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Here is a roundup of Turning to Crime reviews from the web that passed through our mailbag over the past couple of weeks. Patch.com: Deep Purple’s new, vibrant covers disc, “Turning to Crime,” is a raucous, exhilarating effort, the latest achievement from a classic, timeless, and seemingly ageless band. Deep Purple make the songs their […]

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Thumbs up!

One of our contributors has sent in his review of Turning to Crime. First off, let me get this out of the way. Was I excited up front to find this album did turn out to be a covers album as the rumors suggested? NO! On the contrary. Nobody was (Especially me). Who would look […]

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A little drum room and headphone silence

Don Airey and Ian Paice were interviewed by Planet Rock on November 27, on the occasion of Turning to Crime release. The chat gets rather interesting once the inevitable “why covers?” question is dealt with and out of the way.

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Relieved from any responsibility

Ian Gillan was interviewed by Radio Rock 106.6. Amid explaining the Turning to Crime concept, the conversation touched upon a variety of topics, including marching in the straight lines wearing bright red jackets, basses made from tea chests and broomsticks, and a love affair with Portugal.

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Before rock’n’roll came skiffle

Roger Glover was interviewed by Rock Antenne out of Germany. Listen to him talking to the giggly DJ. Roger is his usual patient and eloquent.

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Grown-up music and kids’ music

Ultimate Classic Rock interviewed Ian Gillan on the occasion of Turning to Crime release. We had a long discussion about this. You can never improve on an original, so it’s a challenge. But Deep Purple primarily is an instrumental band. It always has been. The music comes first to us. So the songs we selected […]

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Crime in the press

Issue 247, dated Dec 2021/Jan 2022, of the UK’s Powerplay magazine features Deep Purple on the cover with a Turning to Crime feature inside. “We like to do a thing called ‘Purpleising’,” says Ian Gillan about Deep Purple’s latest release, their first ever whole album of cover songs, “and in that I mean that musically […]

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The floodgates of hell opened up

Louder Sound has a few quotes from the Classic Rock feature on Turning to Crime. Steve Morse, talking about covering Ozzy songs with Bob Daisley and Lee Kerslake for the Living Loud project: We tried out some different things with the songs, which Bob really liked, and ended up with something a little bit different. […]

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It ain’t over yet

Tonight (Dec 5, 2021) show of Ian Paice and Neil Murray with Purpendicular in Kehl, Germany, will be the last one for a while. The remaining dates of the December leg have been cancelled with a possibility of further rescheduling. Yes, due to the damn pandemic. Thanks to Robert Walsh for the info.

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Keep it short and use my version

Ian Gillan was interviewed by a US radio station KSHE 95. He endured the slightly clueless DJs who are more interested in Smoke and Jesus Christ Superstar than the new Purple album. At least they didn’t call him Gillian. 😉 KSHE 95 · Ian Gillan Of Deep Purple 11.15.21 Thanks to Ultimate Guitar for the […]

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Minds Behind the Music

Louder Sound has excerpts from an interview Ian Gillan did for a book called Minds Behind The Music. The book is a collection of interviews with prominent musicians, where they are asked about everything and anything but the music itself. What was the happiest day of your life and why? Nice timing, I’ve been scribbling […]

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Riding down low

Glenn Hughes got himself new favourite bass guitars — he is now playing instruments from a British company called Ashdown. Two models in particular caught his attention: The Low Rider and a P-style The Arc (pictured above). He first spotted these basses at the 2020 NAMM, and they made their live debut at the Dead […]

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Best place around

Casino du Montreux is holding a little celebration this Saturday, December 4, 2021, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of said gambling house burning to the ground, immortalizing itself in the process by means of a certain song. Attractions start at 11am, last all day long, and include a telethon, a vintage fire truck […]

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Ain’t no love

On November 26 the professional Purple tribute band Purpendicular played a gig at La Traverse in Cléon, France. Paicey once again joined them on drums, and the lineup featured another Purple family veteran — Neil Murray on bass. The setlist, quite understandably for the occasion, included several Whitesnake numbers: Highway Star Walking in the Shadow […]

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Not quite Crime and punishment yet

Roger Glover answered some questions from an outfit called Radio Bob! Among the things related to the Turning to Crime and in one form or another already covered elsewhere, he mentioned that he has made a lot of progress on his memoirs (which have been nearly 20 years in the making). The manuscript is now […]

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Purplerizing the fantastic glut

HMP Woodworm Scrubs inmate #185273, one Roger Glover, talked to the Forbes magazine about Turning to Crime. “Oh Well” and [Huey “Piano” Smith’s] “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu.” Plus some Freddie King in the closing medley. There’s definitely some bluesy moments on this record. Was there a concerted effort to sort of flex […]

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7 And 7 Is live on German TV

Deep Purple performing 7 And 7 Is live* on a German TV show Das Erste am Morgen.

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Ian Gillan and Roger Glover talk about Turning To Crime

Here are a couple more interview videos with members of the band talking about Turning To Crime. First up, Ian Gillan talks to Chaoszine. As well, Roger Glover was interviewed by Mitch Lafon.

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BraveWords review of Turning To Crime

Now that the record is released, the reviews are coming from all sides. Here’s the take from BraveWords.

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Roger Glover talks with Martin Popoff

Martin Popoff recently chatted with Roger Glover about the new release, and here is the result of their conversation. Thanks to BraveWords for the information.

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