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Archive for June, 2006



A Cold Evening In Hell

I’m back home from Hell Blues Festival in Norway. Last friday 22.05, Deep Purple went on stage. It was an outdoor concert and it was quite cold. Deep Purple made a solid concert with a mixture of old and new songs. Pictures Of Home Things I Never Said Strange Kind Of Woman Rapture Of The […]

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Another bit of DP history passes on

It has come to our attention that producer Drafi Deutscher, one of the people who worked on Perfect Strangers (the recording that launched the reunion era) passed away on Jun 9th, at the age of 60. You can read his long and extensive biography (in German, please note) at http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drafi_Deutscher

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World Cup team at Deep Purple concert

The guys in Deep Purple like soccer and soccer players apparently like Deep Purple. According to news agency Associated Press, Croatia’s World Cup soccer team will attend the Deep Purple show in Bad Brückenau, Germany tonight.

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No reunion in Montreux

A Billboard magazine interview with Montreux Jazz Festival founder Claude Nobs started a rumour that there was a possibility of a one-off reunion of Deep Purple’s classic Mk. II line-up featuring Ritchie Blackmore and Jon Lord. Everyone involved are now denying this. Here is a comment from Roger Glover: We are NOT looking for Ritchie […]

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Piano man in Osnabrück

Last night in Osnabrück I managed to witness the most interesting Purple gig I’ve ever seen. During the second song (Things I never said) Don´s – or better still Jon´s old – Hammond stopped working, also the keyboard on top of he Hammond, “which is used in many of our songs,” said Gillan. So Don […]

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Stainless in Ferropolis

The boys were back in town, or better said – in the city of the future as Gillan ironically described the venue during the show. However, reframed by the giant excavators from past times the band was in absolutely brilliant condition. Spirits were high on stage whereas the Trinity of Gillan/Glover/Morse had its lion’s share […]

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Win Rapture Of The Deep

If you don’t have a copy of the new limited tour edition of “Rapture Of The Deep” (double CD), there is a chance to win a copy at Jukebox.

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Spoiled by previous experience – Gefrath

After I have seen a lot of DP shows over the last 21 years, DP visited a small town very close to my hometown – I could go there by bike! Only a few words on Alice Cooper – his music and live act is not my cup of tea – but I appreciated the […]

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An Amazing Contest

Immergent, the record company behind the superlative “Gillan’s Inn” release, has given us details about a contest that has a prize to die for: a trip to see Deep Purple in Nice (France) this coming November, including airfaire and accomodation. The contest runs until June 17, and includes the following: – Two (2) round trip […]

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An evening with Ritchie Blackmore

The latest issue of Sweden Rock Magazine contains a very funny report from the release party for Blackmore’s Night’s new album “The Village Lanterne” at the restaurant Cartouche in Prague. The reporter is flown to Prague from Sweden only to see Blackmore chatting away most of the night with a Polish tv team. Finally the […]

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