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Criminal playlist

Regardless of whether the yesterdays rumours about the new album turn out to be true or not, we thought it would be fun to play through the songs listed there.

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Crimes and misdemeanors

In case you’ve forgotten it, we repeat it once again — one simply can not “delete” something from ’em ol’ interwebs. Once it’s out there, it’s out there. Case in point: apparently the track listing for Deep Purple’s new album went down some sort of trade database, probably with the notice not to publish it […]

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69 plus one

David Coverdale has celebrated his 70th birthday in his own style, being interviewed for the ABC Audio: I’m going to ignore it. It’s not 70, by the way, it’s 69 plus one, so you can stick that in your old pipe…and light it. But the circumstances…just snuck up on me, and I’m just simply not […]

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Knitting battleships and dislike of France

[Updated Sep 23] Geir Myklebust specifically for the audience of our site reprints in his blog the questionnaires that members of Deep Purple Mark 2 have answered back in 1970. These originally appeared in the November 21, 1970 edition of the New Musical Express.

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On the greatest authority

In an interview to Geoff Barton of Classic Rock, Glenn Hughes recalls his days of blow and hookers more blow. With champagne on top. And a little seance in between. “I was loaded on coke and the champagne was flowing. But I’ve never smoked a lot of pot, so my memories of those times are […]

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Keeping Jon and Ritchie up to scratch

A vintage interview with Ian Gillan by Allan McDougall originally published in the New Musical Express on November 7, 1970. This was taken at the Olympia in Paris, where the band had played on November 1. Roger is a fantastic bass player. I talked to Ian Gillan about Roger and he agreed. “Yeah, he doesn’t […]

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Power of the moon and fragility of reality

Some time in early August Ian Gillan spoke to the Tales from the Road podcast hailing from India. (Low key does not even begin to describe it — they have grand total of 23 subscribers on Youtube.) It is another one of those lengthy video chats courtesy of the pandemic. When pressed about studio plans […]

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It is what it is

Rolling Stone magazine is on a family tree streak with an in-depth profile of Neil Murray for their Unknown Legends series. Was the cover of Lovehunter created to cause controversy? It’s pretty out there. I guess to an extent. But it was really more of a management idea than anything to do with the band. […]

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You hairy bums

Various members of the band said in the interviews that all thing permitting they would like to go to the studio some time this summer. Check. There have been a conspicuous silence from the band’s camp in the recent weeks/months. Check. Someone has leaked today the collage you see above. Check. The turningtocrime.com domain has […]

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Twinkle, twinkle

Take a heavy rock song and turn into a lullaby? We could totally see how this could be done to Temple of the King, but Stargazer, Heaven and Hell, or The Last in Line? Surely not. Until someone did…

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Messing around with rudiments

The online successor to the Classic Rock magazine has a track-by-track guide feature on Burn with contributions from Coverdale, Hughes, and Paice. Burn David Coverdale: I wrote about half a dozen sets of lyrics for this song – I was that keen! The final words to Burn – and also the words to the Stormbringer […]

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See the saga through

A 50th anniversary edition of Jesus Christ Superstar is due to be released on September 17, 2021. Yep, that’s the original London cast with Big Ian. (Hmm, that’d be 51st anniversary then, right?) It will come as a 3CD box set with 100-page hardcover book, the fairly standard 2LP and 2CD editions, and a 2LP […]

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Breaking the Band

US cable/satellite channel REELZ will premiere a Whitesnake documentary as a part of their Breaking the Band series, on August 22 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Whitesnake was the brainchild of former Deep Purple frontman David Coverdale. They appeared on the English music scene in 1978 with raunchy lyrics and a big blues rock […]

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Going to Oklahoma in a Winnebago

Back in April Glenn and Gabi Hughes were guests on the Honest AF podcast hosted by Daniella Clarke & Barbaranne Wylde (a.k.a. Mrs. Gilby and Mrs. Zakk respectfully). It’s an hour plus long conversation, so a lot of dirt was uncovered. Cue the Tinseltown namedropping.

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Chewing up and spitting out

Another Rainbow related interview in the Rolling Stone’s Unknown Legends series — this time it’s an in-depth conversation with Bob Daisley, covering his career from a 3 year old listening to his parents’ Frank Sinatra records to the present day and pretty much everything in between. And that’s a lot of everything. Bob has stories […]

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More American than English

In the aftermath of the summer leg of the Dead Daisies US tour Glenn Hughes spoke to the Brazilian Wikimetal Happy Hour:

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25 years of Restless Heart

On October 29, 2021, Rhino Records in the US will release the 25th anniversary super deluxe edition of David Coverdale’s Restless Heart. The album was originally conceived and recorded as a DC solo album, but the record company insisted on releasing it under the ‘David Coverdale & Whitesnake’ moniker. The super deluxe box set (pictured […]

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Glow in the dark

Three Black Country Communion albums will be reissued on a glow in the dark vinyl. The first and second albums are due on September 24, and BCCIV on October 22. They will be available separately or as a bundle. Each album will be a 2LP. There is no word on bonus tracks, so it’s probably […]

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Here comes a tribute

Steve Morse and Glenn Hughes are on a Beatles tribute album being released on Cleopatra Records. It is called Legends Play The Beatles and is due out on August 6. Track listing Here Comes the Sun – Richard Page & Steve Morse Across The Universe – Ann Wilson Penny Lane – John Wetton Back in […]

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Something there

Rock And Roll Garage has a collection of quotes from various interviews Blackmore gave over the years talking about the other guitar players in Deep Purple. I think they’ve done very well. Of course, Joe (Satriani) is a brilliant player. But I think he did the right thing by leaving only after two weeks [laughs]. […]

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