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Archive for February, 2009



The World As We Love It

Almost a year ago Russian band Pushking started working on their new album called The World As We Love It (working title: Pushking Duets). The goal of the project appears to be essentially similar to Gillan’s Inn — re-record an album worth of old numbers with guest appearances from as many big name musicians as […]

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Street of Dreams in St.Petersburg

Nevsky Express TV has published a live video of Street of Dreams from the recent Over The Rainbow gig in St.Petersburg, Russia. The video is rather high quality and appears to be shot with two professional cameras. You can watch it on their web site. Further instructions same as the last time. Thanks to Tatiana […]

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Moscow girls sing and shout

This April Deep Purple are going to make a stop in Moscow on the way from Japan to Poland. Today Russian promoters SAV Entertainment have confirmed that the band will play two gigs at the Club B1 Maximum on April 18th and 19th. Tickets are on sale. Please note, however, that both these dates are […]

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Airey: “Deep Purple are back where they belong”

Classic Rock Revisited has a recently published interview with Don Airey, done by Jeb Wright. Don talks about his solo album A Light In The Sky, his life, his illustrious career over the years, and the circumstances of replacing Jon Lord: Jeb: Was Jon an influence to you growing up? Don: I always loved Purple […]

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OTR ticket sales

Over The Rainbow management has issued a press release concerning ticket sales for the first 3 OTR shows in Belarus and Russia. It appears that out of the three shows one was oversold and the other two very nearly sold out. Minsk, Sports Palace: 4,000+ (capacity: 4,500) St.Petersburg, BKZ: 3,500+ (capacity: 3,727, all seated) Moscow, […]

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Comin’ out of nowhere

Who would have thought that a mere re-release of one of the more controversial albums in the Purple history could have chart potential? Remastered 35th anniversary version of Stormbringer went on sale across Europe today, February 23. Usual disclaimers apply, but at the time of this writing (3 p.m. GMT / 16:00 CET) it is […]

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Río de la Purpuro

My prediction: sooner rather than later, the band will be playing South America more often than Germany (not speaking of US or UK). Why? See for yourself. Rapture of the Deep (a little heavy on the bass, but prime position for the cameraman): Keyboard solo ~ Perfect Strangers: Nice job is that you have up […]

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Deep Purple Italia in Rolling Stone

Italian Deep Purple official fanclub and online community Deep Purple Italia is one of the six Italian online fan clubs featured in the latest (February 2009) issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, an Italian monthly version of the popular US magazine. The special feature presents the people who run “the most authoritative and active online fan […]

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Highway Kuricorder

Japan is full of musical genius, it’s just getting lost in translation. In further establishment of the proof of this self obvious thesis, we present you with this little gem.

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Mistreated in Glasgow

In case you’ve been wondering what Doogie White is up to these days, he got back with his old friends from the Scottish band La Paz. A couple of weeks ago they did a Rainbow/Purple tribute show in Glasgow. Here’s a clip of Mistreated performed that night:

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