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Deep Purple – Hellfest footage

The ARTE channel in France have posted some footage of this years Hellfest festival, including from around the 22 minute mark Smoke on the Water and Uncommon Man from DP’s set. A further longer show, approx. 1 hour, of the Deep Purple set is due to be aired in July for those with access to […]

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Steve Morse – Ultimate Guitar interview

A lengthy, technical at times, and very interesting interview with Steve Morse has appeared on the website of Ultimate Guitar. UG: What’s the Purple album and solo you’re most proud of? Steve: I don’t know. I don’t dwell too much on the albums or the solos. In a way it’s like children you give up […]

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Brilliant concert

Deep Purple live at Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel, Belgium 2017-06-17) I was on saturday 17th of june in Dessel at the Graspop Metal Meeting & I saw once again Deep Purple as Headliner of the day. No doubt about it, it was a fabulous GIG. I saw Purple many times but this time it was […]

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The (last) Stuttgart Show?

Deep Purple live at Schleyerhalle (Stuttgart, Germany 2017-06-14) Here we go again …Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle. MONSTER TRUCK were one of the better guests Purple had during the years as far as we were concerned. Us being the girl and me and two of our boys, 16 and 10 years old, that are really in DP (and […]

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The media bandwagon rolls on, and on….

The last few days of the European tour are upon us, and in Germany the media bandwagon has been rolling on, with many interviews being broadcast and published. First on our list is a broadcast from SWR, a lengthy interview with IG knocking in at half an hour or so, and in English (allegedly) for […]

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Rainbow Show Manchester – Cancellation

According to a post on the Manchester Arena The Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on 22nd June will not now go ahead. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow Promoter statement Following last month’s tragic incident and the subsequent temporary closure of the main area outside the venue, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow show on Thursday 22 June 2017 is unfortunately no […]

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Sketchbook pages

There’s a new section on the official Roger Glover Website called “Sketchbook pages”: They say that if you haven’t used something for a couple of years, it might as well not be there. Get rid of it. Keep life current. Simple. In my case, not so. Not that I’m a hoarder (I’m a hoarder) but […]

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Fantastic show in Luxembourg

Deep Purple live at Rockhal (Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg 2017-05-27) [Written one week ago, after getting home from the show] Excellent show tonight in Luxembourg. Interestingly, almost 10 years to the day from when they played here on 20 May 2007 [still touring the amazing Rapture of the Deep album]. Tonight the band played an amazing set. […]

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Johnny’s Band Video arrives

A video has arrived at n-tv in Germany for Johnny’s Band, the second third ‘first to have an actual video’ single from the new album InFinite. This single was heavily played on the UK’s BBC Radio 2, making song of the week, earlier this year. Just remember, as per Call of the wild, Deep Purple […]

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Blackmore in the Guardian

Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I’m not a guy who likes jamming and having fun. Music is very serious’ The Guardian newspaper in the Uk has published a new interview with Ritchie Blackmore in advance of the new Rainbow shows this coming June. Blackmore is one of English rock’s great eccentrics. Not in a cuddly, tea-party sort of […]

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A compliation of TV coverage

Nigel Young has been busy collating TV appearances from the first week of the InFinite tour…. A 3-minute promo piece for the German dates screened on Brisant on Friday. http://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/boulevard/brisant/videosextern/deep-purple-auf-abschiedstournee-100.html Deep Purple bei ARD „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017 Deep Purple bei MDR „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017 Deep Purple bei hr „Brisant“ – On […]

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Deep Purple Live Switzerland Arena Geneve 20.5.2017

Good concert the fans were enthusiastic and more than willing. Especially the new lids are live class Special Guest: Monster Truck, Band from Canada Set List: 1.Time For Bedlam 2. Fireball 3. Bloodsucker 4. Strange Kind Of Woman 5. Johnny`s Band 6. Uncommon Man 7. The Surprising 8.Lazy 9. Birds Of Prey 10.Hell To Pay […]

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Player Magazine – Japan

The June 2016 issue of “Player” in Japan carried a 16 page article on Deep Purple consisting of Ian Gillan’s interview, Steve Morse’s interview, inFinite album review, and the live & studio gear review of Steve and Roger’s equipment. The interview is pretty much a repeat of the many interviews published in relation to the […]

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New Rainbow singles

two ‘new’ singles are reportedly being released on 26th May Land of Hope and Glory https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/land-of-hope-and-glory-single/id1237748131 I Surrender https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-surrender-feat-ronnie-romero-single/id1237263638 Also available on Amazon and all other similar services. Thanks to Akemi and Morki for the info.

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Videos from the bottom drawer

A new section opened on Roger Glovers official website called “Videos from the bottom drawer” with the first entry being Gillan & Glover performing “Dislocated” on Friday Night Live.   Read Rogers comments about the video and join the discussion.

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Keystone with Jon

It was around the mid eighties, after Perfect Strangers, that Bruce, Jon and I decided to have a ski holiday in Colorado and to that end we rented a huge house in Keystone for nine days. I think it had five or six bedrooms, a massive kitchen, and the living room was three stories high […]

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Casino burned down and made us all quite wealthy

Several vintage interviews have been posted on youtube. Roger, Jon, and Paicey being interviewed by Swiss TV circa the House of Blue Light: Ian, Ian, and Roger interviewed for French TV in 1987: Roger & Big Ian talk about their families on Swedish TV in 1988: Raw footage from Swedish TV interview 1993, only a […]

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The beginning of the end?

Deep Purple live at Romexpo (Bucharest, Romania 2017-05-13) The band was in the hungry mood for audience energy :))) Ian was in his best spirits muttering “superb” at least twice after the songs, giving a summary a dog (gie style) encounter from his rich memory bank at the end of Strange Kind of Woman :)., […]

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A theoretical anarchist

A lengthy — more than an hour — interview with Ian Gillan, done by an Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 in Portugal, published a couple of weeks ago, and promptly blocked by some copyright police run amok — is now finally available for viewing worldwide. As you can imagine, a lot of dirt can […]

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Some tea perhaps, with Alice?..

Roger Glover is one of guest musicians on Alice Cooper’s new album Paranormal, due to be released on July 28 via Edel/earMusic: The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together […]

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