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Cheers to the open lines

Glenn Hughes spoke recently to the Hard Rock Haven. He talked about his new solo album (by the by, it is called Resonate and will be released on November 4), Black Country Communion upcoming reunion (studio sessions are planned for January 3-11 next year with tentative release on May 21), Coverdale’s Purple Album (“David and […]

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Krasnodar June 8 Press Conference

Deep Purple were present at a press conference is Krasnodar recently, and a youtube clip of the event can be seen below. Topics covered the recent Hall of Fame induction and the progress on the new album. Yes, press conferences really are that exciting. thanks to Yvonne Osthausen

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Designed to express

Roger Glover did a series of phone-in interviews on American radio. These appear to have been arranged to promote the Hall of Fame induction broadcast due April 30 on US cable channel HBO. He soldiered on through some “Mr Grover, Mr Gillian” moments without losing his usual wit and charm even for a second. 103.5 […]

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The bands that don’t get along

If all the hoopla surrounding Deep Purple’s induction into RnRHoF made you to believe it was something extraordinary, it was not. In fact, it was pretty much business as usual for the HoF, which, like any media entity, strives on a little controversy and a lot of melodrama. The day befor the induction ceremony an […]

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Living up

A brief addendum to our coverage of the induction. Short press conference that Gillan, Paice, and Glover gave after receiving their awards. It may answer some questions, but I guess not from the people who are in write-only mode. On his part, Blackmore posted this message on Facebook: Obviously, as you know from the post […]

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Coverdale and Hughes talk to Rolling Stone

Hot on the heels of their induction, Rolling Stone has an interview with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, which they call an interview with Deep Purple. We’ll forgive them, for they do not know what they do. On the conspicuously absent Ritchie Blackmore: Glenn Hughes: Here’s the deal: I tried to coax him into it, […]

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A weird conglomeration of people

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held yesterday, April 8, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Gillan, Glover, Paice, Vicky Lord, Coverdale, and Hughes were on hand to accept the induction. No miracles happened. Blackmore didn’t show up (just like he’s been promising for a while), and Rod Evans […]

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Purple exhibit opens in Cleveland

Cleveland.com reports that a Deep Purple exhibit has opened at the brink-and-mortar Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (which now has officially dropped ‘and museum’ moniker). The exhibit is displayed alongside the other 2016 inductees, and includes a centerpiece of Blackmore’s Gibson ES-335 from the early years (it was last used in the studio to […]

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Ulrich to present Deep Purple at the induction

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich will be presenting Deep Purple at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame this weekend. He recently spoke with radio.com about his love for the band and what, in his opinion, makes them a driving force in music. There is also a decent writeup on radio.com for the […]

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Hughes on Talking Metal

Latest episode of Talking Metal Digital podcast has a lengthy interview with Glenn Hughes. Never being shy of making bold statements, he said that if Burn had not been as successful as it was, Deep Purple’s RnR Hall of Fame induction would never happen. He also mentioned that he is going to the studio in […]

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