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Archive for December, 2009



What It’s All About

Our own Roger checks in with his customary end-of-the-year message: What’s it all about then? I’m sure you often wonder about that. Well so do I. There are several possible answers to that rather ambiguous and immense question. In no particular order, here are a few… love, balance, survival, power, sex, cabbage, passion, knowledge, hors […]

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Man, did we have a ball …

… as we watched Deep Purple live in Toulouse, on December 3rd, 2009 Deep Purple’s appearance in Toulouse might have been THE gig of this French tour. As French Deep Purple ‘aficionados’ tell, it was among the best they’ve seen in recent years, but this year for sure. As for me, I must admit I […]

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Good gig in Nantes

Good surprise with Not responsible and Wasted sunset and a new WABMC and a punchy No one came. Disappointments: no Perfect strangers. Very good rendition of Wring that neck. The show was professional, energetic and the crowd enthusiastic. Amazing Steve Morse. Complaints: Ian Gillan’s voice was not in a very good shape. Too short show. […]

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Ronnie Dio update

Ronnie James Dio, who is undergoing treatment for his cancer at a Houston hospital, sends his thanks for all the words of your support and encouragement: I’d like to take the time to thank everyone for the most wonderful gift I have ever received — your good wishes, your prayers, your support, your tears and […]

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Signed guitar in charity lottery

After the concert in Jesolo near Venice on December 11, all five members of Deep Purple have signed a MusicMan guitar which was donated to a charity lottery. The lottery is organized by the Hard Rock Cafe Venice together with the World Hunger Year foundation to support the Imagine There’s No Hunger campaign (Yoko Ono […]

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South Africa, here we come

It looks like the long dry spell for the South African fans is coming to an end. Three concerts were announced in that country for 2010: Johannesburg, Friday May 28, Coca-Cola Dome Durban, Sunday May 30, ICC Arena Cape Town, Tuesday June 1, Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino The shows are being billed as the […]

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Bologna live broadcast

Deep Purple performance in Bologna on December 16th will be broadcast live by the Italian RAI Radio 2 starting at 8 p.m. GMT. You can launch the player at the Radio 2 website or from the main RAI page (select “Diretta Radio” from the top menu, then Radio2 icon in the player window). Thanks to […]

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Hughes in new supergroup?

Is Glenn Hughes going to be part of a new supergroup? Recent Twitter comments from Hughes suggest something is in the works: “In Newport Beach havin’ lunch…on my way to Malibu to work with possibly the greatest hard rock producer on the planet…? Love….GH” (November 16) “I’ll be writin’ Lyrics to Brand new songs for […]

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