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It’s all in the DNA….

Or Deoxyribonucleic acid as you may know it as. The building block of everything living now is being used in a new process to store information for future generations (and life forms?!). As part of the program Twist Bioscience and Microsoft are storing historic performances by the likes of Miles Davis and Deep Purple at […]

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Smoke to enter Grammy Hall Of Fame

Smoke on the Water (the single) will be added next year to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. This particular hall is run by The Recording Academy (the same people responsible for the Grammies), and aims at “honoring both single and album recordings of all genres of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least […]

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Just add fire in the sky

Deep Purple headlined the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival this past Saturday, July 16. Swiss Air Force has sent their aerobatics team to greet the event. One of our readers just happened to be on a boat crossing the lake at the time and captured it.

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August 17, 1972, Tokyo, Japan

Title says it all. Watch inside.

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Today Show Smoke

The band have performed Smoke on the Water on The Today Show live this morning. The video has been posted officially on today.com, and unofficially on YouTube. (watch inside)

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Our new robotic overlords

And just when you thought that nothing can top the Siberian throat take on the Highway Star, or the infamous in certain quarters Firemen of Edo, another gem comes your way. This is one for the tech geeks (both of us). Smoke on the Water performed by an orchestra of recycled floppy drives. Behold our […]

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Important update regarding the US tour — April Fools

Ian Gillan has announced that he is unavailable for the upcoming US tour with Deep Purple due to other commitments. The “Rock Meets Classic” tour in Europe was so successful that he decided to skip the DP tour to be able to squeeze in more dates with his new friends. When David Coverdale (pictured) heard […]

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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. The reason we mention it here is because of the several covers performed that night together […]

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On the water

If it floats, Dutch can play music on it. 😉 Here’s the proof — Dutch band Helloise and Art Vark saxophone quartet perform Smoke on the Water at the 2012 Rotterdam Harbour Fest. (watch inside)

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From Changshu to Austin

Couple of new entries to our trainspotting project. A restaurant called Deep Purple has opened last year in Chiangshu, China. It specializes in western (as in European / North American / Australian) food. The band gets a nod in their self description: The name Deep Purple traces its roots back from the mysterious and dreamy […]

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