Ritche Blackmore is featured on the cover of May 2016 issue of Guitar Player magazine. The cover story includes his profile, interview with the man, and reminiscences from Jim Hurley, Blackmore’s Night violin player in 1999-2000.

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The anti-AC/DC formula

The Montreal Blues Society is preparing a review of Deep Purple’s appearance at the Ottawa Bluesfest. In the meantime, we are happy to offer you their review of Now What?!

Ok, blah, blah, blah. What about the music? I pour myself a frosty Kool Aid and set myself on the king’s throne and hit play.

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