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Japanese Whitesnake dates rescheduled

Whitesnake have new dates for their Japanese tour, rescheduled from October 2019 to March 2020. The new dates are booked from March 9 to 20th. Old tickets are still valid, except for Fukuoka (change of venue) and Toyota City (change of venue as well, and moved to Nagoya proper), both of which have to be […]

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Fantastic (farewell?)

Deep Purple live at Fox Theatre (Detroit, USA 2019-10-15) After last nights performance I can’t help wondering (perhaps hoping) if there maybe yet another leg of this long goodbye tour. The energy , the quality of the show all around was among the top performances I’ve seen from these gentleman! One moment at the end […]

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Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography

Another book from Wymer — Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography — is due out on December 6, 2019. It is a limited edition 128-page photo book in a slipcase, and comes with a set of prints. Promo blurb: Without doubt Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers […]

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4½ out of 5 stars

Connecticut paper Republican-American has a review of the Deep Purple show at the Mohegan Sun Arena on October 9: Deep Purple is on its “Long Goodbye” tour, wrapping up a career that has seen many personnel incarnations, spin-offs, and imitators over its five decades-plus career. And the Purple will be missed by the rock music […]

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Photos from the Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg, FL, Sept 27, 2019.

Great show, phenomenal sound… Pura Vida~ Carlton A. Morris R.

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great show!!

Deep Purple live at Pechanga Theater (Temecula, USA 2019-09-06) I am so disappointed to be checking the website every day and not see any concert reviews! I saw them opening night in Riverside at the Fox theater, which was a fantastic venue and a great concert. My brother and I saw them up at Pechanga […]

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Sunshine of your love

Ginger Baker has passed away on October 6. That night in Portland, Maine, Deep Purple paid a tribute to him with replacing the usual Green Onions intro to Hush with an impromptu piece of Sunshine of Your Love.

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Sly hirings and swift firings

The ever prolific Martin Popoff has published another Rainbow book — Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story. He promises this to be a “major overhaul” of his out-of-print 2005 title English Castle Magic: 50% longer, at 120,000 words and 318 pages in 6″ x 9″ format two colour sections of photos (no pictures in the […]

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Beautiful insights into that band

Antihero magazine has an in depth interview with Glenn Hughes, where he offers his opinion on a variety of things, ranging from the loudest band today to the state of the music industry, to deeply personal matters like dealing with the death of his mum. ANTIHERO: What was your best and worst experience from the […]

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Imminent arrival of the Third Degree

In the days leading to upcoming release of Flying Colors’ new album Third Degree, record company produced no less than tree promo videos — and that’s in addition to another one from a few weeks ago.

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Vinyl and more vinyl

Yet another bout of vinyl reissues: Rhino is releasing Who Do We Think We Are (1LP), Burn (1LP), Come Taste The Band (1LP), and Made in Japan (2LP) as a part of their “Rocktober” event. Who Do We Think We Are and Burn are coming on October 11th, with Come Taste The Band and Made […]

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When was he asked?

The Ultimate Guitar has quotes from an interview with Michael Schenker, in which he explains why he refused to join Deep Purple, Ozzy, Thin Lizzy, and Motorhead (spoiler: he didn’t want to end up in somebody else’s band). I didn’t go with Deep Purple, I didn’t go with Ozzy Osbourne, I didn’t go with Phil […]

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Fantasy camp with Steve and Paicey

Ian Paice and Steve Morse will reprise their Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp appearance at another event to be held February 13-16, 2020, in Hollywood, California. This camp is billed (no less) as British Rock Royalty Vol.3 and alongside messrs. Paice and Morse will feature Jon Anderson of Yes and Rolling Stones keyboard player Chuck […]

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Jon Lord – Windows vinyl reissue: a closer look

On September 27, 2019 earMusic will continue the series of Jon Lord vinyl re-releases with “Windows”, an album featuring a cooperation between Jon Lord and conductor and composer Eberhard Schoener. Schoener, who was also involved in progressive rock masterpieces like “The Turn of a Friendly Card” by The Alan Parsons Project may also be known […]

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Jon Lord – Gemini Suite vinyl reissue: a closer look

Back in 1969, the lineup of DEEP PURPLE had seen a drastic change: Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice split up with singer Rod Evans and bass player Nick Simper and hired the former EPISODE SIX musicians Ian Gillan and Roger Glover to complete the lineup. One of the first shows to feature the […]

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Heavy and classical

CBC has an opinion piece about the multitude of connections between heavy metal and classical music, with our heroes getting a name check. It opens with a collage of Vivaldi peeking over Roger Glover’s shoulder and proceeds with Take Deep Purple’s Ritchie Blackmore, for example. A self-professed classical music fan, many of his works in […]

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Jon Lord Reissues

On September 27, 2019 earMUSIC will reissue “Gemini Suite” and “Windows” as LP and also “Sarabande” as LP and CD: Gemini Suite Gemini Suite will be available as 1LP Gatefold and is already available as a CD Digipak. TRACK LIST Guitar: Solist Albert Lee Piano: Solist Jon lord Drums: Solist Ian Paice Vocals: Solist Yvonne […]

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F**k everything and run

Another Glenn Hughes’ interview from the Stonedeaf festival, this time with TotalRock Radio. Amongst other things, he finally put to rest any Mk3 reunion aspirations he may or may not have had by stating that he will never work with Blackmore again.

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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle, from Ian Gillan’s Contractual Obligation #1. Not my favourite track off Bananas, but good to see it being pulled out of a dusty closet for a live appearance.

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World record attempt in Oklahoma

There will be an attempt to set the new world record for the ‘largest electric guitar ensemble’ on September 20 in Oklahoma City. This will take place at 5:00pm, right before the Deep Purple show at the Firelake Arena. The event will be hosted by Steve Morse and although there’s no word on the programme, […]

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