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Rock and Blues Circus backstory

Roger posted this on his website: I’ve known Pete York and Miller Anderson since the late 60s. Several early DP tours were with Hardin/York and we’ve often met from time to time since then. Over the years, Pete has organized lots of these special events, featuring a phalanx of great musicians. In 1970, Ian Paice, […]

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Mr. Udo pulls the stops

Our Japanese correspondent sent in these video clips from a busy Osaka train station to our trainspotting department. A couple more tour posters from Japan. At the Shibuya Station in Tokyo: Fukuoka poster:

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Not as empty, cold, and bare any more

Swiss site 24 heures reports that a memorial plaque has been unveiled this Wednesday, July 4, on the Résidence des Alpes building in Territet (Montreux) — the very same building that was the Grand Hotel back in 1971. Gillan, Glover and Paice were in attendance, as well as Jean-Paul Marquis (stage manager at the Casino […]

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Broad your understanding of human nature

Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 has posted a lengthy interview with Ian Gillan. Our best guess, it was recorded some time in June 2017 (several things hint to that) and now is being used (reused?) to promote the current tour. Quite entertaining nevertheless.

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A few years later…

Record company has announced some release details for the Ian Gillan & The Javelins — a collection of rock’n’roll standards recorded by Big Ian with his first band (predating even Episode Six) earlier this year. In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club […]

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Going Home for One of a Kind

Record company keeps promoting the latest Don Airey solo album with posting the title track One of a Kind. Meanwhile, some time ago Don released another solo album without much fanfare. That album is called Going Home. It is the jazz piano album that Don started mentioning he’s working on since a few years ago.

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Not the most modern guy

Steve Morse gave an overview of his touring gear to the Music Radar, including his new guitar — an Ernie Ball Steve Morse 30th Anniversary. This is the most simplified version. For the first time ever it’s got an active circuit. I’ve been resisting this for a long time, but I know John Petrucci and […]

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Everything louder than everything else

A second show in Osaka has been added to the Japanese tour calendar. We have no reliable information, but usually this happens when the first one is either sold out or being very close to. Fun fact: the venue they will be playing in Osaka is the very same venue where the bulk of original […]

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Authentic 1962 vintage feel

Ian Gillan gave an interview to Finnish KaaosTV while being in the neighbouring Estonia. He revealed, among other things, that he has recorded an album of rock’n’roll standards with his first band The Javelins, which should be out some time in August. He also mentioned that he has solo and Rock Meets Classics orchestral tours […]

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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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