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This is real chill song

Take a break from all the promotional hoopla surrounding the impending release of the new album, and watch some random dude listening to Deep Purple (Child in Time from Granada TV, no less) for the very first time in his life. It’s good for a chuckle or three on that lazy Sunday afternoon. Bonus hot […]

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That fine line between clever and silly

Couple of new submissions to our semi-impermanent trainspotting section. Highway Star is being used in a mexican commercial (ka-ching). We’ve been told that it advertises beer, but might just as well advertise sneakers. Or extra tight pants. Or something else entirely. Meanwhile, Russian military band has been spotted practicing their goosesteps in Abu Dhabi: Thanks […]

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Steve Morse can do whatever he wants

There are a lot of reactions floating around the good old ‘net to the new Purple album details released yesterday, but this one came from a slightly unexpected angle. It wasn’t long until somebody pointed out that the album artwork kinda sorta resembles the Devin Townsend Project logo, which he used since 2009. Devin is […]

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Coming to a coffee pot near you

In addition to Deep Purple wine and beer, one can now also brew some Deep Purple branded coffee. And this one is not shy about making connection with the band (we hope Bruce gets his cut 😉 ). Sold by the German company Rock Star Coffee, the Black Night organic arabica blend can be purchased […]

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Air Guitar Anthems

Several Purple related tracks are featured on a new 3CD compilation called Air Guitar Anthems. What distinguishes this particular compilation from the gabazillion of similar ones is that the songs were selected by a distinguished riffmeister Brian May. Here is what made Dr. May’s cut, from Buddy Holly to The Darkness. (Note: performers are listed […]

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Here I Go Again ‘spotting

Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again, as so ever expertly crafted by Messrs Coverdale and Marsden, could be recently seen on TV on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Celosia Caracas and DIY Starship

In today edition of the semi-irregular Trainspotting addendum, we are proud to present you with two items. First on the menu is a flowering garden plant called Celosia Caracas as its Deep Purple® cultivar. And then there is this: It’s a DIY 1:144 scale model kit of Boeing 720 in Starship One livery. From the […]

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The Deep Purple beer

More of the Purple trainspotting today, this time of the brewed variety. Empire Brewing Company from Syracuse, NY, is releasing their Deep Purple beer in bottles for “statewide sales” (New York state, presumably). Apparently there is no connection to the band, and the beer got its name from one of its main ingredients — Concord […]

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Concerto in Versace commercial

Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra is prominently featured in a commercial for a new perfume Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue. Here is the “director’s cut” of it (watch inside)

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Back to school

Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again (the hairspray remake version) is being used in a new Walmart back-to-school commercial in the states:

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