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Archive for December, 2007



Whitesnake’s new album ready (an’ willing)

David Coverdale has posted this message somewhere on his band’s official site: It is true that tour dates for 2008 are currently being put in place. We will likely start in New Zealand (Rock2Wgtn festival in Wellington) for a one-off in March. We are exploring the possibility of nipping over to Australia for a pint […]

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Listen to Jon Lord’s new CD

Jon Lord’s official website is previewing audio clips of Jon’s new CD, Durham Concerto, recorded with the Liverpool Philharmonics and to be released on January 28. JonLord.org is also showing a three minute video from the world premiere of the Durham Concerto at Durham Cathedral on October 20. Audio and video clips of the Durham […]

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Where are we from?

Deep Purple fans are a varied bunch. We come in all colours, shapes, forms and ages. We come to our site from all corners of the world. In the course of this year, no country spared interest in The Highway Star — from United States to Saint Vincent & Grenadines (ever heard of the latter? […]

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Remembering 2007

Here’s a little something for you to remember the year of 2007 by.

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JLT with Scrap Metal Band

Joe Lynn Turner did a couple of dates recently with an outfit known as Scrap Metal Band. Tracy Heyder was at one of the shows and reports: On Dec. 15th, what turned out to be the ’80s rehash band known as “Scrap Metal” played at the Wildhorse Saloon, in Nashville, Tennessee. They called their show […]

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Another message from Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes has posted a new voice message on his Myspace page. Glenn talks about his new solo album that is due in the spring, calling it his “greatest work” and describing it as “very, very funky” and “extremely soulful.” He also announces a live performance with Chad Smith that will take place on February […]

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December words from Roger

Roger Glover has posted this year’s round-up on his website: Of all the tours we completed this year, the reception we received in France was exceptional. In Paris, Gérard, our promoter, presented each of us with a “Gold Ticket” – a great looking plaque commemorating our box office achievement – we sold more tickets than […]

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Secret gig in Zurich

Deep Purple gave a closed private performance on December 18 at the Congress Centre in Zurich, Switzerland. According to Swiss websites 20min.ch and blick.ch, the gig was organized and financed by Swiss banker Stefan J. and three other individuals. About 1000 people attended the concert. Reportedly, Ian Gillan started gig with the announcement “Hello and […]

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Happy Holidays from Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes has posted a holiday message on his Myspace page: Hi Everyone, Wow, what a year!!!! It is a time for me to give thanx to my Higher Power, for, one more time, givin’ me the gifts to, make music, both on tour and in the studio. It has also been a time of […]

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Let’s talk about situation in North Vietnam

Blackmore’s interview from the Arte TV show “Tracks” has been rebroadcasted on the French version of the channel and here you can actually hear what he’s saying as the interview itself is without the voiceover translation.

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