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Archive for July, 2006



Lebanon show canceled

Pollstar reports: “Deep Purple hung on to the last minute before canceling its appearance at Baalbeck, Lebanon, only pulling out when the Israeli bomb and missile barrage spread to that city. ‘The band and the festival have agreed it’s best not to go,’ The band’s booking agent, Agency Group chief Neil Warnock, told Pollstar after […]

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Another Gillan’s Inn contest

At the Gillan’s Inn site, you can download versions of “Smoke on the Water” without lead vocals and lead guitar. You can then add your own talent and upload your version to the site. If you have a band, you can record the song from scratch and upload that. The visitors to the site vote […]

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News around the world and back

The other day, we posted a news report based on Deep Purple’s press release about the band still wanting to go to Lebanon. I added some info from my local Swedish morning paper on the town Baalbeck to the news story to add something that the other reports didn’t have. Mention of the Baalbeck info […]

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Rare Paice contributions to charity auction

On Thursday July 20, the first annual Jeff-fest will take place in Newcastle, UK. The event is a celebration of legendary British DJ Little Jeff who passed away earlier this year. Then night will feature a charity auction with proceeds going to Radio Lollipop, the British Diabetes Association and FreemanHospital. Ian Paice has contributed with […]

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Nice one – Rostock

We were so glad to see Deep Purple live again. We wish they played more ROTD songs, but the gig was awesome as usual. Ian looked so nice in his white shirt and blue jeans. We wonder why he doesn’t wear this sort of trousers more often. They suit him so well. One weak point […]

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Born again fan – Middelfart

I’m an old Deep Purple fan, but I admit I haven’t heard them so much for the last 10-15 years. From the experience given at “Rock under broen” (rock under the bridge, Middelfart, Denmark) this is wrong – ‘cause I really never heard so much power in DP as yesterday. We were probably about 20.000-25.000 […]

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Whitesnake and Deep Purple in one day! – Lichtenvoorde

At the Arrow Classic Rock Festival in Holland my wife Jannie and I saw both Whitesnake and Deep Purple on the same day and it felt kind of strange. No doubt that mr. Gillan’s shape both in figure and especially voice was much better, though mr. Coverdale is quite some years younger. We got the […]

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Stood up for rock – Milton Keynes

We scrambled our way to the front at the very beginning of the show, 13.30, although I wanted some more time at the beer tent and time to chill and have some food. But no, my wife, Margaret did not want to miss a thing. So we stood for 10 hours. Once she had pole […]

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Pension off the mothballs – Milton Keynes

Purple struck it lucky with fantastic weather and an appreciative crowd. Taking the stage at sunset they stormed through an hour and half (too short as is usual nowadays) of high energy rock – 13 songs by my count – and solo spots were kept to a minimum. Bearing in mind the diverse nature of […]

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The monsters arise – Milton Keynes

When I read that the Monsters of Rock was to return this year, headlined by Deep Purple and Alice Cooper I was really excited. The main reason for this exitement, however, was the festival itself. After being a little bored by two of the three Purple gigs that I have seen before, I was worried […]

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