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Swinging sixties on Carnaby Street

And then there is this piece from British Pathé highlighting circa 1967 vintage hipsters. Look out for familiar faces! Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

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Touring 2019

[Update: Dec 29] We have it on good authority that the mentioned below Deep Purple gig in Finland on July 27 is not happening. So, we’re back to “for the first time in many, many years we do not have any Deep Purple dates either confirmed or leaked” situation. We were just about to post […]

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Everybody was there for Deep Purple specifically

Las Vegas TV channel KSNV has a flashback news report about a riot that ensued on April 27, 1973, when Deep Purple did not take the stage at the LV Convention Center. The report itself was published in 2015 on the occasion of Fleetwod Mac being in town, who were also on the bill for […]

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Bob the general and other stories

While being on tour with the band in Mexico, Eddie Trunk did two extensive interviews with Gillan and Paice. Both are now available online as podcasts, albeit with quite annoying commercials mixed in. (listen inside)

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Hughes receives songwriting royalties for Burn

Glenn Hughes recently spoke to Music and Me, revealing that he has settled his royalties for Burn (he famously claimed that he co-wrote the album, but was not credited for contractual reasons). The settlement, we presume, was made with the embattled HEC Enterprises and Deep Purple (Overseas) companies. As we sit here speaking, it’s three […]

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Concerto live performance

On Friday, January 11 2019, the “Concerto for Group and Orchestra” will be perfomed in Kaiserslautern by the Orchester des Pfalztheaters Kaiserslautern together with the band Vanden Plas. The complete program will be: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ouvertüre zu „Don Giovanni“ Sergei Rachmaninow Paganini-Variationen op. 43 Jon Lord Concerto for Group and Orchestra Event details

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Flying Colors III

Mike Portnoy wrote to the world a couple of days ago: On my way to Nashville for the week to begin my drum tracks for the new @FlyingColors album! We have 10 songs written and we are shooting/hoping for a late summer/early fall 2019 release if all goes well…(& yes, praying that the stars align […]

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A December Thank You

Suddenly, here we are, looking back on the year – a busy one indeed. Read the complete “A December Thank You” on Roger Glover’s official website.

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Forever intertwined

Italian station Radio Rock has posted an extensive interview they did with Ian Gillan near his home in Portugal on the occasion of Ian Gillan & The Javelins release that happened back in August. Ian talks at length about life of a musician in the early 60s, how the project came about, why it is […]

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A dinner with 13 knives and forks

David Coverdale is on the cover of the latest issue (December 2018 – January 2019) of Rock Candy magazine, with a 14-page feature inside. The interview is structured around David commenting on the photos from his career, starting all the way back in 1969. POSING AFTER JOINING PURPLE, 23 SEPTEMBER 1973 That was taken at […]

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Regarding cancelled shows in Mexico

The band has issued the following statement: In regards to the cancelled shows in Merida and Cancun, we were as surprised as everybody else. We were looking forward to play there and, as of yet, have not received a reason as to why the promoter cancelled the shows. Our apologies to our fans. We understand […]

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The importance of branding

While performing for two nights in Moscow, Glenn Hughes was interviewed by TASS (now, there’s an agency that is an oxymoron). He claimed that the current band tried to stop him from performing the “Classic Deep Purple Live” tour. The Deep Purple you know of with Gillan, Glover and Paice are very upset with me […]

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…And so is Cancun

Hot on the heels of yesterday news of Merida cancellation, we are sorry to bring you news of another one: the final show of the Mexican tour in Cancun this weekend has also been cancelled. Eddie Trunk tweeted: Just found out the final show of this @_DeepPurple tour here in Cancun on Saturday is now […]

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Mérida is cancelled

Another blow to the ill-fated Mexican tour. The show in Mérida on November 21 apparently has been cancelled. According to the Yucatan Times: […] Deep Purple was supposed to have confirmed a feature presentation in Merida, Yucatán on Saturday, November 21, but the show was canceled at the last minute due to logistics reasons. Through […]

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Don Airey on tour

Don Airey will embark on tour with his band in March 2019. They will be playing the usual circuit of clubs around Central Europe that they’ve been playing every year around that time for several years in a row now. The tour starts on March 8 in Zoetermeer and wraps up on the 24th in […]

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One, two, three… NO!

A longer video from the press conference in Mexico City on November 16 (yep, the one with skulls and a gigantic guitar). The picture is potato quality, but hey, we all know what the gentlemen look like. The sound is good. In particular, check out Roger’s brilliant answer to the contentious question of would they […]

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When the skulls go marching in

A brief press conference in Mexico City on November 16, 2018:

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It’s seven o’clock in England

Roger is having a cup of tea and Don having a beer in at the same hotel lounge in Moterrey:

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Huevos rancheros and homeopatic rock’n’roll

The band gave an interview to the Mexican TV channel ETIC’S Live prior to the show in Monterrey on November 9. It’s an engaging chat that starts with Don Airey and Roger Glover, with both Ians joining later on for what appears a mini press conference.

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A shy Elvis fan

The latest issue (#8-2018) of the Swedish Rock’n’Roll magazine has a 12-page feature on Ian Gillan with lots of pictures. Other juicy bits include: Chuck Berry needed a backing band for a gig in 1970, for which Deep Purple helped him out. The band went on stage without knowing the setlist. Gillan once had a […]

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