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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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Steve Morse’s guitar stolen

Somebody stole my guitar….(Literally) At some point during the reunited Dixie Dregs set up for the show at the Lincoln Theatre, Washington D.C. a one off acoustic/electric guitar was stolen. Having owned the guitar for over 30 years Steve is obviously eager to get it back, and so is offering a reward for its safe […]

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Butterfly Ball remaster

The same people responsible for the restoration and re-release of the Butterfly Ball video last year are now working on the remaster of the original album. The 3CD box set is due to be release on April 27 via Cherry Red Records and can be preordered via their website. DISC ONE Roger Glover And Friends […]

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BCC alive at sea

Joe Bonamassa, Kevin Shirley, Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, and Derek Sherinian do a Q&A session during the Keeping the Blues Alive cruise earlier this year.

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Glenn Hughes adds German dates to Classic Deep Purple live tour

Glenn Hughes will countinue his “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live Tour 2018/19” in October 2018 in Germany. The dates we have so far are: 17.10.18 Berlin – Admiralspalast 18.10.18 Hamburg – Fabrik 20.10.18 Worpswede – Music Hall 21.10.18 Leipzig – Gewandhaus 24.10.18 Bochum – Zeche 25.10.18 Bensheim – Rex 27.10.18 Winterbach – Lehenbachhalle

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Best British Band and Album

Deep Purple have picked up a couple of Planet Rock The Rocks awards on the strength of their 2017 performance — Best British Band and Best British Album for the inFinite. Unlike some other industry awards that we know, these are decided by the fan vote “as a welcome antidote to the pop music back-slapping”. […]

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Joe Bonamassa & Bernie Marsden at Loreley on June 16, 2018

Shooter Promotions, who brought Rainbow to the Loreley in 2016 annouced a new festival called “The Crossroads Festival – Guitar Fest Of The Year” The festival will take place on June 16, 2018 and feature Steve Hill, the Henrik Freischlader Band, Bernie Marsden and Joe Bonamassa.

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Memories in Rock II

Rainbow will release a second installment of Memories in Rock on April 6 via the in-house label Minstrel Hall Music. This will be compiled from the 2017 UK shows, plus a bonus disc of backstage clips and interviews, a new lineup studio recording of I Surrender, and a brand new track called Waiting For a […]

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Glenn’s Purple set in the UK

Glenn Hughes will take his “Classic Deep Purple Live” set to the UK later this year. The 9-date starts on October 2 in Bristol and wraps up on the 15th in London. Tickets for most shows go on sale for general public on February 23 at 10am. Glenn’s band will include Soren Anderson (guitar), Jesper […]

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A little milk and one sugar, please

A relatively rare glimpse behind the curtains of how the band works during rehearsals. This clip is from a studio showing the band preparing for their appearance on the Australian TV show Hey Hey It’s Saturday in 1999: …And the performance itself:

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A lifespan of a couple of years

The official DP Youtube channel has published a contemporary documentary about the project known as PAL.

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