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Archive for December, 2006



Smoke This!

Win a copy of Ian Gillan’s new book “Smoke This”. Check out our Gillan’s Inn Special.

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TV Documentary

There is a TV documentary the 4th of January 2007 about the 70’s in Montreux with the backround of “Smoke on the Water”. It will be broadcast on the German TV channel 3Sat. Thanks to Volker Sarnes for the information.

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Fan Forum

Santa Claus has been visiting and he’s brought presents! First off, we now have a shiny new Fan Forum, all ready for you to play around in. There’s a couple of groundrules you need to read first, and then you are off and running. Go check it out.

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Roger Glover Solo Album

Roger Glover will start to record his next solo album in February. Roger also took some time off and wrote a X-mas letter to his fans. Here is a cut: We have traveled a year’s worth of gigs to get here (Bangalore, India – Ed.) and what a diverse and wonderful twelve months. It seems […]

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Ian Gillan interview

KNAC.com has a rather lengthy interview with Ian Gillan about Gillan’s Inn album and tour and about DP. Nothing really groundbreaking and a usual sprinkle of Gillan’s exaggerations (somebody please tell him that the average age at Purple concerts is far from 18, even outside of America). But here it is anyway. Thanks to Mike […]

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“We are a live band”

Indian newspaper The Economic Times has a rather interesting (for a mainstream publication) article about pitfalls of Deep Purple being labelled as a “classic rock” band: And yet, the classic tag is not something Ian Gillan, the band’s frontman for the largest part of its existence, is comfortable with. “We’ve been an underground band since […]

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Bangalore press & show report

I finally got to see Deep Purple in India. Although I’ve seen Deep Purple several times in the US, beginning in 1996 in support of ‘Perpendicular’, I’ve always wanted to see them in my home country. Since relocating to the US, I’d missed the band in 1995 in Mumbai and Delhi, and subsequently in Bangalore […]

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Purple school in India

Cathedral School Grounds – How appropriate for the Gods of Rock! Before I talk about the show, here’s some trivia. This time I was a privileged concert goer. The reason: as a creative professional handling the business of Deep Purple’s main sponsor (Royal Challenge Whisky), I was involved with the promotional activities leading up to […]

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Purple blow in Buenos Aires

Deep Purple blows minds at the Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires For the third time in (almost) a year I was able to enjoy of one of the greatest bands in the history of rock n’ roll. Even though the band has not its original “Mark”, Steve and Don do a great job. But anyway […]

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Deep Purple in Córdoba

Desde hace 3 meses que conoci la noticia ..Increible noticia, que Purple venia a Cordoba, no deje de pensar en el show. Sabia que si venian solo a Bs. Aires cabia la posibilidad que no pudiese verlos, pero se me dio y anoche tuve mi “primera cita” con esta Impresionante banda de Rock and roll […]

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