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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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An Easy Victory for Purple in the Battle of the Bands

Deep Purple live at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Maryland Heights, USA 2017-09-08) Deep Purple’s performance last night in St. Louis was by far the best of the four Purple shows I’ve seen in recent years, and by any standards superb; if it’s the last time I ever see them live, then I’m happy. Having read earlier […]

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Deep Purple at Budweiser Stage, Toronto – September 2nd

I have been a long time fan of Deep Purple and seen many many shows. When I heard that they were playing Toronto with Alice Cooper and Edgar winter I jumped at the chance to take a road trip from Montreal to see them again for perhaps what might be the final time (gulp)… The […]

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Deep Purple at the XFinity Center, Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA – August 27th, 2017

Last Sunday evening I attended the Edgar Winter/ Alice Cooper /Deep Purple show at the XFinity outdoor amphitheatre, about an hour’s drive south of Boston, Mass. I know a lot has already been written about Purple’s current USA jaunt in recent reviews here, but thought I would add my 2 cents worth of perspective just […]

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Deep Purple – Live at Xfinity Center, August 27 (Sunday night!)

So we all came out to Boston…. (yours truly driving in from Montreal, Canada). On a Sunday. For a religious experience? Well, having seen Deep Purple for most of the tours that have brought the band near and around my hometown since 1984 , the road trips have become more of a roving pilgrimage not […]

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PNC Bank Arts Center

Deep Purple live at PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, USA 2017-08-28) After reading a lot of the reviews from the other shows here in America, I have a little bit different take on this. First, Edgar Winter did a fine job but I found it really unnecessary to have him on this bill. Valuable time […]

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Good Times at (probably) final Deep Purple Show

Deep Purple live at Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow, USA 2017-08-23) I have been a fan of Purple since the 80’s. I graduated from high school the same year that Perfect Strangers came out. I had liked Purple before that (and really liked Rainbow) but the Mark 2 reunion opened up a love affair with a […]

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The Geriatric Tour/Follow-Up

Deep Purple live at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Woodlands, USA 2017-08-18) Back at home after a Great night of music for the most part. I will start with Edgar Winter. I previously said a 30 minute set. Actually was 45. 5 classic songs if your old enough to know them. Band was very good. Lots […]

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Time For Bedlam on The Strip

Deep Purple live at Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas, USA 2017-08-12) I managed to catch the first two nights of the tour. Vegas was great,my wife and I were front row on Steve’s side.The guys came out firing on all cylinders with 3 killer tunes then Uncommon Man drops the energy level from the […]

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An Odd Couple

Deep Purple live at Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan (Las Vegas, USA 2017-08-12) Upon the announcement of the Deep Purple / Alice Cooper co-headlining tour (w/Edgar Winter in support), I was ecstatic! My favorite band and two rock legends in support! I ponied up to get great 8th row seats and counted the days, until the […]

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The Geriatric Tour

Deep Purple live at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Woodlands, USA 2017-08-18) If it’s OK with everyone, I’d like to do something I’ve never done. I’d like to write a pre concert review & follow up after I see it to see how I stacked up. After a 5.5 hour drive, we arrive @ The Cynthia […]

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Rainbow review and interview in Burrn! magazine

Rainbow Live Review, O2 Arena, London, 6/17/2017 (Summary) Did Ritchie Blackmore really enjoy his return to the world of rock in 2016? The answer must be yes as he is actually seen to be smiling in the DVD from the shows. Most of Ritchie’s fans gave accolades to the 2016 lineup, so it was no […]

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