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Black tie and no hat

Yesterday, June 14, Ian Paice and Roger Glover introduced Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo of Metallica at the Polar Music Prize Awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. The Polar Music Prize is a Swedish international award founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, manager of ABBA, with a donation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. The […]

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Touring update

Deep Purple are in the process of finalizing the dates for a tour of Mexico this November. In an unusual twist of events, the dates are already posted on the official site, albeit some venues are still to be determined, and none are on sale. Glenn Hughes has added several more European dates to his […]

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Classic Rock and Sweden Rock

Purple family was heavily featured in the June issue of Classic Rock Magazine, which hit the newsstands in the UK on May 1, and now starts appearing overseas. The issue includes 25 pages about Dio & Rainbow, Captain Beyond, David Coverdale & Whitesnake, Ian Gillan, Paice Ashton Lord, Butterfly Ball, Hughes/Thrall, Warhorse, Trapeze, Roger Glover, […]

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Lost in translation

On the day of Deep Purple show in Kiev, an interview with Steve Morse appeared in the Ukranian The Koz Times. It said, among other things, — All stated that this farewell tour of Deep Purple. And you yourself have also decided that after the tour you leave the scene? For me personally, it’s a […]

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Wait for the Ricochet – German Edition

Simon Robinson’s DP book “In Rock – Wait For The Ricochet” is going to be published in a German language edition. The publisher is Hannibal-Verlag, translated by Andreas Schiffmann The book is advertised for October. German title is going to be “In Rock – Der Lange Weg Zu Einem Meisterwerk” https://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/meisterwerk/ thanks to Lutz for […]

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New Nick Simper & Nasty Habits LP out now on vinyl

Nick Simper & Nasty Habits have just released their new live album titled “Live An’ Nasty” on vinyl. It’s the first album with new vocalist Attila Scholtz, who has worked with the likes of Jon Lord and Ian Paice before. It will be the combination of a limited edition set of 150 pieces on purple […]

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A deputy organist at a local church

Don Airey will play the top billing at the HRH Prog Festival in Northern Wales this coming November. In a recent interview with Classic Rock Revisited he also hinted about more UK dates to come: Getting ready to do a four-month summer run of festivals with DP starting in Mexico in May, with perhaps a […]

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Joe Bonamassa & Bernie Marsden at Loreley cancelled

The festival planned for June 16, 2018 featuring Steve Hill, the Henrik Freischlader Band, Bernie Marsden and Joe Bonamassa has been cancelled.

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The family jungle revisited

Glenn Wellard sent us an updated revision of his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree. This new revision fixes Atomic Rooster (which had been mistakenly called ‘Arctic’) and links the Yardbirds/Led Zeppelin branch to the tree via Coverdale/Page collaboration. And before you start complaining again, remember: this is just a one man’s vision on […]

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Train keeps a rollin’

Japan and North America tour dates have been announced. The North American tour starts on August 21 in Cincinnati and will continue throughout the rest of August and all of September, visiting a total of 25 cities and wrapping up on September 30 in Sacramento, California. It will be a double header bill with Judas […]

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The Deep Purple family jungle

Glenn Wellard sent us his version of the Deep Purple Family Tree together with the following note: Being a fan myself, and this year being the 50th year since Deep Purple were formed, I decided I wanted to do something to mark the occasion and produce something to hand on my own study wall. So, […]

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Paicey on Vintage TV

Ian Paice will be featured on the next episode of Vintage TV show Nicky Horne Presents…. The episode will be shown on Tuesday 17th of April at 10.30pm and will be repeated on, Sunday 22nd April at 10.00pm. Vintage TV is available in the UK on Sky 369, Freeview 82, Virgin 343, Freesat 505 and […]

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On the love of borscht

May 2018 issue of Burrn! magazine carries an exclusive 12-page interview with Ritchie Blackmore, conducted by editor-in-chief Kaz Hirose. Below are a few of the more interesting tidbits translated back into English courtesy of our Japanese correspondent Akemi Ono. On coming to Japan: Burrn!: This year Rainbow is doing shows in places where you have […]

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RG sketchbook pages updated

The sketchbook pages on RGs official website have been updated with new items.

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Classic Deep Purple Live in the States

Glenn Hughes will be bringing his Classic Deep Purple Live set to the United States in late August / early September this year. He will play a total of 17 dates, mostly in the North East, starting with Westbury, Long Island, on August 25th, and wrapping up in Tarrytown, NY, on September 22nd. Tickets for […]

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Steve Morse in Guitar Interactive

The latest issue of Guitar Interactive magazine (#55) features an extensive interview with Steve Morse recorded last November in Stockholm. There does not appear to be a way for us to show it here, so head over to their website to watch it.

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Eclipsed celebrates Purple’s 50th

German magazine Eclipsed is celebrating 50th anniversary of the band in style. The current April 2018 issue has a historical picture of Mark 2 on the cover and 18 pages dedicated to the band inside. This includes the roadmap for the rest of the year, a career retrospective, timeline from February 1968 to the present […]

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One of a Kind

Don Airey will release his new solo album One of a Kind on May 25, 2018 via earMusic. The album is touted as a “true classic hard rock gem with melodies, great riffs and solos” and features members of Don’s solo band Carl Sentance, Laurence Cottle, Jon Finnigan, and Simon McBride. It will be released […]

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Roger joins the circus

There are 8 dates in Germany announced towards the ends of this year for an outfit called Pete York’s Rock and Blues Circus doing a Ticklin´da´Groove tour. Said circus consists of Pete York himself, our own Roger Glover, plus Miller Anderson, Zoot Money, and Albie Donnelly.

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The end of the road

Rock Candy magazine has a 4-page spread on Deep Purple Mark 4 in their February-March 2018 issue. DEEP PURPLE’S MK IV LINE-UP CRASHED AND BURNED IN SPECTACULAR FASHION IN 1976 AND MANY FANS THOUGHT IT WAS ABOUT TIME. BUT WHY DID THE BAND FALL APART SO PUBLICLY? WHAT PART DID IT PLAY IN THE DEATH […]

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