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Art and history exhibition donates the proceeds

The Deep Purple Art and History Exhibition that was held in Spring 2018 in Cologne, Germany, came to a conclusion of sorts. The exhibition netted 1500 euros, and while Roger Glover was in the neighbourhood recently, these proceeds were donated to charities. On Roger’s suggestion a children cancer initiative and a homeless initiative in Cologne […]

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Tuesday, we made another album

Ian Gillan, in his own whimsically cryptic way, confirms that the band has finished the new album to be released probably some time in spring 2020 and followed by a tour: […] now we gird our lions (yes, I know, but I’m in Africa) for a year of febrile activity into which a rare amount […]

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The ham-fisted philosopher

An outfit called Sonicbond Publishing has a new-ish book in their ‘every album, every song’ series — Deep Purple & Rainbow 1968–1979 – Every album, every song. It came out in June 2019, but slipped completely under our radar. Now there’s even a Czech language edition available. An Amazon review by Short person (yeah, right) […]

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The Voice of Rock Candy

Glenn Hughes is on the cover of the latest (December 2019/January 2020) issue of British magazine Candy Rock. Inside is a 14-page article based around an interview with the man. BraveWords has quotes of him praising Gary Moore: I’ve played with the greatest guitar players of them all – people like Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, […]

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Like a duck to water

Raised On Radio youtube channel has a 1993 BBC interview with Ian Gillan discussing his youthful naiveté, his comings and goings, and the Spinal Tap moments, among other things. This was done before the start of the tour, when things were still looking up. Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Dance with the devil

A Cozy Powell biography is being prepared for publication by Wymer. It is called Dance With The Devil – The Cozy Powell Story and is scheduled for March 20, 2020. The book is authored by Laura Shenton, who has a Masters degree in “Music Since 1900” from Liverpool Hope University. What: Dance With The Devil […]

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Une faune inhabituelle

Concerto for Group and Orchestra got a rare North American performance yesterday, November 21, at Palais Montcalm in Québec City. Paul Mann was on hand to conduct l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, with Paul DesLauriers Band, and Bruce Dickinson handling the vocals. Concerto was followed by Sarabande and Bouré, and a set of Deep Purple covers […]

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Live In Rome 2013

Edel is releasing a complete 2013 show from Rome, Italy, July 22, 2013. Titled Live In Rome 2013, and with the now familiar from the Soundboard Series re-release minimalistic artwork, it is scheduled to hit the stores on December 6. Track list: CD1 Intro Fireball Into The Fire Hard Lovin’ Man Vincent Price Strange Kind […]

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‘ello mate

Israeli English language newspaper Jerusalem Post has an interview with Joe Lynn Turner on the occasion of him playing a couple of gigs in the country as part of the Rock the Opera project. He recall his audition for Rainbow in the early 1980s: We were robbed at ChicagoFest along with Billy Joel and Jethro […]

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Bonnet and Satriani to the Metal Hall of Fame

Graham Bonnet and Joe Satriani will be inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame at the ceremony to take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Other inductees include Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, and Stephen Pearcy. Graham is expected to perform at the gala, with additional inductions […]

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Switching off from the outside world

Glenn Hughes is in the studio right now with the Dead Daisies. They have started publishing a recording diary with photos of making music, cooking and doing the dishes. As November starts to kick in, so does the new era for The Dead Daisies. Over the first weekend of the month, Doug, David, Deen and […]

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Double vision snake

Perhaps by popular demand, perhaps not, Whitesnake will tour the UK in 2020. It will be a double bill with Foreigner, with Europe listed as special guests (oh, the irony). There are 6 confirmed dates between May 31 and June 8. Tickets go on sale to general public 8th November 2019 at 9am GMT, with […]

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Fireworks at the Armory

The final show of the US tour in Minneapolis (Oct 19, 2019) was a high energy performance by the five virtuoso musicians who clearly look like they are enjoying playing together for us. The big surprises were Demon’s Eye, which I hadn’t seen performed before, the guitarist from the opening band joining in on Smoke […]

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Smoke on the Wiltern

Deep Purple live at The Wiltern (Los Angeles, USA 2019-09-04) Finally a headlining tour for the US so no shorter co-headlining sets. Actually got 85 minutes start to finish!!! (90 if you count how long it takes Roger to toss all the guitar picks and wave goodnight. Love that guy!) No offense to “Joyous Wolf” […]

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Whitesnake in Australasia

Before heading to Japan in March 2020, Whitesnake will tour Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Singapore on a double bill with Scorpions. Tickets for Singapore are already on sale, the three Australian dates go on sale to General public on November 1, with New Zealand and Indonesia ones on November 11. Thanks to Lutz Reinert […]

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More summer dates

More dates have surfaced for the Deep Purple summer tour of 2020. In addition to two appearances in Austria, we now have six more dates in Germany: Stadtpark Freilichtbuhne, Hamburg, on June 24; Kunst!rasen, Bonn, on July 10; Sommerfestival, Rosenheim, on July 11; Peißnitzinsel, Halle, on July 14; Volkspark, Mainz, on July 15; Stimmen Festival, […]

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Bob Ezrin sells his rights

FYI Music News reports that Bob Ezrin has sold his music publishing and “other rights” to a New York headquartered company called Primary Wave Music Publishing. Being a very hands on producer, alongside with production credits he got songwriting credits on many albums he has worked on. His resume includes producing and co-writing Alice Cooper’s […]

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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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