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Archive for May, 2010



Jon Lord back at Trondheim’s cathedral

What can be said that has not been said already about Jon Lord and his music, his performing and his dedication to his work and to the people he teams up with? Jon Lord & the Lord Chamber Orchestra with guests Having seen his two previous concerts in Trondheim’s great Nidarosdomen Cathedral (in 2003 and […]

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“Black Country Communion is here”

It looks like Black Country Communion, or BC Communion, is the new name for the band featuring Glenn Hughes, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherenian.

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Smoke on the porter

Now, here’s a merchandise idea and a half… 😉 Hot on the heels of the Deep Purple Zinfandel, the Heavy Seas Brewery down in Maryland is releasing in June an Imperial Smoked Porter very appropriately called Smoke On The Water: This first time release boasts complex roasted malt flavors with a hint of smoke. Available […]

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Bangkok smiles back at Purple

Back in January when the Singapore show was announced I never would have imagined in my wildest dreams that Deep Purple would also stop here in Bangkok. This place is simply not on the major concert circuit. Most acts hit Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo during their Asian tours, but Bangkok is usually completely off […]

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Lost classic film

In 1972 whilst in Japan for the ‘Made In Japan’ concert series , Purple also spent time at the local TV station NHK in Tokyo filming a 2 hour spot for the “Young Music Show”. Unfortunately it appears that the tapes have been lost, but we are being promised that the search will continue.

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Purple night in Lion City

I have been an ardent fan of Deep Purple since the spring of 1973 when a friend lent me a 45 rpm record of Smoke on the Water (studio version on one side, live edited version from Made in Japan on the other). From that point onward I was completely hooked on all things Purple […]

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Roman Holiday

It looks like the Deep Purple tour of Italy last December was so successful that the band has been booked to the country again this July. The set of eight dates, all taking place in rather picturesque settings, often by the seaside, have been confirmed by the Italian promoters (but not by Thames Talent, not […]

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Purple family remembers Ronnie James Dio

Roger Glover: A huge part of my life just disappeared. Words are not enough, emotions are too much. My sincere condolences to Ronnie’s family and friends. Ian Gillan: My Dear Friend Ronnie, Departed but not gone. Resting peacefully (for a while) but never forgotten. I’ve had a sackful of mail since your passing; a sharing […]

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Gillan in Taipei Times

Ian Gillan spoke to the Taipei Times before the band’s first ever appearance in Taiwan. The first part of the interview is from a telephone conversation and is hardly interesting, while the second was done over email and digs a little deeper than usual: Taipei Times: When Deep Purple began in the late 1960s, a […]

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Roger updates from the road

Roger Glover sends us an update from the road: The tour is going really well so far. It was probably the best Australian tour we’ve ever done. The audiences get younger every time, and they know how to rock! The Asian section of the tour is also superb, a lovely welcome wherever we go. It […]

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