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Archive for November, 2010



TMIB in Hamburg

At the concert on November 27 in Hamburg’s Alsterdorfer Sporthalle the band played in front of a nearly sold out (7,000 people) audience. They had a surprise guest joining them just before the encores for Smoke on the Water. The Man In Black Jr — Jürgen Blackmore: Also, be sure to check out truly excellent […]

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Highway Star(s) back in Montpellier

After a few dates in Czech Republic, Poland and Belgium, and Lyon the day before, Deep Purple were in Montpellier on the 6th of november. The show started very well with an italian support band called “The Running Birds” (their first song “Blast Me Away” is still in my head). Congratulations! Then Deep Purple hit […]

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Simply brilliant!

The concert last night in Mannheim was simply brilliant. Everybody in good shape and good mood. Ian Gillan maybe with a slight cold, his screams “going away” towards the end… Roger, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and especially Don Airey with great performances. Set List the same as previous, they skipped “Things I never said” at […]

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Very good night in Rennes

Seventh time that I see the Purps in concert. The show was fresh and energetic. Enthusiastic crowd. They played loud. Same list than Lyon with a great opener Hard Loving Man. The guys were in a fine form, even if Gillan had always some problems with his voice. Highlights: Hard Loving Man, Rapture of the […]

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Steve Morse on More Metal

During their stay in berlin on November 22, Steve Morse gave a video interview to More Metal. The questions ranged from his motivation to play music, to his opinion on live albums, to Joe Satriani, to the inevitable topic of a new album: Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

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Purple family remembers Tony Edwards

Funeral for the late Tony Edwards was held in London on November 18th with Jon Lord and other luminaries in attendance. DPAS has a full report. The reaction across Purple family has been overwhelmingly appreciative of Tony’s role in the life of the band. Jon Lord: A few days ago – fittingly, on Remembrance Day […]

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Top of the rocks in Bordeaux

The show in Bordeaux was quite special for me: it’s the place I live, wheras usually I have to travel to see my faves … Second, it was kind of like closing a cycle (I hope this won’t be the last), because Bordeaux is the place where I rediscovered Deep Purple with Ian Gillan after […]

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Polish Purple October

Art best conquers time, and therefore the nemo. It constitutes that timeless world of the full intellect where each artefact is contemporary, and as nearly immortal as an object in a cosmos without immortality can be’ – John Fowles Deep Purple are immortal. Deep Purple are timeless. Deep Purple are daring in the approach to […]

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Airey conquers the hearts of Brittany

Another year, another Purple show. This year they had the good taste to show up in the city of Rennes a few days before an important trade show in the U.S., so me an a colleague could go watch them again (last times was Angers in 2007, way too long a wait). We had nice […]

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Joanna’s last stage in Wroclaw

This Hala (I don’t like its new name) in Wroclaw (Vratislavia) is a beautiful building, but its interior disappointed me (I was there for the first time). Concrete walls and stairs, various pieces of junk in the foyer… But the acoustics of the hall were quite good. The songs were the same again, but now, […]

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