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Archive for May, 2007



Deep Purple on The History Channel

The History Channel (or at least, it’s branch in India) is launching a new series “History Rocks” that will air from May 28 to June 7. The eight-part series, “History Rocks”, will feature concerts, rare documentaries and interviews with rock stars. Some of the greatest musical rock bands and groups like Queen, Deep Purple, The […]

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A few points from Roger

In his latest message to the fans, Roger talks about his daughter Gillian’s new album (it’s out now), proper spelling, security at the gigs, MySpace squatters, and Finnish postal stamps, among other things. Go get a few points.

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Pearls for Jelling

Being a Deep Purple fan exposes you to strange things. The band’s headlining gig at the Danish Jelling Music Festival on May 26 is no exception. The unbelievably unintelligent and overrated underachievers in Bloodhound Gang occupies the main stage before Deep Purple. Hopefully their idiotic rants against gays, girls and non-Christian religions is just that […]

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Yelling in Jelling

The band entered just before midnight and it seemed they felt a little cold – barefeet and all – but the audience soon compensated for that. It just took the opening song to get the feedback coming from the 20,000 – pretty much all age groups as always. The setlist was the usual festival greatest […]

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Elevated to super magic

In my previous review of Brussels (Belgium) concert (25 Jan 2006), I said that it was magic. Well, this time in the Lotto Arena of Antwerpen (Belgium) on 18 May 2007, it was super magic. Last year I was really impressed after attending a DP concert for the first time in my life after following […]

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Hellendoorn setlist

Not so much a review, but here is the setlist of Hellendoorn: Intro Pictures Of Home Things I Never Said Into The Fire Strange Kind Of Woman Rapture Of The Deep Fireball Morsemania’s/Well Dressed Guitar When A Blind Man Cries Lazy The Battle Rages On. Space Truckin’ Highway Star Smoke On The Water encores: Hush […]

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Indonesian beer band in Holland

At the age of 12, I got the albums 24 Carat, In Rock and Machine Head on vinyl from the guys at my mother’s ballroom dance hall. In the meantime Maiden, Priest and Saxon found their way to the public and to me. I’m still a music fan in all these years, gonna play a […]

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Antwerp raptured by the Deep

A day without Deep Purple is a like a day without sunshine A sunny day in the Antwerp harbour… nice temperature… fantastic day to show off my new Rapture of the Deep T-shirt which I bought at the last gig I saw at Rock Zottegem last year. I convinced a French friend to come along… […]

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Wembley tremendous

I have seen DP every time in London since 2002 and this was their best to date. Highlights were ‘Into the Fire’ and ‘The Battle Rages On’ (the latter so much the better without the dreadfully clunky studio guitar solo). I would have liked more recent material (you would be surprised how much demand there […]

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Gillan interview on Rock 247 Online

Ian Gillan talked to an internet radio station ROCK 247 Online on May 6. Ian joined the Classic Rock Show to talk about his career, and discuss the newly-available remasters of his albums with The Ian Gillan Band and Gillan. He also touched upon how the idea of playing machine Head on the UK tour […]

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