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Blackmore in the Guardian

Ritchie Blackmore: ‘I’m not a guy who likes jamming and having fun. Music is very serious’ The Guardian newspaper in the Uk has published a new interview with Ritchie Blackmore in advance of the new Rainbow shows this coming June. Blackmore is one of English rock’s great eccentrics. Not in a cuddly, tea-party sort of […]

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A compliation of TV coverage

Nigel Young has been busy collating TV appearances from the first week of the InFinite tour…. A 3-minute promo piece for the German dates screened on Brisant on Friday. http://www.daserste.de/unterhaltung/boulevard/brisant/videosextern/deep-purple-auf-abschiedstournee-100.html Deep Purple bei ARD „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017 Deep Purple bei MDR „Brisant“ – On Air 19.05.2017 Deep Purple bei hr „Brisant“ – On […]

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Deep Purple Live Switzerland Arena Geneve 20.5.2017

Good concert the fans were enthusiastic and more than willing. Especially the new lids are live class Special Guest: Monster Truck, Band from Canada Set List: 1.Time For Bedlam 2. Fireball 3. Bloodsucker 4. Strange Kind Of Woman 5. Johnny`s Band 6. Uncommon Man 7. The Surprising 8.Lazy 9. Birds Of Prey 10.Hell To Pay […]

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Player Magazine – Japan

The June 2016 issue of “Player” in Japan carried a 16 page article on Deep Purple consisting of Ian Gillan’s interview, Steve Morse’s interview, inFinite album review, and the live & studio gear review of Steve and Roger’s equipment. The interview is pretty much a repeat of the many interviews published in relation to the […]

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New Rainbow singles

two ‘new’ singles are reportedly being released on 26th May Land of Hope and Glory https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/land-of-hope-and-glory-single/id1237748131 I Surrender https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-surrender-feat-ronnie-romero-single/id1237263638 Also available on Amazon and all other similar services. Thanks to Akemi and Morki for the info.

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Videos from the bottom drawer

A new section opened on Roger Glovers official website called “Videos from the bottom drawer” with the first entry being Gillan & Glover performing “Dislocated” on Friday Night Live.   Read Rogers comments about the video and join the discussion.

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Keystone with Jon

It was around the mid eighties, after Perfect Strangers, that Bruce, Jon and I decided to have a ski holiday in Colorado and to that end we rented a huge house in Keystone for nine days. I think it had five or six bedrooms, a massive kitchen, and the living room was three stories high […]

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Casino burned down and made us all quite wealthy

Several vintage interviews have been posted on youtube. Roger, Jon, and Paicey being interviewed by Swiss TV circa the House of Blue Light: Ian, Ian, and Roger interviewed for French TV in 1987: Roger & Big Ian talk about their families on Swedish TV in 1988: Raw footage from Swedish TV interview 1993, only a […]

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The beginning of the end?

Deep Purple live at Romexpo (Bucharest, Romania 2017-05-13) The band was in the hungry mood for audience energy :))) Ian was in his best spirits muttering “superb” at least twice after the songs, giving a summary a dog (gie style) encounter from his rich memory bank at the end of Strange Kind of Woman :)., […]

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A theoretical anarchist

A lengthy — more than an hour — interview with Ian Gillan, done by an Italian radio station Radio Rock 106.6 in Portugal, published a couple of weeks ago, and promptly blocked by some copyright police run amok — is now finally available for viewing worldwide. As you can imagine, a lot of dirt can […]

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Some tea perhaps, with Alice?..

Roger Glover is one of guest musicians on Alice Cooper’s new album Paranormal, due to be released on July 28 via Edel/earMusic: The 12-track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together […]

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Butterfly Ball deluxe reissue

A PledgeMusic campaign is underway to raise funds for reissuing Butterfly Ball & The Grasshopper’s Feast: The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast is a concept album and subsequent live rock opera appearing in 1974 and 1975 respectively, based on the children’s poem of a similar title. The work was originally conceived as a solo […]

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The magic fingers

Last Friday, May 5, Don Airey did a keyboard clinic in Milton Keynes, UK, here are a couple of videos demonstrating his prowess (like anyone had any doubts by now). A longer video has also been posted by the Music Kavern, the store that hosted the event, on Facebook.

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David the archaeologist

Blabbermouth has several quotes from David Coverdale’s interview published in the May 2017 issue of the Sweden Rock Magazine (the one with Gillan on the cover). About reissuing the hairspray era Whitesnake albums: We had digital transfers made of all… ‘Slide It In’, ‘Slip Of The Tongue’, the ’87 album… ‘Cause they’re all coming up […]

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Come along with me

Some of you may have noticed that our site had been available over a much more secure, encrypted https protocol for a while now. This is our small contribution into the Encrypt the Web initiative. We are doing it to protect your privacy from intrusion. Couple of days ago we took the next step and […]

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Six degrees of separation

While trying to google up the name of Paicey’s old man (no such luck, btw), I came across this amusing anecdote about John Mortimer (father of British actress Emily Mortimer and a prolific writer and barrister in his own kind). The story is told by his youngest daughter Rosie: He was great friends with Jon […]

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From Chuck Berry to Bach

Roger Glover, Chuck Berry, Jon Hiseman, Roger Glover once again, Paicey’s father, John McLaughlin, and J.S. Bach — what do they all have in common? Watch About the band part 3 to find out.

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Waking up to the chickens at the House of Flowers

Ian Gillan talking (and jamming) with a Turkish musician Fuat Güner at the former’s place in Portugal. Big Ian says that the band have already done some writing for another new album and that studio time with Bob Ezrin is already booked for next February! As several people pointed out in the comments, Now what?! is indeed referred to as the latest album, so the interview is quite old and the new album sessions are, in fact, inFinite sessions. (watch inside)

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About the band

The best and worst moments on stage, the deepest secrets, first records bought and first shows attended, crying and laughing, hidden talents, and many other curious things — all in the new interview with the band posted by the record company.

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When the music is good and the feeling of humanity is there

Ian Paice spoke to the Ultimate Classic Rock, and he’s waxing philosophical in this one: I think that with these past couple of records that you guys have done, you really have made two of the strongest records in your overall catalog. We never felt that it was a risk. We know how good the […]

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