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Contribution to the madness and mayhem

David Coverdale has recently appeared on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show recalling the first time he appeared on stage with Deep Purple. Copenhagen, December 9, 1973: I walk onstage for the first time – where it came from, I don’t know, but I still do it – ‘Are you ready?’ I screamed into […]

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Feeling 10 miles high…

Music Radar has interviewed Roger Glover and, as usual with RG, it’s a pure joy to read. Roger, Purple are about to head out alongside Judas Priest for a major US tour. Is touring more physically tough these days? Well, you do learn to pace yourself. You can’t get hammered every night like you did […]

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The Infinite Live Recordings in Japan

The Infinite Live Recordings Vol. 1 was released in Japan on September 26, 2018, tied in with the Japanese let of The Long Goodbye Tour. Disc 1 includes 13 tunes from the live performance at Hellfest 2017 in France, and is apparently identical to the European release. Disc 2 includes more tunes from Hellfest 2017, […]

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Thoroughly enthusiastic in Chiba

Deep Purple live at Makuhari Messe (Chiba, Japan 2018-10-14) So DP started their Japanese tour yesterday at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. I went to the meet&greet including a stage tour. I’m not a review writer, but I can tell you the set list and my impression of their first show: 1. Highway Star 2. […]

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In the press

Several items of interest have either been published or are about to be. September 2018 issue of the Uncut magazine is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the band under the Ultimate Music Guide moniker. Albeit we’re told that the inside content is ridden with errors. For those still interested, the issue can be ordered […]

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Mexican tour

The slightly disorganized Deep Purple’s Mexican tour in November has undergone a few changes. Several shows have been moved to other venues in the same cities, compared to what we reported earlier. Swedish metal band In Flames will be supporting the whole tour, while US radio personality Eddie Trunk is announced as a host for […]

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Yet another remaster

According to the Uncut magazine, Rhino will be re-releasing purple vinyl editions of In Rock and Fireball on November 23. Both albums are said to have been newly remastered by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham from the original analogue tapes, and have been cut at half-speed by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering. Thanks to Uncut […]

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The cogs of justice turning slowly, but surely

EU General Court made a ruling yesterday, October 4, 2018, in the legal dispute between Blackmore and Paice over the ‘Deep Purple’ trademark. In April 2013 Blackmore applied to register the trademark in EU to cover musical recordings, clothing, and entertainment services. Apparently the name of the band was (and still is) unregistered. Should the […]

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The Five Guys at Five Points

Deep Purple live at Fivepoint Amphitheater (Irvine, USA 2018-09-27) When I wrote my 60th birthday / US Thanksgiving / first overseas Purple O2 London concert review for 11/23/17, I thought it might be the last time I’d see the Boys. But lo and behold, here they are back in the States. So for the 5th […]

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Stars shine at The Starlight

Deep Purple live at Starlight Theatre (Kansas City, USA 2018-09-18) Wonderful show in Kansas City on a beautiful Tuesday night! First group The Temperance Movement was energetic and sounded quite good, then Judas Priest hit the stage…LOUD LOUD LOUDER.. the first half of their set was newer stuff but went over well with their base […]

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From deep purple to mould green

British tabloid Daily Mail reports that the mansion once owned by Ian Gillan (before being sold, converted to a hotel, which closed down in 2014) is now standing abandoned and in quite a derelict shape. This is the same mansion that Gillan put a guitar shaped pool in, as covered in his autobiography. This would […]

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Hughes memorabilia auction

The private rock’n’roll memorabilia collection of one Noel Monk is now up for sale at Backstage Auctions. Back in the 70s he was the tour manager for Trapeze, and then briefly managed Hughes’ solo career in the 80s. There are a number of Trapeze and Glenn related items among the 800 lots, including his bass […]

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Bad Times at the El Royale

Hush (or, rather the glorious thirty seconds of it) is being used in the promo trailer soundtrack for a new Hollywood flick Bad Times at the El Royale.

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Glenn Hughes in Poughkeepsie, NY

Glenn Hughes brings the Purple to Poughkeepsie Glenn Hughes brought his incredible lung power and bass playing finesse to a small but very appreciative crowd at The Chance in downtown Poughkeepsie, New York last Tuesday September 11th, 2018. Glenn opened the show with Stormbringer and then settled into a really groovy Might Just Take Your […]

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All kinds of crazy plans

Bruce Dickinson is currently doing a series of spoken word Q&A appearances promoting his autobiography. During his September 8 gig at DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen he was asked about his relationship with Jon Lord: Jon Lord was a wonderful gentleman, and we were close friends. And he sadly died of… He had pancreatic cancer, but […]

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Taking a penalty

Glenn Hughes did an interview with Metal Express promoting the upcoming UK leg of his Classic Deep Purple Live tour. When you joined Deep Purple back in 1973, was it always on the basis that you were to be the bassist and also as an occasional singer or did you expect to do more lead […]

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Purple Night 2018

Perfect Strangers of Finland will hold their Purple Night 2018 convention on Saturday, October 6, at the Kulttuuriareena Gloria in Helsinki. This year event celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the band and the 20th anniversary of PSOF. The list of performers will include Jukka Lewis, Rafael Castillo, Andrea Brosio, Peter James Goodman, Anssi Stenberg […]

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Moore Blues for Gary

Several members of the Purple family paid tribute to the late Gary Moore by taking part in recording of Moore Blues for Gary – A Tribute To Gary Moore album due out on October 26 via Edel/earMUSIC. This tribute album is a brainchild of Bob Daisley, who had played bass with Gary since the early […]

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Another Japanese book

There is another book due out in Japan, and this volume aims to cover a comprehensive history of Deep Purple from Mark 1 to the present day. It is titled Deep Purple in Book and will be published on October 3 by Shinko Music Mook, ostensibly to tie in with the upcoming Japanese tour. Besides […]

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Racing like a fireball through Montreal!

Deep Purple live at Bell Centre (Montreal, Canada 2018-08-29) At 3pm in Montreal, a vicious storm flew in. Something I can only interpret as the spirit of late Deep Purple founding member and organist Jon Lord, coming to conduct from the heavens the music he made with this legendary group. Purple, comprised of 5 key […]

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