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Glenn Hughes in Poughkeepsie, NY

Glenn Hughes brings the Purple to Poughkeepsie Glenn Hughes brought his incredible lung power and bass playing finesse to a small but very appreciative crowd at The Chance in downtown Poughkeepsie, New York last Tuesday September 11th, 2018. Glenn opened the show with Stormbringer and then settled into a really groovy Might Just Take Your […]

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All kinds of crazy plans

Bruce Dickinson is currently doing a series of spoken word Q&A appearances promoting his autobiography. During his September 8 gig at DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen he was asked about his relationship with Jon Lord: Jon Lord was a wonderful gentleman, and we were close friends. And he sadly died of… He had pancreatic cancer, but […]

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Taking a penalty

Glenn Hughes did an interview with Metal Express promoting the upcoming UK leg of his Classic Deep Purple Live tour. When you joined Deep Purple back in 1973, was it always on the basis that you were to be the bassist and also as an occasional singer or did you expect to do more lead […]

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Purple Night 2018

Perfect Strangers of Finland will hold their Purple Night 2018 convention on Saturday, October 6, at the Kulttuuriareena Gloria in Helsinki. This year event celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the band and the 20th anniversary of PSOF. The list of performers will include Jukka Lewis, Rafael Castillo, Andrea Brosio, Peter James Goodman, Anssi Stenberg […]

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Moore Blues for Gary

Several members of the Purple family paid tribute to the late Gary Moore by taking part in recording of Moore Blues for Gary – A Tribute To Gary Moore album due out on October 26 via Edel/earMUSIC. This tribute album is a brainchild of Bob Daisley, who had played bass with Gary since the early […]

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Another Japanese book

There is another book due out in Japan, and this volume aims to cover a comprehensive history of Deep Purple from Mark 1 to the present day. It is titled Deep Purple in Book and will be published on October 3 by Shinko Music Mook, ostensibly to tie in with the upcoming Japanese tour. Besides […]

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Racing like a fireball through Montreal!

Deep Purple live at Bell Centre (Montreal, Canada 2018-08-29) At 3pm in Montreal, a vicious storm flew in. Something I can only interpret as the spirit of late Deep Purple founding member and organist Jon Lord, coming to conduct from the heavens the music he made with this legendary group. Purple, comprised of 5 key […]

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Deep Purple, Montreal August 29

The boys stormed into to town last night literally on the heels of a huge summer thunderstorm that knocked out power to some 100K households on the island of Montreal. To complicate things further, the insane construction in and around the city prevented easy parking and therefore I missed the opening act; hope it it […]

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Cincinnati, Ohio review

Deep Purple opened their 2018 North American tour with Judas Priest on August 21st at Riverbend in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Temperance Movement opened the night with a solid set and then gave way to the mighty Judas Priest. Priest played a combination of a few new songs along with their classics. Overall it was a […]

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The life and music of Glenn Hughes

There is a new book on Glenn Hughes out in Japan from the Young Guitar magazine, The life and music of the best funky R&R player Glenn Hughes. It features the “Glenn Hughes Story” and discography of his 163 pieces of work (including guest appearances), with song titles, performing artists for his major works, and […]

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As close as you’re going to get

Glenn Hughes did an interview with Icon vs Icon blog promoting his Classic Deep Purple Live tour in the US: You’re about to launch a U.S. tour playing the music of Deep Purple. What made now the time to bring this tour to the masses? I didn’t want to bring this to the stage with […]

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Conductor that sits at the back

Burrn! in Japan has published a special issue of Metallion magazine commemorating the 40th anniversary of Whitesnake. The issue (vol. 64) includes exclusive interviews of past and present members of the band: David Coverdale, Micky Moody, Bernie Marsden, Neil Murray, Ian Paice, John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Vai, Doug […]

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The song that kept on moving

Glenn Hughes spoke to the Talking Metal podcast, promoting his Classic Deep Purple Live tour and paying tribute to Aretha Franklin. In a bit of historical anecdotage, he revealed that You Keep on Moving was originally written in 1973 during Burn sessions, but never made it to that album, nor the next one. The interview […]

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If you’re leaving…

One of the most dedicated fans of the band — Axel Dauer — has passed away this Sunday morning, August 19, at a hospital in Saarland, Germany. He was 56. He suffered from a multitude of health problems, each of them alone can kill a man, and when they decided to attack all at once, […]

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Hughes’ live downloads

Glenn Hughes will release live recordings of his shows from the upcoming US tour. The tour starts on August 25 in Westbury, NY, and he will be performing his Classic Deep Purple Live Mk3/4 set. The recording will be made available as digital downloads only and can now be pre-ordered at $11.95 each, $29.95 for […]

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TBRO book due in November

Wymer Publishing in the UK is preparing another Deep Purple book by Jerry Bloom. The book is titled Time to Kill and is dedicated to the last year in the life of Mark 2 lineup — The Battle Rages On album and subsequent tour. 2018 is not only the 50th anniversary of Deep Purple’s inception […]

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Whitesnake Unzipped

If you prefer the non-screaming, soulful side of Coverdale’s voice, this one might be for you. Rhino Records is releasing a compilation of Whitesnake’s acoustic (or almost acoustic) tracks, titled Unzipped. The 5CD+DVD deluxe set will include a collection of live performances and studio outtakes. It will also be available in stripped down 1CD, 2CD […]

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Rubik’s cube that can’t be solved

Steve Morse and Sterling Ball (CEO of Ernie Ball Music Man) discuss the future of electric guitar and why it is not going away any time soon. This discussion with Australian Musician magazine ahead of the Melbourne Guitar Show was prompted by recent financial troubles of Gibson and some media being quick to declare “end […]

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Moving up the ladder

You’ll learn the story of a band with a singer who could not sing from a new promo video for the upcoming Javelins album posted today by earMUSIC.

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A bit of a hugger

Glenn Hughes was interviewed by Planet Rock at this weekend’s Steelhouse Festival in Wales. (watch inside)

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