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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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Roger Glover at SWR1 Mainz, Germany

After the release of “inFinite”, the newest record of Deep Purple, BassplayerRoger Glover had time to visit german Radiostation SWR1 having an exclusive Bass2Bass-Talk with Thomas “Chuck” Tscheschner, german bassplayer and editor at SWR1 in Mainz. Head over to RGs official website for the english version of the radio interview.

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Dixie Dregs reunion and Rainbow goes east

Dixie Dregs will tour the States in March, reuniting the lineup that recorded their first major label album — the 1977 Free Fall — Steve Morse and Rod Morgenstein will be joined by Allen Sloan, Steve Davidowski, and Andy West. 8 dates in total have been announced so far, starting with Atlanta on March 3, […]

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Sixth Jon Lord memorial show in Warsaw

The sixth Jon Lord memorial concert will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on October 26. This year Doogie White will be a special guest of the event. He will be joined on stage by a variety of local musicians, including Polish heavy metal band Turbo and keyboard player Andrzej Zieliński from Skaldowie. This will be […]

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Surprising new show added…

On Thursday 16 November, Radio 2’s Jo Whiley will welcome Deep Purple into the BBC Radio Theatre for a very special In Concert performance! Tickets will be drawn at random, to UK residents only, and Photo ID will be required! Full details here

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Did you get first dips on new The Surprising video?

If you cannot view Deep Purple’s new video for The Surprising, you probably don’t live in the United States, Germany, France, Italy or Switzerland. These countries have been given first dips on the video together with prominent media coverage earlier today, October 4. In Germany, Stern were able to show The Surprising video exclusively to […]

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inFinite Gold edition

The record company has announced today that the Gold edition of the most recent Deep Purple album inFinite will be one of three new releases on November 3 this year: The 2CD updated Gold edition of inFinite will include a second CD with 80 minutes from the Hellfest performance produced by Bob Ezrin. Secondly, earMUSIC […]

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It’s all in the DNA….

Or Deoxyribonucleic acid as you may know it as. The building block of everything living now is being used in a new process to store information for future generations (and life forms?!). As part of the program Twist Bioscience and Microsoft are storing historic performances by the likes of Miles Davis and Deep Purple at […]

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That Clinking Clanking Sound…. An Update

You may recall earlier in the year we reported the rather unwholesome story of lawsuits, disappearing money and such like. (for those that don’t : read it all here….) Well today we can give an update to the story. Today, Monday 25th September the UK Insolvency Service announced that Dipak Rao has been banned from […]

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Rocking In Riverbend

Deep Purple live at Riverbend Music Center (Cincinnati, USA 2017-09-10) I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was witness to what might be Purple’s last show in North America. The September 10th show will go down in my memory as the best of my 8 Purple shows and not because it was the […]

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