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Archive for February, 2007



NEC 1993 withdrawn by BMG

We have reported yesterday that Gillan is unhappy with BMG re-releasing the Birmingham NEC 1993 show on CD. The plot thickens. In an interview conducted by BBC he said that the album was re-released without his knowledge. BMG immediately announced that they are withdrawing the album, all the grand total of 2,000 copies that were […]

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Glenn Hughes at the Musicians Institute

As we announced earlier, Glenn Hughes has appeared at the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles on February 15. Here’s a brief report from the Institute’s graduate and teacher Christopher Maloney: Glenn Hughes was one of the most entertaining and enlightening performers we’ve ever had at the Musicians Institute. His stories of his own personal and […]

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Gillan unhappy with BMG

The Live in Europe 1993 4CD box set containing both Stuttgart and Birmingham shows from which Come Hell And High Water CD was compiled, have been recently rereleased by Sony/BMG as two individual 2CD sets. Apart from an obvious attempt of milking the cow to the last drop on behalf of BMG, the rerelease of […]

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Glenn Hughes in Russia

In the wake of JLT, Glenn Hughes started today his massive tour of Russia. The tour kicked off in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the Pacific coast and will work it’s way west. Glenn and his guitar player arrived to the city just two hours before the show after a 42 hour trip from Los Angeles via Seoul […]

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JLT in Russia

Photo: Dima Zykov (www.deep-purple.ru) Joe Lynn Turner continues his tour of Russia. Here’s a brief report and pictures that we received from the Russian DP website: Last week Joe Lynn Turner was in my city, Ivanovo. Backing band was Moscow’s group called “Green Town”. Absolutely amazing performance. Joe’s form impressed me much – fantastic voice […]

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Glenn Hughes interview on Coast To Coast

A brand new audio interview with Glenn Hughes, conducted recently by the Coast To Coast webzine, has been made available for download here (MP3, 23 MB). Glenn offers the latest on tentative live dates in the USA, the status of Hughes/Thrall 2, a possible Mk. III reunion, a new DVD and reuniting with a blast […]

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First sign of a North American tour?

Deep Purple have been confirmed to perform at the Rock Fest 2007 in Cadott, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 19. Could it be the first sign that the long overdue North American tourdates are shaping up? The festival lineup so far looks like this: Thursday, July 19 4:30 Dennis DeYoung 6:30 The Mick Fleetwood Band 8:45 […]

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Gillan and Paice interviewed for The Sun

British newspaper The Sun features Deep Purple on their “Something For The Weekend” page today, February 16. Ian Gillan and Ian Paice were both interviewed for the article. Read the full article in The Sun’s online edition and some outtakes posted on Caramba. Thanks to Steve Campbell (Caramba!) for the info.

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Ian Paice UK drum clinic

Ian Paice is doing a rare one off UK drum clinic on Friday March 2, 2007 at Tom’s Music Venue, Treforest, Wales, UK, in support of the University of Glamorgan’s new Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries – dubbed the Atrium. Also on the bill will be former Stereophonics drummer Stuart Cable, Mick Chiplin […]

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JLT update

Joe Lynn Turner’s next solo disc, titled SECOND HAND LIFE, is being mixed in February and March and will be out in early spring in Japan and Europe. There are 11 tracks on each of the album versions. Each one has a unique bonus track. The CD is scheduled for an April 4 release in […]

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