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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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Crocodile rocks

A Czech outfit called Crocodile Quartet offers their take on the Highway Star. Ladies and gentlemen, behold, the way you never heard it before.

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Twelve months gone again!

Roger Glover writes: And where did I go? On the road, that’s where. The road that leads to your door. To many doors; stage doors, closed doors, dressing room doors, hotel corridors, van doors, bedroom doors – dreaming through that revolving door of time. More thoughts on the last twelve months can be found at […]

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Touring in 2018

A quick preview of what’s in store for the Purple family on the road in the next year. Black Country Communion will kick off the new year’s proceedings with 2 gigs in the UK: January 2 in Wolverhampton, and January 4 in London. These will be followed by a performance at the Blues Alive at […]

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Candice Night talks about her husband

Blabbermouth has several quotes from Candice Night’s apparently recent interview to a New Jersey radio station WRAT 95.9. Honestly, from our perspective… You probably can read a lot of the interviews that Ritchie’s done in the past… since he hasn’t been with Purple anymore. It would be hard to find one where Ritchie doesn’t say […]

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The Ritchie Blackmore Story on Japanese TV

Japanese national broadcaster NHK will air The Ritchie Blackmore Story documentary in the wee hours of December 24 between 00:45 and 02:45. The show is called “Wakaku Club” (洋楽倶楽部 ザ). It appears the film will probably be slightly cut down to fit into the time slot and edited with Japanese commentary from Seisoku Ito, rock […]

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Dio Returns – a review of the Dio hologram tour

When I first heard about the hologram tour I had rather mixed feelings. For those who do not know, what I am talking about: Wendy Dio (widow and manager of Ronnie James Dio), Jeff Pezzuti (CEO of Eyellusion, the company that came up with the idea) and the Dio Disciples (kind of an official DIO […]

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Planet Rock salutes Purple

The latest issue of the Planet Rock magazine features Deep Purple on the cover and a 15-page feature inside. With the band set to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2018, we join Purple on tour in Stockholm and London to hear how the monumental In Rock album set the classic Mk. II line-up on the […]

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Oslo 9th November 2017

Back in 1993, at the age of seven, my daddy brought my little brother and myself to Oslo. Wearing the worlds largest jacket, I got earmuffs at size of my thigh and placed at a chair in the middle of Oslo Spectrum. I was about to see my first concert with Deep Purple. Since then […]

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No Place Like Home

Deep Purple live at O2 Arena (London, UK 2017-11-23) Saw the boys last night for the 14th time. Stretching back to the first time with Tommy Bolin in 1976. But this was the first time out of my home of Southern California. With Thanksgiving and my 60th birthday plus Purple all the same day, I […]

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Baking banana bread with Roger

Back in July Sverige Radio published an interview with Roger glover, done at his home in Switzerland. Roger baked a banana bread and talked about what he wants to do when he grows up. The interview itself is in English and starts about 2’15” into the clip. Bonus: Roger’s banana bread recipe 1.25 dl butter […]

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From here to inFinite on German TV

The acclaimed documentary From here to inFinite about the making of Deep Purple’s latest album will be shown on German TV channel Nitro this Thursday, November 23, starting at 23:05. The film, of course, has been released on blu ray earlier this month, accompanied by a plethora of bonus material. Thanks to Axel Dauer for […]

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G3 on tour in 2018

It has been quite a while since Joe Satriani played with DEEP PURPLE, but he’s back with a new album and a G3 tour in January. The G3 tour will feature Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Phil Collen for the US leg and replace Phil Collen with Uli Jon Roth for the European dates. For further […]

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Full House in Helsinki

Deep Purple live at Jäähalli (Helsinki, Finland 2017-11-11) What a great show again. The band just gets better and better with the approaching dead line (!) The crowd and the band both were so enthusiastic. Icehall was full of DP fans and they showed their love for the band. Bedlam, Fireball, Bloodsucker, SKoW. What a […]

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BBC Radio 2 Deep Purple day

Between the Copenhagen and London Radio shows this week, BBC Radio2 will be hosting a ‘Deep Purple’ day. Details are as follows: Radio 2 is streamed in the clear worldwide. Thursday 16th November 0900-1200 https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl8v/2017/11/16 Live session in the Ken Bruce show 1700-1900 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09dwcdc Ian Gillan is guest on Simon Mayo show 2000-2200 Purple live […]

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All I Got is You

All I Got is You got its live premiere in Stockholm on November 6. Here is a recording, and in pretty good quality too (if a little bass heavy on the sound): Thanks to Björn Sandström for the video.

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First date for 2018

First date for the 2018 leg(s) of the Long Goodbye Tour has surfaced — Deep Purple are slated to play in Kraków, Poland, on July 1. Tickets are going on sale November 3 trough a variety of outlets: www.ebilet.pl, www.eventim.pl, www.ticketpro.pl, www.biletin.pl (hooray to the competition). Keep your eye peeled for the other dates that […]

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Rainbow photo book out in Japan

A new Rainbow photo book is coming out in Japan. It is quite a hefty volume at 288 pages and promises a wealth of pictures from the band’s Japanese tours from 1976 to 1984, many of them previously unpublished. The pictures were taken for the Music Life and Young Guitar magazines. The promo blurb mentions […]

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Antoine (Fats) Domino RIP

So sad to hear of his passing.  Sad, for several reasons… when a hero dies, of course, one thinks first of the person and his family and the sorrow about it all, followed with the wider recognition of the rich legacy he left behind.   But linked with that, somehow there is grieving for one’s own […]

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