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Archive for October, 2007



Trick-or-treat in Bucharest

This year Deep Purple have spend the All Hallows Eve in the Land of Dracula, trick-or-treating in front of 15,000 people. Metalhead.ro has pictures from the event. Merry Oidhche Shamhna! Thanks to Emil Ionescu for the info.

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Pizza and Paicey

Ian Paice will play a gig in Italy in December with a band called Made. The particulars we have received from the promoters are as following: Date: December 6, 2007 Venue: Discoteca “Le Blanc”, Lungomare Adriatico, Sottomarina (Venezia) Tickets: 15 Euro, with dinner (pizza): 30 Euro For more information and to book tickets call +39 […]

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Setlist poll: Morse strikes back

Now that we’ve figured out how many new songs you want to hear in the setlist, here’s your chance to tell the world which of them you want to hear. You can select up to 10 songs To participate you’ll need cookies and JavaScript enabled in your browser. Poll closes on November 5 at 23:59 […]

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Don Airey interview on Metalhead.ro

In anticipation of the first concert of European tour, Romanian magazine Metalhead published an interview with Don Airey in it’s online edition: Thanks to Metalhead.ro for permission to reproduce the interview.

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Setlist poll: Return of the Jedi

If our first setlist poll have proved anything, it’s that most people can agree on what exactly the golden oldies are (and even there opinions varied wildly). Let’s tackle it from a slightly different angle — how many new vs. old songs should be in the setlist? By “new” we mean anything starting from 1995. […]

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– One heck of a cathedral!

On Saturday Jon Lord and the Liverpool Philharmonics premiered his Durham Concerto at Durham Cathedral. In a TV interview the day before the show, Lord called his latest venue ‘One heck of a cathedral’ and went on to expand on how he wrote the new Durham Concerto – and how Deep Purple became the loudest […]

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Guitar Clinic in Italy

Steve Morse will perform a guitar clinic in Italy on November 10 at the Discoteca Corallo, Viale della Rocca, 10, Scandiano (RE). The clinic will start at 3pm and tickets cost 20 Euros. This event is sponsored by the Modern Music Institute. Call +39 340-6645131 for more information. Thanks to Ivano Bosello for the info.

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Paul Rodgers confirms Purple story

In a recent interview published in Houston Press blogs, Paul Rodgers confirmed the story of getting an offer to join Purple back in 1973: HR: Any truth to the story that you were asked to be the lead singer of Deep Purple after Ian Gillan left? PR: Yes. Free had played with Deep Purple in […]

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Paris Moon news

SPV records confirms that for the new Blackmore’s Night release Paris Moon, the DVD and CD will only be sold together as a boxed set. Despite prior speculation, they have no plans to sell the DVD and CD as separate items. Promotional video (Village Lanterne) for the new DVD/CD box set: Electronic Press Kit documentary […]

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Jon Lord gets new official website

Jon Lord finally has a new official website – JonLord.org. In its early stages the website will host news on Jon Lord’s concert and recording activities. Gradually it will develop to also include personal messages from Jon Lord, discography, tour dates, etc. JonLord.org encourages comments, suggestions and discussions related to Jon Lord, so don’t hold […]

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