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Archive for June, 2007



Jon Lord gets ready for church

Trondheim, Norway. Saturday saw Jon Lord and his entourage move into the city’s Nidaros cathedral in preparation for what looks like another Norwegian Jon Lord extravaganza. The show – which will be his second at the cathedral – will consist of pieces from his solo albums, performed by himself on piano, the Trondheim Soloists (a […]

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“Second Hand Life” US release

Joe Lynn Turner’s latest solo album Second Hand Life will be released in USA on August 28 on Friday Music label (distributed by RYKO). It is currently available in the US for online purchase at the Apple iTunes store, including bonus tracks from the European and Japanese releases. According to JLT management’s press release, the […]

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Old Grey Whistle Test 1987

This is an episode of the Old Grey Whistle Test from 1987. The show includes TV crew following UK fans of a trip to Paris, brief interviews with Roger and Ritchie and some overdubbed concert footage (with Ritchie tasting a bit of his own poison):

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Very unconfirmed Italian dates

It looks like the band has developed a great relationship with French and Italian promoters. This November they will be returning to France for the fourth time in less than 12 months with an 11-date tour (plus another date in Belgium). A little bird told us recently that another tour of Italy might also be […]

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Jorn Lande to join Jon Lord

Norwegian singer Jorn Lande will join Jon Lord onstage at the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway next Sunday July 1. A gifted vocalist with numerous projects in his own right, Jorn Lande was previously linked to the Purple family via Micky Moody and Bernie Marsden’s The Snakes. See more at jornlande.com. Jon Lord first performed […]

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Speed King promo video

An excellent quality (given the time) promo video for the Speed King. It appears that it is lipsync’ed to the single edit of the track (minus keyboard intro):

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Another world record for Smoke on the Water

On Saturday June 23, a new guitar world record was set in Stuttgart: 1,803 guitarists (preliminary number) played “Smoke on the Water” at the same time at the same place. Previous record of 1,683 guitarists was set only three weeks ago in Kansas City. Jon Lord could not make it to the event and sent […]

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Smokin’ with Jon Lord in Stuttgart

Photo: Jim Corrigan It looks like the organisers of the Guitar World Record Festival in Stuttgart are taking their attempt on the Guinness Book very seriously. According to Independent.ie: they have secured Jon Lord’s appearance at the event planning to broadcast the festival live across Europe are recruiting participants from as far as Ireland The […]

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Blackmore’s Night UK tour

Here are the setlists for the first 4 dates of the UK tour. Support was a Czech Folk/Renaissance band Gothien. Reading show was cut short and even was on a brink of cancellation due to tensions between Blackmore and promoter/venue. Too bad that it happens, as it’s none of the audience’s fault and they are […]

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Blast from the future

The classic Purple version of Hush is featured in the soundtrack for a 2006 British movie “Children of Men“. It is encouraging that in the moviemakers’ opinion the band will still be relevant in the dystopian society of 2027. The song can be heard on the car radio towards the beginning of the film as […]

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