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Archive for September, 2006



Malcolm Arnold died Sep 23, 2006

As many of you already know (thanks for the emails), Sir Malcom Arnold died last Saturday at the age of 84. He had a long and distinguished career, but he is best known to Deep Purple fans as the main champion of Jon Lord’s Concerto For Group And Orchestra in 1969, conducting the Royal Philharmonic […]

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Dixie Dregs/SMB US Tour 2007

Steve Morse mention a possible Dixie Dregs / Steve Morse Band tour in USA in January 2007. In his latest letter he says: “I just talked to our Deep Purple manager, Bruce Payne, and also my manager, Frank Solomon. DP is doing lots of gigs this fall, and we’re looking at doing the Dregs/SMB tour […]

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Ian Gillan TV Interview

When Ian Gillan were in San Francisco earlier in the week, he answered a few questions from Don Sanchez at ABC7/KGO-TV/DT. Here are a few bits: About Ian’s source of inspiration. “My grandpa was an opera singer, my uncle a jazz pianist. I was a boy soprano in the chuch choir and all.” About doing […]

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Another Gillan Interview

Ian Gillan took some time off from his North America tour and answerd a few questions from Mike Ross at Edmonton Sun. Here is a few bits: About that Luciano Pavarotti nearly sang “Smoke On The Water” on Gillan’s Inn. “I sang Nessum Dorma a couple of times on his charity thing, so he owed […]

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“The Soundboard Series” on iTunes

I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere – not that I am present anywhere on Deep Purple related ‘net communities anymore – but Drew Thompson’s releases of Purple stuff seems to be readily available via iTunes – at least my local, Norwegian version, but I guess this is global. The original 12-CD box “The Soundboard Series” […]

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