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Archive for March, 2010



“…We’re a country and western band.”

The year was 1984, the spring was in the air, the video machines were all the rage, and Deep Purple were celebrating their reunion with a red carpet press conference in New York City. The banjo player stayed in his dungeon though. Or something 😉

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Would you like a glass of Purple?

A California company is marketing a 2007 Lodi Zinfandel with a Mk1-ish label design (and, we assume, appropriate colour), and a name of a band which recorded one of the first albums the winemaker had bought. The Gray Market Report has the story: Turns out McDonald has trademarked Deep Purple as a wine, and that […]

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A weekend in Armenia

At a press conference in Yerevan yesterday, March 27, Ian Gillan said that his performances with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra will be released on DVD which will be available internationally. He praised orchestra’s professionalism and added that he considers Armenia his “spiritual motherland”. The proceeds from both shows as well as from the sales of […]

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Win prizes at the DP store

The official Deep Purple online store is running a promotion to celebrate it’s recent opening. If you spend over £20 they’ll give you a £5 discount (enter voucher code DP-WTX1-BLMT-GTW3 at the checkout) and you will be automatically entered into a prize draw. Two winners will receive a set of DVDs plus an autographed photo […]

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Gillan on Armenian TV

During his visit to Armenia Ian Gillan will appear on local TV on March 28. He was invited to take part in the Hay Superstar show (which is a local equivalent of Pop Idol) and he “gladly accepted”. Three of the show participants will perform Deep Purple songs and then perform two more songs together […]

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New Hughes band live premiere

The band formerly known as Black Country got together at a Joe Bonamassa show in Riverside, CA, March 17, to make their first live appearance. Glenn Hughes has promsied an announcement of the new band name “soon”.

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Rock nad Volgoi

Russian promoters have announced that Deep Purple will headline this year the biggest rock festival in Russia Rock nad Volgoi, which will be held on June 12 in an open field in the outskirts of Samara. The inaugural festival in 2009 featured Ken Hensley, Apocalyptica and a variety of local bands. It attracted 167,000 visitors […]

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Official Deep Purple video channel

The brand new official Deep Purple video channel has opened: Encompassing the band’s ongoing 42 year career, and backed by multi label collaboration, Deep Purple is proud to release DPTV as part of the growing MUZU phenomena: http://www.muzu.tv/deeppurple MUZU.TV is a video streaming site dedicated to music. MUZU.TV serves high quality video and provides a […]

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2010 Bolin Festival

The 2010 Tommy Bolin Music Festival will be held Friday and Saturday July 30th & 31st in Bolin’s hometown of Sioux City, Iowa. This years show will feature Johnnie Bolin, Stan Sheldon, The Stella Blue Band, Bobby Berge, Roger Rothwell, and numerous other acts yet to be announced. Friday nights show will be free, with […]

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Listen to Jon Lord’s new album

JonLord.org has launched an exclusive preview of To Notice Such Things, Jon Lord’s new album, to be released on March 29. Find out more about To Notice Such Things on JonLord.org/tnst

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