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The virtual taste of daisies

Glenn Hughes and The Dead Daisies are announced to perform at the virtual (this year) festival Taste of Syracuse next Saturday, June 6. The even will take place on Facebook. The festival will kick off at 6pm EDT with live performance, presumably, following later in the night.

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This guy called Sir Paul McCartney

Why does Paicey bother to play in pizza joints with third rate cover bands? What happened to the Made in Japan drum kit? How was it playing against four different bass players? This, and more, on the new installment of The Chief Answers your Questions. Oh, and by the way, nice shirt, Ian.

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Disappointed? Yes. Unexpected? No.

The Dead Daisies have finally pulled the plug on their European tour this summer: Hey everyone, We’ve hung in there as long as we can but sadly we will need to postpone the upcoming June/July European Summer Tour. As you’re all aware, things change daily and our priority is always to keep the entire Daisies […]

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A possible surprise

Behind the scenes video from the Infinite writing sessions. The band is working out a tune that eventually became one of the gems on that album.

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Dancing to a drum solo

Paicey sitting at the bar and telling pub stories. What else would you expect from what is rightfully called ‘Tales from the Bar’, right? Here’s Episode 2. Enjoy!

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Gekaufte Karten bleiben gültig

Just as we’ve anticipated, the summer Deep Purple European tour is being rebooked for roughly the same dates in 2021. We have 12 dates already confirmed, with the rest still pending. The German promoter KBB also explicitly promises that tickets purchased for the original 2020 dates will be valid for the rescheduled shows. We expect […]

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From one Ronnie to another

May 16th marks the 10th anniversary of passing of Ronnie James Dio. The latest Rainbow singer Ronnie Romero pays tribute to the legend with a cover of Rainbow Eyes:

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Hungry for rock’n’roll

Here is Ian Gillan performing in front of an unspoiledly enthusiastic crowd of Soviet Armenia in 1990. That was his first visit to the country, and as we all know, not the last one.

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The twin towers of rock

Roger Glover posted a text about the death of Little Richard To me, the twin towers of rock, Little Richard and Chuck Berry, are gone, but their legacy will be felt for eons. Head over to the RG official website to read “Little Richard R.I.P.“

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In the Shadow of the Wizard

A new book on the Rainbow by Jerry Bloom is going to be published by Wymer later this year. In The Shadow Of The Wizard is a full colour, 224 page A4 hardback coffee table style book that comprehensively documents Rainbow’s first formative period. The recording of the first album, whilst Blackmore was still a […]

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Throw my bones live rehearsal

The record company has posted video of a live in the studio rehearsal for Throw My Bones — track from the upcoming Deep Purple album Whoosh!. Foreword by Paicey. (watch inside)

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Derek Lawrence R.I.P.

Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash wrote on his band’s facebook today, May 14, 2020: With great sadness, I have just received news from friend and journalist Dave Ling, that our old friend and the architect of our first 3 albums, including the wonderful Argus album, Derek Lawrence, has passed away. Derek left us yesterday at […]

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From Bosch to Marsden

Several new Purple related items appeared in European press. German magazine Mint dedicates no less than 40 pages to all things Purple in its May 2020 issue (#36). Among them: complete album guide; feature on Machine Head; Ian Gillan on Vanilla Fudge; Steve Morse on The Well-Tempered Synthesizer; Ian Paice on Gene Krupa; profile of […]

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That sound of the steam engine

Paicey pays tribute to the late Little Richard (watch inside).

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Good Golly, said little Miss Molly

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, has passed away from cancer at the age of 87. He was one of the pioneers of Rock’n’Roll music and his influence on many subsequent rock musicians, including our own boys, can not be underestimated. Rest in peace, Little Richard.

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Chief’s thoughts

Paicey answers fans’ questions on his channel Ian Paice Drum Tribe (watch inside).

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Hello everybody, Ian here

Right in time for the global quarantine, Paicey has launched his own Youtube channel: Ian Paice Drumtribe. Without further adieu, straight from the horse’s mouth — what, when and why (watch inside).

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Steve the aviator

There are two things Steve Morse can talk about enthusiastically no end — guitars and airplanes. Here is an example of him doing mostly the latter. However, when the conversation slips to music at around the 11 minute mark, he mentions that the whole 2020 Deep Purple tour is in the process of being moved […]

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Like a donkey

We’re not sure where this is from and we don’t know who did the interview, but here it is — Jon Lord talking about the original performance of Concerto for Group and Orchestra. Enjoy!

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Entirely new game

Another interview with David Coverdale, in which he talks Slide It In remasters, his health issues, and offers his view of the post-pandemic world. When I got back from Asia [in March]… I started off in Australia, and the first show was in Melbourne. The second song is ‘Slide It In’, and there’s a big […]

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