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Archive for September, 2009



Steve Morse in Birmingham Post

British newpaper Birmingham Post has published an interview they did with Steve Morse: Any news of a new Deep Purple album? We’re always trying to get started, but these tours keep popping up. Recording is very nearly a volunteer endeavour, and touring pays most of the bills. Despite that, as a group we are committed […]

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Live Encounters remastered

Back in 2004 a Polish label Metalmind made a deal with Purple’s management to release a 1996 performance in Katovice with limited distribution in Eastern Europe. The album, titled Live Encounters (read our review) saw the light of the day on DVD, CD and vinyl, all of which eventually found their way to Amazon and […]

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Win tickets to Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow is currently on tour and will hit Sweden for their first shows since Sweden Rock Festival this summer. If you can get to their Malmö show on October 13 you might be interested to know that the official Blackmore’s Night Scandinavian Fan Club is running a competition where you can win tickets […]

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Bid for backstage passes

There are 2 tickets and backstage passes up for auction on ebay for the forthcoming uk tour. 100% of the money raised will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. The tickets and passes have been kindly supplied by Roger Glover. For more info and to place a bid go here thanks to Lee Worrall.

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Deep Purple rock all ages

More than 40 years after Deep Purple first started touring and making records, their multifacetted musical heritage not only lives on, it is continually evolving through projects featuring other musicians, and some of them are very young. In 2009 audiences across the world are still experiencing Deep Purple. New fans come to the flock all […]

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Gillan at Tbilisi fan meeting in Istanbul

July 20, the hot summer day was a memorable day for Ian Gillan, Georgian fans and for Istanbul, of course. Why? Here’s a really great story how Georgian fans had a special meet&greet with Gillan in Turkey, before the show: THE IDEA I live in Tbilisi, Georgia. Unfortunately DP hasn’t visited our country, but we […]

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Glenn Hughes’ Norwegian Mark 3/4

Glenn Hughes and Come Taste The Band. Restaurant Løa, Vennesla, Norway, July 24th 2009. Glenn Hughes and the Norwegian tribute band “Come Taste the Band”, delivered to expectations at Restaurant Løa, when they performed their tribute show; “An Evening of Deep Purple”. I have seen Glenn H. and CTTB a couple of times before, and […]

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Smoke on l’Humanité

Last weekend Deep Purple played at the Fête de l’Humanité festival just outside Paris. This cheeky video ad for the festival aptly illustrates how the music we love transcends ages, races and, ahem, political persuasions.

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Paicey at the Stazione Birra

On September 4 Ian Paice played another gig in Italy that for some reason went completely under our radar. He performed at a Roman club called Stazione Birra with a tribute band Hush. Keyboard player Gianluca Stabbi (from the Ranfa Blues Band) and guitar player Marco Carpita (from Blackmore’s Night tribute band Morning Star) were […]

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Made in Wales

Back in 2003 ITV1 Wales did a documentary on Roger Glover. Now, with it’s appearance on Youtube, all of us who missed it on TV and on the bootlegger’s grapevine, have a chance to see it.

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